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Finance Director – Vermont Democratic Party

 

The Finance Director is responsible for developing and executing a statewide fundraising operation for the Party. This is a full-time position located in Montpelier, Vermont and reports to the Executive Director.

 

Responsibilities

  • Writing and executing a comprehensive finance plan and securing buy-in from the executive and state committees.

  • Manage the Party’s annual giving and monthly giving programs; including but not limited to direct mail and e-mail solicitations

  • Planning both small and large-scale fundraising events around the state

  • Work with the Executive Director and Chair to maintain and expand the Party’s Trustees Circle Program

  • Researching donors, as well as scheduling and managing call time and meeting with the State Party Chair and other principals

  • Building and maintaining strategic relationships with donors

  • Collaborate with the Data Director on targeting and messaging for outbound and inbound fundraising materials

  • Work with vendors as necessary for special events and functions

  • Supporting other Party operations, as necessary

  • Serve as a resource for local democratic committees

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements

  • Comprehensive understanding of political fundraising principles and tactics

  • 4+ years of experience raising funds for organizations, candidates, or campaigns

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Understanding of federal and state campaign finance laws

  • Must have working knowledge of NGP VAN campaign finance software

  • Ability to work long days and irregular hours

  • Positive and energetic attitude

  • Ability to travel throughout Vermont and out of state if necessary

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Conor Casey at ccasey@vtdemocrats.org

 

 

Organizing Director - Vermont Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign

 

The Organizing Director is responsible for managing the field program Vermont Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign. They will work closely with the Coordinated Campaign Director to develop and execute a field plan and goals and will manage the statewide organizing team. This position reports directly to the Coordinated Campaign Director.

 

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience working in organizing, at least one in an electoral context;

  • Understanding of targeting and metrics;

  • Experience recruiting, training and managing a team;

  • Proficiency in VAN;

  • Frequent travel; Access to a vehicle required;

  • Other duties as needed

  • Vermont ties preferred

 

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter and references to VDP Coordinated Campaign Director Rob Hipskind a rhipskind@vtdemocrats.org

 

Communications Director - Vermont Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign

 

The Communications Director is responsible for managing the overall messaging strategy for the Vermont Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign. They will work closely with the Coordinated Campaign Director to set strategic communications goals and raise the Vermont Democratic Party’s public profile.

 

This position has a wide range of responsibilities including:

  • Developing and implementing a multi-faceted communications strategy

  • Ensuring message continuity across all areas of communications programs

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with communications leaders among Party allies and the media

  • Working with local stakeholder groups to help spread a coordinated message statewide

  • Drafting press releases and other media outreach materials

  • Facilitating press conferences and other earned media events

  • Developing and managing a robust social media program

  • Compiling press clips and issues information and writing briefings

  • Preparing talking points for party leadership

  • Working with legislative leadership to take advantage of press opportunities

  • Maintaining and updating media lists

  • Monitoring local and national press for relevant stories and developments

  • Developing and managing a rapid response team

 

This position reports directly to the Coordinated Campaign Director.

 

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience working in communications

  • Strong on-the-record experience

  • Experience managing social media campaigns

  • Excellent writing skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience with campaign operations and political communications

  • Vermont ties preferred

 

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, two writing samples and references to VDP Coordinated Campaign Director Rob Hipskind a rhipskind@vtdemocrats.org

 

The Vermont Democratic Party is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.