The Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) is hiring for a full-time Executive Assistant to manage efficient scheduling and smooth day-to-day operations for the MDP leadership team. The Executive Assistant responsibilities include implementing administrative systems, procedures and policies, scheduling, and assisting staff in managing party event details. 

Responsibilities

  • Manage calendar, correspondence and travel schedule of the three-person MDP leadership team
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings and events with progressive organizations
  • Work with the MDP staff to schedule meetings and travel according to Party priorities
  • Maintain office supplies by checking inventory and ordering items
  • Maintain and share the staff personal and emergency contact information
  • Develop, update, and communicate the emergency evacuation plan
  • Maintain lists of key contacts, including funders, political individuals and groups, and allies and organizations

Required Qualifications

  • 1-2 years experience in a support role, preferably in a political environment.
  • Excellent data and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly and proactively both internally and with external partners and vendors.
  • A passion for social justice and a commitment to Democratic Party values.
  • A friendly and professional member-first demeanor. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Microsoft Word and Excel, experience with NGP VAN, and social media tools.
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Superior organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner.
  • Spanish proficiency preferred, but not required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Michigan Democratic Party is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The Michigan Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer and it is the MDP’s 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, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter in pdf form to [email protected]. Please make the subject of your e-mail “Interest in Executive Assistant Position from [Insert Your Name Here]”. Please save and send your resume as “[Your Name] Resume”. Any resumes not submitted in the above format will not be considered.

The Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) is hiring for a full-time Finance Assistant to support its finance team with database upkeep, call time management, and events assistance.

Responsibilities

  • Work with finance team on upkeep and maintenance of database, including donor information and prospective extensive donor research
  • Prep for Chair or Finance Director call time
  • Assist with drafting fundraising emails and communications
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours as needed
  • Organize and plan Party events and ensure event goals are met or exceeded

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must be highly organized and have the ability to multitask in a fast-paced campaign environment
  • A true self-starter who is a detail-oriented team player
  • Ability to handle sensitive, personal information with discretion and diplomacy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage a lot of projects simultaneously and cheerfully
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required
  • Access to reliable transportation required

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous finance/fundraising experience preferred
  • Knowledge of NGP Software preferred
  • Experience writing fundraising communications

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Michigan Democratic Party is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The Michigan Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer and it is the MDP’s 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, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter in pdf form to [email protected]. Please make the subject of your e-mail “Interest in Finance Assistant Position from [Insert Your Name Here]”. Please save and send your resume as “[Your Name] Resume”. Any resumes not submitted in the above format will not be considered.

The One Campaign For Michigan is seeking Field Organizers (FOs) to join the organizing team in Michigan in 2020. One Campaign for Michigan is the Michigan Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign for the 2020 general election. We are looking for passionate, hardworking individuals who are committed to building the grassroots turnout operation needed to win elections up and down the ballot for Democrats in November 2020. FOs will be responsible for implementing an aggressive field plan and managing the GOTV operation within an assigned turf in the state. Field Organizers will report to Regional Field Directors and be based throughout Michigan.

Responsibilities

  • Implementing all aspects of the field program in assigned turf 
  • Recruiting, training and managing volunteers and interns
  • Coordinating and participating in direct voter contact programs to mobilize voters
  • Building and managing volunteer canvasses and phone banks 
  • Meeting weekly voter contact and volunteer recruitment goals 
  • Build and maintain political relationships with local leaders in your region

Required Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and clearly communicate with different types of volunteers and local leaders
  • Strong time management and organizational skills 
  • Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends
  • Experience volunteering or working for campaigns is a plus but not required.
  • Must have access to a cell phone and vehicle.
  • Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Michigan Democratic Party is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The Michigan Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer and it is the MDP’s 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, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

The Michigan Democratic Party is hiring for a full-time Digital Director responsible for aggressively pushing the party’s key messages through digital media to support the governor’s policy agenda and hold Michigan Republicans accountable. This position will report to the MDP Communications Director.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop creative storytelling ideas to support Democratic policy priorities through social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, et al.
  • Closely monitor social media channels of Michigan elected officials, stakeholder groups, and news reporters to drive the conversation online about the party’s message and policy agenda.
  • Design graphics and produce short video clips as needed.
  • Develop original content for the party website.
  • Work with the Finance Director and vendors to administer the party’s digital fundraising program.
  • Work with the Communications Director to plan and execute earned media events in key media markets across Michigan, including press conferences, rallies, and roundtables.
  • Participate in communications table meetings with fellow Democratic communicators to coordinate issue-based messaging and strategy.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree is required in public relations, marketing, journalism, English, creative writing, public policy, or a closely related field.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Experience with graphic design required, and video editing preferred.
  • At least one election cycle worth of experience working in political communications.
  • Work is generally in an office setting, however some travel may be required.
  • The applicant must be willing to work in a fast-paced campaign environment. Periodically long work hours are required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Michigan Democratic Party is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The Michigan Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer and it is the MDP’s 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, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.

How to Apply

Please submit a resumé, brief cover letter, three writing and design samples from previous communications campaigns, and three references to [email protected] with the email subject line “Digital Director”. 

The Michigan Democratic Party is seeking an intern to assist with training and party affairs. 

 

Duties will include working with local unit and caucus MDP chairs, assisting in the development and implementation of a statewide activist and volunteer training program, maintenance of voting procedures, assisting in the development of resources for local leaders, creating convention materials, and supporting party units in their organizing efforts.

Qualified interns will be able to work well with people, prioritize to meet deadlines, possess excellent phone and computer skills, be confident, flexible, creative, organized, and reliable.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to Director of Party Affairs, Hayley Alderman, at [email protected].

The Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) seeks a talented, driven, strategic Deputy Voter Protection Director for Election Administration. This position will work closely with the Voter Protection Director to ensure that municipal election administrators are prepared for November, so that every eligible voter is able to cast a ballot that counts.

Responsibilities

As our Deputy Voter Protection Director for Election Administration, you will have three main areas of responsibility: 

1. Lead the monitoring and advancement of election preparedness and ballot access at the municipal level

    • Work with progressive allies in Michigan to identify potential problems with election preparedness at the municipal and county levels, and assist clerks in finding solutions that promote ballot access.
    • Work with and expand MDP’s network of volunteers who develop and maintain strong relationships with municipal and county elections officials in their areas. Communicate regularly with volunteers to ensure accurate and timely reporting, and effective issue resolution.
    • Identify gaps, needs and other resources (financial, technical, logistical, etc.) to support municipal-level preparedness and preparations, and advance proactive improvements to voting, respond to threats, and resolve issues for voters.
    • Develop strategies to hold officials accountable for their responsibilities to voters.
    • Monitor legislation and policy changes related to voting and elections, and keep the Voter Protection team and volunteers apprised of developments.
    • Manage volunteers in the collection and documentation of information on voting practices at the city/township level.

2. Develop and lead a provisional ballot chase program

  • Research and develop a program for curing of provisional ballots after Election Day, ensuring it is ready to be enacted if necessary.
  • Work with volunteers to collect data from municipal clerks necessary for the success of the program.

3. Design and maintain strong data practices

  • Administer LBJ, VAN/Votebuilder, Google Forms and other database tools to track issues, volunteers, and voters.
  • Ensure that all volunteers and staff are properly utilizing databases and that their reports are timely, accurate, and escalated appropriately.
  • Develop regular review processes to monitor reports, ensure all voter issues have been resolved, and aggregate and escalate trends.

Qualifications

We are seeking someone who, at their core, is fueled by the satisfaction of fighting for justice. You should be an organizer or political operative, eager to build an army of people who together will create meaningful change. You should be or have:

  • A creative and determined problem-solver. You are not deterred by big, challenging goals or thorny problems. You relish the opportunity to unpack them and don’t stop until you’ve reached your goal. 
  • A strong, data-driven political organizer and relationship builder. Demonstrated ability to build relationships with partners that effectively deliver results by motivating and holding others accountable for accomplishing goals in the field. Adept at using data to inform strategy development, monitor progress to goal, and report on and analyze outcomes, including familiarity with VAN/Votebuilder, LBJ, Excel, and other tools.
  • 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. 
  • Self-starter who is highly skilled at managing up, down and across. The ideal candidate knows how to leverage limited manager or leader time to get the information needed to move decisions, and the work, forward, while at the same as knowing how to communicate effectively with peers on your team and across the organization.
  • 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 MDP. Organizes from a racial justice perspective, with emphasis on voter suppression’s disproportionate impact on communities of color. 
  • Commitment to Democratic values and electing Democrats in Michigan.
  • Prior Michigan experience preferred but not required.
  • Law degree preferred but not required. 

The Michigan Democratic Party is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.    

Send cover letter and résumé to [email protected]

 

The Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) seeks a talented Deputy Voter Protection Director for Programs to ensure that all eligible citizens are able to cast a ballot that counts in 2020. This position will work closely with the Voter Protection Director to organize the MDP’s statewide voter protection effort for elections, and ensure that every eligible voter has the information they need to cast a ballot that counts.

Responsibilities

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

1. Lead the execution of intervention programs and efforts

 

 

  • Manage a robust Challenger program for elections, including recruiting and training volunteers, precinct prioritization and assignment, reporting mechanisms, and issue resolution processes. 
  • Recruit and support lawyers to serve as Law Firm Captains, who will recruit Challengers in their firms.  
  • Manage the training and deployment of observers of pre-Election Day activity in clerks’ offices and satellite offices, and develop a response plan to resolve issues identified. 
  • 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.
  • Track and aggregate issues reported from all sources (hotline, pre-Election Day observers, Boiler Room, direct voter calls, media) and proactively resolve them. 

2. Direct and monitor communications regarding voting

 

 

  • Develop a comprehensive voter education communications plan and calendar, and work with the MDP communications team to execute the plan.
  • Ensure that all communications to voters include timely, relevant, and accurate information about voting, including the voter protection hotline number. 

 

3. Lead efforts to fight voter suppression

 

  • Build relationships in communities that have been targeted for voter suppression.
  • Identify potential threats to the franchise and support the mobilization of a coordinated response within the MDP.

 

4. Design and maintain strong data practices

 

  • Administer LBJ, VAN/Votebuilder, Google Forms and other database tools to track issues, volunteers, and voters.
  • Prepare regular reports for national partners and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all volunteers and staff are properly utilizing databases and that their reports are timely, accurate, and escalated appropriately.
  • Develop regular review processes to monitor reports, ensure all voter issues have been resolved, and aggregate and escalate trends. 

Requirements

We are seeking someone who, at their core, is fueled by the satisfaction of fighting for justice. You should be an organizer or political operative, eager to build an army of people who together will create meaningful change. You should be or have:

  • A strong, data-driven organizer and relationship builder. Demonstrated ability to build 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, LBJ, Excel, and other tools.
  • 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. 
  • Self-starter who is highly skilled at managing up, down and across. ​The ideal candidate knows how to leverage limited manager or leader time to get the information needed to move decisions, and the work, forward, while at the same as knowing how to communicate effectively with peers on your team and across the organization.
  • 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 MDP. Organizes from a racial justice perspective, with emphasis on voter suppression’s disproportionate impact on communities of color. 
  • Commitment to Democratic values and electing Democrats in Michigan.
  • Prior Michigan experience preferred but not required.
  • Law degree preferred but not required. 

The Michigan Democratic Party is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.    

Send cover letter and résumé to [email protected]

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