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Coordinated Political Associate

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Job Title: Coordinated Political Associate

Reports to: Deputy Coordinated Political Director

Salary: $60,000/annually, generous benefits package

Location: Milwaukee, WI (Please note: Employment with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin requires residence or willingness to relocate to the state of Wisconsin.)

Start date: June 2024

Application Deadline: June 14th, 2024 (Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Deadlines may be shortened or extended as necessary. There is no guarantee this posting will remain open until the deadline or be closed on the deadline. This is a suggested timeframe based on organization needs.)

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About The Democratic Party of Wisconsin: WisDems is nationally recognized as one of the country’s highest-performing and most pivotal political organizations. During the 2024 cycle, WisDems will drive massive programs to defend the Democratic majority in the United States Senate by re-electing Senator Tammy Baldwin, to re-elect President Biden for a second term, elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and work to build volunteer-led coalitions for the long term. WisDems’ work is grounded in inclusion, respect, and empowerment across race, gender, other dimensions of identity, and the rural/suburban/urban divide. Our work continues year-round, collaborating with partners to build a movement that delivers meaningful change for all Wisconsinites. We seek outstanding applicants who share our values and vision to join the team, help win elections, and build a future where everyone can thrive.

The Opportunity: As a Political Associate, you will be critical in ensuring the continued operations and supporting program for the Political and Coalitions department. This role will be a vital part of supporting the team in reaching key goals ranging from coordinating surrogate events to organizing department briefings and updates, and more.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the coordination, planning, and execution of national surrogate trips and travel
  • Coordinate and provide contributions for all memorandums for national and in-state surrogates
  • Assist in coordinating travel arrangements and supporting national surrogates including providing transportation
  • Assist in coordinating department partner briefings and updates including crafting emails, setting agendas, and supporting staff members
  • Coordinate with the operations team to secure payments and supplies needed for department programming
  • Provide data management of department contacts and relationships to support outreach efforts for events, storyteller programs, and more
  • Assist in building department events and recruitment efforts including mass emails, texts, and virtual phone banks
  • On-year requirements include working outside of normal work hours; including canvassing and other election preparation as necessary

Qualifications (Required):

  • Growth Mindset - Able to take and implement feedback
  • Relentlessly Goal-Oriented - Enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals. Keeps calm in stressful situations. Has the capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season, rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done
  • Cultural Competency - Able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills - Positive customer service attitude and ability to communicate with people from many backgrounds
  • Strong Communication Skills - Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both verbal and written communications.
  • Organizational Skills - Demonstrated ability to handle incoming information from several mediums while remaining incredibly organized
  • Ability to Multitask - Can manage details and stay on top of multiple tasks, large and small, at once
  • Team Player- No task is too small. You are a team player willing to roll up your sleeves!
  • Access to reliable transportation and willingness to travel statewide

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Successful experience conducting outreach for a political campaign, government department, business, non-profit or community organization

Benefits: Great benefits including; excellent health care ($1/month), dental ($1/month), vision ($1/month), life insurance (free), short term and long-term disability (free), TalkSpace virtual therapy, free Calm premium subscription, mileage reimbursement, monthly cell phone stipend, paid vacation days (starting at 10 days), retirement plan with 3% employer match, 4 floating holidays, 9 paid holidays.

Equity and Inclusion: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a vision for a deeply inclusive and diverse party organization, membership, and electorate. In order to be successful at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin candidates must have the cultural competence to successfully work with a diverse array of constituency groups. We especially strongly encourage applicants with close ties to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, Muslim, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQIA+ communities. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note on COVID-19: Candidates will be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment, except where prohibited by law. Being fully vaccinated includes receiving any booster shots recommended by the CDC or other public health authorities within the recommended timeframe. Reasonable accommodations due to disability, medical condition, or bona fide religious belief will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.

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