Political Director

Columbus, OH, Remote
2 years

Job description

What if you could go to your place of employment every day with a renewed sense of purpose and direction, confident in the knowledge that the work you do contributes to the greater good? When you work with us on the Political Team, this could be your life. Grow to understand our candidates and hold a vital role in planning events and coordinating other activities to encourage candidate prospects and help us move toward our mission to defend the freedom and increase the liberty of all Ohioans by recruiting Libertarian candidates for public office, educating the public about our principles, growing the membership and winning elections.. Work on a close-knit, enthusiastic team under the direction of a visionary political director to meet and exceed our goals. Stretch and improve your communication and leadership skills and organizational capabilities in this pivotal role.

Job Responsibilities

  • Recruit candidates for office and regularly meet or surpass our contact targets
  • Research potential candidates to gain insight into needs, beliefs and past races to understand how to position them in the best race
  • Assist in brainstorming and creating new methods to recruit candidates for our organization
  • Leverage technology and social media where possible to improve candidate recruiting activities
  • Assist in planning and coordinating candidate recruiting and training events and coordinate actives of volunteers and interns related to event planning and execution
  • Create training materials, like pamphlets and presentations, to be used for training events
  • Analyze the performance of events and other recruiting activities for effectiveness and to identify areas of improvement
  • Maintain complete and orderly records of candidates and potential candidates and manage regular communications using an existing CRM
  • Supervise the 5 Assistant Deputies in charge of the 5 regions of Ohio for candidate recruiting
  • Collaborate with County Affiliates and CDG’s to build partnerships and enhance candidate training and recruiting activities

Job Skills & Qualifications


  • Exemplary communication abilities and outgoing, yet poised personality
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • At least one year of political experience
  • Quick thinker and ability to make decisions under pressure


  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations, political science or related/applicable area
  • Minimum two years of political experience, in addition to managerial experience
  • Has previously run for office or managed a campaign

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