Lake County Democrats: Job Opening

Lake County Democrats are looking for a …

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Lake County Democrats (lakedems.org) in Northeastern Illinois will have a number of closely contested races in 2022, including at the Congressional level. As Lake County Democrats build on significant success in turning a red county blue, the group is looking for an energetic, well-organized, and detail-oriented person who is able to function in a fast-paced environment and is committed to electing Democrats.

Under the supervision of leadership, the Director of Operations is responsible for various administrative functions, including day-to-day office management, event planning, recordkeeping, database management, and volunteer coordination.

The ideal candidate will have significant organizing experience, strong writing skills, and will be able to work independently. Conversational Spanish proficiency and familiarity with the northern suburbs of Chicago would be a plus.

Job duties could include:

Office Administration: Ensures sufficient volunteer support so that phones are answered, email/phone messages are promptly returned, and office walk-ins are greeted and helped appropriately. Maintains adequate office supplies and functioning equipment, helps prepare for meetings, and helps coordinate invitations and RSVPs for events.

Support for Volunteer/Internship Program: Supports Volunteer and Internship Coordinators, whose primary responsibilities include recruiting volunteers and interns and ensuring they have appropriate assignments. Helps ensure that volunteers and interns are matched up with opportunities that fit their skills and preferences and that they receive proper training.

Executive Committee and Other Leadership Support: Works with the Executive Committee and committee chairs to support the organization’s activities and functions, coordinate across committees, and ensure that tasks are being accomplished. Oversees internal calendars to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Fundraising: Helps develop and execute the overall fundraising plan. This includes ensuring that periodic appeals are sent, cultivating donor prospects and maintaining donor relations, analyzing contribution history to target solicitations, helping solicit, track, and maintain membership, producing contribution reports, and making sure thank-you letters go to donors.

Candidate and Campaign Assistance: As needed, sources logistical, informational, and technical support to candidates and campaigns.

To apply, send a resume or CV, with a statement of interest, to info@lakedems.org. Compensation commensurate with experience; hours negotiable.

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