Executive Director

We’re hiring an executive 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 (DCD) is seeking an Executive Director. In partnership with the Chair, the Executive Director is responsible for the strategy, activities, management, and growth of the DCD. This specifically includes, but is not limited to, election-based activities, fundraising, budgeting, staff recruitment and retention, communications, outreach, and building Party infrastructure. This position has a wide range of responsibilities, serving as a trusted advisor to and strategic asset for the Chair of the Party, its elected and party officials, its candidates, and leaders across the state.

Candidates must be highly qualified with:

  • A minimum of at least six (6) years of political experience. This should include at least 2 years of executive leadership in state and/or federal campaigns or committees

  • One full cycle (2 years) in a leadership role in major statewide races or state-based organizations strongly encouraged

  • Strong abilities in organization planning for strategy and program

  • Extensive team management skills with demonstrated ability to achieve high levels of performance and outcomes through management and influence

  • A reputation for leading with integrity and making decisions with the input of the appropriate stakeholders

  • Conflict and crisis management experience with proven, clear decision-making ability

  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and knowledge of donor networks

Core competencies:

  • Clear, effective, high-quality writer

  • Excellent in interpersonal skills and building relationships

  • Good information/administrative organizational skills

  • Digital by nature - a natural with smartphone, iPad, tablet, and laptop for work and personal reasons; monitoring email and social media in real time is intuitive

  • Highly communicative - responsive to internal and external requests, emails, and calls, within reason

  • Multitasker - able to juggle multiple activities yet not lose focus on top priorities or let something slip through the cracks

  • Organized in thinking and doing

  • Committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace

  • Ability to take feedback and learn

Personal Characteristics:

  • Passionate and thoughtful about what and how they do work and whom they work with

  • Resilient, resourceful, and adaptive to priority shifts and change (big and small)

  • Kind but willing to apply soft elbows when needed

  • Realistic but positive in outlook, not ego or turf-driven, able to focus on opportunities when faced with challenges

  • Collaborative by nature

  • Exceptional listener

  • Fully invested in the success of Dallas County Democrats

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.