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 seeking an experienced Field Director to lead a diverse and robust team of Regional Field Directors (RFDs) and Field Organizers (FOs) in Michigan in 2020. 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. 

Responsibilities

  • Manage team of Regional Field Directors and Field Organizers.
  • Help draft and execute the field plan
  • Facilitate training and development of field staff
  • Ensure that all metrics related to field activities are properly tracked
  • Other assigned duties 

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 vehicle. 

Preferred Background & Experience 

  • Two cycles of organizing experience and one cycle of staff management experience
  • Proficiency with Votebuilder/VAN
  • 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 resumé to [email protected]

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 ideal candidate for Press Secretary is an effective communicator with strong written, verbal, technical and digital communications skills. Under the direction of the Executive Director and the Chair, the Press Secretary is tasked with implementing the internal and external communications strategy of the Michigan Democratic Party. 

The Press Secretary will work to ensure that the core message of the Democratic Party is clearly developed while promoting the message among our party infrastructure as well as various media outlets. The Press Secretary serves as the contact and spokesperson for news and media. 

Responsibilities

  • Work with Executive Director and Chair to execute multi-pronged message strategy 
  • Write press releases, media advisories, statements/speeches and manage social media
  • Handle media inquiries, pitch and book all media interactions for the COO and Chair 
  • Serve as point person, on-the-record and on-background, with media outlets across the state and across the country
  • Organize and execute press events
  • Coordinate with key Communications staffers for elected officials and partner organizations
  • Coordinate with vendors to execute email fundraising, list building, event notification, and paid digital advertising.
  • Coordinate with Finance staff in drafting fundraising appeals
  • Serve as event coordinator for major events, including State Convention and the annual dinner.

Required Qualifications

  • A commitment to ideals and principles of the Democratic Party
  • 2-4 years of experience working in communications required
  • Experience writing and editing external communications, including talking points, scripts, press releases, press memos and op-eds required 
  • On the record experience required

Preferred Background and Experience

  • Experience with digital communication platforms and best practices preferred
  • Experience working with Digital staff and vendors preferred
  • Research experience preferred
  • Political, union or non-profit communications experience preferred
  • Graphic design and html skills a plus

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 Press Secretary 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 seeking experienced Regional Field Directors (RFDs) to lead a diverse and robust organizing team in Michigan in 2020. 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. RFDs will be responsible for coaching and managing a team of organizers and volunteers to hit data-driven organizing metrics. RFDs should be skilled managers, positive, solutions-oriented 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. 

Responsibilities

  • 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 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
  • 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 resumé 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] by 5:00PM on March 6, 2020, with the email subject line “Digital Director”.

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