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Democratic Party of Virginia HQ

Communications Director

The Democratic Party of Virginia is looking to hire an experienced Communications Director to help manage the party’s messaging and communications strategy. The Communications Director will be responsible for leading the development and execution of earned media and messaging plans, acting as spokesperson for the DPVA when appropriate, maintaining and growing relationships with local, state and national press, and working with Democratic campaigns and organizations to hold Republicans accountable while amplifying Democratic accomplishments. 

This position will oversee all internal and external communications to drive earned media and communicate the Party’s message. The Communications Director will also be expected to collaborate with other DPVA departments to execute events such as conventions, fundraisers, and rallies.

The position will report to the DPVA’s Executive Director. 

Responsibilities of the Communication Director will include but are not limited to:

  • Acting as spokesperson on behalf of the Democratic Party of Virginia; 
  • Planning and executing earned media campaigns throughout election cycles;
  • Coordinating messaging and tactics with Democratic campaigns and organizations up and down the ballot;
  • Managing the content of the DPVA’s social media accounts;
  • Working with DPVA’s digital and finance departments to ensure integrated messaging to achieve Party’s strategic deadlines and goals;
  • Working with local committees to coordinate messaging and respond to immediate needs; and
  • Managing communications for DPVA’s Chairwoman. 

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3 years experience working in political communications; Virginia experience is preferred;
  • On-the-record experience;
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals;
  • Proven ability to execute creative earned media campaigns;
  • Previous record of working and communicating with multiple stakeholders;
  • A willingness to work in a high-paced campaign environment with unpredictable hours; and
  • Reliable transportation and the ability/willingness to travel statewide as needed
  • Experience managing staff.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary is $55,000-75,000 annually and commensurate with experience 
  • Position is based in Richmond, VA
  • PTO available as approved by supervisor, no accruals/balances  
  • Insurance: 100% employer contributions; 4% 401(k) match available after one year of work
  • The Democratic Party of Virginia Staff is unionized and represented by UFCW Local 400.

To apply, please submit your resume, two writing samples, and two sample social media posts to jobs@vademocrats.org with “Communications Director” in the subject line.

One writing sample should be a press release and the other a 3-minute campaign speech.


Development Director

The Democratic Party of Virginia is seeking a highly motivated and organized Development Director to spearhead fundraising for the 2023 election cycle and beyond. Key responsibilities include identifying new income sources, managing call time, planning and executing fundraising events, corresponding with donors, collaborating with other staff to execute the finance plan and budget, and working closely with other Democratic Party of Virginia departments. 

This position will report to the Executive Director. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the Chair and Executive Director to maintain and expand the fundraising program; 
  • Oversee fundraising events of all sizes – including but not limited to securing and following up on financial commitments and delegating administrative functions of events including creating invitation materials, tracking RSVPs, coordinating event logistics, staffing events in person, and managing the thank you note process; 
  • Schedule and execute call time for the Chair and Executive Director, create diligent call-time briefing materials, and ensure timely follow up; 
  • Identify new fundraising opportunities including new donors and potential new fundraising events; 
  • Build and maintain relationships with both in-state and national donors;
  • Maintain meticulous records of contacts, donations, and event plans; and
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Desired Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of two to three years of campaign fundraising experience on a political campaign, for a state party or national committee, or for a non-profit organization;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work strategically and collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals; 
  • NGP and ActBlue experience required; 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; 
  • Reliable transportation and the ability/willingness to travel statewide as needed;
  • Positive and energetic attitude; 
  • Superior project management skills — multitasking is essential — with a demonstrated outcomes-oriented approach with the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; and 
  • A strong commitment to Democratic values and equity.

Salary & Benefits: 

  • Salary is $55,000-$75,000 annually and commensurate with experience
  • Position is based in Richmond, Virginia 
  • PTO available as approved by the supervisor, no accruals/balances 
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance: 100% employer contributions; 4% 401(k) match available after one year of work 
  • The Democratic Party of Virginia Staff is unionized and represented by UFCW Local 400. 

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a draft timeline for executing an event to jobs@vademocrats.org with “Development Director” in the subject line.


 


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