Washington Party Affairs Manager

The Party Affairs Manager is responsible for ensuring Party business is conducted effectively, efficiently, and in accordance with Party rules and procedures. The Manager’s responsibilities include managing all State Central Committee business, providing basic political and administrative support to local party organizations, managing the Presidential Caucus and Convention, and tracking all deadlines and timelines for Party business.

The Party Affairs Manager will report to the Executive Director, and work with the entire Party team. Salary is $49,440/year, with health care, vision and dental coverage, as well as a cell phone and transportation benefits.

Responsibilities
The Party Affairs Manager serves as the primary point of contact for volunteer party leaders, is the lead planner for three yearly statewide meetings, and performs administrative and political tasks necessary for the smooth functioning of the State Central Committee and local party organizations. The Party Affairs Manager will lead all State Party efforts for the creation and implementation of the 2020 Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan, including leading efforts around the 2020 Presidential Convention.

Duties include:

  • Providing instruction and assistance to local party leaders on questions of Party rules, conflict management, and volunteer leadership.
  • Ensuring that leadership lists are kept up to date.
  • Preparing and conducting State Central Committee meetings, including working with the State Chair to plan meeting business, working with committee chairs to plan committee business, producing all materials necessary for the meeting, and managing the State Party’s resolutions process.
  • Assisting the State Chair and Executive Director in providing support to candidate campaigns, including management of the State Party’s candidate mail program.
  • Managing the entire biennial delegate selection process, including drafting all necessary rules and procedures, recruiting volunteers, ensuring local parties are complying with rules (and providing support as needed to ensure they are able to do so), and keeping all official records relating to the delegate selection process.
  • Performing other office management as administrative tasks as needed.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of professional work experience and hold at least two years of related work experience, including previous work experience with the Democratic Party or a political campaign
  • Be a committed Democrat and have demonstrated political beliefs that fit with the Democratic Party’s mission
  • Possess a strong knowledge of the structure and workings of the Democratic Party in the state of Washington and nationally
  • Proficiency in Robert’s Rules and the RCWs that impact political parties and elections, or a commitment to learn within the first 90 days
  • Have experience managing large scale projects
  • Be resourceful and able to solve problems on one’s own
  • Have strong management aptitude and demonstrated skill at setting and communicating priorities
  • Be comfortable working with people from a wide range of diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with various Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel, as well as database management
  • Strong public speaking skills are preferred
  • Skills in multiple languages given preference

The Washington State Democratic Central Committee provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Recruitment for this position will remain open until October 12, 2018, at 12:00pm. To apply please send your resume to kdeal@wa-democrats.org, along with a brief description of what interests you about the position. Consideration will be given to all qualified applicants who submit their resume by the time recruitment closes.