The Hired Guns are seeking a passionate defender of democracy for a Digital Director role at a fast-paced, progressive non-profit who will be instrumental in organizing to get out the vote in 2020. If you’re committed to combating corruption, advocating for democracy, getting money out of politics and getting voters into voting booths, prepare to be inspired by working alongside these watchdogs who aren’t just sitting on the sidelines, but mobilizing over two million progressive Americans.
This digital-first non-profit’s mission is to create a future where government serves the people and not big-money special interests. They want to do that, not by fighting dollars with more dollars, but by motivating grass-roots activists to demand responsiveness and accountability from Washington. In this digital era, they succeed by firing up 360 campaigns, and you’ll be their key strategizer and executor, overseeing digital streams across texting, social, and email to organize Congressional calls and protests. Meantime, you’ll stay current on new platforms and tools to engage more users, but also to make users more engaged.
Hours are typically normal work days, but get ready to jump on any breaking news or trending hashtags to show followers how they can have a hand in positive change. The metrics for their reach will be highly specific, so you should also form an idea of the personal benchmarks for yourself and the ten digital strategists under you. As this progressive group expands its spotlight towards ballot initiatives, you’ll help craft a larger platform to make it a one-stop shop for democracy.
What Success Looks Like
Your inspiring leadership, managerial prowess, and digital campaign know-how will begin to move the needle almost from day one. You and your team will pioneer new approaches to mobilizing hundreds of thousands of public-spirited individuals to protest, contact Congress, and otherwise make their voices heard.
Hired Gun Profile
You’re a strategic powerhouse with a portfolio of digital campaigns that hit the bullseye again and again, showing you know how to reach people and activate their desire for a better world. You’re never truly offline, because you know that a crucial opportunity could drop at any time. That said, you’re excellent at managing resources (time, money, energy, personnel, morale) to deliver big results from bigger ideas despite realistic constraints.
A career history at progressive organizations is good, but it’s not the be-all-end-all for this high-profile Director role. Sure, you’re a hands-on leader who already has senior-level experience, but you want your next move to be about making a real difference in our society: you’re passionate about making the system work again, and you inspire that same passion in your team, your coworkers and the audiences you engage.
If you’re personally offended to see corruption in government no matter which side it comes from, answer this clarion call to apply. If you’ve worked on political campaigns, this might be your dream job: it’s got the excitement and spirit of campaign work, but at a more moderate pace and stress level. Think: campaign pace, but non-profit hours. Last but not least, for a non-profit, this organization offers great comp and benefits.
You’re working on something so big it will be difficult to show just how big a role you played, but it doesn’t matter, because you’re not here for glory. You’re here to do important work with a group of the most caring people you’ll ever call friends, and to help swing the pendulum back towards sanity and stability in our country.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.