Do you have what it takes to manage a state affiliate through massive growth towards our goals of electoral competitiveness and greater policy influence?
The following states are currently evaluating hiring an Executive Director:
- New Jersey
- Washington State
- West Virginia
Applicants must reside within the state. They will serve as principal administrative assistant to the Chair. The principal responsibility is fundraising. If you aren’t inclined to put serious effort into planning and coordinating fundraising efforts, this job is not for you.
Below is a general job description. The exact details concerning the description and compensation will vary state to state.
A state Executive Director (ED) for will be a non-voting member of the State Executive Committee (EC) and will report to the Chair. The ED will be the principal administrative assistant to the Chair.
The ED will oversee all programmatic and fundraising activities of the state party. The ED will oversee the other directors and assist them as needed in setting and achieving their goals. The ED will set priorities and employ his or her effort based on the current needs of the party. Ultimately, the ED is responsible for making sure everything that needs to get done is done, either by doing it, or making sure it is delegated and following up as appropriate.
I. Duties & Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Coordinating the day-to-day activities of the state party.
2. Responding to party e-mail, telephone, and mail inquiries and referring them to appropriate directors as necessary.
3.Maintaining appropriate records of the organization of the state party activities and resources to ensure smooth transitions between Executive Committee leadership teams
4. Recruit, train and support candidates for all other director positions as needed
1. Help set goals and devise a strategy to achieve those goals at all levels of the party organization
2. Develop and direct fundraising efforts
3. Overseeing and coordinating the work of directors and volunteers
4. Demonstrate an understanding of web resources and technologies and employ these to advance the state party.
5. Manage and promote political relationships both in-state and around the country with organizations like the Libertarian National Committee, the Libertarian National Campaign Committee and the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance
6. Identify objective metrics to track the growth and progress of the state party.
7. Attend EC meetings and prepare written reports of his or her activities.
II. Performance. The performance of the ED will be evaluated by the EC periodically to determine if changes need to be made to the job descriptions.
III. Compensation and Expenses: subject to the state party
IV. Term of Service. The ED will serve at the pleasure of the EC.
Applicants should have strategic planning skills, excellent communication skills (both written and public speaking), the ability to work with a team, and the ability to communicate effectively with people who hold a variety of views. The ideal candidate should have:
• Administrative experience in the non-profit sector and previous political organizing
• Experience with campaigns and/or issue advocacy
• Fundraising experience
• Experience with membership databases and contact management software.
• Experience with web site development and social media
• Success at building accountability mechanisms and reporting structures
• The ability to juggle multiple priorities successfully
• Demonstrated ability to strategically plan and carry out programs
• Experience organizing and carrying out events
• A proven track-record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships
with individuals and organizations