Democrats in the Michigan House of Representatives currently hold 52 of 110 seats, and are just four seats away from flipping the house in 2022 for the first time in over a decade. To that end, the Michigan House Democratic Fund (MHDF) is seeking to add thoughtful, driven, results-oriented, full-time Campaign Managers to the team.
Democratic candidate for the Michigan State House is seeking a full-time campaign manager to run the day-to-day operations of the 2022 campaign, partner with the candidate and other stakeholders to determine to design and implement the overarching campaign strategy, lead and participate in all canvassing and outreach efforts, and work with extreme efficiency, intelligent strategy, and tenacity to flip or hold the seat and flip the Michigan House in 2022.
➢ Work with the candidate and the core campaign team to write the campaign plan and budget,
as well as develop media, fundraising and field targets.
➢ Work with local, state, and national party leaders, as well as labor groups and community
activists to secure endorsements, maximize fundraising opportunities, enlist campaign
surrogates and build on the base of volunteers. This includes: calendar management; support
in responding to endorsement questionnaires; prepping the candidate for public debates,
forums and press opportunities; drafting messages and speeches; and managing relationships
with key stakeholders.
➢ Oversee fundraising by planning event implementing tested as well as innovative fundraising
➢ Maintain the candidate and campaign schedules and enforce critical deadlines.
➢ Manage social media and email programs; draft press releases and plan press events; oversee
letters to the editor program and listening events.
➢ Run team meetings; oversee kitchen cabinet and delegate responsibilities accordingly.
➢ Manage field strategy, staff (if applicable), and volunteer program; make calls and knock doors as necessary.
The Campaign Manager should have at least one cycle of campaign or issue organizing experience and must be dedicated to the overarching values and goals of the Democratic Party. Ideal candidates are former campaign staffers with knowledge of and experience with appropriate strategies for red-to-blue or competitive districts, are exceptionally organized, personable, and able to think quickly and act independently.
Schedule, Compensation & Location
Start date is ASAP through November 15, 2022. This position is full-time, requiring frequent evenings and weekends. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes health care and paid vacation. We are
predominantly hiring for campaigns in the metro Detroit area, with other opportunities in Central, Western, and Northern Michigan.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, writing sample and location preference to Deputy Caucus Director Alissa Cravens at email@example.com
The Michigan House Democratic Fund is an equal opportunity employer. MHDF believes every employee has the right to work in an environment free from unlawful discrimination as is consistent with our commitment to diversity, respect and inclusion.