National Campaign Director – Win Justice

Overview:
The 2016 election was a wake-up call for progressive Americans and the organizations that work to protect their values. To make our vision for this country a reality, we must prove to new, infrequent, swing, and drop-off voters that the change they want in their own lives can be achieved through political participation.

The Center for Community Change Action, Color of Change PAC, Planned Parenthood Votes, and Service Employees International Union, along with our state-level affiliates, partners, and political committees – have joined together to form a groundbreaking coalition to build lasting power and win key elections in battleground states in 2018. The strength of our collaboration is in our organizations’ deep capacity on the ground, brand strength, positive vision and values, history of collaboration and trust, and track record of engaging voters at scale. Our campaign will reach 2.5 million voters in Florida, Michigan, and Nevada, and change the face of the electorate from the ground up by mobilizing low- and mid-propensity voters of color, women, young people, and union supporters in Florida, Michigan, and Nevada. Each state program will be designed to motivate and deliver drop-off voters who do not reliably vote during non-presidential elections.

We are building fully integrated plans in each state — from creating the initial voter universe to testing and scaling what we see working — while leveraging the unique strengths of each organization. Our program will be fully coordinated with the America Votes program and all data will live in the VAN — the platform used by progressive organizations that ensures integration and use of best practices in compliance, digital, field work, and organizing.

Position Description:
The Center for Community Change Action (CCC Action), Planned Parenthood Votes, Service Employees International Union, and Color Of Change PAC have launched a search for a national campaign director to lead their 2018 Electoral Campaign in Michigan, Nevada and Florida.

The campaign director will oversee and coordinate all functions within the project, including field, communications, and coordination with national partner organizations. This is a full-time temporary position with benefits, that will last through December 2018.

Candidates should have at least 5-10 years of experience running and working on political campaigns, ideally with both candidate and issue advocacy campaigns; and experience managing a staff. The position is housed in Washington DC, but there is some flexibility for the right candidate, and will require significant travel. This position reports to an advisory board of the four partner organizations.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Overall National Campaign Management and Partner Coordination
    • Coordinate overall strategy development and execution for the 2018 field and communications program – at the national level and in targeted states.
    • Facilitate Decision making processes among the four national organizations to move the work forward.
    • Manage national staff, state directors, and consultants in executing overall plan.
    • Manage a digital and social media engagement program to develop new leaders and create network effects for our targeted voters.
    • Manage and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and guidelines.
    • Manage overall campaign budget.
    • Participate in implementation of the fundraising plan as needed, working in coordination with Executive and fundraising teams to secure financial support from political donors.
  • Develop and Implement State Campaigns
    • Oversee the development and implementation of state campaigns working through the State Directors.
    • Work with State Directors in developing and implementing state-based campaigns, including hiring and managing state-based staff and consultants, setting ambitious but realistic goals, managing to those goals, and managing state budgets.
    • Build and maintain existing relationships with national partner staff and state organizations and oversee an integrated plan to leverage existing infrastructure and innovate where needed
  • Managing National and State Campaign Communications
    • Develop strategic communications narratives about targeted voter groups; work with core national partners’ communications teams to inject narrative into media at the state level and with national outlets.
    • Work with core national partners’ communications teams and in-state partners to develop and execute coordinated strategies for message development, earned media, and issue advocacy that is integrated with voter field work.
    • Oversee research plan and message development process to craft compelling issue-based communications to motivate targeted voters, working with field and communications teams.
    • Support the efforts of partner groups to drive national political narrative with elites and political media; coordinate activities and press opportunities with coalition partners.

Qualifications:

  • Significant electoral and/or community organizing experience – preferably at the national level
  • Knowledge of, and relationships within, local and national progressive organizations and the ecosystem.
  • Comfort with and passion for electoral politics and strategy.
  • Demonstrated success in coalition and movement building.
  • Familiarity with and openness to different approaches to grassroots organizing and electoral work.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with diverse groups and people.
  • Experience and competency in managing staff
  • Self-motivated, independent, willing to work long, flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Good communication, writing, and administrative skills.
  • Familiarity with reporting and metrics.
  • Strong team player, familiar with team dynamics and willing to work in a team environment.
  • Strong commitment to social justice and social change.
  • Up to 50% travel
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is a plus

This position reports to an advisory board of the four partner organizations.

This position is located in Washington DC.

Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled

The expected end date for this position is December 31, 2018.

How to apply: To apply, please send out a cover letter and your resume to employment@cccaction.org.