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Political Assistant, Independent Expenditure

About the DCCC: 

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official national Democratic campaign committee charged with electing Democrats to the U. S. House of Representatives. The DCCC recruits Democratic candidates and supports Democratic campaigns – both challengers and Democratic incumbent Members – with a variety of services including field operations, fundraising support, communications assistance, research support and management consulting. In addition, the DCCC’s Independent Expenditure supports these campaigns with television, radio and other voter contact efforts. The DCCC is supported by the contributions of individuals and organizations, along with Democratic Members, from throughout the country. We look for talented and hard-working campaign professionals who are committed to electing more Democrats and taking back the House majority.

Position Summary: 

The DCCC will be hiring four Independent Expenditure (IE) Political Assistants. These individuals will be part of the DCCC’s Independent Expenditure Program, which operates independently of each congressional candidates and of the DCCC’s campaign operation. IE Political Assistants will be part of a team of staff, consultants, and leadership tracking and working on a series of congressional races.  The goal of a political assistant is to help the flow of information by ensuring that the team is up to date on the most important issues in each race; that the databases and memos are updated; and that deadlines are being met.  Each IE Political Assistant reports directly to their IE Political Desk. Specific job duties include, but are not limited to:

Responsibilities Include:

  • Supporting the objectives of the IE team;
  • Compiling news clips for relevant races;
  • Updating political database and internal tracking elements;
  • Tracking the progress of the research, political, and legal sign-off on all work product;
  • Managing materials, notes, and updates for the Political Desk and consultant teams;
  • Providing additional administrative support;
  • Other duties as needed;

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Prior work experience in politics or on a campaign preferred;
  • Experience with polling data, media campaigns, and/or direct mail a plus;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Operates well under pressure;
  • Extremely organized both for yourself and others;
  • Pays close attention to detail;
  • Works well in a team environment;
  • Dedication to electing Democratic Members of Congress.

This is a cycle position that will run through December 31st, 2018 and be located full time in Washington, D.C.

Reports To: 

DCCC IE Political Desk

Equal Opportunity/Diversity Policy: 

The DCCC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran's status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the DCCC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a DCCC employee. The DCCC is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

DCCC's equal opportunity policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the DCCC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a DCCC employee, as well as opportunities for Consultants to contract with the DCCC.

The DCCC is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that makeup our country and the Democratic Party. Working towards the goal of a diverse DCCC, our policy extends to both Staff and Consultants.

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