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Deputy Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Director (Coordinated)


Job Title: Deputy Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Director
Reports to: Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Director
Salary: $7,000/month, generous benefits package
Location: Madison or Milwaukee, WI (Please note: Employment with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin requires residence or willingness to relocate to the state of Wisconsin.)
Start date: Summer 2024
Application Deadline: July 31, 2024 (Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Deadlines may be shortened or extended as necessary. There is no guarantee this posting will remain open until the deadline or be closed on the deadline. This is a suggested timeframe based on organization needs.)

About The Democratic Party of Wisconsin: WisDems is nationally recognized as one of the country’s highest-performing and most pivotal political organizations. During the 2024 cycle, WisDems will drive massive programs to defend the Democratic majority in the United States Senate by re-electing Senator Tammy Baldwin, to re-elect President Biden for a second term, elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and work to build volunteer-led coalitions for the long term. WisDems’ work is grounded in inclusion, respect, and empowerment across race, gender, other dimensions of identity, and the rural/suburban/urban divide. Our work continues year-round, collaborating with partners to build a movement that delivers meaningful change for all Wisconsinites. We seek outstanding applicants who share our values and vision to join the team, help win elections, and build a future where everyone can thrive.

The Opportunity: As a Deputy GOTV Director, you will work as part of a team facilitating cross-departmental collaboration to support in executing and coordinating direct voter contact efforts. You will be responsible for executing a GOTV program that will work to elect Democrats up and down the ticket. The ideal applicant works well in fast-paced environments, and can effectively communicate within our team and across departments. This position requires some flexible hours and eagerness to assist with any task.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Design and execute the statewide GOTV plan in partnership with our Coordinated, Organizing, Voter Protection, Data, Training, Operations, and Coalitions leadership. 
  • Assist the GOTV Director in planning logistics with the Operations team to ensure we have the resources prepared and necessary to win.
  • Prepare and execute necessary GOTV programs, including packet production.
  • Work with the GOTV Director and cross-departmentally to ensure that all departments are aligned around GOTV goals, Direct Voter Contact efforts, and program needs. 
  • Track and manage staging location and office preparedness for GOTV across the state.
  • Monitor and respond to all GOTV-related needs within the campaign.
  • Assist with other tasks and projects as assigned by the GOTV Director and Coordinated Campaign Director.
  • On-year requirements include working outside of normal work hours; including canvassing and other election preparation as necessary.

Qualifications (Required):

  • Growth Mindset – Able to take and implement feedback.
  • Relentlessly Goal-Oriented – Enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals. Keeps calm in stressful situations. Has the capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season, rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done.
  • Cultural Competency – Able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work.
  • Management Skills – Able to manage relationships within your team, bring out the best in your employees, and treat employees equitably across lines of difference; including but not limited to feedback, performance, and engagement.
  • Previous Organizing Experience – Demonstrated ability to manage a large and diverse organizing team to achieve high goals in high-pressure, rapidly changing circumstances, such as Get Out the Vote.
  • Technical Proficiency – Must be Votebuilder (VAN) & Excel proficient.
  • Strong Interpersonal Communication Skills – Can connect with others, motivate & quickly gain trust with volunteers, staff, community members, stakeholders, and coalition partners, including, in particular, across lines of difference.
  • Dedicated to Democratic Values – Desire to fight for Democratic values and candidates; Highly motivated to achieve winning results. 
  • Access to reliable transportation and a willingness to travel frequently. 

Benefits: Great benefits including; excellent health care ($1/month), dental ($1/month), vision ($1/month), life insurance (free), short term and long-term disability (free), TalkSpace virtual therapy, free Calm premium subscription, mileage reimbursement, monthly cell phone stipend, paid vacation days (starting at 10 days), retirement plan with 3% employer match, 3 floating holidays, 9 paid holidays. 

Equity and Inclusion: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a vision for a deeply inclusive and diverse party organization, membership, and electorate. In order to be successful at the  Democratic Party of Wisconsin candidates must have the cultural competence to successfully work with a diverse array of constituency groups. We especially strongly encourage applicants with close ties to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, Muslim, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQIA+ communities. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note on COVID-19: Candidates will be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment, except where prohibited by law. Fully vaccinated includes receiving any booster shots recommended by the CDC or other public health authorities within the timeframe recommended. Reasonable accommodations due to disability, medical condition, or bona fide religious belief will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.