Director of State Operations
Posted on 9/26/2023
Democratic National Committee (DNC)

501-1,000 employees

Elects Democrats nationwide through grassroots activism and voter
Government & Public Sector

Company Stage


Total Funding





Washington, District of Columbia

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Washington, DC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Operations & Logistics
  • A minimum of 2 cycles of general campaign experience and at least 1 cycle of campaign operations experience with previous statewide operations experience strongly preferred
  • A minimum of 7 years work experience
  • Experience working on a number of electoral campaign cycles and/or have issue/advocacy campaign experience
  • Experience with campaign operations; experience with designing and/or enforcing operational processes on campaigns
  • Experience training and a demonstrated track record of producing dynamic curriculum and materials
  • Proven track record building and managing coalitions among diverse stakeholders, reaching consensus and action
  • Proven ability to write for multiple audiences and translate complex information clearly
  • Experience and proficiency with budgets and comfort with numbers
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and strong attention to detail; and
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities
  • Work with the Political, HR, Technology, Accounting, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and other DNC departments to establish and help implement processes to be used throughout the Coordinated Campaign such as recruiting, hiring and onboarding staff, cybersecurity, technology assets needs and distribution, budget, procuring vendors, executing contracts
  • Manage and grow Operations staff to fit the needs of the DNC and Coordinated Campaign
  • Plan and drive the project management of initiatives from start to finish, working across teams in a collaborative manner
  • Create and update DNC trainings and laterally work with the Political and Organizing Team to identify and fill training gaps that are critical to our election objectives
  • Work with the HR Department and Director of DEI to develop diverse pipelines to source talented operations staff for the coordinated campaign and work with the DEI team to develop and execute DEI training and programming for the Coordinated Campaign
  • Develop and oversee the process for opening and managing field offices and work with the HR Department to ensure and maintain readiness for the DNC to operate in states
  • Coach allies and states on how to access and make best use of DNC resources and services
  • Build and formalize efficient and effective operations systems with an eye to use in future coordinated campaigns
  • Other duties as assigned to support the department and the DNC's mission
  • Passionate and committed to the DNC mission
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, positive, and handles stress with a sense of humor and grace
  • Understand campaigns and have good political judgment
  • Collaborative and committed to empowering their peers and partners
  • Willing to take initiative, solutions-oriented, and capable of juggling multiple priorities that may change quickly
  • Creative, innovative, and forward thinking
  • Tactful, poised, and diplomatic in interpersonal-relationships; and
  • Capable of navigating and resolving conflict and disagreement