Coordinated Campaign Director, Democratic Party of Illinois

The Democratic Party of Illinois (DPI) is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of Coordinated Campaign Director. The Coordinated Campaign Director will manage the 2024 General Election statewide program that will protect and expand Democratic control up and down the ticket. 

About the Democratic Party of Illinois

In the 2024 election cycle, the DPI will protect and elect Democrats up and down the ballot, while building the most active and inclusive party our state has ever seen. Our work is year-round, and our programs will focus on welcoming Illinois Democrats home to a party relentlessly focused on electing those who champion our causes and our communities. 

What Will You Do?

The Coordinated Campaign Director (CCD) is responsible for working with key stakeholders to  develop and manage a statewide coordinated campaign, including well-funded voter contact and  direct mail programs.  

Responsibilities include: 

  • In partnership with the Coordinated Table and DPI’s senior staff, design an overall coordinated program that includes Illinois Congressional Delegation, State Legislative Caucuses, the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association, and competitive down ballot campaigns;
  • Execute a statewide voter contact and voter protection program, include investments in field and paid communications, to turn out Democratic voters in support of the Coordinated Table;
  • Build and maintain communications systems and relationships with Coordinated Table partners and other relevant external stakeholders to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of all organic and paid voter contact programs;
  • Hire and manage Coordinated Campaign and Party staff for the execution of the statewide Coordinated Campaign plan;
  • Oversee the budget for the Coordinated Campaign in partnership with DPI senior staff and assist in fundraising efforts to facilitate Coordinated Campaign programming
  • Other duties as assigned.

Who Are You?

The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of the tactics and tools needed to run an effective voter contact program and is a passionate promoter of Democratic values. They will be creative, highly organized, and a self-starter. An understanding of Illinois’ complex political and demographic landscape and familiarity with campaign finance law is preferred.


  • At least (a) one cycle in a senior staff position on a statewide campaign or in a senior position at a Party organization or (b) two or more cycles in a campaign management position or other senior staff position on a campaign for public office;
  • Demonstrated experience drafting and tracking strategic plans and budgets; 
  • Proven track record of staff hiring, onboarding, and management on a campaign for public office;
  • Familiarity with voter contact tools and campaign compliance software;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks in a
  • fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and work well with internal staff and external
  • stakeholders at all levels, and;
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and able to adapt quickly to meet project needs

Job Details

Applicants must live in or be willing to relocate to Illinois. Applicants must have the ability to travel throughout the state for up to several days at a time and must have a valid driver’s license.

The salary range for this role is competitive and commensurate with experience. DPI also offers a generous benefits package with the opportunity for continued growth after the election cycle.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their resume to [email protected]. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

The Democratic Party of Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  The Democratic Party of Illinois strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees or applicants because of actual or perceived race (including traits associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles, such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender (including gender-related identity, gender nonconformity, and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age (40 and over), physical or mental disability (including unlawful discrimination against an individual because of the individual’s association with a person with a disability), citizenship status, work authorization status, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, order of protection status, marital status, arrest record (including an arrest not leading to a conviction, a juvenile record, or criminal history information ordered expunged, sealed, or impounded), conviction record (unless there is a substantial relationship between the previous criminal offenses and the position or the employment would involve an unreasonable risk to property or to the safety or welfare of specific individuals or the general public), status as a victim or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, gender violence, or any other crime of violence, credit history or credit report,  or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

The Democratic Party of Illinois complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA), and all applicable state and local law. Consistent with those requirements, The Illinois Democratic Party of Illinois will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability if such accommodation would allow the individual to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would create an undue hardship. If you believe you need accommodation during the hiring process, please contact us.  The Democratic Party of Illinois will also, where appropriate, provide reasonable accommodations for an applicant or employee’s religious beliefs or practices.

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