Fellows Program Director

Website TurnoutPAC Progressive Turnout Project

PTP is the largest voter contact organization in the USA!

Fellows Program Director

Chicago, Illinois or Remote

Salary: $93,600-114,400/year

Start Date: 1/3/2022 (Flexible)

End Date: 11/30/2022

Progressive Turnout Project (PTP) seeks applicants for the Fellows Program Director role for the 2022 election cycle who are passionate about managing a team and implementing a program dedicated to coaching and training staff placed on state legislative and federal campaigns of endorsed candidates in the 2022 cycle. This position will be remote with the option to work from PTP’s Chicago Headquarters. Interviews for this position will be scheduled virtually.


The Fellows Program Director is responsible for managing the structure and completing the implementation of Progressive Turnout Project’s Turnout Fellows program. The supervisory scope of this position includes the day-to-day management of all Turnout Fellows staff, through a strong managerial structure, amounting to a department of 1200+ total PTP staffers and PTP Turnout Fellows. This will include hiring and then directly working with Regional Turnout Fellows Managers on a daily basis, providing feedback, coaching Turnout Fellows staff, monitoring progress while holding staff accountable to goals, and troubleshooting miscellaneous issues as they arise.


The Fellows Program Director is responsible for implementing and executing the planned Turnout Fellows program. Their focus will be on the ‘people’ side of the project such as hiring, managing and coaching. They will additionally be responsible for tracking and measuring program goals, providing input on the Fellows curriculum, providing feedback on the design of the 2022 Fellows Program, and assisting the Fellows Advisory Board (a board made up of state legislators from across the country).


This position will execute on our Fellows program as designed and will be nimble in managing modifications as needed. The duties of this position are subject to modification in response to program or organizational needs.


This position is eligible for benefits, including employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance, FSA, 401(k), student loan repayment assistance, paid time off, and paid holidays.

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There are no formal education requirements for this position. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.



Learn and apply our organizational values to foster a strong culture based on trust and mutual respect

Hire the Regional Turnout Fellows Managers to oversee Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Maryland Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin, and then guide them through hiring in-state staff to lead state-based Turnout Fellows Coordinators.
Own the management and accountability of all Fellows staff

Drive the implementation, management, and tracking of all Fellows deliverables on a mission-critical timeline, ensuring timely completion of tasks in line with program objectives

Understand, implement, and utilize systems for disseminating important information within the Fellows department

Support the work of the Fellows Advisory Board and travel as needed to meetings throughout the United States for the purpose of gaining on-the-ground insight into program execution

The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned
Qualifications (You will be a good fit if):

You have at least 2 cycles of Director level Field and/or Management experience  (3-4 years) or equivalent organizing experience that has contributed to advanced knowledge within campaign work

You’re committed to establishing a culture of community and respect in the workplace, and contributing to the development of best practices

You have a proven record of managing successful, large programs across multiple locations, utilizing the uppermost levels of expertise in resolving issues in challenging and complex situations

You manage program issues in a way that brings disparate stakeholders together to resolve issues and complete action items that contribute to the success of the program
You often take a leading role in highly-pressurized situations when there is a need to resolve high priority issues, working through the issues with grit and a solutions-oriented approach

You consistently deliver solutions in a creative and imaginative manner while setting a standard for others
You have exceptional written, verbal, and presentation skills that you have used to communicate to a diverse set of audiences

Able to travel to campaign offices, PTP HQ or other locations occasionally
You’re proficient in G Suite Products (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc)

Preferred Qualifications (Not Required):

You are fluent in Spanish

You are proficient in Microsoft Office

Be sure to select Democracy Partners as your referral source!






About PTP:

Progressive Turnout Project is the largest voter contact organization in the country. Our mission: Get Democrats to vote. We design, test, and execute specialized voter turnout programs targeting inconsistent Democratic voters in the most competitive elections up and down the ballot. Since 2015, our trained Field staff, Fellows, and volunteers have made more than 59 million voter contact attempts across 39 states. PTP is grassroots funded, with more than 2.2 million unique donors and an average contribution of $17.39.

Progressive Turnout Project is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our country and the progressive movement. PTP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is PTP’s policy to recruit, hire, train, promote, and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to age, color, creed, disability, economic status, ethnic identity, gender identity, national origin race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veterans status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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