The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee’s mission is to win Democratic majorities and build Democratic power in state legislatures.
In the 2018 cycle, Democrats flipped over 400 state legislative seats and gained eight new Democratic majorities. This is the most chambers flipped since the 2006 cycle, and the most seats flipped by Democrats in a generation. Nearly 1,250 of the Democrats elected to their state legislatures in 2018 were women, and more than 900 were candidates of color.
As the only organization exclusively committed to electing Democrats to state legislatures all over the country, the DLCC has been working with state legislative leaders for over two decades to invest strategically in state programs and build the Democratic Party from the ground up.
The Research Coordinator is responsible for managing the candidate vetting process and assisting with fact-checking to help hold Republican candidates and legislators accountable through earned and paid communications. The research coordinator will also complete various research projects to help drive narratives on the importance of electing state Democrats, what Democrat-led states accomplish for their residents, and the extreme nature of today’s Republican Party.
The Research Coordinator is a member of the Strategic Communications and Digital Department and reports to the Research Manager. The Research Coordinator is based in Washington, D.C.
The Research Coordinator is expected to model the values of the DLCC:
- Focus on Results
- Manage the DLCC’s candidate vetting process and track relevant information about candidates running for state legislature.
- Assist with fact-checking on all public facing DLCC product, including paid communications, and media monitoring for targeted seats and chambers.
- Complete research projects at the direction of the Research Manager, including tracking legislation, campaign finance filings, and opposition research.
- Work closely with the communications and digital departments to shape messaging and pitches to reporters.
- DLCC research systems provide a timely and accurate synopsis of information related to state legislators and state legislative politics.
- DLCC is equipped with factual perspectives and trends that allow the development of innovative narratives.
- DLCC is confident in the veracity of its public and private communications, vetting, and multimedia production.
- Research and information shared internally and externally is both timely and accurate.
- Research and information are used to support organizational and departmental targets and objectives.
- More than one year of work experience in political research is required. This is not an entry level position.
- Excellent research skills and attention to detail, precision, and organization.
- Familiarity with research databases like LexisNexis, campaign finance databases, federal and state government databases and other data sources.
- Exceptional written and copy-editing skills.
- Ability to write, edit, and fact check with precision and calm during high-volume, fast-paced periods.
- A keen political instinct.
- Shares our commitment to electing state legislative Democrats.
The requirements, including but not limited to physical demands, described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All DLCC employees must be able to operate a computer and use a cell phone. Many roles at the DLCC include business travel expectations, and most roles also require communicating with key external stakeholders of the organization in person, via the telephone, or via email.
Essential functions of the role of Research Coordinator include:
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to communicate using the telephone, email, and in person with stakeholders.
- To enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the position (research), reasonable accommodation for type of computer (Microsoft or Apple OS) and specific software may be made.
- This position may require the employee to periodically travel across Washington, D.C. to attend events, meetings, and conferences offsite.
How to Apply:
Salary for the Research Coordinator is $50,000-60,000 on an annualized basis commensurate with experience. In addition, the DLCC offers a generous benefit package, including fully paid health/vision/dental insurance, an up to 6% retirement contribution, transit and FSA subsidies, and more.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs(at)dlcc.org by July 26, 2019. The DLCC may review applications after this deadline in limited circumstances, however this is not a guarantee that your application will be considered it if not submitted by July 26, 2019. Reference “Research Coordinator” and your name in the subject line. No calls, please.
The DLCC is committed to diversity among its staff and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DLCC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, personal appearance, marital status, family responsibilities, genetic information, or any other legally protected basis. The DLCC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.
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