The Democratic Party of Georgia’s (DPG) Executive Director’s primary responsibilities are to oversee all programs of the DPG, build the team and manage the staff, lead the party through special elections, general elections and coordinated campaigns, oversee the financial health in both the short and long terms and execute a variety of high level events, some of which are statuatority or institutionally required. The Executive Director is responsible for well-managed Party programs that build the Party at the grassroots level, strengthen its infrastructure and effectively execute the vision of the Chair. This person must be committed to the DPG’s values and platform. The Executive Director will lead a growing team into a Presidential and US Senate cycle under great national scrutiny with confidence and must function with a high level of organizational competence immediately.
The Executive Director reports first to the State Party Chair as defined in the bylaws as well as the Executive Committee.
- Manages communications, digital, finance, voter protection, county affairs, compliance, data, field, organizing and canvassing staff, expectations and work output daily;
- Implements strategy and processes of the Chair and leadership of the Party effectively and expediently;
- Maintains close working relationships with various partners including, but not limited to– DNC, DCCC, DSCC, DGA, DLCC, EMILY’s List, NRDC, ASDC and ASDED as well as other national and local partners as allowed by law;
- Builds and nurtures relationships with local and state elected officials;
- Serves as a spokesperson as appropriate;
- Keeps an updated and working knowledge of campaign finance, election and compliance laws and works closely with legal counsel to ensure all Party activities are compliant;
- Builds, tracks and assesses budgets for the state party and various campaigns;
- Manages the development and oversight of political and campaign strategy;
- Supports the creation, building and growing of the county committees throughout the state;
- Recruits, interviews and hires staff;
- Partners with the fundraising staff, Treasurer, Finance Committee and donors to create a robust apparatus for fundraising and cultivating large and small dollar donors;
- Oversees the production of large-scale events; and
- Implements the 2020 National Convention Plan.
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
- A minimum of 4 years direct campaign experience – executive experience working on a coordinated campaign, statewide or congressional political campaign or a state political party preferred;
- Experience managing a large and highly skilled staff;
- Familiarity with multi-million dollar budgets and relatively complex tracking and financial compliance laws and theory;
- Exceptionally strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities simutaneously under strict deadlines;
- Detail oriented with exceptional record keeping and organizational skills;
- Responsive and positive team leader who thrives off of versatility and constant new challenges;
- Exceptional people skills and patience;
- Excellent verbal, written and analytical skills;
- An unwavering commitment to accuracy and results;
- Effective computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, NGP/VAN, Quickbooks, Google Docs;
- Bachelors Degree and at least six years of related work experience; and
- An unwavering commitment to Democratic values.
- Must have a valid Georgia’s driver’s license, a reliable mode of transporation and the ability to travel extensively at times throughout the state for more than a day at a time;
- Office hours are campaign hours;
- Must have the ability to regulalry lift and carry 25lbs.
Salary & Benefits:
The salary and benefits for this position are competitive and commensurate with experience.
Application and Interview Procedure:
To apply, e-mail a cover letter, a writing sample, your resume, and a list of references to Transition@GeorgiaDemocrat.org
The DPG believes our diversity on staff is our strength and we encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds—including race, ethnicity, religion, gender and gender identity, marital status, parenting status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability or veteran status—to apply.