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Convention Director Austin, Texas
Deputy Finance Director Austin, Texas
Finance Director Austin, Texas
Senior Press Secretary Austin, Texas
Political Director Austin, Texas
Data Scientist Austin, Texas
Data Analyst Austin, Texas
Deputy Voter File Manager Austin, Texas
Voter Registration Director Austin, Texas
Apartment Program Manager Austin, Texas
Site-Based Registration Manager Austin, Texas
Relational Voter Registration Manager Austin, Texas
Community Voter Registration Lead Anywhere in Texas
Political Intern Austin, Texas

 

Convention Director

Description: The Texas Democratic Party seeks a Convention Director to lead state and national convention planning and coordination. The Convention Director will report to the Finance Director and work closely alongside the Operations Director, Primary Director, Deputy Political Director for Party Services, and Co-Executive Directors. The Convention Director will have significant cross-departmental responsibilities.

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee the planning of the 2022 Texas Democratic Convention, tracking budgetary requirements, contracts, dates, and corresponding projected revenue.
  • Assist the Deputy Political Director of Party Services and Primary Director on logistics to achieve the required legal requirements and duties under the Texas Democratic Party Rules and Texas statutes.
  • Assist the Co-Executive Directors in selecting and coordinating the speakers for the general session and other venues.
  • Manage relationships with the City of Dallas, hotels and convention center staff, including tracking hotel room block bookings ahead of deadlines to ensure room-night minimums are met. 
  • Liaise with A/V company for convention advance, program, seating layout, and stage design. Responsibilities also include coordinating move-in/move-out with venue(s), handling venue, vendor, staff, and participant logistics, working with organized labor as necessary, and coordinating approval, rental, and placement of booths.
  • Work with venues, including hotels, partner organizations, and companies to ensure programming is accessible to participants with disabilities. 
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Finance Director.

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate numerous moving pieces and cross-departmental and cross-partner requests and concerns.
  • Manage timing and room assignments for some 80 official and ancillary meetings, caucuses, and programs. Update partners and stakeholders and coordinate recruitment of approximately 100 volunteers. 

Required Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and committed to details
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines at once
  • Team building and motivating team members

Required Tools: 

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

Preferred Experience: 

  • Superior project management skills. Know how to plan a project or program, track progress, and adjust resources as needed. 
  • Outstanding communication skills-keeping all stakeholders informed in up-to-the-minute developments: ultimate team player-knows how to delegate appropriate tasks to appropriate staff members 
  • Willingness to travel in Texas and nationally.
  • Familiarity with Texas and Texas politics is helpful.

Start Date: January 1, 2022

Employment Type: Cycle

Location: Austin, TX

Salary: $5,000/month subject to negotiation

How to Apply: 

Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position or email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Convention Director Application”. 

Deputy Finance Director

Description: The Texas Democratic Party seeks a Deputy Finance Director to help lead an expansive and growing State Party Finance Department. The Deputy Finance Director will report to the Finance Director, and work closely with the Co-Executive Directors, Convention Director, Operations Director and other senior staff to guide fundraising efforts, compliance with state and federal law, and implementation of fundraising events and the 2022 State Convention. Ideal candidates will possess strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills, in addition to understanding basic fundraising strategies. Familiarity with Texas politics is preferred but not required.

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Develop, plan, and execute grassroots and high-dollar fundraising events, and coordinate logistics for raising across Texas.
  • Help oversee Call Time Program, conduct research on current and potential contributors, and conduct accurate and timely donor follow up and acknowledgement.
  • Work closely with members of other departments to prep for and participate in regular meetings to update existing high value stakeholders and funders as to the status of the Texas Democratic Party’s work.
  • Manage our data entry process through NGP and in coordination with our other database systems. 
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Finance Director, or Co-Executive Directors

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate numerous moving pieces and cross-departmental and cross-partner requests and concerns.
  • Help manage online Webstore, email program, and digital ads program in conjunction with the Finance Director, Digital Strategist and consultant team. 

Required Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and committed to details, with an ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines at once
  • Familiarity with ActBlue and NGP, and other political databases
  • Excellent writing skills and computer skills, especially Excel and Google Spreadsheets

Required Tools: 

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

Preferred Experience: 

  • Superior project management skills. Know how to plan a project or program, track progress, and adjust resources as needed. 
  • 1-2 cycles of campaign experience, preferably in a finance role. 
  • Willingness to travel in Texas and nationally.
  • Familiarity with Texas and Texas politics is helpful.

Start Date: TBD

Employment Type: Cycle

Location: Austin, TX

Salary: $60,000/year

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

Finance Director

Description: The Texas Democratic Party is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to fill the position of Finance Director. This is a full time position based in Austin, TX. The Finance Director will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the other Co-Executive Director and department directors. The Finance Director is responsible for developing and executing the Party’s strategic fundraising plans, supervising both in-house and consultants, leading digital fundraising, and making continual progress towards larger organizational goals.

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee finance plan creation & implementation for the Texas Democratic Party
  • Create and implement fundraising programs for varying donor constituencies
  • Cultivate major donor relationships
  • Lead fundraising event planning teams
  • Oversee Convention 2022, manage Convention Committee of the SDEC, and supervise Convention Director
  • Partner with Operations Director in budget creation & maintenance
  • Maintain strong relationships with Democratic elected officials, labor partners, and corporate lobby
  • Write and submit grant applications
  • Manage the finance and digital fundraising teams, and finance interns
  • Coordinate with digital ads consulting team, and major gifts consulting team
  • Work closely with the Chair, Finance Chair, and Executive Directors of the Party to implement fundraising strategies

Required Tools: 

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

Preferred Experience: 

    Applicants should have 4 or more years of fundraising experience, and a demonstrated history in political fundraising. Applicants should be creative, self-starters who can juggle a variety of tasks and personalities. Ideal applicants will have a strong familiarity with NGP, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Drive.

Start Date: Immediately

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

Salary: Starting salary is $80,000+ and open to negotiation.

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

Senior Press Secretary

The Texas Democratic Party (TDP) is seeking a Senior Press Secretary to work closely with the organization’s Communications Director, communications team, and other leaders to execute a long-term organizational communications vision and strategy. We are seeking a seasoned press secretary who is fluent in Spanish; well-versed in pitching national, state, and local reporters, as well as bloggers and broadcast media; and in writing press releases, statements and op-eds. The Senior Press Secretary will also be expected to contribute on several office-wide projects including large-scale fundraisers, press conferences, large events, elections, the 2022 Texas Democratic Convention and other organizational events. Additionally, the Senior Press Secretary will work closely with the digital team to keep all communications, messages, and branding clear and concise. This position is based in Austin and is full-time in-person.

Job Details and Responsibilities: 

  • Help oversee the organization’s daily press outreach, editing press releases, talking points, statements and op-eds as needed;
  • Help advance the Texas Democratic Party’s mission and goals via the organization’s communications strategy, particularly in South Texas;
  • Daily tracking of state and national legislative efforts as it relates to the Democratic Party and issues facing working Texas families;
  • Identify rapid response opportunities daily and work with staff to implement response to them; 
  • Build relationships with top national, state, and local reporters, producers, correspondents and editors;
  • Organize press events including recruiting speakers, creating concepts, and hosting events; 
  • Work with legislative leadership to take advantage of press opportunities;
  • Maintain and update media lists.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as great people skills;
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously under strict deadlines; 
  • Knowledge of the South Texas media landscape with strong relationships in region; 
  • Bilingual Spanish/English (written and spoken); 
  • Previous Latin-outreach work; 
  • Responsive and positive team player who enjoys versatility and constant new challenges; 
  • Proficient in Google Docs, media-monitoring software, Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools. 

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years working in political and/or advocacy communications;
  • HA Bachelor’s Degree is required;
  • Previous experience of at least one full campaign or advocacy campaign cycle working as a press secretary;
  • Strong knowledge of Texas political landscape and strong commitment to Democratic values;
  • On-the-record experience;
  • Experience with social media and digital branding;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Sharp communications instincts and demonstrated ability to deliver in a fast-paced environment; and
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Required Tools: 

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

Location: Austin, TX

Salary: $60,000+

How to Apply: Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position. Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least two writing samples. 

Political Director

The Political Director is a strategist for the state party’s electoral goals in 2022 and the manager of the Political Team that executes many of those strategies — directly and in partnership with allies, county parties, and candidate campaigns.

Core Responsibilities

  • Participate in building political strategy for 2022; advise senior leadership on implementation
  • Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders (elected officials, candidates, County Party Chairs, allied groups, other partners, etc.)
  • Collaborate across teams to execute political goals for the Party, including those around county parties, candidate campaigns, voter contact / distributed organizing, etc.
  • Manage political department, which currently includes Deputy Political Directors and Regional Political Managers
  • Develop and implement statewide voter engagement programs
  • Coordinate with local, county-level, and statewide election campaigns
  • Other duties as assigned by the Co-Executive Director

Required Skills

  • 5 or more years of experience working in Texas politics 
  • Deep political relationships across Texas and throughout the Democratic Coalition
  • 2 or more years of experience managing and coaching staff to meet goals 
  • You are a people person who excels at building relationships and finding solutions to difficult situations

Preferred Experience

  • Experience building and overseeing a political program
  • Experience managing managers
  • Experience at a senior level on a competitive candidate campaign in Texas

Required tools:

  • Mobile phone
  • Reliable transportation

Please note you will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to your first day on the job.

Start Date: ASAP

Employment Type: Permanent, but we expect a commitment to stay in this role at least through November 2022

Location: Austin, TX

Salary: $80,000 – $95,000/year 

Benefits: Employee health insurance premium is fully paid by the employer

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

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 to expand our team as we refocus on the next big problem in flipping Texas: efficient voter registration.

The ideal applicant will have experience using data science techniques, drawing on machine learning and other tools to provide actionable insights about those inside and outside the electorate to optimize the efficacy of the Texas Democratic Party’s programs. The ideal applicant will also have experience with data visualization and creating actionable analytic products. No degree is required to be considered for this role. Previous experience with political data – especially voter registration data – is a plus but not necessary.

This is an excellent role for a data scientist without a substantial background in politics to break into this field. We have a preference for Python developers and those with data engineering experience, such as working with Airflow.

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

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Work with a team to develop a voter registration prioritization model
  • Complete tickets from our data roadmap; assist in prioritizing our roadmap.
  • Collect metrics from diverse sources and perform ad hoc analysis
  • Recommend and build new data products to support voter registration and other goals of the Texas Democratic Party
  • Additional duties as assigned 

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, data scientist or relevant role
  • Comfort writing Python and SQL on a daily basis.
  • 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

Required tools

  • Working laptop
  • Reliable internet

Start Date: November, 2021

Employment Type: Cycle

Location: Austin, TX

Salary: $60,000 – $66,000 annual salary

How to Apply: 

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

Data Analyst

Description:

The Texas Democratic Party has launched Project Texas, an ambitious plan to register millions of voters so that the demographics of the Texas electorate match the demographics of the state. We’re looking for someone who is detail-oriented and will learn fast in service of a Texas that better represents its residents. No degree is required to be considered for this role.

This is a good opportunity for someone with an organizing or other non-technical background and a passion for data to transition into a professional data role. This person will start working on Voter Registration, but will eventually have a role in designing, building and promoting adoption of all our data products.

We are looking for a generalist who can:

  • Write SQL to analyze data and build reports or dashboards.
  • Explain how a Texas Democratic Party data product works to stakeholders and collect feedback
  • Meet with other teams at the Texas Democratic Party and discern what data support they need and how we can effectively support their goals. Become deeply versed in the quirks of Texas data.
  • Learn to write Python-based data pipelines (with some coaching).
  • Give effective feedback to others about their work: verbally, in writing or during code review

We want to invest in this person to grow within the party. Depending on the person’s skill set and interests, this role could become more technical over time or become more focused on technical project management.

The Data Analyst will be responsible for working directly with other departments, county parties, and allied organizations to accurately track metrics and analyze them for insights. This position will report to the Data Science Director, and will be on the Data team. However, they will work in close collaboration with the Political Department and other stakeholders across the organization.  This is a cycle position, with employment through November 2022.

Core Responsibilities: 

    • Implement solutions to accurately collect and track metrics across the organization; analyze metrics for actionable interdepartmental takeaways.
    • Understand how data products and programs interface with other teams; collect feedback from end users, internal teams and consolidate feedback into a format that the development team can iterate based on.
    • Build analytics or reporting tools for other teams to help them be data-driven. For example, building visualizations or reports for the political team or other stakeholders.
    • Perform rapid analysis, such as A/B testing, between programs and advise on where to spend the next dollar for maximum impact
    • Project manage complicated programs involving multiple organizations
    • Additional duties as assigned

 

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Data visualization (Google Data Studio, Google Sheets etc…)
  • Learning DVC platforms and providing advice on best practices
  • Providing data support to other internal teams
  • Other data / tech duties to support geographies / districts, including VAN administration, creating phone banks, managing texting programs

Required Skills: 

  • Data analytics in excel, Google Sheets, and SQL
  • Willingness to learn political tools
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and experience explaining technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences

Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience with Python, Gitlab / Github, and SQL 
  • Political or electoral experience, including having volunteered with campaigns
  • Familiarity with VAN, Hustle, ThruText, Mobilize, and other progressive voter contact tools

Required tools

  • Working laptop
  • Reliable internet

Start Date: November, 2021

Employment Type: Cycle

Location: Austin, TX

Salary: $48,000 – 54,000 annual salary

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

Deputy Voter File Manager

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking a top-tier, self-motivated, and innovative Deputy Voter File Manager. They will be responsible for assisting campaigns and county parties across Texas with VAN, including advising on targeting and troubleshooting technical issues.

They will report to the Voter File Manager. This is a cycle position, with employment through November 2022 and is based in Austin, TX.

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Assisting in the management of Texas VAN support, including:
    • Responding to VAN help tickets and maintaining + improving the VAN help ticket system
    • Writing and updating VAN support documentation
    • Overseeing VAN account requests and creation, invoicing, and licensing agreements
    • Additional duties as assigned 
  • Providing strategic advice to campaigns, county parties, and all VAN users on VAN best practices and data standards.
  • Meet regularly with candidates and campaign staff to discuss VAN usage, and assist with data sharing, user permissioning, and voter contact programming

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Providing data support to political and other teams
  • Other data / tech duties to support geographies / districts, including VAN administration, creating phone banks, managing texting programs, and more

About you:

  • You are kind, resourceful, a team player, and an excellent problem solver
  • You were the go-to VAN expert at your previous campaign / organization — you find joy in teaching others better ways to use VAN and sharing tips & tricks about the platform
  • You have experience in electoral politics and are passionate about using data and technical tools to organize and advance progressive causes
  • You enjoy the process of finding solutions to unexpected problems
  • You have a knack for customer service, and have demonstrated commitment to helping stakeholders achieve success
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have experience explaining technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • You are passionate about electing Democrats up and down the ballot across the state of Texas

Technical skills we’re looking for:

  • VoteBuilder / VAN
  • Experience using or administering voter contact tools (like Hustle, ThruText, ThruTalk, Callhub, Spoke, Callserver COS, Reach, etc.)
  • Interest in leveling-up technical skills — especially in becoming a Google Sheets expert or learning SQL
  • Experience using Freshdesk, NGP 8, Airtable, and/or Asana are all a plus

Required tools:

  • A reliable laptop
  • A reliable cell phone

Start Date: January 2022

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

Location: Austin, TX

Salary: $44,000 – $52,000

Reports to: Voter File Manager

How to Apply:  Please submit your resume and cover letter here. Any questions can be directed to [email protected]

Voter Registration Director

Description: 

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. Voter Registration Director will 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. 

The Director of Voter Registration will lead a multi-million dollar effort that could hire hundreds of staff by the fall of 2022 (fundraising contingent). This role requires an individual who has spearheaded a large voter registration program in the past, ideally a statewide program in another state. This person is detail-oriented, organized, and can meticulously implement a consequential and legally complex program. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute the Party’s voter registration strategy, based off of the Project Texas plan
  • Manage & oversee voter registration team members, including managing managers whose staff are implementing TDP’s voter registration programming.  
  • Collaborate with the Data Team to monitor and analyze program effectiveness and use emerging insights to inform and refine voter registration efforts. 
  • Develop and deepen relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Work closely with TDP senior leadership to identify strategic priorities and allocate resources accordingly. 
  • Ensure your team’s full compliance with Texas’s complex laws and regulations regarding voter registration, in collaboration with the Voter Protection team and TDP’s General Counsel
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Co-Executive Director.

Additional Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Maintain knowledge of research on voter registration and the effectiveness of various tactics

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience running large-scale voter registration programs, ideally statewide (not necessarily in Texas)
  • Strong management and interpersonal skills, including at least three years of experience directly managing paid staff
  • Demonstrated ability to make smart, strategic, data-driven 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 managing managers
  • Team building and motivating team members
  • Works well under pressure and juggling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Comfort speaking publicly and on the record on behalf of the organization
  • The ability to be a leader of the team and within the organization

Required Tools

  • Reliable Transportation
  • A reliable cell phone 

Please note you will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to your first day on the job.

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

Start Date: ASAP

Employment Type: Permanent

Reports to: Co-Executive Director Jamarr Brown

Location: Austin, TX

Salary: $80,000 – $90,000/year + employee health insurance fully covered

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

Apartment Program Manager

This person oversees a statewide program that coordinates with county parties and campaigns to hang voter registration forms on the doors of apartments in which the buildings are believed to have a significant number of unregistered but eligible voters who are likely to be Democrats.

Core Responsibilities

  • Work with the Data team and research voter registration trends and data to create the profile of apartment buildings we want to target
  • Create tracking systems to support volunteer-led door hanging
  • Curate and disseminate best practices for apartment door hanging
  • Identify the language access needs of the program and implement the program to support unregistered voters who need voter registration support in languages other than English
  • Support other voter registration work, as needed/assigned

Required Skills & Experience

  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience, in or outside of the political world
  • You have participated in door-to-door canvassing efforts for a political candidate or issue advocacy
  • You have managed and organized data as part of your work — you are very comfortable with Google Forms and Google Sheets
  • You are a team player who is good at building and maintaining bidirectional, collaborative professional relationships

Required Tools

  • Reliable transportation — You will be required to travel within the state to support the program

You will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to your first day.

Compensation & Logistics

  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Employment Type: Cycle (through November 2022)
  • Reports To: Voter Registration Director
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Salary: $55,000-$65,000/year
    Employee health insurance premiums paid fully by employer

How to Apply: 

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

Site-Based Registration Manager

This person oversees our site-based voter registration programs. By the fall of 2022, this person will manage a program with dozens to hundreds of voter registration canvassers who are registering voters at events, targeted high-traffic areas, and at their doors. 

Depending on the depth of your management experience, you may be considered for the Statewide Manager or Regional Manager position.

Core Responsibilities

  • Hire, manage and coach a team of paid community voter registration leads to do site-based registration
  • Use data and political relationships to support your team in identifying locations to do voter registration
  • Build scalable systems and tools for in-person voter registration
  • Develop the scripts, resources and data systems your staff need to succeed, in close collaboration with the Data, Voter Protection, and Political Teams
  • Ensure your staff’s strict compliance with Texas election law and TDP procedures
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of tools, strategies, and tactics and develop new options, where appropriate
  • Support other voter registration work, as needed/assigned

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least one cycle of experience managing field staff to achieve voter registration or contact goals (for the Regional Manager role)
    At least one cycle of experience as a Regional Organizing Director, Deputy Organizing Director or Organizing Director, or their equivalent (for the Statewide Manager role)
  • You have a systems orientation to developing resources and tools that will scale as the program grows and you hire additional canvassers
  • Experience with VAN, sophisticated spreadsheets, and holding people accountable for meeting data hygiene standards
  • You are detail oriented 

Preferred Experience

  • You have developed and scaled a field program previously for a voter registration, voter turnout, or issue advocacy campaign

Required Tools

  • Reliable transportation — You will be required to travel within the state to support the program

You will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to your first day.

Compensation & Logistics

  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Employment Type: Cycle (through November 2022)
  • Reports To: Voter Registration Director
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Salary: $55,000-$65,000/year
    Employee health insurance premiums paid fully by employer

How to Apply: 

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

Relational Voter Registration Manager

This person will manage a program that uses relational organizing tactics to register voters. The program will have a paid component where you hire community members to engage their own networks in politics, including registering them to vote. The program will also have a volunteer-based component where you work with Democratic organizations and leaders across the state to engage their own networks in politics, focused on voter registration.

Core Responsibilities

  • Hire and manage the paid staff for this program
  • Develop the systems, protocols, guides and resources to support both the paid and volunteer elements of the program
  • Design and develop recruitment tactics for paid relational voter registration staff members
  • Design and develop screening tactics to identify ideal paid relational voter registration candidates, in collaboration with the Operations Team
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of tools, strategies, and tactics used in the program and develop new options, where appropriate
  • Conduct regular check-ins with paid staff and provide coaching, guidance, and advice to support program success
  • Collaborate with the Data Team to effectively test the program in different communities and geographies and then analyze the results to provide  recommendations to senior staff on where and how to most effectively scale the program 
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

Required Skills

  • Experience managing paid canvassers (or similarly staffed program)
  • Experience organizing volunteers to do voter contact
  • You have a systems orientation to developing resources and tools that will scale as the program grows and you hire additional relational organizers
  • You have developed tools and resources for use in a campaign
  • Experience coaching staff from a variety of backgrounds, with a wide range of skills and experiences
  • Tech and data comfortable

Preferred Skills

  • Comfort and experience using the Reach or Outreach Circle relational organizing platforms
  • Experience leading a relational organizing program in Texas or another state
  • Fluency in Spanish (written and spoken)

You will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to your first day.

Required Tools

  • Reliable transportation

Compensation & Logistics

  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Employment Type: Cycle (through November 2022)
  • Reports To: Voter Registration Director
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Salary: $55,000-$65,000/year
  • Employee health insurance premiums paid fully by employer

How to Apply: 

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

Community Voter Registration Lead

The lead will identify opportunities to register likely Democratic voters in their area and assist would-be voters in registering to vote. While we will only be hiring a handful of folks in 2021 for this phase of the project, if you are not hired your resume will be kept on file and considered in future rounds of hiring.

Core Responsibilities

  • Register voters at community events and targeted high-traffic areas
  • Work with leaders in the community to collaborate on these voter registration efforts and avoid duplication with other voter registration
  • Become certified as a Volunteer Deputy Registrar in your county (and other nearby counties, as assigned) and keep your VDR certification in good standing
  • Return all completed voter registration forms entrusted to you within three days of completion
  • Track data on a daily basis 
  • Communicate regularly with your supervisor about goals and scheduling
  • Represent the Texas Democratic Party positively and effectively at all times
  • Follow all training protocols and applicable laws
  • Support other voter registration work, as needed/assigned

Other Responsibilities

As the program progresses, we may add organizing responsibilities to recruit, support, and engage volunteers to add capacity to your voter registration efforts in your community.

Required Skills

  • No professional experience necessary, but must be a people person who can talk to strangers easily and is eager to engage with members of your community
  • Committed to the values of the Democratic Party and motivated to register voters
  • Some experience block walking or phone banking to talk to voters about political issues or candidates in the past
  • Comfortable with data entry and spreadsheets
  • Strong written communication skills to coordinate in a digital and largely online environment 
  • Eligible to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar in the State of Texas 
    • 18 years or older
    • Citizen of the United States
    • Resident of Texas
    • not have been finally convicted of a felony, or, if convicted, must have completed all terms of your sentence
    • Additional requirements listed here

Preferred Skills

  • Fluency in a language other than English that is spoken widely in your community is a strong plus

Required Tools & Availability

  • Reliable transportation — You will be required to travel within your area to voter registration events and sites
  • Computer or tablet for data entry
  • Smartphone 
  • Available nights and weekends — much of your work will be done at these times, but your schedule will be irregular
  • Able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week

You will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to your first day.

Compensation & Logistics

  • Start Date: December 2021 or January 2022
  • Employment Type: Temporary 
  • Reports To: Site-Based Registration Manager
  • Location: In your home county in Texas
  • Pay Rate: $15/hour
    Paid Professional Development Opportunities will be offered

How to Apply: 

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

Political Intern

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking Political Interns. 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 get the opportunity to conduct research, work with VAN, assist in managing volunteers, create social media content, and support special projects as needed.

About You:
This is an entry level position, though competitive candidates will have some prior political experience. Please see the requirements below:

  • Excellent communicator
  • You are passionate about electing Democrats up and down the ballot across the state of Texas
  • You’re responsible and can complete projects in a timely manner, ask questions when they arise, and can ask for help when needed
  • Can work independently or as part of a team

A computer is required for this internship. The intern must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required. The internship is located in Austin for the Spring 2022 term and will require a 15 hour per week commitment.

Compensation is $15 an hour

Click here to apply for this position.

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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