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Operations Coordinator

The Indiana Democratic Party (IDP) is seeking an Operations Coordinator to help and support our team. In working with the Chair and Executive Director, the Coordinator will oversee the office, run payroll and oversee benefits, oversee IT and office equipment, accounts, and files. They will also be involved in event planning and execution and ensure that the party and its staff and projects all run smoothly. 

Overall Duties: 

  • Oversees operations of the office and ensures campaigns and committees have productive workspaces. Manages the relationships with building and parking companies.
  • Works on overall organization of filing both physical and digital (recordkeeping) and ensures best practices for IT and security. 
  • Oversees phone system, internet, printer, and supplies to ensure proper functioning. 
  • Responsible for onboarding of all new staff and helps current staff navigate any issues with pay, benefits, schedules, etc. 
  • Point person for health benefits, 401(k), insurance, payroll administrator, reimbursements, travel / logistics, etc. 
  • Takes the lead on event planning and execution in partnership with the Executive Director and other team members:
    • Tours and reviews spaces for events.
    • Works with caterers, vendors, and sound and stage consultants.
    • Responsible for successful operations with annual dinner, biennial conventions, party retreat, annual holiday party, and other party functions. 
  • Responsible for establishing coordinated field offices, including securing space, obtaining proper liability insurance, and utilities.

Qualifications:

Minimum of at least two (2) years with campaign experience or similar. Experience working in operations or customer service is also preferred.

  • Good verbal, written, and analytical skills. 
  • Experience following and updating budgets. 
  • Ability to manage several tasks and projects at the same time. 
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Detail oriented and good follow through on tasks. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with staff and external stakeholders and represent the organization with professionalism. 
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. 

Salary:

Salary is $50,000 per annum. Position includes full medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits, a 401(k) account, and monthly tech stipend. Position is part of the staff union. 

To Apply:

Please email your resume and three professional references to [email protected] with “Operations Coordinator” in the subject line. Thank you for your interest in working with IDP.

Executive Director

The Indiana Democratic Party (IDP) is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to lead our team. In partnership with the Chair and State Central Committee, the ED is responsible for deploying the strategy, overall management, and growth of IDP. The ED will be involved in all aspects of the Party’s operations, including but not limited to: election activities, voter protection, fundraising, budgeting, staff recruitment and retention, outreach, and building party infrastructure. 

General Duties: 

  • Responsible for overall operational efficiency of IDP, including staff and creation and execution of Party strategy.
  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and manages IDP and coordinated campaign staff. 
  • Manages day-to-day work of Communications, Data & Organizing, Operations, and Finance teams.
  • Oversees the day-to-day work of outside consultants and vendors.  
  • Serves as one of the spokespeople for IDP to the media. 
  • Other responsibilities as required. 

Party Affairs

  • Coordinates work and materials for the Democratic State Central Committee, District leaders, County leaders, and precinct committeemen and women. 
  • Keeps up strong relationships with various constituencies and stakeholders around the state, including organized labor, African-American leaders, Latino leaders, LGBTQ Hoosiers, women’s groups, Indiana Young Democrats, and College Democrats.
  • Maintains close working relationships with various party partner organizations including, but not limited to: DNC, ASDC, DCCC, DSCC, DGA, and DLCC.
  • Builds and nurtures relationships with Democratic candidates, elected officials, Democratic caucuses, and staff members across the state.
  • Supports the building, growth, and success of county parties throughout the state. 
  • Oversees an annual party retreat, annual fundraising dinner, biennial state conventions, and the National Delegate Selection process for the 2024 Democratic convention. 

Campaign & Election Activities

  • Shares regular organizing, training, coaching, and other resources online and in-person for Party staff, volunteers, and party leadership.
  • Works with IDP and Indiana Election Division to ensure the Party is up-to-date on the current and latest rules relating to elections and voting in Indiana.
  • Troubleshoots any issues with campaigns or county parties on behalf of IDP to ensure the Party is represented well and that issues are resolved in a timely fashion. 
  • Oversees voter protection in-state and in partnership with DNC guidance.
  • Oversees GOTV and Election Day efforts and events for IDP. 

Fundraising

  • Works with the State Chair to raise money for the party through call time, meetings, events, memberships, online giving, and other income generating streams. 
  • Partners with the finance team to create a robust apparatus for fundraising and cultivating large and small donors.
  • Represents IDP at party, media, or community functions across the state. 

Operations & Compliance

  • Manages office and ensures campaigns and committees have productive workspaces.
  • Keeps an updated and working knowledge of campaign finance, election, and compliance laws and works in concert with the compliance team and legal counsel to ensure all Party activities are consistently compliant. 
  • Works with the State Chair and Party CPA and Treasurer to implement the budget. 

Qualifications:

Minimum of at least four (4) years with direct campaign experience. Executive experience working on a coordinated campaign, statewide or Congressional political campaign, or with a state political party preferred. 

  • Experience managing a growing, diverse, and highly skilled team, with demonstrated ability to achieve high levels of performance and outcomes through guidance and management. 
  • A reputation for leading with integrity and making decisions with the input of the appropriate stakeholders. 
  • Experience building, managing, and tracking large budgets. 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to manage several tasks and projects at the same time. 
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Detail oriented and good follow through on tasks. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with staff and external stakeholders and represent the organization with professionalism. 
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. 

Salary:

Salary is generally competitive and commensurate with experience. Position includes full medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits, a 401(k) account, and monthly tech stipend. 

Application Instructions: 

Please email your resume and three professional references to [email protected] with “Executive Director” in the subject line. Thank you for your interest in working with IDP. 


Regional Organizing Director

The Indiana Democratic Party is hiring Regional Organizing Directors to build a stronger party in the field throughout the Hoosier State. The role is ideal for someone looking to be more involved in politics and party building and who wants to dedicate themselves to learning more about the inner workings of campaigns, strategic planning, and voter targeting and contact. These are important roles to building back a fair and equitable two party system of government in Indiana. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Will work closely with IDP and Data leadership and will be responsible for recruiting, training, and managing volunteers to expand the volunteer network for the party/campaign.
  • Organizers will manage and execute voter contact tactics such as phone banks, text banks, canvasses, voter registration drives, days of action, and visibility events. 
  • Develop regional strategies and systems that lead teams to successfully meet daily, weekly, and monthly organizing metrics, as well as maintain data integrity.
  • Work with the Data team to target areas based on Party strategies, “cut turf,” create contact lists, and utilize software, applications, and other tools to maximize engagement with Hoosier voters. 
  • Build and maintain political relationships with county / local leaders in regions to increase buy-in and trust for the Party at large and locally. Represent Party at local events and meetings. 
  • Work with state leadership to implement new communications, messaging, and digital strategies in your region to increase local engagement with the Party in coordination with the Communications team. 
  • Ensure that all organizing volunteers in the region are properly trained on the values-based mission and technical aspects of the job and work to increase volunteer capacity and productivity. 
  • Keep team focused and motivated during fluctuating work schedules and environments (heavy campaign seasons and low times). 
  • Consistently meet stated deadlines and communicate with state leadership regularly. 

Successful candidates will have:

  • Commitment to the election of Democrats up and down the ballot 
  • Organizational skills and ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Adaptable to changing needs and program priorities
  • Positive attitude required
  • Previous political campaign experience a plus
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus

To Apply:

Please email a resume, cover letter to [email protected].  Please include “Regional Organizing Director” in the subject line.

The Indiana Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the achievement of equality of opportunity for all its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin or disability.

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