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Training and Staff Development Director

Training and Staff Development Director Job Description

The One Campaign for Michigan, the Michigan Democratic Party’s coordinated effort to elect Democrats at all levels in 2018, is seeking an experienced Training and Staff Development Director to join a diverse and robust organizing team in Michigan in 2018. We are looking for a passionate, hardworking person who is committed to using their talents to support our grassroots field program to win elections up and down the ballot for Democrats in November 2018.

The Training and Staff Development Director will be responsible for building and executing a comprehensive training and professional development plan to achieve our campaign’s strategic objective of developing a highly competent and effective team of campaign staff, organizers, and volunteers.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Collecting, developing and maintaining training materials and resources for staff and volunteers
  • Plan and implement a staff development program to ensure every member of our team is provided opportunities to improve their skills
  • Coordinate, plan, and facilitate staff and volunteer training events across the state
  • Develop a system to ensure all field staff are provided with coaching, feedback, and individualized professional development
  • Support campaign leadership in recruiting and hiring field staff
  • Developing training materials for volunteers to engage in high-quality voter contact

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong belief in and commitment to the vision, values and goals of the Democratic Party
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and clearly communicate with different types of stakeholders, from high level elected officials to grassroots activists
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate priorities, needs and expectations to assistants and managers
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized in managing projects and people with a strong commitment to meeting deadlines and handling multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to serve as a coach and teacher for new and veteran campaign field staff
  • Must have access to a smartphone and an American-made vehicle
  • Capacity and desire to work long hours in a campaign setting

Preferred Background & Experience

  • At least one cycle of field organizing and one cycle of managing campaign field staff or equivalent
  • Experience working in teaching, training, or coaching roles

How to Apply:

This is a full-time position. This position is available immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resume, cover letter, and up to 3 professional references electronically to jobs@1campaignmi.com.

DIGITAL DIRECTOR

DIGITAL DIRECTOR

The Michigan Democratic Party seeks a Digital Director who will manage and grow all digital properties of the 2018 coordinated campaign, “One Campaign for Michigan.” You’ll work every day to engage and inspire Democrats in Michigan and hold Republicans accountable. The Digital Director will play an important role on our team and will help elect Democratic candidates up and down the ticket.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and develop an integrated digital campaign plan.
  • Write, edit, and manage content to raise money, mobilize volunteers, and help elect candidates up and down the ticket.
  • Engage Democrats online and expand our base by writing, editing and curating content for the One Campaign for Michigan’s social media accounts.
  • Manage a digital content calendar.
  • Track breaking news and current events to develop content for email and social media.
  • Identify opportunities for online engagement and track digital trends to grow our online program.
  • Track and analyze digital data.  
  • Manage website, email, and social media data and segment our email list to improve our results.
  • Perform trainings for local Democratic volunteers and campaign staff. You’ll develop trainings materials on key digital skills like email organizing, social media, and online fundraising.
  • Champion the importance of digital communications and online organizing in the Democratic community in Michigan.
  • Build an online campus and millennial organizing platform with events and sharable messages.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with email and digital organizing, communications, and online fundraising.
  • Excellent persuasive writing skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Experience with platforms, such as Blue State Digital, NGP, ActBlue, SendGrid, and Hustle.
  • Understand basics of graphic design for the online consumption; experience with the Adobe systems, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign preferred but not required.
  • Proven experience managing multiple complex projects and finishing tasks on deadline.
  • Ability to track and understand digital data. Experience with Google Analytics is helpful.

 

  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

 

  • Passion for electing Democrats and working with members of the broad coalition that make up our Party.
  • Comfortable working with high-level Democratic officials, candidates, staff, and donors.

HOW TO APPLY:

This is a full-time position. This position is available immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resume, cover letter, and up to 3 professional references electronically to jobs@1campaignmi.com.

Data, Analytics, and Technology Director

Data, Analytics, and Technology Director

The One Campaign for Michigan is seeking an experienced Data, Analytics, and Technology Director to join a diverse and robust organizing team in Michigan in 2018. We are looking for a passionate, hardworking person who is committed to using their talents to support our data-informed grassroots field program to win elections up and down the ballot for Democrats in November 2018.

The Data, Analytics, and Technology Director will be responsible for development of a campaign data plan, management of the statewide voter file, voter contact tools, and volunteer databases. This person will need to work collaboratively with campaign leadership on voter contact planning, reporting, and analysis. (S)he will support the work of field staff by providing training and assistance in the use of campaign data systems.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Daily management of campaign voter file and volunteer databases

  • Developing and managing targeted voter universes with campaign leadership, and validation of predictive models

  • Creating and providing detailed daily reports on field voter contact and volunteer recruitment metrics

  • Analyzing field metrics to identify trends and running field experiments to optimize voter contact program

  • Designing and communicating data management workflows and best practices for field staff

  • Training, developing, and providing support to field staff in use of campaign data systems in large and small groups

  • Establish strategic goals for using technology

  • Implement technology best practices and support field staff in their implementation

Required Qualifications:

 

  • Strong belief in and commitment to the vision, values and goals of the Democratic Party

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and clearly communicate with different types of stakeholders, from high level elected officials to grassroots activists

  • Experience meeting deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously

  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate priorities, needs and expectations to assistants and managers

  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and experience in applying the latest technology and IT security tools, techniques and strategies, and data and analytics approaches

  • Must have access to a cell phone and an American-made vehicle

  • Capacity and desire to work long hours in a campaign setting

Preferred Background & Experience

  • At least one cycle of field organizing and one cycle of campaign data management or equivalent experience

  • Proficiency with Votebuilder/VAN, Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets

  • Proficiency with SQL databases and GIS programs

  • Experience building data dashboards from SQL databases

How to Apply:

This is a full-time position. This position is available immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resume, cover letter, and up to 3 professional references electronically to jobs@1campaignmi.com.

Thank you for your interest, but there are no job openings with the Michigan Democratic Party at this time. Please check back at a later date for potential opportunities.

REGIONAL FIELD DIRECTOR

REGIONAL FIELD DIRECTOR (RFD)

The Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) is seeking experienced Regional Field Directors to lead a diverse and robust organizing team in Michigan in 2018. 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 2018.

Role Overview

Regional Field Directors will be responsible for coaching and managing a team of organizers and volunteers to hit data-driven organizing metrics. Regional Field Directors should be skilled managers, positive, solutions-oriented, willing to work long hours and capable of motivating a diverse team of organizers and volunteers. Candidates with experience developing accountability systems and using creativity to overcome organizing challenges are preferred. Regional Field Directors report directly to the State Field Director.

Tasks & Responsibilities

Including, but not limited to:

  • Develop regional strategies and systems that lead your team to successfully meet daily and weekly organizing metrics, as well as maintain data integrity
  • Build and maintain political relationships with local leaders in your region
  • Work with state leadership to implement new communications, messaging, and digital strategies in your region
  • Keep your team focused and motivated in a high-stress, rigorous work schedule and environment
  • Consistently meet stated deadlines and communicate with state leadership when challenges arise that will prevent you and/or your team from meeting your goals

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and clearly communicate with different types of stakeholders, from high level elected officials to grassroots activists
  • Experience meeting deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate priorities, needs and expectations to organizers and managers
  • Must have access to a cell phone and American-made vehicle
  • Capacity and desire to work long hours in a campaign setting

Preferred Background & Experience

  • – Two cycles of organizing experience and one cycle of staff management experience
  • Proficiency with Votebuilder/VAN

How to Apply:
This is a full-time position. This position is available immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resume, cover letter, and up to 3 professional references electronically to jobs@1campaignmi.com.

FIELD ORGANIZER

Field Organizer

The One Campaign for Michigan is seeking Field Organizers to join a diverse and robust organizing team in Michigan in 2018. We are looking for passionate, hardworking people who are committed to using their talents to support our data-informed grassroots field program to win elections up and down the ballot for Democrats in November 2018.

Field Organizers are the face and presence of the campaign in their community. Field Organizers will recruit, train, and empower local volunteers to implement the statewide field plan and meet their own voter registration and voter contact goals. Field Organizers will have ownership of and responsibility for their own turf. In addition, Field Organizers will be responsible for reporting daily and carefully managing their data. Field Organizers will report weekly on their progress to both quantitative contact goals and qualitative professional development goals.

The One Campaign for Michigan is committed to engaging both new and experienced organizers in this campaign, and providing high-quality training, coaching, and professional development to every person who engages with our campaign.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train, and retain volunteers to engage voters in meaningful conversations about the Democratic vision for Michigan, and our candidates for federal, state, and local offices
  • Identify and develop neighborhood volunteer leadership teams
  • Establish and manage a campaign field office and staging locations that are professional and welcoming to all
  • Ensure accurate and timely collection of data
  • Provide qualitative and quantified reports on all volunteer and voter contact efforts, and engage with data to identify trends and improve campaign performance
  • Work cooperatively with local party activists, leaders, and campaigns to achieve shared goals and grow local Democratic infrastructure

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong belief in and commitment to the vision, values and goals of the Democratic Party
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and clearly communicate with different types of stakeholders, from high level elected officials to grassroots activists
  • Ability to establish and implement a work plan, and meet goals and deadlines while managing many tasks simultaneously
  • Must have access to a cell phone and an American-made vehicle
  • Capacity and desire to irregular hours in a campaign setting
  • Willingness to actively participate in trainings, professional development, and performance review to improve and learn new skills

Preferred Background & Experience

  • Experience working on political, labor, community, student, or other organizing campaigns is desirable
  • Experience with Votebuilder/VAN, Microsoft Office suite, and Google Apps

How to Apply:

This is a full-time position, and is available immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resume, cover letter, and up to 3 professional references electronically to jobs@1campaignmi.com.