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Senate Readiness Project Deputy Finance Director

Job Title: Senate Readiness Project Deputy Finance Director
Reports to: Senior Senate Advisor
Salary: $7000 per month
Start date: As soon as possible
Application Deadline: Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

About The Democratic Party of Wisconsin: WisDems is nationally recognized as one of the country’s highest-performing and most pivotal political organizations. In the 2022 election cycle, WisDems will continue to build a massive program to re-elect Governor Tony Evers, defeat Ron Johnson to ensure a Democratic U.S. Senate majority, elect candidates up and down the ballot in spring and fall elections alike, and advocate on policy issues. 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 the Deputy Finance Director for the Senate Readiness Project, you’ll work with the Senior Senate Advisor and other members of the team to raise resources for our efforts to elect a Democratic Senator in Wisconsin in 2022, while supporting the Democratic Senate nominee’s fundraising operation once the primary concludes. You will be responsible for working to raise resources for our future nominee and build a fundraising infrastructure for the general election that will support our Senate nominee and candidates up and down the ballot. The deputy finance director will be an integral member of our team and will work with the Senate finance director to develop events, organizational, and bundling programs, as well as develop projections, build on donor relationships, and manage a team of finance staff to help execute these goals. Your work will lay the foundation for the election of a Democrat into the U.S. Senate in 2022.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work on building a fundraising infrastructure for the future Wisconsin Senate nominee including helping to raise resources for the Wisconsin Senate nominee fund and planning for general election fundraising;
  • Serve as a key member of the finance operation, working with the Senate finance director to help develop and build a fundraising plan, including helping to manage a team of finance staff to help execute goals;
  • Help develop and oversee a Wisconsin fundraising program including developing major donor relationships and building and scaling an in-state events program;
  • Lead and track labor and partner outreach, manage internal campaign process and triage outreach and questionnaire tracking to secure PAC checks and bundling from in-state stakeholders, labor, surrogates, and allied groups;
  • Manage internal surrogate targets and run point on asks with partners and the caucus.
  • Oversee at-large finance stewardship programming – bi-monthly donor briefings, weekly talkers emails;
  • Work with call time manager and national consultants in overseeing Wisconsin call queue/bundler outreach strategy and Wisconsin prospecting/research targets;
  • Support Finance Director in working with national consultants as needed

Qualifications (Required):

  • Must have 1-2 cycles of campaign fundraising experience  (“cycle” can mean primaries, specials, etc.)
  • Experience collaborating with other members of finance team to build and execute plans
  • 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 relationships and collaborate with colleagues, voters, and volunteers across lines of identity difference.
  • Manages a high volume of work with efficiency- Has, or can create, a system for managing multiple projects at the same time without sacrificing quality.
  • Clear, Precise, and Inclusive Communication
  • Effective Team Player – Track record of collaborating with colleagues to produce quality fundraising materials.

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Prior experience working in fundraising in Wisconsin is preferred but not required
  • Previous campaign fundraising event or PAC fundraising experience is strongly preferred;
  • Prior experience managing a campaign fundraising plan and cash flowing in an election cycle

Benefits: Great benefits including; health care, dental,vision, life insurance, short term and long-term disability, cell phone stipend, mileage reimbursement, generous annual vacation time, sick days, and holiday time off.

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 LGBTQ communities.

To Apply: Please email your resume to tiernan.donohue@wisdems.org with the subject line “Senate Readiness Project- Deputy Finance Director”