Senate Readiness Project Research Associate

Job Title: Senate Readiness Project Research Associate
Reports to: Senior Senate Advisor
Salary: $4000 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 Research Associate for the Senate Readiness Project, you’ll work with the Senior Senate Advisor and other members of the team to build our research infrastructure for our efforts to elect a Democratic Senator in Wisconsin in 2022. Researchers produce a large portion of the Research Department’s work product and are integral to departmental efforts to hold Republicans accountable. Your work will support our Senate nominee and candidates up and down the ballot. The research associate will be an important member of our team and will work with the nominee’s research team on production of research materials, such as long-term background documents, audio/video research portfolios, and rapid response components. Your work will lay the foundation for the election of a Democrat into the U.S. Senate in 2022.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist the research team in reviewing and preparing materials, including debate book materials, transcribing footage, etc.
  • Factually backup DPW and campaign materials as needed;
  • Vet potential event hosts, participants, and organizations;
  • Work with the campaign team to use research to advance the campaign’s themes and goals in earned communications;
  • Assist in circulating clips daily
  • Provide additional research capacity as needed

Qualifications (Required):

  • Self-starter with a robust work ethic and a high level of attention to detail.
  • 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 research materials.

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Prior research or campaign experience (as a volunteer, intern, or staff) strongly preferred

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- Research Associate”