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African American Constituency Organizer Austin, TX
Coordinated Campaign Director Austin, TX
Deputy Director of Voter Protection Austin, TX
Digital Organizing Manager Austin, TX
Executive Assistant Austin, TX
Finance Data Analyst Austin, TX
Internship: Summer Austin, TX
Legal Intern Austin, TX
LGBTQ+ Constituency Organizer Austin, TX
Part Time| Video Editing and Training Content Manager Austin, TX
Project LIFT Director Austin, TX
Research Director Austin, TX
Regional Organizing Director Austin, TX
Resume Bank Austin, TX
Voter Protection Organizer Austin, TX

African American Constituency Organizer

The Texas Democratic Party is currently seeking applications for the newly created African American Constituency Organizer position. The Constituency Organizer will develop and leverage relationships in order to directly support voter contact programs that perform targeted outreach to the African American community across the state. The Constituency Organizer must be a self-starter, team player, and care deeply about the future success of progressive politics in Texas. 

Responsibilities:

  • Be an ambassador of the Texas Democratic Party across the state 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key local leaders, organizations and volunteers in order to build partnerships that support the Coordinated Campaign organizing efforts
  • Recruit, train, and empower volunteers to become leaders and create local teams for voter contact activities to grow the grassroots movement in their communities
  • Plan and execute targeted voter registration campaigns and initiatives
  • Coordinate with local parties and campaigns to facilitate volunteer trainings
  • Other duties as assigned or needed 

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in campaign, union or constituency organizing preferred 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment
  • High attention to detail
  • Energetic and resilient team player who is receptive to feedback and passionate about building a lasting volunteer infrastructure across Texas

The position is full-time. Applicants will need to have a cell phone, laptop and access to transportation. Applicants must also understand that a campaign is never a 9-5 job and be comfortable working long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.

How to Apply: txdem.co/Apply-AA-CO

Coordinated Campaign Director

The Texas Democratic Party is currently seeking a top-tier, self-motivated, and innovative Coordinated Campaign Director. This person will oversee, support and ensure coordination between the teams representing our core programs: candidate services, county services, training, voter protection, and our statewide organizing program.

Specifically, the Coordinated Campaign Director will:

  • Oversee, manage, and lead inter-team planning between the directors leading teams comprising the Coordinated Campaign effort: the TDP’s statewide organizing program, candidate services, county party support, voter protection, and training;
  • Work with director-level direct-reports to develop staffing plans and oversee recruitment of diverse coordinated campaign staff to execute the campaign program;
  • Develop and supervise overall voter-contact strategy, including but not limited to voter-identification, voter-registration, and get-out-the-vote drives;
  • Work with Data / Analytics team to set data-driven goals and develop a system to track progress to goals;
  • Foster relationships with national organizations (i.e. DSCC, DCCC, DNC, and national allied organizations) that financially and strategically support the Plan’s goals and objectives;
  • Engage existing partner organizations and new activist organizations to integrate their programs and volunteer capacity into the coordinated campaign;
  • Build communication structures to collaborate, share information, and track progress toward goals with partnering campaigns, local parties, and state and national allies;
  • Regularly update and offer guidance to statewide campaign slate;
  • Oversee and manage the coordinated budget, working with Compliance to ensure adherence to state and federal campaign finance rules and regulations;
  • Research, suggest, and implement new and innovative systems or tools that enhance the coordinated campaign;
  • Support the senior leadership team in effectively communicating the goals, objectives, and progress of the coordinated plan to donors, the press, party leaders, and other stakeholders;
  • Negotiate and manage vendor contracts for paid services;
  • Oversee and develop a statewide GOTV plan to support Democrats up and down the ticket.

The Coordinated Campaign Director will report to the Deputy Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required experience:

  • At least 3 cycles (a) in a leadership role on a campaign for public office, or (b) as staff for a party organization, aligned organization, or a coordinated campaign;
  • Proven track record of effective recruitment, management, and development of diverse staff;
  • Experience managing large multi-department and/or multi-level staffing structures;
  • Ability to speak, write, and communicate effectively to staff, and partners of different backgrounds and experience as well as the public at large;
  • Flexibility to work long, irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, and maintain a positive attitude;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, complete projects under tight deadlines, and maintain a positive attitude;
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organized;
  • Time management skills are a must;
  • Proficiency in campaign and general technology including NPGVAN, Google Apps, Hustle, Microsoft Office apps, etc.;
  • An absolute commitment to complete the 2020 cycle at the Texas Democratic Party.

Exceptional candidates have:

  • Texas ties and / or battleground state experience
  • Intentionality when developing a thriving, healthy internal team culture
  • Demonstrated skill at setting and communicating priorities
  • Familiarity with Federal and State financial compliance
  • Experience with field or organizing (such as targeting, training, voter identification, and get-out-the-vote drives)
  • Record of working with national, state and local political players engaged in electoral strategies and programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and clearly communicate with different types of stakeholders, from high level elected officials to grassroots activists

Required Tools:

  • Reliable Transportation
  • A reliable laptop
  • A reliable cell phone

Compensation: Salary is negotiable. Position will include medical and vision insurance benefits at no cost to the Coordinated Campaign Director. This is a full-time, cycle-only position; there should be no expectation of employment beyond November 2020.

How to Apply: txdem.co/Apply-Coordinated-Campaign


 

Deputy Director of Voter Protection

Texas Democratic Party’s mission is to create a full service educational and action plan to expand opportunities for Texans to be registered to vote, educated on all aspects of voting, and have full range of protections from any form of intimidation or voter suppression in casting a ballot or full participation in all aspects of Texas government.

We seek a talented Deputy Director of Voter Protection to ensure that all eligible voters are able to cast their ballot in 2020. Our right to vote is fundamental to all that we hope to accomplish; the Deputy Director of Voter Protection is a crucial role that will help manage a robust, proactive, year-round voter protection program, ensuring free and fair elections in Texas.

What You’ll Do

As our Deputy Director of Voter Protection, you will have four main areas of responsibility:

 

  • Serve as legal resource for team and prepare for potential litigation

 

      • Conduct legal research and assist the team with legal questions relating to voting procedures, voter suppression, intimidation, or efforts aimed at disenfranchising voters of Texas.
      • In collaboration with the TDP General Counsel, lead the Voter Protection team’s preparation for potential litigation, including ensuring that county liaisons are ready to participate in Election Day litigation.
      • Prepare the TDP and support Democratic campaigns throughout the state in preparing for potential post-Election Day needs, including a provisional ballot chase program and monitoring of ballot counting and certification.

 

    1. Lead the voter protection team’s voter education and outreach work, both ongoing and specific to each election
      • Ensure that all communications to voters include timely, relevant, and accurate information about voting, including the voter assistance hotline number.
      • Maintain relationships with Democratic campaigns at all levels throughout the state in order to support their voter education efforts and offer voter protection support to their work.
      • Support the Voter Protection Boiler Room on Election Day, making sure that voters’ issues are thoroughly documented, resolved where possible, and escalated and aggregated where appropriate.
      • Support the Voter Protection Hotline Director in volunteer training, operations, reporting, and issue resolution. Monitor calls to the hotline to identify trends and proactively resolve issues.

 

    1. Support the Voter Protection Director to expand access and defend against incursions to the franchise at the state, local, and municipal levels
      • Identify potential threats to the franchise and support the mobilization of a coordinated response within the Party. Strategies will include executive advocacy, legal action, and public education campaigns, among others.
      • Collect and document information on local voting practices
      • Support the development of a robust poll watcher programs and the voter assistance hotline for primary, local, and general elections, including recruiting & training volunteers, precinct prioritization and assignment, reporting mechanisms, and issue resolution processes.

 

    1. Support strong partnerships with county-level officials
      • Cultivate strong relationships with select county-level officials to advance proactive improvements to voting, respond to threats, and resolve issues for individual voters.
      • Recruit, train, and manage volunteer leaders to serve as County Liaisons in your assigned counties, who will maintain strong relationships with county elections officials in their counties. Support regular communications with Liaisons, ensure accurate and timely reporting, and effective issue resolution.

This position will require extensive travel throughout the state, including overnight and weekend trips. As we transition toward the general election, this person’s responsibilities may shift from a statewide focus to a regional one, concentrating on a certain area of the state.

Who You Are
We are seeking someone who, at their core, is fueled by the satisfaction of fighting for justice. You should be at attorney (or have a JD) with some political experience, eager to use your legal knowledge to help people vote. Additionally, you should be or have:

      • A strategically-minded attorney: Possesses strong legal analysis skills and experience using the law to advance the goals of your client. Creative problem-solver who sees the opportunity for novel interpretations and challenges to existing, as well as interest and ability to propose new, processes and regulations.
      • Superb project management skills: Demonstrated excellence in developing and leading the execution of multiple, complex projects simultaneously. Able to spot issues ahead of time, creatively resolve them, and keep the team on track to meet its goals.
      • Strong lens and judgement on issues of race and equity: Clearly and consistently articulates a sophisticated understanding of racial equity and structural racism as it relates to the work we do and how we operate internally at the Texas Democratic Party. Operates and organizes from a racial justice perspective, with emphasis on voter suppression’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.
      • Strong situational communicator, skilled at building bridges across lines of difference. ​The ideal candidate carefully adapts their written and verbal communications to meet the needs and preferences of a diverse group of stakeholders. They carefully craft tailored messages to each of the audiences they mobilize to action. The ideal candidate communicates with stakeholders early and often and manages up and across to their colleagues, manager, and other team leaders.
      • Excellent people management skills: You will be working with many volunteers and across many departments and campaigns. You are an effective communicator, delegate well, and ideally have some experience managing volunteers.
      • Grace under pressure: You thrive in a fast-paced environment, are decisive, and maintain your composure and teamwork skills under pressure.
      • Commitment to Democratic values and electing Democrats in Texas
      • Preference will be given to candidates who are fluent in written and spoken Spanish.

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Start date
February 2020

Salary
The salary band for this position is $54,000 – $65,000 annually, commensurate on the quality and breadth of experience the successful candidate brings to the table.

Benefits
Progressive employee benefits program. Comprehensive benefits package, including employer-paid medical & dental coverage. Paid vacation, parental leave, etc.

Reports to
Voter Protection Director of the Texas Democratic Party

How to apply: txdem.co/Apply-DDoVP


 

Digital Organizing Manager

The Digital Organizing Manager will play an essential role in the Texas Democratic Party’s statewide organizing infrastructure. This person will be responsible for developing the plan for and oversee all digital organizing efforts, including: texting, email, and volunteer event management and ensure consistency and efficiency in their digital programming. The Digital Organizing Manager will also work closely with the Organizing Director to design, implement and manage the Distributed Organizing program.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Implement and manage a statewide digital organizing program and associated digital organizing platforms to connect with volunteers and voters 
  • Train and coach field staff and volunteers on digital organizing tools and tactics
  • Develop and manage the distributed organizing program across various channels including Facebook, Twitter, Slack, SMS, and email
  • Organize message amplification systems to help spread the campaign’s message and write copy for SMS, call scripts, social media, and online forms
  • Manage and troubleshoot in support of the TDP Organizing team, candidates and other party stakeholders a suite of digital organizing platforms, including:
    • MobilizeAmerica,
    • Hustle, and/or other text message platforms,
    • Dialer platforms,
    • Relational organizing tools,

Qualifications

  • At least one cycle of organizing experience 
  • Experience working with digital organizing and mobilization tools
  • Strong project management skills
  • Great interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience managing and training volunteers and staff highly preferred, but not required

This position is full time. Applicants must have a reliable laptop and cell phone. Applicants must also be comfortable working long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends, and have an understanding that campaigns are never a 9-5 job. 

How to Apply: txdem.co/apply-digi-OM


 

Executive Assistant

Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintains schedules for Executive and Deputy Executive Director
  • Point person for calendar questions about these staff
  • Manages logistics for travel for Executive and Deputy Executive Director
  • Prepares agendas for internal and external meetings
  • Works with department heads to prepare briefings for meetings
  • Communicates with allies and constituencies to facilitate meetings
  • First point of contact with allied groups for scheduling requests
  • Coordinates with fundraising department to schedule and manage donor meetings
  • Assists with event planning

Qualifications:

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented professional
  • Familiarity with GSuite programs
  • Multi-tasker who can manage several projects at once
  • Professional demeanor and positive attitude
  • Ability to work odd hours and weekends

Additional pluses:

  • Familiarity with Texas politics and personalities
  • Acquainted with allied groups

How to apply: txdem.co/Apply-EA


 

Finance Data Analyst

Job Posting: Finance Data Analyst
Department: Finance
Reports to: Finance Director

The Texas Democratic Party seeks a full-time, top-tier, self-motivated, and innovative Fundraising Data Analyst to grow the Finance team. Reporting directly to the Finance Director and often working closely alongside her and the Data Director, this new team member will be responsible for ensuring the Party is raising money as efficiently and sustainably as possible.

Description: The Finance Data Analyst will work directly with the finance, data, and digital teams to make sure we are leveraging the most cutting edge analysis to help us develop and execute on our path to victory.

The right fit for this job is a person who has impeccable organizational, technical, interpersonal, communication, and planning skills. Only apply for this job if you’re ready to be part of a tight-knit team with high expectations.

Finance Data Analyst Responsibilities:

  • Support internal fundraising programs and operations, including Direct Mail, reporting, and event invitations, to ensure the campaign is raising money as effectively as possible
  • Develop and manage internal fundraising projections to help the campaign better understand where revenue is coming from, and what the most efficient channels are
  • Create data visualizations and dashboards to help identify trends and forecast possibilities, as well as communicate findings and recommendations to stakeholders across the campaign
  • Support team’s use of NGP and ensure the integrity of data entry

Requirements include:

  • Experience with Python, Gitlab / Github, and SQL
  • Experience with data visualization software, including DataStudio, tableau, etc.
  • Know and understands how to apply statistics to mine for actionable insights
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and experience explaining technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Are willing to dive in with a no-task-is-too-small attitude
  • An absolute commitment to working at the Texas Democratic Party through November 2020

Preferred background and experience:

  • Experience conducting return on investment analysis or measuring program effectiveness
  • Political or electoral experience, including having volunteered with campaigns
  • Experience with NGP and / or VAN

Salary: This position pays $50k – $55k depending on experience, and will include healthcare benefits.
Employee Classification: This is a full-time position for the duration of the 2020 election cycle and based in Austin, Texas.
Start Date: Immediately

How to apply: txdem.co/apply-finance-data-analyst


 

Legal Intern

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking Legal Interns. Slots are available per semester or one longer internship from now through Election Day 2020. Applicants should be in the third year of law school or post-bar exam. Interns will gain hands-on experience working at the direction of the Texas Democratic Party’s General Counsel. Successful applicants can work anywhere in Texas provided that they can provide their own workspace and computer or at the statewide headquarters located in Austin. This is not just another paper-pushing internship — you will learn about litigation and legal issues involving elections, campaigns, campaign finance, and voting rights. As part of our legal efforts, you will help to elect Democrats up and down the ballot across the entire state of Texas. Interns will be asked to do legal research and writing, legal document edits, coordinate with local democratic party groups, assist in pending cases and perform other legal tasks. Interns will receive a small stipend and must be eligible to receive college credit. No calls, please.

How to apply: txdem.co/apply-legal-intern


 

LGBTQ+ Constituency Organizer

The Texas Democratic Party is currently seeking applications for the newly created LGBTQ+ Constituency Organizer position. The Constituency Organizer will develop and leverage relationships in order to directly support voter contact programs that perform targeted outreach to the LGBTQ+ community across the state. The Constituency Organizer must be a self-starter, team player, and care deeply about the future success of progressive politics in Texas.

Responsibilities:

  • Be an ambassador of the Texas Democratic Party across the state 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key local leaders, organizations and volunteers in order to build partnerships that support the Coordinated Campaign organizing efforts
  • Recruit, train, and empower volunteers to become leaders and create local teams for voter contact activities to grow the grassroots movement in their communities
  • Plan and execute targeted voter registration campaigns and initiatives
  • Coordinate with local parties and campaigns to facilitate volunteer trainings
  • Other duties as assigned or needed 

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in campaign, union or constituency organizing preferred 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment
  • High attention to detail
  • Energetic and resilient team player who is receptive to feedback and passionate about building a lasting volunteer infrastructure across Texas

The position is full-time. This position requires a cell phone, laptop and transportation. Applicants must also understand that a campaign is never a 9-5 job and be comfortable working long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.

How to Apply: txdem.co/apply-LGBTQ-CO

Part Time: Video Editing and Training Content Manager

Reports to the Training Director

The video editing and training content manager will be an integral part of the Texas Democratic Party’s training team. This individual will set up the studio, film and edit all video content for the training department. In addition, they will be asked to develop additional content as needed, including one pagers, formatting slide decks, and adding captions to videos.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing shooting script and raw material to create a shot decision list based on content and contribution to continuity.
  • Working with staff and content experts to plan, manage and film-specific videos and sections for videos.
  • Edit film pieces in a way that is invisible to the audience, including: trimming footage segments and put together the sequence for each training/video.
  • Input music, graphics, and effects.
  • Work with interns to create transcripts and add captions to all training videos.
  • Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry’s best practices to maximize efficiency.

Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a video editor
  • Some experience with digital technology and editing software packages (e.g. Avid Media Composer, Lightworks, Premiere, After Effects and Final Cut)
  • Demonstrable video editing ability
  • Creative mind and storytelling skills

Required Tools:

  • A reliable laptop
  • A reliable cell phone

Must have a functional laptop that is capable of doing this work and able to run Premiere Pro.

This position is based in Austin, TX.

Salary: Compensation is $2,000/month.

Please note, this is a cycle-only job, and will end after the election in Nov. 2020.

How to apply: txdem.co/Video_Editor_Job


 

Project LIFT Director

Texas is the biggest battleground state in the country, and Texas Democrats are poised to win. The polls are showing Donald Trump loses to a Democratic champion and we are in a dead heat for the United States Senate.

And while the Texas Democratic Party will flip the State House, beat John Cornyn, and deliver 38 electoral votes to the Democratic Presidential nominee, we are committed to building a bench across the state by supporting progressives in non-partisan elections. Since 2015, Project LIFT has worked with party leaders and progressive partners to recruit, train, and support local candidates. The program has helped to elect a diverse slate of progressive candidates, with nearly 66% of our successful candidates being PoC’s and more than 50% being women.

The TDP is seeking top-tier, self-motivated, and innovative Project LIFT Director to help execute an ambitious program providing extensive resources and services to local, non-partisan candidates. This person will work closely with the political, data, and training departments to execute 2020 programs.

The position will be based in Austin and will require significant statewide travel.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Creating and executing a candidate recruitment pipeline, with an eye toward diversity
  • Administering a “recognition” process for candidates seeking to become part of Project LIFT
  • Adapting existing TDP candidate resources to maximize usefulness for non-partisan candidates
  • Seeking opportunities and support efforts to increase diversity of campaign-related staff, and the campaigns team;
  • Managing services to a portfolio of campaigns, assisting directly with:
    • Identifying and recruiting a professional campaign team, including managers, other staff, and consultants, where applicable;
    • Setting up effective field, communications, digital, and fundraising teams and structures;
    • Building, developing, and maintaining campaign plans and budgets;
    • Reviewing and offering guidance on campaign communication; and
    • Building strong relationships with supportive Democratic and progressive partners;
    • Managing or participating in weekly conference calls for various campaigns in a structured and professional fashion to assist with earned and paid media plans, field operations and fundraising; and
    • Liaising between campaign staff and the coordinated campaign apparatus to ensure all parties are effectively communicating

Requirements include:

  • 2 cycles of candidate campaign experience, preferably in management, or 3+ cycles of candidate campaign experience in junior roles
  • A holistic and data-informed understanding of campaigns
  • Superior project management skills, including effective task delegation and tracking, and familiarity with collaborative task management tools
  • Ability to communicate priorities, needs and expectations up and down the chain of command
  • Strong lateral management skills
  • Proficiency with organizing tools, including Votebuilder/VAN, MobilizeAmerica, and / or texting platforms
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and clearly communicate with different types of stakeholders, from high level elected officials to grassroots activists
  • An absolute commitment to complete the 2020 cycle at the Texas Democratic Party

Preferred background and experience:

    • Experience organizing in communities of color and/or non-English-speaking communities

 

How to apply: txdem.co/apply-lift-director


 

Regional Organizing Director

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking highly motivated Regional Organizing Directors to help ensure Democratic victories across the state. The Texas Democratic Party’s grassroots infrastructure spans all corners of the state and is working to energize and empower local communities to deliver Democratic victories up and down the ticket in 2020 and beyond. We are looking to hire Regional Organizing Directors for the following regions: North Texas, Greater Eastern Texas, South Texas, the DFW Metroplex, Central Texas, the Greater Houston area.

Responsibilities

  • Manage, train, and coach a team of Field Organizers, who will in turn recruit and manage volunteer teams across large and diverse geographic areas
  • Work with the statewide Organizing leadership team to implement communications, messaging, and digital strategies in your region
  • Participate in the hiring decision making process for Organizers
  • Develop management and accountability strategies and systems that lead your team to successfully meet daily and weekly organizing metrics
  • Extensively coach staff daily on communication with voters, volunteer recruitment, volunteer management, and volunteer retention
  • Perform other duties as needed and assigned

Qualifications:

  • Two cycles of organizing experience
  • At least one cycle of staff management experience is preferred, but not required
  • Goal-oriented and self-disciplined; able to meet tight deadlines and multitask
  • Ability to think creatively, be solutions oriented and motivate direct reports to do the same amidst a positive and productive team culture
  • Resilient team player excited to work tirelessly to elect Democrats in Texas
  • Superior interpersonal skills and exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Able to manage direct reports in person and remotely.

This position is full time and cycle only. Applicants must have a reliable laptop, cell phone and vehicle. Applicants must also be comfortable working long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends, and have an understanding that campaigns are never a 9-5 job.

How to Apply: txdem.co/apply-ROD


 

Resume Bank

Please fill out the following form to submit your resume to be considered for future positions at the Texas Democratic Party.

How to apply: txdem.co/submit-resume


 

Research Director

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking a research director to join our messaging team in Austin, Texas. We’re looking for a researcher who is passionate about fighting Trump Republicans in Texas and working on the ground to build Texas Democratic Party infrastructure.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Executing short- and long-term research goals
  • Fact-checking all public communications
  • Drafting memos, talking points, and rapid response documents
  • Monitoring election activity around the state
  • Managing research staff
  • Performing background checks
  • Performing additional specific research responsibilities, as directed

Requirements include:

  • 2+ years of experience in political research
  • Analytical and communications skills
  • Experience with LexisNexis, government databases, congressional and legislative vote analyses, and other relevant databases
  • Experience compiling databases, and searching media, courthouse, campaign finance, public record, corporate and business filings, and tracking research into research books
  • Bachelor’s degree

The research director will report to the senior brand director and work in collaboration with the communications, digital, finance, operations, and political departments. Some travel required. Applicants must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Legal experience a plus.

Salary is $55k-60k, commensurate with experience.

How to apply: txdem.co/apply-research-director


 

Voter Protection Organizer

Texas Democratic Party’s mission is to create a full-service educational and action plan to expand opportunities for Texans to be registered to vote, educated on all aspects of voting, and have full range of protections from any form of intimidation or voter suppression in casting a ballot or full participation in all aspects of Texas government.

We seek a talented Voter Protection Organizer to build a strong team of volunteer attorneys, legal professionals, and advocates to observe polling places in all corners of the state. The Organizer will join our Voter Protection Team, which is working to ensure that all eligible voters are able to cast their ballot. Our right to vote is fundamental to all that we hope to accomplish; the Voter Protection Organizer is a crucial role that will develop, implement, and manage a robust poll watching program that is critical to ensuring free and fair elections in Texas.

What You’ll Do

As our Voter Protection Organizer, you will spearhead the statewide poll watcher program, which will involve:

  1. Recruiting a robust team of volunteer attorneys, legal professionals, and advocates who will serve as County Liaisons, Poll Watchers, and Voter Protection Hotline volunteers.
  2. Assigning volunteers to their Election Day roles and shifts using VAN/VoteBuilder and LBJ softwares.
  3. Assisting with poll watcher volunteer training and management.
  4. Maintaining communication with volunteers between signup and Election Day, including informing them about opportunities to support the team’s work.
  5. Cultivating relationships with community organizations and other allies, including faith organizations, colleges and universities, and local business leaders to recruit volunteers, identify potential impediments to voter participation, and educate voters.
  6. Using digital tools to engage new volunteers, educate voters, and highlight our work on the ground.
  7. Managing the team’s volunteer data using VoteBuilder/VAN and LBJ.

This position will require extensive travel throughout the state, including overnight and weekend trips. As we transition toward the general election, this person’s responsibilities may shift from a statewide focus to a regional one, concentrating on a certain area of the state.

Who You Are

We’re seeking an experienced community or political organizer who is committed to protecting voting rights.

Additionally, our ideal candidate will identify as:

  • A strong, data-driven organizer and/or political operative: Demonstrated ability to stand up large-scale, diverse volunteer organizations that effectively deliver results by motivating and holding volunteers accountable for their goals. Adept at using data to inform strategy development, monitor progress to goal, and report on and analyze outcomes, including familiarity with VAN/Votebuilder, Excel, and other tools (ideally including LBJ). Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience managing a staff.
  • Strong collaborator. ​The ideal candidate communicates with stakeholders early and often, closes the loop quickly on outstanding issues, and manages up and across to their colleagues, manager, and other team leaders.
  • Strong lens and judgement on issues of race and equity: Clearly and consistently articulates a sophisticated understanding of racial equity and structural racism as it relates to the work we do and how we operate internally at the Texas Democratic Party. Organizes from a racial justice perspective, with emphasis on voter suppression’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.
  • Committed to Democratic values

Working at Texas Democratic Party in Austin, Texas
We have a strong preference for the Organizer to be based in Austin. However, we will consider candidates in other metro areas within the state. If you would prefer or not be willing to relocate to Austin, please mention this in the text of your application email.

Start date
February 2020

Salary
The salary band for this position is $39,000-$45,000 annually, commensurate on the quality and breadth of experience the successful candidate brings to the table.

Benefits
Progressive employee benefits program. Comprehensive benefits package, including employer-paid medical & dental coverage. Paid vacation, parental leave, etc.

Reports to
Voter Protection Director of the Texas Democratic Party

How to apply: txdem.co/Apply-VPO


 

Internship Program: Summer

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking Political Interns. Interns will gain hands-on experience working at the Texas Democratic Party’s statewide headquarters located in Austin. This is not just another paper-pushing internship — you will learn about modern political campaigns and play a role in our coordinated campaign effort to elect Democrats up and down the ballot across the entire state of Texas. Interns will be asked to research campaign districts, help create campaign plans, contribute to our communications strategy, and help plan and execute candidate training. Interns will receive a small stipend and must be eligible to receive college credit. No calls, please.

How to apply: txdem.co/Apply-Intern


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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