Native American Liaison and Community Engagement Manager

Washington, DC (DNC HQ)
Political & Organizing
Full-time
The Native American Liaison and Community Engagement Manager will develop and implement a comprehensive outreach and engagement strategy to reach, engage, and mobilize this important constituency – in support of the DNC mission to win elections and build Democratic power. This Liaison and Community Engagement Manager will direct the political and organizing programs to strengthen the coordination with and build the capacity of this coalition. This Liaison and Community Engagement Manager will develop innovative partnerships with diverse allies, constituents, groups, and key stakeholders to both engage and invest them in critical outcomes – from education to registration to turnout to training to candidate recruitment & support. This Liaison and Community Engagement Manager will build and manage relationships with key leaders and stakeholders; manage the associated DNC caucus &/or council; recruit and develop effective surrogates for outreach; work closely with the community/constituency groups and organizations for electoral and issue organizing; and serve as the primary point of contact for related incoming. This position will work closely with the regional pods, the program team, the state parties, the DNC leadership and membership, as well as the caucuses and councils to ensure the integration of these efforts. Externally, this position will work with national partners and allies, campaigns, elected officials, key stakeholders, membership organizations, and more. This Liaison and Community Engagement Manager will provide counsel and advice, identify and cultivate best practices, leverage resources, bring programs to scale, and encourage the full integration of the constituency engagement efforts. The position reports directly to the Director of Community Engagement.    

Specific Responsibilities:

    • Design, lead, and manage the DNC’s strategy and related programs – which leverage the state parties, partnerships, and the DNC infrastructure – to engage and mobilize this important constituency
    • Track the demographic landscape(s) related to electoral and issue organizing; monitor demographic and political trends
    • Prepare background or marketing materials and other collaterals as necessary
    • Work with campaigns to craft, insert, and prioritize targeted engagement efforts
    • Work with the caucus &/or council to devise an electoral program, and measure success
    • Innovate, pilot, and test programs, tools, and strategies to advance the party’s outreach and mobilization efforts with this constituency
    • Organize coalition meetings, conference calls, and trainings that advance program goals
    • Convene and organize working groups of practitioners to map out, strategize, and successfully create new opportunities for building political power
    • Create actionable strategies to diversify pipeline and leadership pool across the country
    • Work to increase the effectiveness and visibility of the DNC’s constituency engagement strategies and programs

Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4-5 years of political experience, preferably in issue advocacy, organizing, and/or campaigns on the national or state level
    • Demonstrated experience in leadership development, electoral campaign management, staff management, racial justice and/or social equity work
    • Ability to represent the DNC with maturity and judgment
    • Proven track record building and managing coalitions among diverse stakeholders, reaching consensus and action
    • Proven ability to write for multiple audiences and translate complex information clearly
    • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and strong attention to detail
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where priorities change rapidly
    • Fearlessness in building relationships and unconventional alliances

A successful candidate will:

    • Have a passion and commitment to the DNC mission, and to racial equity and social justice
    • Be an organizer at heart
    • Have high energy, enthusiasm, positive attitude, and sense of humor Have a collaborative & empowering leadership and management style
    • Have a solutions-oriented approach, with a willingness to take initiative, while juggling several priorities that may change quickly
    • Be creative, innovative, and forward thinkingHave the ability to parlay successful actions into generating new relationships and opportunities
    • Display a high level of interpersonal skills and judgment, exhibiting poise, tact, and diplomacy
    • Have a demonstrated ability to navigate conflict and work toward resolution required
This is a full-time employment position based in Washington, DC, though travel will be expected.
 
To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references. The cover letter should 1) showcase your unique skill sets, qualifications, and relationships; 2) share a specific idea(s) for engaging and mobilizing this constituency; and 3) identify 3-5 goals for the first 30 days in this position (i.e. identify the people &/or partners you would invite to your first stakeholder convening). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DNC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring process and on the job, as required by applicable law. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.