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Bookkeeper Texas
Data Scientist Remote
Deputy Political Director Austin, Texas
Deputy Political Director (Voter Registration) Austin, Texas
Digital Strategist Austin, Texas
Office Manager Austin, Texas
Redistricting Program Manager Austin, Texas
Senior Digital Director Austin, Texas

 

Bookkeeper

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking an experienced bookkeeping professional to fill the position of Bookkeeper. This is a full time position based in Austin, TX with remote work for the time being. The Bookkeeper will report to the Operations Director and work closely with the Operations and Finance team and the Finance Committee of the State Democratic Executive Committee.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide structure for financial reporting to stakeholders
  • Support Operations team in processing vendor invoices
  • Interface between compliance and standard accounting practices
  • Track different committee donations and obligations
  • Create a system for easily tracking partner contributions and obligations
  • Assist with tracking budget versus actual expenses
  • Other duties as assigned by the Operations Director

Required tools:

  • Working laptop
  • Mobile phone
  • Reliable transportation

Preferred experience:
Applicants should have 4 or more years of bookkeeping experience, and a demonstrated history in report preparation. Need to be able to project manage multiple projects with various firm deadlines, while tracking legal requirements and stakeholder expectations.

Salary:
Beginning salary is $3,700/month.

Employee Classification:
This is a Texas based full-time position and will include some nights and weekends.

Start Date: Immediately

Department: Operations

Reports to: Operations Director

How to apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter here.


 

Data Scientist

The Texas Democratic Party has a reputation for being on the cutting edge of political data. In 2020, we developed our own partisanship model in-house. Now we’re looking for a Data Scientist who can not only improve that model, but help us dream up and build the next big data innovation.

The ideal applicant will have experience using data and the latest modelling tools to provide actionable insights about a variety of programs. The ideal applicant will also have experience with data visualization and creating actionable analytic products. Previous experience with political data is a plus but not necessary.

This is a cycle position, with full time employment through November 2022. It reports directly to the Director of Data Science. Remote work is available.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and improve the Texas Partisanship Model
  • Recommend and build new data products
  • Analyze fundraising and organizing data for actionable insights
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Data Science

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Communicate findings to internal and external stakeholders
  • Work with other teams to create actionable reporting products

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience working as a software developer and/or data scientist
  • Experience with Python, Gitlab / Github, and SQL
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and experience explaining technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Preferred Experience:

  • Political or electoral experience, including having volunteered with campaigns
  • Familiarity with VAN, Hustle, ThruText, Reach, OutVote, or other progressive voter contact tools
  • Experience with data visualization and/or building analytics dashboards (Google Data Studio)
  • Experience with relational organizing or social network data
  • Experience with GIS or geographic data analysis

Start Date:
May, 2021

Employment Type:
Cycle
Location:
Austin or Remote

Salary:
$5,000/month

How to apply: Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position.


Deputy Political Director

This role will be a major contributor to the political strategy of the State Party, engaging with organizing, candidate and county support, training, and regional political work. The person in this role will be responsible for managing the workload of regional political managers, making strategic decisions about and developing political programming, and maintaining relationships with allies, elected officials, candidates, county parties, and supporters.

This role requires an individual who is able to work nimbly, filling in as situations arise. They must be a team player, and able to both support and manage the work of their team, as well as practically implement programs, as needed. The ideal candidate is a good project and people manager who has managed a state legislative or congressional campaign.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage & oversee regional political managers, who are implementing TDP’s programming across the state and the primary point of contact with local county parties and candidates
  • Identify programming priorities, in consultation with colleagues throughout TDP and stakeholders, and plan execution and timelines.
  • Strengthen political relationships with allies, candidates, county parties, and supporters.
  • Develop and contribute to strategies and mechanisms for internal team communication, as well as communication between the political team and the rest of the organization.
  • Contribute to hiring decisions within the political team.
  • Work on projects within the different political team departments as needed, to fill holes and to ensure priority area work is completed, even in the face of political emergencies or sudden changes to the timeline/agenda.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Political Director.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills, including at least two years of experience directly managing paid staff
  • At least two cycles of political work experience, demonstrating an ability to make smart, strategic decisions when faced with difficult political circumstances
  • Experience developing and scaling communication and internal workflow structures for rapidly growing teams.
  • Highly organized and committed to detail

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in organizing, project/program management, and political circumstances in Texas
  • Team building and motivating team members
  • Works well under pressure and juggling multiple projects simultaneously
  • The ability to be a leader of the team and within the organization

Required Tools:

  • Reliable Transportation
  • A reliable cell phone
  • Experience working in the Google Suite

The Deputy Political Director must commit to working at the Texas Democratic Party through the 2022 cycle.

The Deputy Political Director will report directly to the Political Director.

Start Date:
June 2021

Employment Type:
Permanent

Location:
Austin, TX (If you are committed to staying elsewhere in Texas and can be in Austin 2 days/week, that can work as well.)

Salary:
$65,000 – $75,000/year + employee health insurance fully covered

How to apply: Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position.


Deputy Political Director (Voter Registration)

Registering a significant portion of the more than 2 million unregistered likely Democratic voters in Texas is one of the Texas Democratic Party’s top strategic priorities in 2022. The person in this role will be the primary driver and manager of the TDP’s voter registration efforts. The Deputy Political Director (Voter Registration) will be expected to work closely with other members of the political team and TDP leadership to develop and implement programming, lead our voter registration efforts, and maintain relationships with allies, elected officials, candidates, county parties, and supporters.

This role requires an individual who is detail-oriented, organized, and can meticulously implement a consequential and complicated program. The ideal candidate is an outstanding project and people manager who brings significant voter registration experience and has managed voter registration programs in the past. The Deputy Political Director (Voter Registration) will report to the Political Director and work closely with the Chief Strategy Officer on program development and implementation.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage & oversee voter registration team members, including program managers and community engagement managers, who are implementing Texas Democrat’s voter registration programming.
  • Monitor and analyze program effectiveness and use emerging insights to inform and refine voter registration efforts.
  • Develop and deepen relationships with key stakeholders, including allies, candidates, county parties, and supporters.
  • Work closely with the Texas Democratic Party’s senior leadership to identify strategic priorities and allocate resources accordingly.
  • Develop and contribute to strategies and mechanisms for internal team communication, communication and coordination with other members of the political team, and communication between the political team and the rest of the organization.
  • Contribute to hiring decisions within our voter registration programs.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Political Director.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills, including at least two years of experience directly managing paid staff
  • At least two cycles of political work experience, demonstrating an ability to make smart, strategic decisions when faced with difficult political circumstances
  • Experience developing and scaling communication and internal workflow structures for rapidly growing teams.
  • Highly organized and committed to detail with experience implementing, evaluating, and refining projects or programs.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience running large-scale voter registration programs, ideally in Texas
  • Team building and motivating team members
  • Works well under pressure and juggling multiple projects simultaneously
  • The ability to be a leader of the team and within the organization

Required Tools:

  • Reliable Transportation
  • A reliable cell phone
  • Experience working in the Google Suite

The Deputy Political Director (Voter Registration) must commit to working at the Texas Democratic Party through the 2022 cycle.

The Deputy Political Director (Voter Registration) will report directly to the Political Director.

Start Date:
June 2021

Employment Type:
Permanent

Location:
Austin, TX

Salary:
$65,000 – $75,000/year + employee health insurance fully covered

How to apply: Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position.


Digital Strategist

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking a Digital Strategist with experience writing for email marketing, content creation, and social media to join our digital team in Austin, Texas. We’re looking for a writer who is passionate about fighting Texas Republicans in Texas and working to build Texas Democratic Party infrastructure.

What you’ll do

  • Draft, curate, edit, and code emails for our list including emails for fundraising, event promotion, issue-based, petition, organizing, and more
  • Engage supporters online by writing, editing, designing, and curating content
  • Work with the finance department, political department, and communications staff to achieve our online goals
  • Support and uplift communications and messaging for all departments
  • Attends and participates in content planning meetings
  • Provide key support for the Texas Democrats website and other members of the team as needed. Provides support to other projects as needed

Preference is given for experience with

  • Familiarity with digital and social media platforms and a sense of excitement for innovations in digital communication, mobilization, and organizing
  • Familiarity with online organizing platforms and/or website CMS & CRM
  • Thorough understanding of the political campaign and the digital landscape
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent planning, execution, and follow-up skills
  • Optimization and A/B testing
  • Basic familiarity with HTML/CSS and Adobe Creative Suite is a significant plus
  • SMS texting software & campaigns
  • Comfortable working under deadline pressure, rapid response
  • A willingness to work long hours as needed
  • Ability to manage a wide range of projects and responsibilities concurrently

Start date:
As soon as possible

Salary:
$4,200 – $4,750/month

Employment Type:
Full-time

Location:
Austin, Texas

How to apply: Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position.


Office Manager

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking an organized and enthusiastic professional to be our Office Manager. This is a full-time position based in Austin, TX. The Office Manager will report to the Operations Director and work closely with the Operations and Finance and the Finance Committee of the State Democratic Executive Committee.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and manage the physical office facility
  • Support Operations team in processing vendor invoices
  • Coordinate with staff on office and digital needs
  • Assist with collecting and processing contributions
  • Assist with monitoring general mailbox and general voice mailbox
  • Coordinate with hiring managers the onboarding of new employees
  • Setup new employees on Gmail and other digital platforms
  • Provide IT and G Suite administrative support
  • Assist with intern management and job postings
  • Maintain and improve upon organizational systems
  • Maintain phone system, copier, internet, postage meter, etc.
  • Update expense forms, billing spreadsheets, and office purchases
  • Other duties as assigned by the Operations Director

Required tools:

  • Working laptop
  • Mobile phone
  • Reliable transportation

Preferred experience:
Applicants should demonstrate general office skills and familiarity with Google Suite software. The application should be detail-oriented and eager to learn on the job. The ideal candidate will be a Democrat that is passionate about helping support our staff as we work towards electing Democratic candidates, and who maintains a friendly demeanor in the face of multiple projects and deadlines.

Salary:
Beginning salary is $3,700/month.

Employee Classification:
This is a Texas-based full-time position and will include some nights and weekends.

Start Date:
Immediately

How to apply:
Please click here to submit your resume and cover letter.


 

Redistricting Program Manager

The Texas Democratic Party is currently seeking applications for a Redistricting Program Manager. This person will design and execute the Texas Democratic Party’s redistricting work, with a strong focus on supporting local engagement redistricting processes in order to preserve and increase opportunities for Democrats to win these offices.

Exceptional candidates will be a lawyer with some knowledge of the legal constraints around redistricting and be comfortable with data and maps. The Program Manager will report directly to the Voter Protection Director.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Design a program to engage local Democratic activists in the redistricting process for county-level, municipal, school board, and other local offices in an effort to retain and expand opportunities for Democrats to win and voters of color to elect their candidates of choice
  • Collaborate across the organization to implement the local-level redistricting plan, working most closely with the Regional Political Managers to engage locally
  • Evaluate where the State Party can make the greatest impact during the redistricting process and engage directly and more deeply in strategic locations
  • Maintain relationships with stakeholders throughout the state and nationally to support the State Party’s engagement in local, state- and federal-level redistricting processes
  • Identify areas where skilled volunteers can support the program and work across the organization to recruit, train, and manage those volunteers
  • Stay up-to-date on redistricting law, practices, and news that impact Texas’s federal, state, and local redistricting, and apply these constraints and strategies to the program
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Voter Protection Director

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Support the Texas Democratic Party’s General Counsel with litigation preparation and matters, as needed
  • Support voter protection and election administration related work, as capacity allows

Required Skills:

  • Juris Doctorate, or very strong understanding of the law as it relates to redistricting
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills — internally and externally — including the ability to distill complex concepts into easy to understand and digestible training materials and talking points
  • Comfort with data and maps, including an ability to learn new tools and methods quickly and apply them to your work
  • Comfort talking about the role of race in politics and racially polarized voting dynamics

Required Tools:

  • Reliable Transportation to travel across the state (approx. 25% travel)
  • A reliable cell phone

Preferred Experience:

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in politics, policy, advocacy, or similar fields, ideally including training and external relationship building and maintenance responsibilities
  • Experience working for an elected official and understanding of successful levers of persuasion preferred
  • Proven track record engaging local community organizations in advocacy efforts, including organizations, focused on communities of color
  • Experience working on a voter protection program, serving voters directly, and supporting poll watchers or hotline workers in an effort to answer voter questions and help them navigate the voting process

Start Date:
June 2021

Employment Type:
Temporary through the end of Redistricting (anticipated March 2022), with the option and preference for permanent employment through 2022 cycle in another role

Location:
Austin, TX

Salary:
$65,000 – $70,000/year

How to Apply:
Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position.


 

Senior Digital Director

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking a Senior Digital Director to manage our cutting-edge digital program within our messaging team in Austin, Texas. The Senior Digital Director will be expected to contribute to and lead key organization-wide projects including fundraisers, digital and in-person events, elections messaging and GOTV, the Texas Democratic Convention, and all things digital!

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about fighting Texas Republicans, working on the ground to build Texas Democratic Party infrastructure, implementing cutting-edge digital programming, and flipping Texas blue!

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage email, digital fundraising, social media, website, texting, and content production programs, including managing, training, and mentoring staff;
  • Partner with the Senior Communications Director, senior staff, and Party Leadership to protect, build, and refine the Party brand;
  • Develop and implement Texas Democrats’ digital engagement strategy, including community mobilization, message amplification, and influencer engagement.
  • Lead Texas Democrats’ digital rapid response to major current events;
  • Oversee the writing, editing, and approving the content for our email list, social media platforms, video production, and shortcode texting platform;
  • Oversee maintenance of the Texas Democratic Party branding;
  • Manage and create branding, website, and all creative assets for the 2022 Texas Democratic Convention and lead in digital organizing efforts around Convention;
  • Work with finance, political, and communications staff to achieve online programmatic goals;
  • Monitor social media and news outlets for breaking news and messaging opportunities; and
    Perform other related duties as requested by the senior leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills, including at least three years of experience directly managing paid staff;
  • At least three cycles of digital political work experience, demonstrating an ability to make smart, strategic decisions when faced with difficult political circumstances;
  • Familiarity with digital and social media platforms and a sense of excitement for new innovations in digital communication, mobilization, and organizing;
  • Familiarity with online organizing platforms and/or website CMS & CRM (ActionKit, MobilizeAmerica, etc.);
  • Previous experience with managing teams of 4 or more people;
  • Familiarity with AP style writing;
  • Excellent people, written and verbal communications skills;
  • Responsive and positive team player who enjoys versatility and constant new challenges;
  • Strong knowledge and experience using HTML/CSS, Django;
  • Optimization and A/B testing;
  • Design graphics assets for party-wide digital needs;
  • Adobe Creative Suite;
  • SMS texting software & campaigns such as MobileCommons;
  • Comfortable working under deadline pressure;
  • A willingness to work long hours as needed; and
  • A strong commitment to Democratic values.

Required tools

  • Working laptop
  • Mobile phone
  • Reliable transportation

Start date:
July or August 2021

Employment Type:
This is a Texas-based full-time position and will include some nights and weekends.

Location:
Austin, TX

Salary:
$80,000+, open to negotiation

How to apply:
Please click here/strong> and fill out this form to apply for this position. Attach a cover letter, resume, three references, and three writing samples including writing, graphics (if you have created any assets), or a digital campaign plan.


 

The Texas Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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