Political Desk

Website stopbigmoney End Citizens United/Let America Vote

End Citizens United//Let America Vote’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.

Reports to:  Vice President, Political

Job Summary: The Political Desk is an integral part of the Political Department. They will primarily be responsible for maintaining relationships with and tracking progress on a portfolio of federal endorsed campaigns. They will also help assess new endorsement opportunities, maintain relationships with partner groups, and attend political events as needed.

This is a temporary position through the 2022 election cycle (November 2022). ECU/LAV staff have recently unionized and this position would be covered by the union.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain ECU/LAV’s relationships with federal endorsed campaigns.
  • Monitor, track, and provide updates on the status of campaigns.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with party committees and partner groups.
  • Work with the VP for Political to compare and analyze new endorsement opportunities and make endorsement recommendations.
  • Meet and interview federal candidates to assess suitability for potential endorsements.
  • Attend and represent ECU/LAV at political events and other functions around DC.
  • Coordinate with other departments to execute candidate services on behalf of our endorsed candidates.
  • Prepare memos, campaign update documents, and other analysis generally related to ECU/LAV’s priority races as needed.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The Political Desk must be a self-starter with at least two cycles of political or campaign experience. Federal campaign experience is highly desired. They should have a strong interest in stopping big money in politics, protecting voting rights and helping elect democracy reform champions to Congress. The Political Desk should possess excellent communication and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, an instinct for anticipating and creatively solving problems, and the initiative to propose solutions. They should be committed to the diversity of our candidates, membership, partners, and staff.

The salary range for this position is $65,000-$70,000, and comes with a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Paid-time off available immediately upon hire–no accrual needed
  • Health insurance including Dental & Vision. There are many health plans available that are fully employer paid. Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, STD, & LTD plans are fully employer paid.
  • Work from home 3 days a week
  • Reimbursement for your cell phone bill up to $100 a month
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • IRA with up to 3% of salary matched
  • Relocation stipend for employees relocating to work out of our Washington, D.C. office

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume through our website. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible and will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis. No calls, please.

Job Location: This position is based in Washington, D.C. where our staff work in our office in-person a minimum of 2 days a week. Relocation stipend available.

COVID-19: ECU/LAV prioritizes the health and safety of our employees and continually updates our in-office protocols related to COVID-19 based on current CDC guidance, local ordinances, and best practices. Applicants must be willing to receive the full course of one of the CDC-recommended vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, including recommended boosters. Reasonable accommodations may be granted in accordance with relevant federal and state regulations.

Accessibility: Our D.C. office space is a professional office environment that is fully accessible. All employees based in our D.C. office have the option of working remotely 3 days a week. This position’s main functions are carried out using a computer and phone. All employees may request a reasonable accommodation to perform their job tasks.

End Citizens United is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multi-cultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job please visit endcitizensunited.bamboohr.com.