Deputy Director of Campaigns & State Outreach

NDRC seeks a Deputy Director of Campaigns and State Outreach to assist the Director and growing political team in preparing the committee for 2021’s national redistricting process by helping to elect candidates committed to fair maps as well as building relationships with elected officials involved in the map drawing process. The Deputy will focus specifically on executing our electoral investment and endorsement program in addition to building and maintaining
relationships with local elected officials. They will work with the larger team to ensure NDRC and affiliates’ strategies are in alignment and amplified by our national and in-state partners.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with elected officials, candidates and allied groups on political campaigns at the national, state and local level; keep external organizations current on political operations
  • Coordinate overall involvement in political programs across coalitions and allied organizations
  • Create a program to ensure consistent communication to and resourcing of elected officials;
  • Oversee electoral investments and programs, including assisting in evaluating efficiency and effectiveness of targeted NDRC political programs, utilizing political research and analytics to advance political objectives, ensuring targeted campaigns are prepared with best practices and current tools, engaging program managers to assess electoral programs and make needed adjustments, and representing the NDRC at electoral funding tables
  • Oversee NDRC’s candidate pledge program as well as endorsement process
  • Travel required in accordance with applicable restrictions and guidance related to Covid-19
  • Other duties as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least three cycles of working on and managing electoral programs, such as candidate campaigns, coordinated campaigns, grassroots campaigns, non-partisan engagement, or independent expenditures required
  • Experience engaging with and maintaining relationship with elected officials, key stakeholders, and community leaders required
  • Experience managing campaign and program budgets preferred
  • Experience working with state-level progressive coalitions and coordinated tables preferred
  • Understanding of or experience engaging in the legislative process preferred
  • Experience engaging in issue advocacy and grassroots lobbying a plus
  • Issue advocacy or electoral experience engaging communities of color, ethnic minorities, or language minorities a plus
  • Experience reading and analyzing court cases and legislation a plus
  • Experience working remotely with other team members a plus
  • Public speaking and on-the-record experience a plus
  • Commitment to favorably positioning Democrats in the redistricting process
APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply for a position at the NDRC, please submit a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments on an email to jobs@democraticredistricting.com. Please address your cover letter to “Hiring Manager” and put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.
 
ABOUT THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE (NDRC)
One of the most important turning points for the future of the country will take place in 2021: when states redraw their Congressional and state legislative lines. Chaired by Eric Holder, the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, NDRC is the first-ever strategic hub for redistricting focused on winning targeted elections and ballot initiatives, advancing legal action, and building
the infrastructure to achieve a fairer redistricting process.
 
Republican gerrymandering after the 2010 Census rigged the system; it is hurting our democracy. The NDRC is working to fix this through a comprehensive strategy that includes overturning unconstitutional maps in court, changing the rules to enact a fairer system for drawing maps, building infrastructure and mobilizing tools ahead of the 2021 redistricting process, and gaining power in targeted states by electing more Democrats.
 
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY POLICY
The NDRC is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our country. The NDRC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the NDRC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a NDRC employee. The NDRC is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

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