• Minnesota Training & Party Affairs Deputy

    Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party

    The Minnesota DFL Party is now accepting applications for the following job. Training & Party Affairs Deputy. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of references, and a Voluntary Self-Identification form (Optional) by postal or electronic mail to:

    Corey Day
    Executive Director
    Minnesota DFL Party
    255 East Plato Boulevard
    St. Paul, MN 55107-1623

    The deadline for applications is: Friday September 1st

    Title:              Training & Party Affairs Deputy
    Status:           Full-time employment

    Minimum Qualifications: Each applicant must have at least these qualifications and, except in an extraordinary case, will not be considered without them:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
    • Active membership in the DFL Party (or the Democratic Party in another state).
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong skills in Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Google Docs.
    • Reputation as an upbeat self-starter with a problem-solving attitude.
    • A properly insured vehicle for travel around the state as necessary.

    Preferred Qualifications: These additional qualifications, while not absolutely essential, are highly preferred, and will significantly bolster an application:

    • Service as a party-unit officer and/or extensive experience as a leader in the DFL Party, with deep knowledge of its mission, values, structure, rules and procedures.
    • Experience working with VAN/VoteBuilder, WordPress, Photoshop, InDesign (or other graphic design software).

    Duties: The Training & Party Affairs Deputy will:

    • Work closely with the Training & Party Affairs Director to disseminate best practices for leadership, organizing, fundraising and campaigning, as well as important party rules and procedures through training events – helping to establish curriculum, recruit presenters, select venues, organize promotions, handle registration and manage budgets.
    • Provide information to party units about compliance with the Party’s constitution, bylaws, and other policies, as directed.
    • Interact with party activists, statewide committees and other related organizations – answering questions and taking action to meet their needs, as directed.
    • Maintain up-to-date rosters and member databases (SEC, SCC, Unit Officers, Standing Committees, etc.).
    • Coordinate website updates of Training & Party Affairs content (Party documents, Resources, Local Unit Officers, Training Summit, Caucus and Convention, etc.).
    • Support planning and implementation for large events including: Precinct Caucuses, State Convention, National Convention, Training Summit and State Fair booth.
    • Provide staff support to the Constitution, Bylaws & Rules Committee, Outreach and Inclusion Committee, Party Affairs & Coordinated Campaign Committee and Platform & Issues Committee, as directed.
    • Maintain files of agendas, minutes, and other records of the Party’s governing bodies.
    • Perform such other duties as the Training & Party Affairs Director assigns.

    Organization: The Training & Party Affairs Deputy reports to the Training & Party Affairs Director (and, through the Executive Director, to the State Chair).

    Diversity: The DFL Party encourages the participation in its leadership of the many diverse groups within the Party. The Minnesota DFL Party is an equal-opportunity employer.

    Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

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