Executive Director Job Description

Job Status: Part-time

Application Deadline: August 24, 2019 by emailing a resume and cover letter to secretary@monroedems.org

Start Date: September 9, 2019

The Monroe County Democratic Party (MCDP) is seeking a passionate and skilled Executive Director to further our mission of electing Democrats, supporting our Democratic elected officials, and serving as a community resource. The successful candidate will meet weekly with the MCDP Officers and the leadership team. Additionally, the Executive Director will be responsible for office operations, finances (with Treasurer), website & communications, social media, events, and other duties as assigned. The Executive Director will work directly with officers and the leadership team, as well as in the field within the community and with Democratic candidates and elected officials. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Familiarize oneself with Indiana Democratic Party (IDP) rules and guidelines
  • Office operations: mail, office supplies, manage orderliness and cleanliness of shared spaces
  • Work with the Officers and Democracy Lab partner organizations to schedule meetings, and be point of contact, and collaborate with caucuses 
  • Work with Treasurer to ensure expenses/bills are paid, keep balance sheet, collaborate on budget, and submit Democracy Lab invoices
  • Collaborate with the IDP, 9th District Democratic Party, and other Democratic organizations
  • Provide assistance to Democratic candidates in an entirely unbiased manner
  • Work with Communications Deputy Chair (CDC) to develop the weekly Dispatch, and add every Dispatch to Dispatch blog (website). In the case that the CDC is not able to complete the communications, ED will ensure communications are sent out, including Dispatch, in a timely manner.
  • Add news articles about MCDP to Media blog on website
  • Update candidate information with press releases, articles, LTEs, photos, etc.
  • Update social media regularly and with a consistent message/style
  • Respond to emails and social media messages & chats
  • Update contact addresses in Nation Builder and Act Blue by using Elevate and NGP-VAN.
  • Maintain Nationbuilder, as needed: add events, staff hours, officers, voting information, etc.
  • Manage MCDP phone
  • Use Canva (or similar tool) to do graphic design 
  • Manage volunteers and coordinate specific volunteer projects 
  • Organize and promote MCDP Events: FDR Gala, Fall Dinner, and others
  • Engage in various community events
  • Work with Officers to follow guidelines for caucuses and manage caucus/PCP meeting operations
  • Communicate with PCPs and serve as a point of reference for them
  • Engage with community members and serve as a point of contact for MCDP
  • Provide support and backup to Officers as needed
  • Take on miscellaneous tasks and needed

Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledgeable of Google Drive functions
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Graphic design abilities
  • Professional communication skills
  • General administrative skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot office equipment
  • Financial and budgetary skills
  • Ability to function well in a political and flexible setting. 

Hiring Information

We will have a staggered start date for the job in order to properly on-board the new Executive Director. The September 9th start date will entail a very part-time position of approximately 10 hours a week with a monthly stipend. During this time, the new hire will be considered Executive Director in Training and will work under our Interim Executive Director. Following the November 5th election, the Executive Director in Training will become the Executive Director and begin work at 20-25 hours a week with their regular salary

Minimum qualifications

Must be 18 years of age or older. Minimum of two years experience required in office operations, project management, and/or political or community organizing. 





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