Overview

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is the sole organization and campaign committee dedicated to recruiting, training, and electing Democrats to state legislatures across the country. We provide candidates, caucus partners, and key stakeholders with the resources, field support, and data necessary to run smart, winning campaigns, with the ultimate goal of building Democratic power at the state level. 

 

Building up Democratic power in the states is more important than ever. With right-wing radicals proliferating state legislatures across the country, and leading insurrections against our fundamental values, our Democracy is on the line. 

 

The DLCC compensates employees competitively and provides a very generous benefits package. Our flexible work arrangements and significant amounts of time off aim to support work-life balance when staff may be asked to work outside of business hours during periods of peak work. We’re dedicated to treating one another with respect in the workplace, and prioritize racial equity and inclusion (REI) in our work with one another as well as with our stakeholders.

 

Digital Director

As a senior member of our Digital & Multimedia Department, the Digital Director directs and manages the DLCC’s content, digital organizing, and caucus and candidate support programs. The Digital Director is comfortable working across multiple digital disciplines and plays an active role in shaping the processes and programs that make digital teams successful. This role is also responsible for staff management.

 

The Digital Director reports to the Vice President, Digital & Multimedia. The DLCC is located in Washington, DC, and we are currently remote for all staff through January 2022. The Digital Director is eligible to be permanently remote, or for flexible work arrangements, splitting their time working at home and the office.

 

The Digital Director is expected to model the values of the DLCC:

 

  • Credibility
  • Teamwork
  • Results Driven
  • Risk
  • Inclusive
 

Responsibilities 

  • Oversee ongoing digital projects and strategy within the Digital team in collaboration with the Vice President, Digital & Multimedia. 
  • Develop creative, multi-channel digital campaigns in conjunction with Digital & Multimedia department senior staff – including email campaigns, social media, SMS, website projects, and others; and manage these projects to completion.
  • Work with the Creative Director to own the management and evolution of the committee’s website, ensuring needs are balanced between competing committee goals and inter-department needs.
  • Oversee the development and management of our state legislative caucus and candidate support programs – building out internal staff and consultants to support these entities’ fundraising, digital content, and more.  
  • Serve as an advisor to state legislative digital programs and direct the DLCC’s state legislative support staff. 
  • Spearhead the development of new and pilot programs within the department, including technology investments, in-state digital operations, advertising campaigns, and more as necessary.
  • Develop and direct the committee’s digital organizing program, including volunteer recruitment, SMS outreach, technology infrastructure, and more.
  • Own digital training programs for caucuses, partners, and campaigns.
  • Work across departments on projects requiring digital input.
  • Assist with copy-editing, quality assurance, and efficient process management as needed.
 

Team Management

  • Supervised employees: Digital Coordinator and Digital Assistant. 
  • Regularly attend training and pursue continued education in supervision skills.
  • Uphold DLCC expectations for supervisors.
  • Act with integrity and awareness of one’s power as a leader.
  • Maintain a harassment-free and inclusive workplace for team members.
  • Cultivate and guide the professional growth of the team by establishing and maintaining thoughtful opportunities to learn, grow, and receive constructive feedback.
  • Ensure work is aligned and prioritized based on DLCC’s organizational strategy, coordinated-side political strategy, and priorities within any given state, chamber, and/or target.
 

Outcomes

  • DLCC’s digital program becomes more deeply integrated throughout the organization and continues to develop strong relationships with organizations and individuals outside the organization.
  • DLCC content and digital organizing programs reflect the committee’s high standards and are being sustainably managed towards growth. 
  • DLCC digital team provides strong, effective, strategic guidance and support for in-state partners and campaigns.
  • The DLCC’s digital program remains on the frontlines of emerging technologies, strategies, tactics, and structure.
  • DLCC digital staff perform to high standards, continuously improve, and have high levels of satisfaction.
  • The DLCC’s digital program operates with an engaging tone of voice and brand identity. 
  • The DLCC’s strategy is informed by strong data and insight about its digital community’s past behavior, digital best practices, smart risk, and ever evolving digital landscape.
  • Provides clear and transparent communications to all stakeholders.
  • Junior staff are efficiently managed and well mentored in their careers.
  • Staff perform to a high standard, continuously improve, and have high levels of satisfaction.
 

Qualifications

  • At least five years of experience of campaign, party committee, or PAC, or similar non-profit experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience directly managing multiple staff and overseeing their professional development.
  • Proven track record of managing multiple projects simultaneously and prioritizing tasks appropriately.
  • Strong background in content strategy, digital organizing, social media, and project management, as well as experience in online fundraising, digital advertising, website development, and multimedia design.
  • Experience with digital and relational organizing tools, social media management systems, and/or CRM platforms (such as Mobilize America, Sprout Social, NGPVAN, Get-Thru, Hustle, Impactive, or others).
  • The ability to write engaging content on short deadlines.
  • An interest in keeping up with the current political climate.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and copy-editing skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Democratic state legislative candidates, campaigns, and caucuses. 
 

Physical Requirements

The DLCC is committed to supporting employees of varying abilities and to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to thrive at the DLCC. 

 

The requirements of this role, related to its physical demands, described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

 

All DLCC employees must be able to operate a computer and use a cell phone. For roles at the DLCC that include frequent business travel expectations, we can discuss reasonable alternatives to travel in some instances. Most roles also require communicating with key external stakeholders of the organization in person, via the telephone, or via email. Applicants with questions about accommodations may request to speak with our ADA liaison, John Skic.

 

Essential functions of the role include:

  • Working from a computer for long periods of time.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to communicate using the telephone, email, and in-person with stakeholders.
  • This position has less than 5% travel expectations and is eligible for flexible work hour arrangements.
 

How to Apply

Salary for the Digital Director is $96,000 – $115,000, on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The DLCC offers a generous benefit package, including:

 
  • More than 25 days of paid time off, including for Federal holidays, time off around Federal holidays including the week between Christmas and New Year, vacation, sick, and personal days;
  • Fully paid health/vision/dental insurance for the employee + spouse/partner + dependents;
  • Up to 6% retirement employer contribution;
  • Monthly use-it-or-lose-it $100 transit benefit for employees located in the DC region;
  • Employer contribution of $500 to employee’s Flexible Spending Account, and opportunity to withhold pre-tax income for Dependent Care Account;
  • Up to $5,000 employer-paid Health Reimbursement Account for IVF-related costs or Adoption Assistance, and up to $2,500 for employer-paid Health Reimbursement Account for out-of-pocket dental and orthodontic expenses. 
  • Monthly $100 student loan payment benefit;
  • Monthly $100 mobile phone reimbursement;
  • and more. 
 

To apply for this position, please complete an electronic application at https://www.dlcc.org/careers by December 31, 2021. The DLCC may review applications after this deadline in limited circumstances, however this is not a guarantee that your application will be considered if it is not submitted by December 31, 2021. Only complete applications through the application portal will be accepted. You must also include a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to be considered for this position. When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for this position, they may request it in writing by emailing jobs(at)dlcc.org. No calls please. Applicants will be screened on a rolling basis.

 

The DLCC is committed to an inclusive and equitable environment and diversity among its staff and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to engaging, retaining, and supporting a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DLCC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, personal appearance, marital status, family responsibilities, genetic information, or any other legally protected basis. The DLCC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

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