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Native American, American Indian, and Indigenous Coalitions Manager

Job Title: Native American, American Indian and Indigenous Coalitions Manager
Reports to: Coalitions Director
Salary: $50,000 – $60,000/annually, generous benefits package
Location: Wisconsin
Start date: 02/01/2022
Application Deadline: 01/03/2022. (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: The DPW is nationally recognized as one of the country’s highest-performing and most pivotal political organizations. In the 2021-22 election cycle, DPW will drive a massive program to re-elect Governor Tony Evers, defeat Ron Johnson in order to ensure a Democratic US Senate majority, elect candidates up and down the ballot in spring and fall elections alike, and advocate on policy issues. DPW’s 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 the Native American, American Indian, and Indigenous Coalitions Manager you will play a key role in ensuring the Democratic Party of Wisconsin prioritizes engaging with and mobilizing Native voters. You will be building and rebuilding relationships with Tribal Nations, Native American communities, and Indigenous leaders across the state of Wisconsin on behalf of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and execute a WI Tribal nations focused outreach plan, engaging with Native American community leaders in urban, rural, suburban, and reservations.
  • Work with the Coalitions Director to determine best practices in organizing and engaging with communities across the state of Wisconsin.
  • Provide support for the American Indian Caucus and construct innovative opportunities to increase Native American and Indigenous representation in the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
  • Maintain and build organized lists of contacts at state and local level
  • Actively seek opportunities to include and prioritize Native voices in DPW programming and local elected policy initiatives.
  • Host recurring meetings with Indigenous and Tribal community leaders across the state as well as local elected officials.
  • Provide context for memos and briefings for principals and high-level surrogates.
  • Additional tasks as instructed by the Coalitions Director.

Qualifications (Required):

  • Growth Mindset – Ability 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 – Ability to manage relationships within your team, bring out the best in your employees, and treat employees equitably across lines of difference.
  • Exceptional Interpersonal Skills – In particular, effectively building meaningful relationships with Elected officials, local influencers, government agencies, businesses, non-profits, or community organizations; customer service attitude; ability to communicate with people from many backgrounds.
  • Attention to Detail – Ability to manage details and stay on top of multiple tasks, large and small, at once.
  • Dedicated to Democratic Values – Deeply believes that racial equity and social justice are important and is driven to act on this belief.

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Demonstrated record of working with American Indian and Indigenous communities and leaders and advocating for Indian Country issues.
  • Successful experience conducting outreach for a political campaign, government department, business, non-profit  or community organization.
  • Access to reliable transportation and/or willingness to travel statewide.

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), free Better Help virtual therapy, free Calm premium subscription, monthly cell phone stipend, 10 days paid vacation, retirement plan with 3% employer match, 3 floating holidays, 9 paid holidays, plus more!

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/APIDA, Latinx/e, Muslim, non-English-speaking, disabled, and LGBTQ+ communities. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.