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Political Director


NY or DC metro areas




Full Time




Health Insurance: group medical insurance, group dental insurance, group vision insurance
Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA
Paid Time Off: paid federal holidays, unlimited vacations and sick days, six months of paid family leave
401(k): upon three months of employment, access to a 401(k) retirement plan with matching up to 3%.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will continue to interview until filled. We are planning for 2-3 rounds of interviews, all between 30 and 60 minutes via Zoom, in addition to a hiring exercise. While we are looking for the right match, the ideal start date is October 23rd, 2023. If you don’t meet all of the requirements and believe you’re a good fit, we absolutely encourage you to apply and tell us why!

about vote mama

Vote Mama builds the political power of moms.

Vote Mama PAC is the first PAC in the country dedicated to supporting Democratic moms running for office up and down the ballot and across the country.

Vote Mama Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the leading source of research and advocacy on the political participation of moms and works to break the structural barriers moms face running for and serving in elected office.

Vote Mama Lobby, a 501(c)(4) organization, mobilizes fed-up mamas to take action by electing moms and passing truly family-friendly legislation.

about the role

In this new position, the Political Director will develop and drive Vote Mama’s political strategy and support candidates, from the comprehensive endorsement process to candidate support throughout their campaigns.

As a strategic lead, they play a key role in advancing Vote Mama PAC, in line with the strategic goals of the entire Vote Mama organization. The Director is the architect of the candidate endorsement strategy that reflects core values around racial equity, diversity, belonging and fostering meaningful relationships in and outside of the organization.

The ideal candidate for this position will have deep understanding of the current and evolving political landscape, knowledge and resources around campaign strategy, and a broad network of strategic relationships and resources at the national and state level to support a range of candidates up and down ballot.

The Political Director will report to Sarah Hague, Chief Program Officer.

required skills

  • 7+ years experience in managing major campaigns

  • Strong understanding of the political landscape, up and down ballot

  • Strong understanding of political fundraising and compliance

  • Relationships with electeds and key political stakeholders

  • Experience utilizing your networks and connections to support candidates running for office 

  • Ability to engage diverse individuals around a common goal

  • Commitment to Vote Mama’s goals and theory of change, and passion for grassroots organizing and commitment to progressive policy change as well as deep dedication to the mission

  • Must be creative, strategic, collaborative, and organized, with keen attention to detail

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills 

  • Ability to work independently and to exercise sound judgment and discretion. 

  • Based either in DC or NY.

bonus skills

  • Experience running a candidate endorsement program

  • Experience working in coalition with national partners

  • Political fundraising experience 

core responsibilities

Strategy Development

  • Develop Vote Mama’s political strategy, expanding Vote Mama’s impact year over year

  • Develop compelling narratives and opportunities to engage and build the Vote Mama candidate and partner networks

  • Develop benchmarks and metrics to measure the success of the political strategy, iterating as needed for maximum effectiveness 

Candidate Engagement 

  • Define the strategy, approach, and execution of the candidate endorsement process

  • Identify and develop strategic relationships with partners and candidates through endorsements

  • Provide a high level of candidate support through resourcing, sound boarding, and connections 

  • Engage candidates and their staff via the Vote Mama app and online community

  • Develop and execute a strategy to build out the Vote Mama candidate network

  • Coordination with the Vote Mama team to determine levels of financial support and engagement for political candidates 

Organizational Leadership

  • Collaborates with leadership to expand tactics and capitalize on opportunities in line with Vote Mama’s overarching strategy

  • Fosters cross-team collaboration and learning, leveraging Vote Mama’s research and expertise in campaign work

  • Raises the profile of Vote Mama through strong ambassadorship and belief in mission.

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