Finance Director for Midwest house race

  • Full Time
  • Midwest

First-time congressional candidate, with a common-sense Midwestern progressive platform, is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to fill the role of Finance Director.

Direct Report: Candidate, Campaign Manager


  • Raise the funds needed to allow the campaign to be successful
  • Oversee all aspects of a campaign finance program and associated data
  • Work with campaign manager to develop monthly and quarterly campaign finance goals & plans
  • Report on progress to Campaign Manager, Candidate, and Central Committee
  • Manage a dynamic finance plan as needed
  • Manage major fundraising events and be a small-dollar-baller
  • Develop, manage, and execute digital small-dollar fundraising strategy
  • Perform advance operations for all fundraising events, including travel as needed
  • Prepare for, schedule, and manage candidate call time
  • Work with Compliance Consultant to ensure proper reporting and accounting methods are employed
  • Maintain positive relationships with donors and build out Finance Committee

Experience & Requirements:

  • Minimum one cycle of campaign finance experience


  • Two years non-profit fundraising experience

  • Experience staffing call time and assisting candidate in personal fundraising efforts
  • Creative and savvy political professional with strong ability to follow through in a consistent fashion
  • Work well in a team setting while remaining organized
  • Set metric goals with direct reports and follow through
  • Reliable means of transportation, access to a cell phone, and access to (or willingness to buy) a personal laptop
  • Willingness to relocate to congressional district

o   Telecommuting from Chicago is possible for the right candidate

  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills
  • Work irregular hours and multi-task in a fast-paced environment


  • Intersectional perspectives are always valued
  • Chicago fundraising experience
  • Senior non-profit or Finance Director fundraising experience
  • Experience using Action Network and ActBlue

Application Details:

  • Salary commensurate with experience

o   We are a progressive campaign and pay staff a living wage

  • Healthcare benefits provided; supporter housing can be made available
  • Earliest start date possible will be 9/1/19

o   Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled

  • Please send resume and three references in PDF format to:

o   Feel free to include supplemental Cover Letter

  • Please make “Finance Director – Your Name” the subject of the e-mail

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