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Operations Associate (Coordinated)


 

Job Title: Operations Associate
Reports to: Deputy Operations Director
Salary: $5,000/month, $60,000/annually with a generous benefits package
Location: Madison or Milwaukee, WI (Please note: Employment with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin requires residence or willingness to relocate to the state of Wisconsin.)
Start date: June 16, 2024
Application Deadline: June 30, 2024 (Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Deadlines may be shortened or extended as necessary. There is no guarantee this posting will remain open until the deadline or be closed on the deadline. This is a suggested timeframe based on organization needs.)

About The Democratic Party of Wisconsin: WisDems is nationally recognized as one of the country’s highest-performing and most pivotal political organizations. During the 2024 cycle, WisDems will drive massive programs to defend the Democratic majority in the United States Senate by re-electing Senator Tammy Baldwin, to re-elect President Biden for a second term, elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and work to build volunteer-led coalitions for the long term. WisDems’ work is grounded in inclusion, respect, and empowerment across race, gender, other dimensions of identity, and the rural/suburban/urban divide. Our work continues year-round, collaborating with partners to build a movement that delivers meaningful change for all Wisconsinites. We seek outstanding applicants who share our values and vision to join the team, help win elections, and build a future where everyone can thrive.

The Opportunity: The Operations Associate will be responsible for assisting with the operations infrastructure for a statewide coordinated campaign as our operation scales up for the 2024 cycle. The ideal applicant works well in fast-paced environments, can effectively communicate within our team and across departments, and has organizing or operations experience. This position requires some flexible hours and eagerness to assist on any task. This is a termed position through the end of the 2024 campaign cycle. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in onboarding new hiring prospects.
  • Help with operational tasks such as purchasing.
  • Help maintain operational reports and tracking databases.
  • Coordinate with various partners to execute local and national events.
  • Coordinate with members of the organizing team on potential office openings and supplies needed.
  • On year requirements include working outside of normal work hours; including canvassing and other election-preparation as necessary.

Qualifications (Required):

  • Strong Commitment to Democratic Politics and Ideals – Enthusiasm for electing Joe Biden, Vice President Harris, Senator Tammy Baldwin and Democrats up and down the ballot.
  • Growth Mindset – Able to take and implement feedback.
  • Relentlessly Goal-Oriented – Enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals. Keeps calm in stressful situations. Has the capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season, rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done.
  • Cultural Competency – Able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work.
  • Focused on Creative Solutions – Has the ability to develop and execute creative solutions to complex challenges.
  • Multitasking in a Fast-Paced Environment – Ability to manage details and stay on top of multiple tasks, large and small, at once. Able to adapt to shifting priorities, can handle a diverse and evolving workload over prolonged periods of time.
  • Excellent Verbal & Written Communication Skills – Strong interpersonal skills, customer service attitude, and ability to communicate with people from many backgrounds.
  • Technical Proficiency – Highly proficient in Excel/google docs with experience working from shared databases and workbooks.

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • At least one cycle of general campaign experience.
  • Prior budgetary experience.
  • Prior experience with technology and cybersecurity.

Benefits: Great benefits including; excellent health care ($1/month), dental ($1/month), vision ($1/month), life insurance (free), short term and long-term disability (free), TalkSpace virtual therapy, free Calm premium subscription, mileage reimbursement, monthly cell phone stipend, paid vacation days (starting at 10 days), retirement plan with 3% employer match, 3 floating holidays, 9 paid holidays. 

Equity and Inclusion: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a vision for a deeply inclusive  and diverse party organization, membership, and electorate. In order to be successful at the  Democratic Party of Wisconsin candidates must have the cultural competence to successfully  work with a diverse array of constituency groups. We especially strongly encourage applicants  with close ties to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, Muslim, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQIA+ communities. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note on COVID-19: Candidates will be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment, except where prohibited by law. Fully vaccinated includes receiving any booster shots recommended by the CDC or other public health authorities within the timeframe recommended. Reasonable accommodations due to disability, medical condition, or bona fide religious belief will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.