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Deputy Finance Director

Position Title: Deputy Finance Director, Ohio House Democratic Caucus
Employment Status: Full Time / Exempt – Salaried 
Supervisor: Finance Director

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus seeks an individual to fundraise and support the campaign committee and candidates running for office in the 2020 election cycle. The Deputy Finance Director will be responsible for supporting fundraising of the organization and candidates in their efforts to raise funds through researching donors, managing call time, and using proven and tested best practices and testing new methods to meet fundraising goals.

The ideal candidate will have at least one cycle worth of fundraising experience on a political campaign, political party, or advocacy organization and can work with diverse elected leaders, candidates, donors, partners, and staff.

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Finance Director, the Deputy Finance Director is responsible for the following:

  • Ongoing donor research for major donors, organizations, PACs, and individuals in Ohio and across the county;
  • Manage and staff call time with elected members and candidates
  • Promote and staff fundraising events;
  • Candidate fundraising support and consultation;
  • Manage fundraising database and maintain data integrity
  • Create fundraising and thank you print (letters) materials;
  • Mentorship of finance fellows;
  • And all other duties as assigned by the Finance Director. 

Performance Expectations

The Deputy Finance Director must:

  • Effectively build and maintain relationships with elected members and candidates.
  • Meet deadlines, have a responsive and collaborative communication style.
  • Be adaptable to the changing nature of fundraising and flexible to create new tactics and use new tools with a positive attitude.
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards. Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and our elected members and candidates. Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development.
  • Frequent local travel including occasional overnight or out-of-state travel will be required for meetings with elected leaders, candidates, donors, and for conferences. Must be available for frequent evening and weekend work.

Qualifications

  • An understanding of fundraising practices, think outside of the box, and work well with diverse candidates;
  • Experience developing and maintaining relationships with elected leaders, candidates, and/or donors; and
  • A belief that our mission matters and that electing Democrats to the Ohio House is critical in moving Ohio forward.

Compensation 

Salary range is between $35,000-$45,000 annually and is dependent on experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance, and flexible paid time off.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to anielson@ohiodems.org with the subject line “OHDC Deputy Finance Director Application.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

About the Ohio House Democratic Caucus

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus (OHDC) is the official campaign arm with the goal of electing Democrats to the Ohio House of Representatives. In 2018, the caucus picked up six seats, marking the first time since 2008 that seats flipped from red to blue. We have done the work to put Democrats in a strong position and we have momentum on our side going into 2020.

The OHDC is committed to inclusion and diversity. We seek to hire staff that reflects the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

The OHDC 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.


Paid Fellowship

Position Title: Campaign or Finance Fellow, Ohio House Democratic Caucus
Employment Status: Part Time / Stipend 
Supervisor: Deputy Director or Finance Director

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus seeks thoughtful, driven, results-oriented campaign and finance fellows to join a team of passionate people working to break the Republican supermajority in the Ohio House in the 2020 election cycle. These individuals will have the opportunity to learn from expert staff, engage with elected leaders, candidates, and community activists to help to test, train, and develop a new class of Ohio campaign operatives and help to expand our campaign efforts across the state.

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Finance Director or the Deputy Director, Fellows can have some of the following duties:

  • Work alongside the Deputy Director or Finance Director to support the OHDC operation, fundraising, campaigns, and support of elected leaders and candidates;
  • Receive first hand experience with the ins and outs of how statehouse campaigns and political parties are run and how they function;
  • And assist with department-specific work related to increasing the capacity of teams though challenging and fulfilling project-related tasks.

Qualifications

We are seeking fellows who excel in problem solving and attention to detail and have the following qualifications:

  • Hardworking, motivated, passionate future leaders interested in gaining experience and involvement in Democratic politics;
  • Work as part of a team and willing to help on all types of projects and tasks;
  • Students majoring in policy, politics, government, or other relevant coursework, in addition to those majoring in all other courses of study; however, non-students are encouraged to apply;
  • Those who have immediate availability and the capacity to serve as a fellow for at least 10-20 hours per week;
  • Those who can be available for evening or weekend work, and those who can be able during normal business hours;
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards. Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and our elected members and candidates. Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development;
  • And a belief that our mission matters and that electing Democrats to the Ohio House is critical in moving Ohio forward.

Compensation

There will be a monthly stipend between $600-1,200 depending on the scope of the fellowship and anticipated hours worked.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to aalex@ohiodems.org with the subject line “OHDC Fellowship Application.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

About the Ohio House Democratic Caucus

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus (OHDC) is the official campaign arm with the goal of electing Democrats to the Ohio House of Representatives. In 2018, the caucus picked up six seats, marking the first time since 2008 that seats flipped from red to blue. We have done the work to put Democrats in a strong position and we have momentum on our side going into 2020.

The OHDC is committed to inclusion and diversity. We seek to hire staff that reflects the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

The OHDC 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.