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County Services Coordinator Austin, TX
Deputy Director of Voter Protection Austin, TX
Field Organizers Texas
Finance Data Analyst Austin, TX
Internship: Summer Austin, TX
Legal Intern Austin, TX
Project LIFT Director Austin, TX
Regional Organizing Director Texas
Resume Bank Austin, TX
Voter Protection Organizer Austin, TX

County Services Coordinator

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.

The Texas Democratic Party is hiring a County Services Coordinator, to work within the Texas Democratic Party’s dynamic County Services Department.

County parties are the primary engines and facilitators of local Democratic mobilization, and in 2020 they will be essential partners in our pursuit of statewide victory. From assisting with party administration to building paid and volunteer-driven voter contact programs for county parties, the County Services Team is the service provider and trusted partner of Texas’ Democratic county parties.

The County Services Coordinator, based in Austin, would serve county parties by:

  • Serving as the primary point of contact for county chairs and Democratic clubs based in strategically targeted parts of Texas;
  • Building volunteer and voter engagement programs for certain counties;
  • Working with the Data team to provide county-level data analysis projecting voter registration and GOTV opportunities;
  • Building budgets and finance plans for voter engagement programs for targeted counties;
  • Tracking metrics and programmatic reporting on the local level, setting benchmarks and goals for programs;
  • Meeting internal department goals; and
  • Completing additional tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the County Services Director.

Preferred qualifications for the County Services Coordinator position include:

  • At least one election cycle of managing a field program as a Field Director (candidate campaign, independent expenditure effort, or labor union);
  • Texas ties and/or battleground state experience

How to apply: txdem.co/Apply-CSC


 

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Working at Texas Democratic Party in Austin, Texas:

Start date
March 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


 

Field Organizers

The Texas Democratic Party is hiring Field Organizers to energize and empower local communities to deliver Democratic victories up and down the ticket and to make history across the state in 2020. Ideal candidates are highly organized, team players and self-starters with proven ability to achieve goals and perform under pressure.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train and build relationships with volunteers
  • Register voters and coach and support volunteers to do the same
  • Plan and manage volunteer facing and large scale events
  • Meet daily and weekly voter contact and volunteer recruitment goals
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with local partner organizations and elected officials
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Experience working or volunteering on political campaigns preferred but not required
  • Ability to lead and instruct a team of volunteers
  • Excellent listening skills and ability to communicate effectively in person and over the phone
  • Experience in setting goals and achieving measurable results, managing teams, and coordinating between multiple stakeholders
  • Good sense of humor and ability to adapt to a fast-paced, frequently changing work environment
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities and meet established deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and dedication to working with people in the general public

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: To apply visit txdem.co/apply-organizer


 

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


 

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


 

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
March 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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