Overview

The Political Director will represent Swing Left in Washington, DC to build and maintain relationships with elected officials, candidates, and partner organizations.

This position will report to the Managing Director. The ideal candidate will have deep political knowledge and experience building and maintaining relationships within the political space. This position is part of Swing Left’s Leadership team.

About Swing Left

Swing Left is a national grassroots organization that took back the House in 2018 by building a national campaign for Democratic candidates in 84 Swing Districts in three big ways: recruiting and training an army of volunteers, raising funds from grassroots donors, and building cultural momentum for the midterms. For 2020, we’ll be bringing our “campaigns-in-waiting” model to swing Senate seats, defend the House, win the state-level races needed to ensure fair maps for 2021 redistricting—and, of course, the Presidency.

In 2018 we took back the House. Join us, and help take back all the Houses in 2020.

Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain relationships with campaigns (state house to presidential) and party institutions to support our volunteers ability to directly connect to local campaigns in a strategic manner
  • Build and maintain partnerships in the broader progressive movement to support coalition initiatives like The Last Weekend
  • Develop messaging and communications for campaigns and partners as it relates to the work Swing Left is doing in our Super States
  • Work across the organization to support and lead key strategic initiatives

Requirements

  • 5+ years of relevant experience. Preference for candidates who have worked in electoral organizations and in non-electoral organizations
  • Experience building coalitions and deep relationships within the progressive movement and/or Democratic Party
  • Comfort in a rapidly changing virtual work environment (Swing Left is still very much a startup)

The Political Director position is full-time, remote position. Swing Left provides a competitive salary and benefits package. We are happy to answer any questions you have about our benefits, retirement, parental leave policies and other, similar benefits in interviews.

We believe that the GOP's bad behavior disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people. As a result, we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do and we welcome all applicants regardless of age, citizenship, gender identity or expression, national origin, pregnancy status, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other differences.