Deputy Field Director

Location: United States

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Position: Deputy Field Director
Reports To: National Field Director

About the DCCC: The DCCC is the official national Democratic campaign committee charged with electing Democrats to the U. S. House of Representatives. The DCCC recruits Democratic candidates and supports Democratic campaigns – both challengers and Democratic incumbent Members – with a variety of services including field operations, fundraising support, communications assistance, research support and management consulting. In addition, the DCCC’s Independent Expenditure supports these campaigns with television, radio and other voter contact efforts. The DCCC is supported by the contributions of individuals and organizations, along with Democratic Members, from throughout the country. We look for talented and hard-working campaign professionals who are committed to electing more Democrats and taking back the House majority.

Position Summary: The DCCC is hiring a Deputy Field Director for the 2018 campaign cycle. The Deputy Field Director (DFD) is responsible, in coordination with the National Field Director, for the management, hiring, and onboarding of regional field desks, and field staff across the country. Additionally, the DFD will be responsible for coordinating the Committee’s Get Out The Vote (GOTV) programs. The ideal candidate will understand how to build and execute effective field programs, will be able to manage multiple projects involving numerous stakeholders, helpers, and deadlines, and will have an innate drive not only to meet a high standard of excellence, but to set that standard.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in management of early field investments in target congressional districts.
  • Work in conjunction with the National Field Director in recruiting, supporting, and managing Regional Field Desks.
  • Manage the Get Out the Vote operation (GOTV), overseeing strategy and logistics for turnout programs in all competitive congressional races.
  • Working and managing relationships with consultants and field vendors, as well as managing the RFP process for GOTV programs.
  • Planning for and coordinating multiple all-staff training events in Washington DC and regional all-staff trainings across the country, including logistics and program.
  • Meticulously tracking both qualitative and quantitative outcomes of programs to identify and anticipate training needs, both within HQ and Congressional Campaigns.
  • Establishing, overseeing, and assisting with additional programs and projects as needed to achieve department goals.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Have at least three cycles of field experience
  • Strong management and training experience
  • Proficiency in VAN, Excel, and reporting systems
  • Ability to establish a culture of respect and community
  • A record of building strong working relationships
  • Experience managing projects involving stakeholders whom you do not directly manage and who are junior to you, senior to you, as well as your peers
  • Experience assessing the training needs of an audience and creating successful training programs that achieve specific goals, as well as writing training curriculum and delivering interactive, engaging training sessions
  • Position will be based in Washington, D.C.
  • Frequent travel required
  • Works well under intense pressure and deadlines
  • Willing to pitch in to get the job done

Team player attitude and a strong work ethic are required. Cooperation is a must and a mentality of no task too small is mandatory.


Equal Opportunity/Diversity Policy

The DCCC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran's status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the DCCC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a DCCC employee. The DCCC is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

DCCC's equal opportunity policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the DCCC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a DCCC employee, as well as opportunities for Consultants to contract with the DCCC.

The DCCC is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that makeup our country and the Democratic Party. Working towards the goal of a diverse DCCC, our policy extends to both Staff and Consultants.

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