Executive Director, Monroe County Democratic Party
About MCDP: The Monroe County Democratic Party (MCDP) is a countywide political party that works to elect Democratic candidates and elevate Democratic ideals in South Central Indiana. Our executive committee is composed of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer who are elected by a 161 member central committee. Additionally, there are between four and six Deputy Chairs who are appointed by the chair to manage specific aspects of the Party operation.
Executive Director: MCDP is seeking a part-time Executive Director to manage the day-to- day operations of the organization. The Director will be responsible for carrying out the organization’s fundraising goals, assisting Party officers and Deputy chairs in executing the Party’s strategic objectives, coordinating activities for MCDP’s Democracy Lab (a multi-organization coordinating body housed with MCDP headquarters), and managing a team of interns and volunteers.
Required Qualifications: The Executive Director must have a passion for political engagement and a commitment to the ideals of the Democratic Party. The ED must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in managing political campaigns or working for political organizations aligned with the Democratic Party.
The director must have strong written and oral communications skills as well as the ability to tactfully and respectfully interact with a broad array of individuals and organizations. Further, the director must be able to work independently, organize and prioritize tasks and projects, and meet routine deadlines.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong knowledge of local, state, and national politics, an experience developing and managing budgets, and a familiarity with Nation Builder and VAN (Voter Activation Network).
Salary: Depending on Experience
Commitment: ~25 hours/week
To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
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