The Vermont Democratic Party (VDP) is hiring a Campaign Director to manage the House Democratic Caucus Campaign Project for the 2023-24 campaign cycle. The House Campaign Director will be responsible for creating and implementing a campaign plan that includes fundraising, incumbent support and candidate recruitment, and political strategy and support. Democrats currently hold 104 of the 150 seats in the Vermont House. This position reports to the House Majority Leader. The position works remotely and in Montpelier, VT.
Ideal candidates will be a highly organized, detail-oriented and responsible self-starter who has proven leadership, management, and interpersonal skills.
Duties Include (but not limited to):
Developing and executing a statewide candidate recruitment strategy
Serving as the primary contact for House candidates and House incumbents regarding campaign issues or questions
Writing campaign plans, advising candidates on message, mail, targeting, fundraising and other issues that may arise
Organizing and conducting trainings for candidates, volunteers, and staff
Leading fundraising efforts for the House Campaign with assistance from House leadership
Networking, building and maintaining relationships with constituency groups, allied organizations
Establishing relationships in communities and with local committees in order to identify possible Democratic candidates
Developing a finance plan for 2023. Maintaining financial records and creating internal finance and budget reports
Maintaining and expanding corporate and individual donor lists, managing mailing and call-time, producing fundraising materials, event planning
Opposition research on candidates
Develop and implement a direct mail plan to help target districts
Produce newsletters, form letters and other written materials
Identifying and organizing opportunities for members to provide constituent services
Work with incumbent Representatives to create constituent outreach plans
2-5 years of campaign experience.
Familiarity with Vermont legislative and political processes
Ability to execute strategic goals and work effectively with state and local leaders.
Ability to track and report regional activity in an accountable structure.
Experience with NGP VAN and Votebuilder
Fundraising experience with a political organization or non-profit
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize with minimal supervision
Flexibility to allow for frequent event evenings and weekends in the office and work-related functions
Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
How to Apply:
This is a full-time salaried position. Salary for this full-time position is negotiable and commensurate with experience, beginning at $45,000/year with benefits as described in the USW District 4 Union contract, including personal, sick and vacation leave, fully paid health, vision, and dental insurance. This position is part of a union team represented by USW District 4. Please send resume, cover letter, and three professional references electronically to Executive Director, Jim Dandeneau, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vermont Democratic Party provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Vermont Democratic Party complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
The Vermont Democratic Party is committed to cultivating a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging among our staff, party and elected officials. We are prioritizing outreach to partner organizations working with historically marginalized communities to recruit and train new elected and party officials, and committed to building a diverse pool of campaign and party staff for campaigns, elected officials, and the party to hire from. That includes identifying and training staff traditionally not represented and providing them with professional development resources to further their careers in politics, and ensuring that the Vermont Democratic Party supports them as they become more public figures.