2019 is a big year for Virginia Democrats.
Join our team to keep Virginia blue!
DPVA Fall Internship
Take the Majority Organizers
The Democratic Party of Virginia is seeking undergraduate interns for the Fall 2019 term. This is a unique opportunity to gain real life experience in Democratic politics at the start of a really exciting election year. This is a part time or full time unpaid internship. This internship is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about electing and supporting Democrats at all levels. While the position is unpaid, we are happy to comply with whatever necessary for the student to receive college credit for the internship. Interns with the Democratic Party of Virginia will gain experience with campaign communications, strategy, and field plans.
Interns will be placed in departments and provide general staffing support to department heads. Specific job requirements vary based on the different departments within the Democratic Party of Virginia: Political, Operations, Finance, Executive, Data, Digital, and Communications.
Ideal candidate will be an undergraduate student who has a desire to learn about the inner workings of a political campaign and a state political party
Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communications skills and strong research skills
Minimum commitment of 15 hours per week
Position is based out of the Richmond Office of the Democratic Party of Virginia
To apply, follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/Y6GJsRK0scfRF1gM2
-Compiling daily press clips & media mentions
-Drafting language for press releases and announcements
-Researching policy and current events
-Social media planning and design
-Assisting local committees and campaigns with data needs
-Providing prompt customer service to party leaders and candidates
-Using political sense to give advice to clients and suggest modifications to data requests
-Ensuring that all users are able to use the online voter file effectively
-Assisting the Executive Director
-Auditing and ordering office supplies
-Maintaining various office wide calendars
-Supporting other departments as needed
-Assisting in the planning and execution of fundraising events
-Spearheading donor prospecting and research initiatives
-Maintaining our donor database, NGP VAN
-Helping with low dollar and grassroots fundraising outreach
-Processing campaign contributions
-Preparing bank deposits and expense requests
-Maintaining data integrity
-Assisting Operations Director with vendor accounts
-Performing other duties as assigned
-Preparing for Quarterly Steering and Central Meetings
-Maintaining Party contact lists
-Assisting with candidate trainings
-Responding to political inquiries on behalf of the DPVA
Take the Majority Organizers
The Democratic Party of Virginia is hiring Organizers to build a diverse and robust organizing team for the 2019 General Assembly elections. We are looking for passionate, hardworking individuals who are committed to helping elect Virginia Democrats this year in some of the most hotly contested state legislative races.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Including but not limited to:
– Using phone calls and digital tactics, recruiting volunteers to complete voter contact shifts
– Recruit, train and manage fellows
– Plan and manage phone banks and canvasses
– Develops volunteer leadership to expand the campaign’s capacity
– Knock on doors and make phone calls to voters
– Amplify message, recruit volunteers and create online communities using social media platforms
– Plans and executes other volunteer events to reach a broad range of people throughout the Commonwealth
– Help create a program that reflects assigned organizing regions
Required Skills and Background
– Exceptionally well organized with the ability to meet strict deadlines
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Disciplined and solutions- oriented approach to all tasks.
– Must have access to a cell phone and vehicle
– Commitment to electing all Democrats on the ticket
– The ability and willingness to work long hours and weekends
Preferred Background and Experience
-Previous Campaign experience
-Proficiency with votebuilder/VAN
This is a full-time position requiring a full-time commitment starting as soon as possible through November 2019. Salary commensurate with experience. Position will include medical, vision and dental insurance benefits at no cost to Organizers. Extensive travel throughout each region is to be expected; reliable transportation is a must.
To apply please send an email with the title of ‘Field Organizer’ in the subject line with your resume and a short statement of interests to Jobs@vademocrats.org
The Democratic Party of Virginia seeks Field Organizers on an equal opportunity basis. We are committed to diversity, and have the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining diverse Field Organizers. We believe all staff has the right to work in an environment free from discrimination as is consistent with our commitment to diversity, respect, and inclusion.