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Communications Director - Vermont Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign

 

The Communications Director is responsible for managing the overall messaging strategy for the Vermont Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign. They will work closely with the Coordinated Campaign Director to set strategic communications goals and raise the Vermont Democratic Party’s public profile.

 

This position has a wide range of responsibilities including:

  • Developing and implementing a multi-faceted communications strategy

  • Ensuring message continuity across all areas of communications programs

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with communications leaders among Party allies and the media

  • Working with local stakeholder groups to help spread a coordinated message statewide

  • Drafting press releases and other media outreach materials

  • Facilitating press conferences and other earned media events

  • Developing and managing a robust social media program

  • Compiling press clips and issues information and writing briefings

  • Preparing talking points for party leadership

  • Working with legislative leadership to take advantage of press opportunities

  • Maintaining and updating media lists

  • Monitoring local and national press for relevant stories and developments

  • Developing and managing a rapid response team

 

This position reports directly to the Coordinated Campaign Director.

 

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience working in communications

  • Strong on-the-record experience

  • Experience managing social media campaigns

  • Excellent writing skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience with campaign operations and political communications

  • Vermont ties preferred

 

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, two writing samples and references to VDP Coordinated Campaign Director Rob Hipskind a rhipskind@vtdemocrats.org

 

Field Organizer - Vermont Democratic Coordinated Campaign

The Vermont Democratic Coordinated Campaign is hiring field organizers to elect Democrats up and down the ticket in November. Field organizers report directly to Organizing Director.

 

Tasks and Duties:

 

  • Recruit, train and manage interns and volunteers

  • Plan and manage phone banks and canvasses

  • Knock on doors and make phone calls

  • Amplify message, recruit volunteers and create online communities using social media platforms

  • Track all volunteer outreach and engagement in VAN daily   

 

Required Skills & Background

  • Experience working with strict deadlines and goals

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment

  • Must have access to a vehicle, a cellphone and a laptop

  • Commitment to electing all Democrats on the ballot

 

Preferred Background & Experience

  • Previous campaign experience

  • Proficiency with Votebuilder/VAN

  • Vermont ties

 

How to apply: If interested in applying, please email a cover letter and resume to gblackburn@vtdemocrats.org with the subject line “Field Organizer”

The Vermont Democratic Party is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.