National Political Director

The National Political Director will primarily be tasked with scaling Unite America's operations into the 2020 election cycle –– including expanding an “independent election engine” of candidate resources, establishing new state partnerships, and overseeing candidate recruitment up and down the ballot.

National Political Director

Unite America seeks a National Political Director. The National Political Director is responsible for developing and executing the organization’s political and electoral strategy to elect independent candidates to office.

The ideal candidate is an experienced, entrepreneurial, and mission-aligned political operative and movement leader capable of envisioning, building and scaling a new way for candidates to run for office outside of the two-party system and help turn the energy of the independent movement into electoral success.

The National Political Director will primarily be tasked with scaling Unite America’s operations in the 2020 election cycle –– including expanding an “independent election engine” of candidate resources, supporting and establishing new state partnerships, and overseeing candidate recruitment, training, and support up and down the ballot.

The National Political Director will be based in Denver, Colorado, report to the Executive Director, and manage a distributed team of a half dozen or more people. This is a full-time role with full benefits and a starting salary of $85,000. Additional pay will be commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, refine, and iterate the organization’s national electoral strategy

  • Establish, support, and grow state organizations and candidate programs (e.g. CO, ME, WA, NM, AZ)

  • Manage candidate recruitment, training and support programs, including independent expenditure campaigns

  • Create and deploy tools, resources and services for independent candidates at scale

  • Oversee candidate endorsement process, including making recommends to organization leadership

  • Organize and facilitate a community of independent leaders running for office at all levels of government

Requirements:

  • A strong desire to fix a broken political system and passion for our cause

  • At least five years of professional and political work experience

  • Previous experience managing team members and budgets

  • Track record of conceiving, building, and scaling effective programs

  • Experience designing, drafting and analyzing political surveys  

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and execute at a high level

  • High standard of professionalism and personal integrity

  • Comfort working in a fast-paced and highly demanding startup environment

  • Willingness to travel

Unite America is a national political organization that aims to bridge the growing partisan divide in government by strategically electing common-sense, independent candidates to office.  To apply, please fill out the application at uniteamerica.org/apply.