The Democratic Party of Illinois is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Constituency and Organizing Manager. The Constituency and Organizing Manager is a full-time position that combines field, political, project management and communications work. The Constituency Organizing Manager will serve as a member of the Regional Political Organizing team and will be crucial in our efforts to build the Democratic Party and expand Democratic majorities in 2024 and 2025.
About the Democratic Party of Illinois
Our work is year-round, and our programs will focus relentlessly on supporting those who champion our causes and our communities. We seek outstanding applicants to help us achieve our mission of developing a robust state party organization that meets the diverse needs of our party stakeholders, from local leaders to our constitutional officers.
What Will You Do?
As a regional representative of DPI, you will manage party outreach to key regional stakeholders and constituency groups in order to grow DPI’s local presence. As a member of the political and organizing team, you will help inform program development and party infrastructure based on the needs of regional stakeholders, ensure effective delivery of party services within your assigned region, and implement core DPI programming. Each organizer has a particular focus and reports to the Political and Field Director.
- 40 percent of time will be dedicated to building and maintaining strong relationships with key constituency groups and those organizations who represent them, including; independent political groups, grassroots and local community organizations in communities of color. This includes conducting outreach to established networks and reaching out to new stakeholders, hosting regular constituency-focused events and actions, and attending community events on behalf of the DPI.
- 25 percent of time will be spent assisting in the execution of field and voter contact programs, including the management and coordination of DPI stakeholders and volunteers for events, direct voter contact, petition gathering, voter registration, and other activities to expand, engage, and turn out the Democratic electorate.
- 20 percent of time will be spent working with DPI political staff and other senior staff to develop DPI programming and facilitate programming at the regional level.
- 15 percent of time will be spent attending local meetings and events such as township meetings, county central committee meetings, fundraisers, and other regularly hosted or relevant stakeholder meetings as necessary.
Who Are You?
The ideal candidate will be a passionate promoter of Democratic values, and have direct or transferable experience in multiple areas of campaign work. Additionally, candidates should be excited to build a structure that will outlast them, and have a collaborative, customer-service oriented mindset.
Applicants must have the ability to travel throughout their region regularly. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, and a reliable mode of transportation and be willing to work nights and weekends as needed.
The salary for this role is $65,000 – $70,000 and is commensurate with experience. DPI also offers a generous benefits package with the opportunity for growth.
How To Apply:
Interested candidates should send an introductory email, including the region(s) they are interested in and 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.