Search

Job

Political Director

Posted by
Emerge
|
Washington, DC
New
|
Published 14 days ago

About Emerge 

Emerge is changing the face of politics to create an inclusive democracy. We are the nation's  premier organization that recruits, trains and provides a powerful network to Democratic women  who want to run for office. Since 2002, Emerge has trained more than 4,500 Democratic women to  run for office and there are more than 1000 Emerge alumnae currently in elected office. 

Role Summary 

As we look toward the next phase for Emerge, our Political Director will be a dynamic member the  of senior leadership team working to engage our elected alumnae, help our affiliates strategically  recruit for key seats in their states, and leverage our national partnerships. The Emerge Political Director reports to the Chief of Staff and is a full-time position. Travel, up to 30% to visit affiliates in  addition to evening and weekend work are required. This position will be based in Washington DC. 

At Emerge, diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our mission. We want our team to  reflect the incredible diversity of the political power we seek to build. Therefore, we especially  encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and  members of other groups who are underrepresented in our political system. 

Responsibilities: 

• Support the mission of Emerge to increase the number of Democratic women running for office  at the national, state and local levels; 

• Work to bolster the visibility of our alumnae to the Democratic infrastructure, partners, and  allied organizations; 

• Develop a national recruitment plan and work in conjunction with affiliate executive directors to  strategically recruit for key legislative seats (or other seats depending on the state) throughout  the year; 

• Make recommendations for affiliate expansion based on political climates, polling, research,  funding capacity, and other criteria for expansion; 

• Leverage relationships with key allies and strengthen organizational partnerships that will  enable us to continue to recruit diverse and intersectional women who will have multiple  platforms when running and strategically engage and support elected Emerge alumnae; 

• Represent Emerge in key tables, coalitions and meetings with external organizations; • Maintain a cutting-edge knowledge of the impact of women on public policy and politics; • Assist the President and affiliate leadership as needed on special projects. 

Qualifications 

• At least 3-5 years of experience advancing a political program at a national and/or state  organization; 

• Understanding of the national Democratic political community;

• Track record of developing goodwill and productive working relationships with major  Democratic politicians, party leaders, unions, activists, women’s organizations, coalition groups,  donors/supporters, and other key components of the Democratic coalition; 

• Strong self-awareness and interpersonal skills, including competency working cross culturally  and in diverse teams to create equitable and inclusive environments; 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 

• Experience with multifaceted planning processes; 

• Demonstrated flexibility in problem-solving; 

• Proven track record of excellent follow-through and accountability; 

• Detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative  team; 

• Solutions-oriented and ability to adapt in a fast-paced environment; and • Knowledge of women’s political leadership issues and political experience. 

Benefits and Salary 

Emerge offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental,  vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, and 401k retirement plan. We also  offer a generous PTO plan and the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of mission-driven  people. Salary range: $90,000-$100,000 

How to Apply 

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and social media contact information to search@emergeamerica.org with the subject line “Emerge Political Director Application.”  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. In your cover letter,  include a description of how your background aligns with this position and an explanation of your  interest in women in politics. 

Emerge will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those who qualify for an interview will be  contacted. NO CALLS PLEASE.


About Emerge 

Emerge is changing the face of politics to create an inclusive democracy. We are the nation's  premier organization that recruits, trains and provides a powerful network to Democratic women  who want to run for office. Since 2002…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 15, 2021

Salary

$90,000 - $100,000

Benefits

Emerge offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental,  vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, and 401k retirement plan. We also  offer a generous PTO plan and the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of mission-driven  people.


Emerge offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental,  vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, and 401k…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and social media contact information to search@emergeamerica.org with the subject line “Emerge Political Director Application.”  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. In your cover letter,  include a description of how your background aligns with this position and an explanation of your  interest in women in politics. 

Emerge will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those who qualify for an interview will be  contacted. NO CALLS PLEASE.


Please submit a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and social media contact information to search@emergeamerica.org with the subject line “Emerge Political Director Application…

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.