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SPANISH LANGUAGE MEDIA PRESS SECRETARY

The Nevada State Democratic Party (NSDP) is seeking an experienced Spanish language media press secretary to join an aggressive communications operation for the 2018 election cycle. The ideal candidate will be a fluent Spanish speaker and will have at least one cycle of campaign experience. Nevada ties are a plus, but not required. This position is based in Las Vegas, NV.

Role Overview

The Spanish language media press secretary will be responsible for developing a comprehensive strategy to drive earned media coverage of the NSDP’s message and organizing efforts in Nevada-based Spanish language, AAPI, and other constituency media. The incumbent will be primarily focused on the U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races, in addition to down-ballot races. The incumbent will report directly to the NSDP communications director.

Tasks & Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Maintain and develop relationships with Spanish language and AAPI outlets and reporters throughout Nevada
  • Draft and translate press releases, media advisories, website updates, and other materials in Spanish
  • Pitch stories and interviews to Spanish language and AAPI media outlets
  • Plan and execute earned media events focused on generating coverage in Spanish language and AAPI outlets
  • Coordinate response to incoming press inquiries from Spanish language and AAPI outlets
  • Draft and post social media content in Spanish on the NSDP’s Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Provide additional support to the communications department, including on the U.S. Senate and governor’s races, the down-ballot races, and party organizing activity

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak, understand, read, and write Spanish fluently
  • At least one previous cycle of campaign experience
  • Previous communications experience in a campaign, Capitol Hill, advocacy, media organization, or similar setting
  • Proven track record of landing stories in local and/or national media outlets
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills in both English and Spanish
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while juggling multiple competing priorities
  • Ability to relocate to Las Vegas for the duration of the cycle and access to a vehicle
  • Capacity to work long hours, including evenings and weekends, in a campaign setting

How to apply:

Please email your resume to Helen Kalla, NSDP communications director, at hkalla@nvdems.com, and include your earliest possible start date. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Nevada State Democratic Party (NSDP) 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 NSDP, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a NSDP employee.

The NSDP is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

NSDP’s equal opportunity policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the NSDP, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a NSDP employee, as well as opportunities for Consultants to contract with the NSDP.

The NSDP is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our state and the Democratic Party. Working towards the goal of a diverse NSDP, our policy extends to both Staff and Consultants.

 

DEPUTY DATA DIRECTOR

The Nevada State Democratic Party is seeking full‐time deputy data director applicants for a statewide organizing program in Nevada. Deputy data directors will be responsible for, with the data director and other deputies, ensuring that programs are run in the state off of the best data possible and in the most data‐driven way possible. The position reports to the Data Director.

Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Administering VoteBuilder.
  • Training staff on data tools and usage.
  • Creating reports on program and staff progress and production.
  • Using GIS tools to create geospatial analyses.
  • Creating precisely targeted voter contact universes.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • One or more cycle of campaign experience preferred
  • VoteBuilder experience (either as an administrator or user).
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Excel.
  • Previous SQL experience at any level.
  • Experience with GIS programs, including QGIS.
  • Must be self‐motivated and willing to work long hours, including nights and weekends, in a fast‐paced and high‐pressure environment.

To apply, please email your resume to Tcahn@nvdems.com

The Nevada State Democratic Party (NSDP) 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, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the NSDP, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a NSDP employee.

The NSDP is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. NSDP’s equal opportunity policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the NSDP, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a NSDP employee, as well as opportunities for Consultants to contract with the NSDP.

The NSDP is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our state and the Democratic Party. Working towards the goal of a diverse NSDP, our policy extends to both Staff and Consultants.

REGIONAL ORGANIZING DIRECTOR

The Nevada State Democratic Party is seeking experienced Regional Organizing Directors to lead a diverse and robust organizing team in Nevada in 2018. We are looking for passionate, hardworking individuals who are committed to building the grassroots turnout operation needed to win elections up and down the ballot for Democrats in November 2018.

Role Overview

Regional Organizing Directors will be responsible for coaching and managing a team of Organizers to hit data-driven organizing metrics. Regional Organizing Directors should be skilled managers, positive, solutions-oriented, willing to work long hours and capable of motivating a diverse team of Organizers. Candidates with experience developing accountability systems and using creativity to overcome organizing challenges are preferred. Regional Organizing Directors report directly to a Deputy Organizing Director.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
Including, but not limited to:

  • Develop regional strategies and systems that lead your team to successfully meet daily and weekly organizing metrics, as well as maintain data integrity
  • Build and maintain political relationships with local leaders in your region to increase buy-in and trust in the Coordinated Campaign at large
  • Work with state leadership to implement new communications, messaging, and digital strategies in your region
  • Ensure that all Organizing staff in region are properly trained on the technical aspects of the job, and work with the Training team to fill the gaps and raise the floor of productivity
  • Keep your team focused and motivated in a high-stress, rigorous work schedule and environment
  • Consistently meet stated deadlines and communicate with state leadership when challenges arise that will prevent you and/or your team from meeting your goals

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and clearly communicate with different types of stakeholders, from high level elected officials to grassroots activists
  • Experience meeting deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate priorities, needs and expectations to organizers and managers
  • Must have access to a vehicle and a cell phone
  • Capacity and desire to work long hours in a campaign setting

 

Preferred Background & Experience

  • Two cycles of organizing experience and one cycle of staff management experience
  • Proficiency with Votebuilder/VAN

 

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:
If interested in applying, please submit your resume with this form: https://goo.gl/forms/l2nrwh4UurSQWNl43

The Nevada State Democratic Party (NSDP) 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 NSDP, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a NSDP employee.

The NSDP is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

NSDP’s equal opportunity policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the NSDP, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a NSDP employee, as well as opportunities for Consultants to contract with the NSDP.

The NSDP is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our state and the Democratic Party. Working towards the goal of a diverse NSDP, our policy extends to both Staff and Consultants.

ORGANIZER

The Nevada State Democratic Party is seeking organizers to build a diverse and robust organizing team in Nevada in 2018. We are looking for passionate, hardworking individuals who are committed to building the grassroots turnout operation needed to win elections up and down the ballot for Democrats in November 2018.

Role Overview:

Organizers will be responsible for various tasks focused on community engagement and capacity building. Organizers should be high energy, outgoing, enthusiastic, and willing to work long hours. Candidates with experience building coalitions among diverse groups of people and experience holding volunteers accountable are preferred. Organizers report directly to a Regional Organizing Director.

Tasks & Responsibilities
Including, but not limited to:

  • Recruit, train and manage fellows and volunteers and expand the volunteer network
  • Plan and manage voter registration events, phone banks and canvasses
  • Knock on doors and make phone calls
  • Amplify message, recruit volunteers and create online communities using social media platforms
  • Help create a program that reflects assigned organizing regions

 

Required Skills & Background

  • Exceptionally well organized with the ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with people from different backgrounds
  • Disciplined and solution-oriented approach to all tasks
  • Must have access to a vehicle and a cell phone
  • Commitment to electing all Democrats on the ballot

 

Preferred Background & Experience

  • Previous campaign experience
  • Proficiency with Votebuilder/VAN

 

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:
If interested in applying, please submit your resume with this form: https://goo.gl/forms/6OmeYwPknNwlU1qi1

The Nevada State Democratic Party (NSDP) 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 NSDP, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a NSDP employee.

The NSDP is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

NSDP’s equal opportunity policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the NSDP, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a NSDP employee, as well as opportunities for Consultants to contract with the NSDP.

The NSDP is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our state and the Democratic Party. Working towards the goal of a diverse NSDP, our policy extends to both Staff and Consultants.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Mission Statement: The Nevada State Democratic Party fights for progress in the Silver State. We believe that we are stronger together than on our own, and that America succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules.

Purpose of Internship: To provide students with an engaging and valuable experience within our team and an opportunity to gain an understanding of how a political organization operates on a daily basis.

Please read before applying:

  1. Please note this internship is unpaid.
  2. All internships require a minimum 15 week commitment with 10-15 hours per week spent in the office. Our regular office hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We allow interns flexibility and involvement in creating their schedules, but we expect interns to commit to it as they would a work schedule.
  3. All interns are required to attend a minimum of 5 events (including, but not limited to: canvass launches, voter outreach events, fundraisers, and quarterly State Central Committee meetings). These events are often held outside regular office hours.

Internship Duration:

Spring (end of January to mid-May), deadline to apply is January 12th

Summer (mid-May to August), deadline to apply is April 27th

Fall (mid-August to mid-December), deadline to apply is August 3rd

Internship Positions: We have internship positions with our Administrative (1), Field Organizing (4-6), Finance (2), Research (2), and Communications (2) teams for various semesters.

Descriptions:

Administrative Interns will assist with the daily operations of the organization including, but not limited to: executive scheduling and correspondence, staff coordination, quarterly event planning, drafting and distributing monthly newsletters, donor recognition, fielding telephone calls and greeting office guests.

Field Organizing Interns will assist in all aspects of voter outreach and engagement, voter registration, Caucus preparation, and assistance with other field programs as needed. The tasks associated with this role include: registering voters, engaging with communities and constituency groups, mobilizing voters via canvassing and phone banking, assisting with organizing and operation of party events (such as 2018 caucus, canvass launches, voter registration drives).

Finance Interns will assist our National and In-State Finance team in all aspects of planning and implementing fundraising events including, but not limited to: making fundraising calls; overseeing logistical details; maintaining commitment sheets; and implementing donor follow up plans. Interns will have the chance to attend fundraising events and help on site. Finance Interns will also: research donor history; assist in creation of call sheets; maintain call book and record of receipts from national donors; and assist in resolution of national compliance issues.  

Research Interns will assist with various research projects including, but not limited to: analysis of the impact of legislation and regulations; the legislative history of select figures; and campaign finance filings. Interns will have the opportunity both to analyze the records of political/legislative events and assist in the creations of record as well as assist with other research and tracking tasks.

Communications Interns will assist with all functions of the communications team including, but not limited to: compiling and distributing daily news clips; drafting social media content, press releases, statements, and other written materials; planning earned media events; helping the communications director respond to media requests; and other tasks as assigned.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities and Skills of ALL Interns:

  • Ability to learn quickly, work independently when needed, and multitask
  • Exceptional organization, communication, writing, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with or ability to learn various software programs (Google Applications, Microsoft Office Suite, and Voter Activity Network) and social media networks
  • Work well with staff, volunteers, donors, and community partners
  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • Ability to responsibly handle and complete projects assigned by staff
  • Demonstrate professionalism when answering office calls and taking phone messages
  • Interest and familiarity with Nevada politics
  • Have fun and learn every aspect of how a political organization operates on a daily basis

How to Apply:

  1. Submit the following materials to info@nvdems.com:
  • Cover letter that includes: the semester you’re applying for, availability, and your reason for applying to the internship program. Please discuss any relevant experience (professional/volunteer), career goals, and educational achievements.
  • Updated resume or curriculum vitae
  1. Once the required materials are submitted, qualified applicants will be interviewed by NSDP staff via phone or in-person.

If you are selected for an internship, you will be contacted by NSDP staff via phone or e-mail.

For any questions or additional information, please contact:

nvdemsjobs2018@gmail.com

702-737-8683

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