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Current openings:

Internship Program
Political & Data Coordinator
Digital & Social Media Coordinator
Presidential Primary Director
Communications Assistant
Southwest Kansas Organizer

Political & Data Coordinator

The Kansas Democratic Party (KDP) is looking for a skilled, versatile political professional up for the challenge of being dual-hatted as both the Political and Data Coordinator. This person will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Chair and other party officers. The Political aspect of the position focuses on building a powerful and effective grassroots political program for Kansas Democrats by both integrating our state, district, county, and local work and serving as the liaison between elected officials, congressional district committees, local Democratic committees, caucuses, constituency groups, coordinated campaigns, and other appropriate organizations. The Data function includes administering the statewide voter file database through VoteBuilder and providing analytics necessary for electoral success. 

Salary: $3,500/mo

Political Coordinator: 

  • Support 2020 campaigns with strategic planning and tactical training
  • Work with KDP staff to ensure that Kansas Democrats have the support of key stakeholders, local leaders, opinion and newsmakers, and elected officials
  • Build relationships with local leaders, allied organizations, key stakeholders, and activists in preparation for a statewide campaign effort 
  • Organize and conduct regular conference calls with allied groups (i.e. labor, environmental, immigration, faith, etc.) 
  • Act as an informational resource for candidates and campaign managers to help familiarize them with KDP practices and procedures 
  • Attend county and other party meetings to help grow the KDP throughout the state 
  • Organize, plan, and execute all functions at State Committee meetings as required by state party bylaws 
  • Act as a liaison between the Executive Director, Chair, and county party chairs 
  • Develop training programs on grassroots organizing, precinct work, and candidates, county chairs, and Executive Committee members
  • Provide support to county chairs, caucus chairs, precinct committee members, and Democratic activists 
  • Individually contact the chairs of county parties and caucuses each month and provide a report of conversations to the Executive Director 
  • Create files for each organized Democratic county party in Kansas for use by the KDP and campaigns identifying key stakeholders, local leaders, opinion and newsmakers, and elected officials who affect the electoral landscape within each county 

Data Coordinator: 

  • Maintain Kansas’ Voter File with VAN in partnership with the Democratic National Committee 
  • Provide real time customer support and troubleshooting for VAN users and committees 
  • Execute quarterly data hygiene tasks to ensure the highest level of accuracy and the pruning of expired data 
  • Create and establish training programs for VAN with a focus on digital adoption
  • Track and disseminate analysis of voter contact results, early vote and absentee turnout, voter registration, and other data relevant to campaigns and caucuses 
  • Create and maintain survey questions, activist codes, and other VoteBuilder infrastructure 
  • Maintain the state party’s My Campaign database on VoteBuilder
  • Provide timely and relevant analysis of data and field requests for specialized projects, many of which require rapid turnaround 
  • Collect raw political data from sources such as county boards of elections and convert information into usable forms for analysis, scrubbing and matching acquired lists back to the voter file

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Comprehensive understanding of political campaign principles and tactics 
  • Knowledge of Kansas political landscape with experience working on a legislative, statewide, or federal campaign 
  • In-depth experience with NGP VAN
  • Ability to work long days and irregular hours under tight deadlines, including some evenings, weekends, and travel
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; organized, responsible, and strong attention to detail 
  • Good time management skills and ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Approach problem solving with creativity and initiative 
  • Experience working collaboratively with groups who have competing needs 
  • Ability to perform and even thrive in high stress, conflictual situations and produce solutions 

How to Apply Interested persons should send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Info@KansasDems.org with the subject: “Political & Data Coordinator.” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Digital & Social Media Coordinator

The Kansas Democratic Party is seeking an experienced, proactive, and savvy Digital and Social Media Coordinator to lead the state party’s digital operations and larger media output. Working closely with staff, the Chair, and party officers to coordinate consistent messaging, the Digital and Social Media Coordinator will oversee and execute the party’s output across all platforms. This Topeka-based position reports to the Executive Director and will be highly collaborative and crucial in the Kansas Democratic Party achieving its mission of electing Democrats to all levels of government.

Salary: $3,500/mo

Digital and Social Media Coordinator Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with KDP Executive Committee, staff, and affiliate groups to create and manage content for the KDP and affiliate campaigns
  • Create professional graphics, videos, and print materials using the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Create, edit, and approve content for general, call to action, and fundraising emails, maximize email deliverability strategy, and draft press releases and advisories using NGP-VAN and VoteBuilder
  • Manage KDP website and webstore using WordPress, BigCommerce, basic coding, domain and hosting services
  • Manage KDP social media platforms for digital advertising/mobilization and maintain consistent social media voice
  • Work with KDP staff to manage social media, website, and email content to serve larger electoral goals and use NGP-VAN and VoteBuilder to optimize social media advertising and mobilization strategy
  • Tactical communications and rapid response decisions to boost political and electoral efforts
  • Provide support to KDP Executive Committee and staff on digital programs, as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 1-2 years of graphic design and video editing experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly the Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Pro programs
  • Substantive experience with managing operations across social media platforms and overseeing the larger online presence for professional organizations or clients
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including attention to detail
  • Shrewd judgement, especially in time-sensitive and active situations 
  • Ability to work outside of the 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. hours due to the nature of internet and always-moving news and events
  • Website management skills
  • Experience writing in AP style
  • Must have a passion for political work, and a desire to learn and grow in the political field
  • Must be organized, responsible, and have strong attention to detail
  • Must be dedicated to the Democratic cause
  • Experience with email and digital organizing, communications, and online
  • fundraising
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS, WordPress
  • Experience with NGP-VAN and VoteBuilder preferred
  • Willing to relocate to Kansas upon hire
  • 1-3 years of communications and/or digital experience, ideally in the political field

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Info@KansasDems.org. Please list “KDP Digital and Social Media Coordinator” in the subject line. Position will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Presidential Primary Director

The Kansas Democratic Party seeks a Presidential Primary Director to manage the 2020 Kansas Democratic Party-Run Presidential Primary and assist in the Delegate Selection process and convention planning. This is a full-time, temporary, exempt position.

This position is based in Topeka, KS, is highly collaborative, will require travel, and is crucial to the Kansas Democratic Party successfully carrying out its first Party-Run Presidential Primary.

Dates of Employment: January 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020
Salary: $3,000/mo

Position responsibilities include:

  • Managing delegate operations and ballot access for presidential campaigns
  • Working with congressional district chairs and county parties to identify sufficient and appropriate polling locations for each State Senate district according to standards of accessibility outlined in the Kansas Democratic Party’s Delegate Selection Plan
  • Creating, distributing, and promoting educational materials for the Party-Run Primary for every registered Kansas Democrat
  • Procuring and maintaining machines responsible for vote tabulation
  • Working with seasoned election officials and administrators to ensure best practices and procedures are established and maintained for handling, counting, and storing ballots
  • Managing statewide trainings to ensure best practices and procedures are followed at in-person voting locations
  • Administering the vote-by-mail program, which includes but is not limited to daily collection, tabulation, and storage of mail-in ballots
  • Guaranteeing ballots cast at in-person voting locations are handled appropriately and transported in a timely fashion
  • Overseeing tabulation and possible re-tabulation of ballots

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to manage various multifaceted tasks at any given time
  • Able to fully understand, implement, and train others on best practices and procedures for handling ballots
  • The ability to work with confidential and/or sensitive information
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to travel and work nights and weekends as needed
  • Bachelor’s Degree or greater preferred, but not required

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Info@KansasDems.org. Please include “Presidential Primary Director” in the subject line. Position will be open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Communications Assistant

The Kansas Democratic Party (KDP) is looking for a skilled, versatile political professional to fill the role of Communications Assistant. This person will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Chair. The Communications Assistant will be responsible for attending events and assisting with research projects, including media collection and transcription. Additionally, this hire will be responsible for filming events and rallies as needed; sharing the details of candidate events; audio and/or video recording events; preparing detailed memos on topics covered at events; and promptly uploading the audio and/or video recordings.

Salary Range: $3,000/mo

Position Duties and Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Collection and research assistance as needed
  • Preparing detailed memos on events
  • Monitoring community event calendar
  • Confirming event details and getting technology ready for events
  • Filming each public event
  • Preparing memos and uploading footage
  • Transcribing footage within 24 hours
  • Researching and filming other relevant events
  • Compiling local news stories as needed
  • Other research tasks as needed

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing ability and communication skills
  • Familiarity with video editing
  • Ability to perform duties under pressure
  • Ability to travel extensively at very short notice
  • Good time management, troubleshooting, and communications skills
  • Availability during evening and weekend hours
  • A reliable car to get to and from events

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Info@KansasDems.org. Please list “Communications Assistant” in the subject line. Position will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This is a salaried position with health and PTO benefits.

Southwest Kansas Organizer

The Kansas Democratic Party (KDP) is seeking a hard-working, dedicated, and motivated individual to serve as its organizer in Southwest Kansas. This is a full-time position based in southwestern Kansas (Dodge City, Garden City, Liberal) with responsibilities across Kansas’ First Congressional District. We seek a diverse applicant pool and strongly encourage people from historically underrepresented communities to apply.

Salary Range: $3,000/mo

Position Duties and Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

County Party Organization, including:

● Organizing new county parties in Kansas’ First Congressional District

● Helping county parties develop effective organizational models, robust precinct organizing efforts, strong volunteer bases, good leaders, successful fundraising plans and budgets, improved voter files, good candidate recruitment programs, and well‑trained campaign volunteers

● Identifying, recruiting, and training groups of volunteers to conduct voter contact through door knocking and phone calls

● Leading and training volunteers on things like VoteBuilder, voter registration, and voter contact techniques such as leading phone banks and canvasses

● Organizing constituent groups through roundtables and one-on-ones

● Ensuring accurate collection and entry of data

● Overseeing a robust Get Out the Vote effort aimed at increasing voter turnout among Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters in November 2019 and 2020 elections

● Organizing workshops on precinct organizing, volunteer recruitment, leadership development, fundraising, planning and budgeting, message delivery, improving the voter file, campaign skills, and Get Out The Vote efforts.

Candidate recruitment and training, including:

● Recruiting candidates to run for local office in November 2019 election and for state house and state senate in November 2020 election

● Conducting regular training sessions for candidates and their volunteers, on topics such as campaign management, VoteBuilder and other technology, field organizing, fundraising, social media, and messaging and communications

Voter Registration, including:

● Organizing teams to register voters at hot spots including places of employment, high schools and community colleges, and community events

● Recruiting, training, and organizing volunteer teams to conduct door-to-door voter registration

● Establishing a system whereby newly registered voters are contacted frequently to ensure they remain engaged and informed

Other duties as assigned

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

● Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

● Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously

● Willingness to travel extensively and work long hours, including nights and weekends as needed

● Access to a car

● Some political organizing/advocacy experience organizing in diverse communities

● Strongly prefer bilingual in Spanish and English, but not a requirement

● Ability to become proficient on voter database systems such as VoteBuilder

● Proficient with computers, including use of Google Docs and Excel, and the ability to learn to use new technology tools as required

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to info@kansasdems.org. Please list “SW KS organizer” in the subject line. Position will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a salaried position with health and PTO benefits.

RESUME BANK

The Kansas Democratic Party (KDP) is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive workplace. The KDP is dedicated to achieving equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin or disability.

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