• North Dakota Executive Director

    POSITION TITLE:  Executive Director

    REPORTS TO:  Chair of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party and the Executive Committee

    LOCATION:  Bismarck, North Dakota

    DESCRIPTION:  The Executive Director, in collaboration with the State Chair and the Executive Committee, oversees all programmatic and fundraising activities for the state party. The Executive Director’s main objectives include building a strong State Party, recruiting new candidates, and winning elections in a competitive environment. This person must be reliable, honest, loyal, and discreet.

    CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled


    • Serve as chief strategist for the North Dakota Dem-NPL;
    • Develop and implement campaign plans to win elections at the local, federal, and statewide levels;
    • Work alongside coordinated campaign and coordinate consultants’ activities during election years;
    • Work with field personnel to maintain and expand grassroots efforts and primary base;
    • Stay up-to-date on technology involved with Party building and winning elections;
    • Manage relationships both in-state and across the U.S.;
    • Hire additional personnel based on need and decisions made in consultation with the Executive Committee;
    • Perform staff reviews and encourage staff development;
    • Review and restructure staff functions and responsibilities as necessary;
    • Direct fundraising efforts, develop strategy, and work with finance staff or consultants to implement plan;
    • Oversee programming such as volunteer recruitment and retention, including during non-election years;
    • Work with Chair, Treasurer, consultants, and staff to develop and adhere to operating budget;
    • Coordinate with Party Secretary and staff to prepare written reports for all meetings of the Executive Committee;
    • Act as liaison with the staffs of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Association of State Democratic Chairs (ASDC), and the Association of State Democratic Executive Directors (ASDED);
    • Attend DNC, ASDC, ASDED, and District and Regional Party meetings;
    • Ensure that all campaign finance reports, tax returns, and other required reports are accurately filed on time by the Compliance consultant;
    • Work with staff to issue press releases, speak on behalf of Party where appropriate, and present the Dem-NPL in a positive and professional light;
    • Oversee and maintain relationships with Dem-NPL leaders, elected officials, key constituencies, and donors both in-state and nationally;
    • Develop training programs for the Dem-NPL, including precinct/district leaders and candidate training sessions;
    • Oversee development and production of party-building and message delivery tools, including newsletters, website, social media outlets, etc.;
    • Organize all meetings of the Executive Committee and Policy Committee as required by the Party bylaws;
    • Demonstrate an understanding of state of the art campaign techniques, campaign planning, targeting, polling, election law, GOTV programs, party building, and pre-election planning.


    • Minimum of six years of experience in executive/senior level management in political campaigns, which may also include non-profit, private industry, or the public sector. Ideally, experience would include a combination of the above-mentioned sectors including previous success in local, state, and federal campaigns;
    • A proven successful executive with the ability to provide internal and external leadership to the Dem-NPL in order to achieve political and financial objectives;
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute strategic political strategies and manage tactical execution to achieve results;
    • An excellent internal leader, recognized for the ability to develop, motivate, manage, and build functional teams that achieve and maintain superior performance;
    • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a credible reputation and high profile presence in the community on behalf of the Dem-NPL;
    • Proven excellence in written and oral communication as well as media experience are essential;
    • Experience in soliciting and securing donor dollars, both in-state and nationally;
    • Ability to manage details and stay on top of multiple tasks, large and small, at once;
    • A strong commitment to Democratic-NPL ideals and issues;
    • Effective computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, and NGP/VAN;
    • Bachelor’s degree required.

    Please submit an email with the subject line “Executive Director” with your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Dem-NPL Party Executive Director Robert Haider at robert@demnpl.com. No cold calls please. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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