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Heidi for Indiana: Campaign Manager

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South Bend, IN, USA · India
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Heidi for Indiana: Campaign Manager




$6,000 - $7,000 based on experience / Monthly


Heidi for Indiana


Campaign Management

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Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter (1 page) that describes your interest, experience, commitment, and any relevant personal background to heidiforindiana@gmail.com. Please include “H5 Campaign Manager” in the subject line.

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Job Description

**Heidi for Indiana **
**Campaign Manager **

The Heidi for Indiana (H5) campaign is seeking an experienced Campaign Manager for a highly competitive seat. Democrats need just four house seats to break the GOP supermajority and HD5 is one of those seats. Mike Schmuhl, Indiana’s State Democratic Party Chair, has said\*:

_“I firmly believe that leaders like Heidi are the future of Indiana. Her race is one of a handful that can be flipped from Republican to Democrat this fall because so many residents are fed up with politics as usual. One party control has done a lot of damage to our state over the last few years, and we need fresh faces and ideas to solve our state’s biggest problems.” _

Heidi launched her campaign with a Campaign Kick-Off event on March 19 with over 175 supporters in attendance. The enthusiasm and energy have been amazing; folks are reaching out and stepping up to volunteer. Our campaign has a senior leadership team with expertise in communications; relational organizing and training; and field and
data. The campaign has a core leadership team with 12 super volunteers who have agreed to lead in various ways including: (a) regional field captains, (b) volunteer organizing, (c) call time, (d) meet and greets, and (e) union liaison.

The vision for Heidi for Indiana is for families to have the freedom to be educated, healthy and prosperous. During the past 20 years, extreme republicans have legislated Indiana into the bottom of nearly every metric including: health, education, teacher pay, air and water quality and quality of life. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Heidi Beidinger has dedicated her entire career to improving education and health in the community. She was a co-architect of the Academies at Penn High School for the Penn Harris Madison school district, co-founded the Lead Affinity Group, and is a professor and researcher at the University of Notre Dame. Through these roles, she has collaborated with local schools, advocated for children's safety from lead poisoning, and worked to increase access to affordable healthcare in the area. Additionally, she
previously served as the President of the St. Joseph County Board of Health, appointed in 2016 by Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

As the Campaign Manager, you will develop and direct a comprehensive campaign strategy focused on a very strong field and voter turnout plan. You will serve as the primary contact for campaign volunteers, supporters, and organizations. Your role will involve overseeing and coordinating the day-to-day organizing operations of the campaign. You will also be responsible for providing weekly updates to the Senior Leadership Team. Working closely with the candidate and the Senior Leadership Team, you will develop and implement the campaign field plan, manage field staff, oversee the communications plan, and be responsible for tracking both quantitative and qualitative field metrics. This position is located in St. Joseph County, Indiana, and reports directly to the Candidate.
This position requires strong leadership abilities, communication skills, field and organizational skills, and the drive to motivate others towards winning the election.
The ideal candidate has previous campaign/political experience, excellent multitasking, and problem-solving skills, thrives under pressure, and shares the candidate's vision for a bold and innovative future.
**Responsibilities: **
● Lead the campaign.
● Develop and implement a comprehensive campaign strategy including field, comms and fundraising.
● Recruit and manage volunteers.
● Oversee voter protection efforts.
● Manage call time with the candidate.
● Manage the campaign budget and expenditures.
● Constantly evaluate program efficacy
● Foster an inclusive team culture.
● Other responsibilities as needed.

**Qualifications: **
● Experience developing a campaign strategy.
● Experience in relational organizing
● Understanding of targeting and organizing metrics
● Have at least one cycle of field/organizing experience or comparable political or advocacy experience.
● Experience recruiting, training, and managing staff or volunteers
● Understanding of new Digital Ad space including linear TV, OTT & CTV - META & Google Ads,
● Commitment to establishing a culture of respect and community.
● Proficiency in VAN, ActBLue, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Docs - willing to learn additional campaign tools adopted by campaign.
● Experience developing, training, and empowering volunteers.
● Current driver’s license
● Extremely strong staff management skills
● Have a personal and professional commitment to promoting and investing in cross-cultural skills and awareness related to individuals from broad backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
● A positive, team-oriented attitude
● Time management skills are a must.
● Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

**How to Apply**: Please submit a resume and cover letter (1 page) that describes your interest, experience, commitment, and any relevant personal background to heidiforindiana@gmail.com. Please include “H5 Campaign Manager” in the subject line.

**Job Requirements **
See above.
**Job Tag **
**Employer Type **
**Start Date **
Spring 2024
**Salary **
$6,000-$7,000/month based on experience

\* _Howey Politics, Vol. 29 No. 29 | THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2024; p. 11. _