Executive Director

Springfield
Nonprofit Programs
Executive
$30,000 - $44,999, $45,000 - $59,999

Summary

Description of Organization

 

The Greene County Democratic Party encompasses the city of Springfield and is the third most populous county in the State of Missouri. The organization has existed for more than a century and has consistently maintained an Executive Director position since 2007. The county party has grown significantly in the last  two cycles, flipping two State House districts and setting all-time records for fundraising.

 

Description of Role

 

The Executive Director serves as the operating arm of the Greene County Democratic Central Committee (GCDCC). The Executive Director reports directly to the Chair of the Central Committee and carries out all directives and initiatives of the Central Committee. 

 

This position provides for an annual salary in the range of $40-50,000, as well as a monthly cell phone allotment. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before June 1st. To apply please email a resume, cover letter and three references to execdirector@gcmodemocrats.org.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

 

-Recruiting, supporting and training candidates for Greene County offices. 

-Actively assisting in recruiting, supporting and training candidates for Missouri legislative and senatorial districts that include Greene County, Missouri state-wide office candidates, and Missouri U.S Senatorial and 7th District Congressional candidates. 

-Raising funds in support of the GCDCC. 

-Implementing various strategies, initiatives, or projects of the Chair of the CGDCC. 

-Initiates and coordinates media releases and public appearances. 

-Communicating and networking with the State Democratic Party, Democratic candidates and various community groups such as Democratic organizations, labor unions, civic groups, minority organizations, neighborhood associations, issue groups, etc. 

-Maintaining party websites and social network sites. 

-Maintaining  and updating voter and donor databases. 

-Managing the day-to-day operations of the GCDCC headquarters. 

-Recruiting and supervising volunteers at headquarters. 

-Upkeep and use of office equipment. 

-Reports to the GCDCC periodically as to the progress of strategic plans.

Requirements

Requirements

 

-Ability to apply basic principles of supervision.

-Ability to communicate well both written and orally.

-Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques of fundraising.

-Ability to operate and understand computers and other office equipment.

-Knowledge of how to conduct political campaigns.

-Ability to work long hours and weekends if needed.

-Have a valid Missouri driver’s license and reliable transportation.

 

A 40-hour workweek is considered the norm under terms for employment; some weeks (especially during election cycles) will require more hours, some will require less. The current structure provides flexible hours to attend evening and weekend work related functions.