Florida Community Engagement Director

The Florida Democratic Party (FDP) is seeking 8 Community Engagement Directors. The Community Engagement Director will join the leadership team to energize and empower local communities, recruit and train candidates for office, and help deliver Democratic victories up and down the ticket. The Community Engagement Director is responsible for:

Responsibilities include:

  • Advising the Political Department on municipal, legislative and federal campaign progress
  • Assisting in the execution of the community outreach plan for constituency groups and stakeholders
  • Facilitates training and development of Party activists
  • Creatively using social media techniques and tools to amplify party objectives
  • Effectively managing conflict and providing positive resolutions
  • Working with other FDP departments to strengthen FDP’s relationships with key stakeholders, local leaders and elected officials
  • Recruit, train and manage a team of super volunteers to execute key program tasks
  • Recruiting and hiring staff to run community engagement outreach offices
  • Training, managing, and developing staff and volunteers within regional offices
  • Providing professional guidance and training to junior community engagement staff
  • Tracking, analyzing and reporting program performance to field director
  • Adjusting plans and strategies when necessary
  • Interviewing community engagement specialist applicants and make hiring recommendations
  • Coaching community engagement specialists and holding them accountable to their goals
  • Keeping community engagement specialists on track to meet both short and long term goals
  • Other assigned duties


Qualifications and Skills:

  • At least two cycles on issue or electoral campaigns, with one cycle managing staff. Field, outreach or organizing experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking
  • Experience and knowledge of mass email and text
  • Social media knowledge is a must
  • Good time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Working knowledge of Florida political, electoral and legislative processes
  • Willing to work extensive hours, including nights and weekends with some travel
  • Committed to details, results, meeting goals, and consistent improvement
  • Ability to approach problem solving with creativity and initiative
  • Experience working collaboratively with elected officials, candidates, community groups, and/or allied organizations
  • High level of personal and professional integrity
  • Ability to manage conflict, work under pressure, and produce solutions
  • Ability to take direction from multiple department directors
  • Experience with Votebuilder a plus but not required
  • The ability to perform and even thrive in high stress environments
  • The ability to prioritize multiple deadlines and handle regular challenges with a positive attitude
  • The ability and willingness to work long hours and weekends
  • Access to a vehicle

This position is highly collaborative and crucial to FDP achieving its mission of electing Democrats at all levels in 2018. Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and three references in one PDF format (other formats not accepted) to jobs@fladems.com with the position in the subject line.