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YDA Hiring Ohio Executive Director

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on April 7, 2008

Position: Executive Director, Ohio Young Democrats

The Young Democrats of America (YDA) is the nation’s largest youth-led, partisan political
organization. As the official youth arm of the Democratic Party since 1932, YDA now operates as an independent 527 organizations. Our membership includes middle school, high school and college students as well as young workers, young professionals and young families, with over 1,500 local chapters in all 50 states. YDA’s national and state staff work with national, state, and local leaders across the country on peer-to-peer young voter mobilization campaigns, issue advocacy, leadership and skills trainings, and other activities to grow sustainable chapters and build the national infrastructure of YDA.

The Ohio Young Democrats (OYD) is the official youth arm of the Ohio Democratic Party, comprised of progressive people under the age of 36.

Job Description: The Young Democrats of America is continuing to expand state-based staff as part of our State Partnership Programs. State Executive Directors work to build long-term infrastructure for the youth movement. The Ohio Young Democrats Executive Director reports directly to the President of the Ohio Young Democrats and to Senior State Executive Director of the Young Democrats of America. The position is based in Columbus, OH.

The Ohio Young Democrats Executive Director is responsible for the overall implementation
of programs on behalf of the Ohio Young Democrats and the Young Democrats of America.
This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Manage the daily operations of the Ohio Young Democrats.
  • Organize Young Democrats chapters in targeted counties across the state and work to
    strengthen existing chapters.
  • Work with the OYD Executive Board to develop and implement the Ohio Young Democrats
    Strategic Plan, specifically planning and implementing peer-to-peer campaign activities,
    chapter building activities, and coordinating with other progressive grassroots organizations.
  • Create and fund yearly budget, ensuring that the budget is met through effective
    donor solicitation and marketing efforts. Work with OYD Treasurer to meet financial
    reporting requirements.
  • Plan and coordinate events such as Executive Board and Committee meetings,
    convention activities, regular conferences, and trainings.
  • Handle all media, scheduling, communication, and appearance requests for Ohio
    Young Democrats and the Ohio Young Democrats President.
  • Continue collaborative and cooperative relationships with the Ohio Democratic Party, Young
    Democrats of America, the Ohio College Democrats and other progressive groups to ensure
    high visibility and effective activism.
  • Manage additional temporary campaign staff brought on to complete the OYD’s peer-to-peer campaign program.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits: $30,000 to $40,000 annually, health insurance, and reimbursement for
cell phone.

To Apply: Applicants should have at least two years experience with campaigns or politically-focused non-profit organizations. Management experience and knowledge of fundraising and the budget process is preferred. The position requires regular in-state and national travel and access to a car.

Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and three references to by April 18, 2008 by 5pm, EST.

Young Democrats of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. YDA does not discriminate on the basis of race,creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or any other protected status covered by federal, state or local law.


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