Political Director

10 Jan, 2022

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Political Director

Baton Rouge Alliance for Students Action
Baton Rouge, LA

Political Director Job Description

The Baton Rouge Alliance for Students Action works in partnership with parents, community, civic
leaders and policymakers to achieve the shared goal of an excellent education for every Baton
Rouge student. We are dedicated to elevating the voice of students and families in our
community. The Alliance’s work focuses on the areas of: Empowering Families, Elevating
Community and Engaging Leaders.
The Alliance’s Political Director is charged with voter registration and independent expenditures
on local races and local candidates. The Political Director is responsible for coordinating these
electoral programs, developing and managing a candidate pipeline, and supporting fundraising
of an ambitious budget.
OBJECTIVES & RESPONSIBILITIES
● Lead the organization’s candidate and campaigner pipeline development program, Torch
● Plan, implement, and evaluate voter engagement and political program
● Represent the Alliance with key coalitions, allies, partners, and other stakeholder groups
● Partner with the Alliance’s communications staff to accurately and persuasively project the
organization’s political goals and messages
● Provide high-level strategic advice to CEO and CSO on program development including
long-term electoral strategy
● Manage organizational candidate endorsement process, including analysis of district
information, candidate alignment, and campaign aptitude in order to make
recommendations for resource allocation
● Write and implement campaign plans for electoral activities and issue campaigns
● Staff the organization’s affiliated political action committee, including fundraising and
compliance support
● Contribute to successful political campaigns via embedded consulting
● Supervise development of integrated campaign marketing act based on voter data
segments
● Ensure campaign implementation follows organizational guidelines and state
requirements
● Track and catalogue campaign polling, competitive reports, and ads;
● Compile regular reports of campaign performance and results
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
● A demonstrated commitment to ensuring access to high-quality school options for every
student in Baton Rouge
● Demonstrated experience in electoral, civic engagement, or political campaigns, with
some relevant connection to candidate politics;
● A strong political network and relationships with leaders within Baton Rouge’s political
landscape;
● Experience working across departments or teams within an organization;
● Experience managing large scale political or voter engagement campaigns;
● Experience developing or managing candidate endorsement process;
● Experience working with a PAC would be beneficial, but not necessary;
● Familiarity with political data, technologies, and best practices in the field;
● Independent and strong leader that is able to drive project and programs to completion in
fast-paced environment;
● Ability to work within a coalition of diverse organizations and partners;
● Experience working in diverse communities and with grassroots organizations;
● Excellent writing and communication skills;
● Results-focused and organized;
● Self-motivated – proven ability to work independently; and
● Strong project management and organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple
priorities in a complex environment
● Bachelor’s degree preferred
WORK DEMANDS
Motivation and ability to work long hours during election season, to responsively manage
stakeholders at all levels, to take ownership of projects, and exercise strong judgment in tough
and time-sensitive situations.
COMPENSATION
This is a full-time role offering compensation that is competitive and commensurate with
experience and qualifications. In addition, the Baton Rouge Alliance for Students provides a
comprehensive benefits package that includes individual health and dental insurance, paid time
off, and a 401(k) plan with company-matching contributions.
TO APPLY
Send a resume and cover letter to liz@brallianceaction.org

Job posted: 2022-01-10