Finance Director

We’re hiring a finance director! Come work with us as we grow our majority in Dallas County, and turn Texas blue.

Who we are:
The Dallas County Democratic Party is on the front lines of the fight to save our democracy in a state led by conservative extremists desperate to hold on to political power, afraid of the people, and suppressing votes instead of delivering basic resources like electricity.

Our diverse county serves 2.6 million people across 900 square miles. We work each day to grow our majority in Dallas County, and turn Texas blue. We will register voters, and turn out every Democratic voter in every neighborhood with our broad coalition of elected officials, Precinct Chairs, clubs, and activists from every part of the county. 

Dallas County Democrats are an inclusive, people-powered movement that believes in equal opportunity, fairness, freedom, family, community, and a responsibility to ourselves and each other. 

About the Opportunity

The Dallas County Democratic Party’s Finance Director’s role is to manage and execute DCD’s strategic fundraising plan to fund DCD’s budget. The Finance Director works closely with the DCD executive director and comptroller to manage the DCD budget and oversee cash flow for the organization.  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 Fundraising: 

  • Manage and execute strategic finance plan which includes soliciting contributions, planning fundraising events, partnering with organizations, and collaborating with the Communications Director on digital fundraising

  • Execute and manage donor research and expand new donor networks

  • Create call sheets and manage call time

  • Work with the Chair to develop the Finance Committee and the various donor groups that fall under the Finance Committee 

  • Manage follow up on all correspondence and pledges

  • Manage NGP donor database

  • Manage donor thank you program

  • Guide development of the yearly budget, implementation and goal tracking

External Relationships: 

  • Regularly work with elected official to develop a partnership and update them on DCD finance related matters 

  • Help leadership manage large donor conversations with major national funders

  • Work with digital vendor to create a digital fundraising plan strategy 

Requirements

  • One to two cycles of campaign finance experience

  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organized

  • Experience with planning events 

  • Strong written and communication skills

  • Time management skills 

  • Knowledge of NGP, Google Sheets, ActBlue

  • Donor prospecting and research experience preferred

  • Experience managing call-time

  • Budget oversight  

  • Experience managing staff 

  • Working knowledge of Texas campaign finance laws

  • Prior experience with targeting donors and managing follow-up

Interested candidates should submit their resume, a detailed cover letter, and one writing sample to Chair Kristy Noble at chair@dallasdemocrats.org. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by July 31, 2021. This job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

DCD recognizes that our success requires us to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and do their best work. We are focused on building a staff that is diverse of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Candidates of color, women, LGBTQI, and more are encouraged to apply.