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Democratic Party of Virginia HQ:
Special Projects Manager
Deputy Political Director


Democratic Party of Virginia HQ


Special Projects Manager

The Democratic Party of Virginia is seeking a detail-oriented and energetic Special Projects Manager to provide administrative and logistical support to Executive Staff. The Special Projects Manager will report to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities of the Special Projects Manager will include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as day to day project manager on behalf of the Executive Director and Chair to maximize efficiency and ensure priorities are consistently met in a complex campaign environment. This includes but is not limited to 
    • Scheduling and confirming internal and external meetings;
    •  Cataloguing incoming emails;
    • Tracking progress of certain conversations and projects;
    • Accompanying the Executive Team to meetings and/or events; 
    • Scheduling travel arrangements.
  • Maintain essential Party services by organizing office operations and procedures including but not limited to 
    • Maintaining, ordering and overseeing all office supplies and stationary (letterhead, envelopes, etc.);
    • Assisting the finance director to ensure that thank you notes are written and signed in a timely manner;
    • Working with the Digital Director to ensure that the website is maintained and social media platforms are updated regularly with Party events;
    • Overseeing office-wide schedules, including the conference room. 
  • Serving as primary reception for callers and visitors to the building.  This includes greeting and responding to any/all inquiries and directing callers & visitors to the appropriate staffer;
  • Managing the internship program by recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding new interns each semester.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 year paid/unpaid work in political, advocacy, administrative work, office operations and/or event support;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Attention to detail and well organized;
  • Excellent relational skills: friendly, diplomatic, patient disposition;
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously under strict deadlines;
  • Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours;
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations
  • Responsive and positive team player who enjoys versatility and constant new challenges;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, Zoom and other live streaming platforms, Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools; 
  • A strong commitment to Democratic values; and
  • Preferred: 1 year of Virginia political experience

This is a full-time position through December 31, 2021.  Salary commensurate with experience. The position will include medical, vision and dental insurance benefits at no cost to the Special Projects Manager. 

To apply, email a letter describing your interest in the position, your resume, and a list of references to jobs@vademocrats.org with Special Projects Manager in the subject line. Priority application deadline is January 28th.


Deputy Political Director

The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) seeks a proactive and skilled Deputy Political Director to help ensure Party business is conducted effectively, efficiently, and in accordance with Party rules and procedures. The Deputy Political Director will work under the Political Director to help manage State Central and Steering Committee business, provide basic political and administrative support to local party organizations, and track all deadlines and timelines for Party business.

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

  • Work closely with the Political Director to build strong relationships with elected officials, allied organizations, local Democratic Committees, and Central and Steering Committee members;
  • Act as an informational resource for candidates and campaign managers to familiarize them with DPVA practices and procedures;
  • Encourage local Democratic committees to reach out to all appropriate organizations and individuals and publicize opportunities to get involved with their local Democratic Committee;
  • Help to organize, plan and execute all meetings of the Steering and Central Committees as required by State Party bylaws; and
  • Assisting in any other tasks as assigned by the Political Director

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years paid/unpaid work in political, advocacy, and/or campaign operations;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Exceptional people skills and patience;
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously under strict deadlines;
  • Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours;
  • A familiarity with Party Bylaws and the structure and role of Party Organizations;
  • Responsive and positive team player who enjoys versatility and constant new challenges;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, NGP-VAN, Zoom and other live streaming platforms;
  • A strong commitment to Democratic values; and
  • Preferred: 2 years of Virginia political experience

This is a full-time position to begin as soon as February 1st.   Salary commensurate with experience. Position will include medical, vision and dental insurance benefits at no cost to the Deputy Political Director. 

To apply, email a letter describing your interest in the job, your resume, and a list of references to jobs@vademocrats.org with Deputy Political Director in the subject line. Priority application deadline is January 28th.


Equal Opportunity/Diversity Policy: The DPVA prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the DPVA, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a DPVA employee. The DPVA is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. DPVA’s equal opportunity policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the DPVA, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a DPVA employee, as well as opportunities for Consultants to contract with the DPVA. The DPVA is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that makeup our country and the Democratic Party. Working towards the goal of a diverse DPVA, our policy extends to both Staff and Consultants.