Regional Political Director, Democratic Party of Illinois

The Democratic Party of Illinois (DPI) is seeking dynamic individuals to fill multiple Regional Political Director (RPD) positions for the 2024 Coordinated Campaign. The RPD is a full-time position that combines field, political, and communications work, and will be crucial in our efforts to build the Democratic Party and expand Democratic majorities in advance of the November 2024 election cycle

DPI is currently recruiting for three RPD’s to support the 2024 Coordinated Campaign. One position will be based in the far west suburban counties, the second in the northwest collar counties, and third in southern Cook County and southern collar counties 

Applicants must have the ability to travel throughout their region regularly.

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, Regional Political Directors will manage party outreach to key regional stakeholders to establish and grow DPI’s local presence, inform program development and party infrastructure based on the needs of regional stakeholders, recruit and mobilize volunteers, and ensure the efficient and effective delivery of party services and within your region. 

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders on the federal, state, and local level as well as within independent political groups, grassroots organizations, and local community organizations;
  • Work with the Coordinated Campaign Director to manage and execute the coordinated campaign for the Party at the regional level; 
  • Recruit and manage the coordination of DPI volunteers for events, petition gathering, voter registration, voter contact, and other party initiatives.
  • Support key stakeholders in developing and executing their organizational plans with the goals of; expanding the Democratic base and local grassroots networks;
  • Represent DPI at local meetings and events such as township meetings, county central committee meetings, fundraisers, and other regularly hosted or relevant stakeholder meetings;
  • Manage and develop systems to track active DPI programming in-region;
  • Other duties as assigned.

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.

Qualifications:

  • At least one to two cycles of campaign/political experience or similar role;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment;
  • Sense of humor and solutions-oriented attitude;
  • Knowledge of Votebuilder, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office Suite preferred;
  • A demonstrated understanding of cultural competency;
  • Comfort with speaking persuasively in front of crowds.

These positions will be based around the state, and we ask that candidates eventually live in their district (if not already residing there). Applicants must have the ability to travel throughout their district regularly.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, and a reliable mode of transportation. The salary for this role is $55,000 – $60,000 and is commensurate with experience.

DPI also offers a generous benefits package with the opportunity for growth. This role will conclude on November 30th, 2024.

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should send an introductory email and their resume to [email protected].

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.Preference given to applicants who apply by July 8th, 2024.

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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