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Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is the sole organization dedicated to electing Democrats to statehouses. Since 2016, the DLCC and state partners have built eight new majorities and flipped seats from red to blue across the country – paving the way for progress. State legislatures pass the policies that most affect Americans’ day-to-day lives, and flipping chambers from red to blue has an outsized impact on governing and public policy. 


Taking back power starts at the local level. The DLCC recruits, trains, and supports local Democrats running for their state legislatures. We provide our candidates with the resources, field support, and data necessary to run smart, winning campaigns. By gaining a foothold in state legislatures, Democrats can engage supporters across the country and prepare for victories in statewide and national elections. 


We’re powered by more than 200,000 supporters from all 50 states. Over 98% of our contributions come from grassroots donors (giving an average of $29), who fuel thousands of local Democratic candidates across the country. 


Building up Democratic majorities in the states is more important than ever. With right-wing radicals proliferating state legislatures across the country and redistricting happening this year, our democracy is on the line. We’re counting on our supporters to get educated, involved, and take action in their communities.


The DLCC compensates employees competitively and provides a very generous benefits package. We believe in work-life balance and understand that every employee has unique circumstances at home. We offer employees significant amounts of time off as well as flexible work options. We’re dedicated to treating one another with respect in the workplace, and prioritize racial equity and inclusion (REI) in our work with one another as well as with our stakeholders.


State Digital Strategist 

As a member of the Digital & Multimedia Department, the State Digital Strategist will directly support the creation of robust caucus digital programs in critical states that could serve as models for caucus digital programs nationwide. The State Digital Strategist will coordinate with DLCC Regional Political Directors and the DLCC’s Digital & Multimedia department in order to be a resource for caucuses with questions about digital best practices, and to create and execute content. In this role, once it is safe to do so because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Digital Strategist will travel to states, work with caucuses, and regularly report back to the political team.


The State Digital Strategist reports to the Director of Digital Strategy. The position is based in Washington, DC, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, working remotely is allowed through December 31, 2021. Upon request, the DLCC will consider whether this position can remain permanently remote.


The State Digital Strategist is expected to model the values of DLCC:

  • Credibility
  • Teamwork
  • Results Driven
  • Risk
  • Inclusive


Responsibilities 

  • Develop, implement, and support digital fundraising and content programs for state caucuses in collaboration with DLCC and caucus staff.
  • Oversee email, social media, and digital advertising campaigns from drafting copy to execution, ensuring quality assurance at every step.
  • Drive fundraising and engagement growth by analyzing and optimizing online campaign strategies, messaging, and tactics – including proposing, implementing, and evaluating A/B tests where applicable. 
  • Create appropriate benchmarks for caucus digital programs in coordination with Regional Political Directors; regularly evaluate programs against those benchmarks.
  • Contribute to creative, strategy, and planning for fundraising and mobilization campaigns.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Outcomes

  • Improved fundraising and digital engagement across caucuses with DLCC-supported digital programs. 
  • Caucuses with DLCC-supported digital programs reflect the DLCC's evolving knowledge of effective messaging, strategies, and tactics, as well as industry best practices.
  • DLCC Political and Digital & Multimedia departments utilize effective, scalable, and cost-efficient tools to support caucus digital programs.
  • DLCC Political and Digital & Multimedia departments are fully aligned on caucus digital goals and benchmarks.


Qualifications 

  • At least two cycles, or three years, of experience working on digital programs including online and email fundraising in a campaign, non-profit, digital agency, or other similar setting. 
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in email fundraising and social media management.
  • Experience with CRMs and CMSs – such as NGPVAN, Action Network, and WordPress – and proficiency in basic HTML/CSS. 
  • Ability to translate digital expertise and train caucus staff.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks accordingly.
  • Experience in a highly collaborative environment and ability to work collaboratively across departments. 


Physical Requirements

The DLCC is committed to supporting employees of varying abilities and to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to thrive at the DLCC. 


The requirements of this role, related to its physical demands, described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 


All DLCC employees must be able to operate a computer and use a cell phone. For roles at the DLCC that include frequent business travel expectations, we can discuss reasonable alternatives to travel in some instances. Most roles also require communicating with key external stakeholders of the organization in person, via the telephone, or via email. Applicants with questions about accommodations may request to speak with our ADA liaison, John Skic.

 

Essential functions of the role include:

  • Working from a computer for long periods of time;
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may also frequently be required to communicate using the telephone, email, and in person with stakeholders; and
  • Once safe, this position will require periodic travel. This position is eligible for flexible work hour arrangements.


How to Apply

The annualized salary for this position is $70,000-80,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The DLCC offers a generous benefit package, including:


  • More than 25 days of paid time off, including for Federal holidays, time off around Federal holidays including the week between Christmas and New Year, vacation, sick, and personal days;
  • Fully paid health/vision/dental insurance for the employee + spouse/partner + dependents;
  • Up to 6% retirement employer contribution;
  • Monthly use-it-or-lose-it $100 transit benefit for employees located in the DC region;
  • Employer contribution of $500 to employee’s Flexible Spending Account, and opportunity to withhold pre-tax income for Dependent Care Account;
  • Monthly $100 student loan payment benefit;
  • Monthly $100 mobile phone reimbursement;
  • and more. 


To apply for this position, please complete an electronic application by May 7, 2021. Only complete applications through the application portal will be accepted. The DLCC may review applications after this deadline in limited circumstances, however this is not a guarantee that your application will be considered if it is not submitted by May 7, 2021. You must also include a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to be considered for this position. When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for this position, they may request it in writing by emailing jobs(at)dlcc.org. No calls please. Applicants will be screened on a rolling basis.


The DLCC is committed to an inclusive and equitable environment and diversity among its staff and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DLCC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, personal appearance, marital status, family responsibilities, genetic information, or any other legally protected basis. The DLCC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is the sole organization dedicated to electing Democrats to statehouses. Since 2016, the DLCC and state partners have built eight new…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 31, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 7, 2021

Salary

$70,000 - $80,000

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1225 I Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005, United States

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete an electronic application by May 7, 2021. Only complete applications through the application portal will be accepted. The DLCC may review applications after this deadline in limited circumstances, however this is not a guarantee that your application will be considered if it is not submitted by May 7, 2021. You must also include a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to be considered for this position. When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for this position, they may request it in writing by emailing jobs(at)dlcc.org. No calls please. Applicants will be screened on a rolling basis.


To apply for this position, please complete an electronic application by May 7, 2021. Only complete applications through the application portal will be accepted. The DLCC may…

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