Job Title: Finance Director

The Harris County Democratic Party is looking for a dedicated and energetic Finance Director to help us raise the revenue needed to strengthen our core operation and elect Democrats up and down the ballot.

Under the general supervision of the HCDP Executive Director and Chair, the Finance Director oversees the Party's fundraising, donor prospecting, donor management, membership, and database operations to execute the Party's priorities and plans. The Finance Director will also be required to develop various fundraising and finance plans to ensure a variety of events and programs to raise money for the Party. This position will require an individual to be a self-starter, capable of working independently in a fast-paced political environment and is not considered entry-level. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in all facets of campaign finance operations, including call time management, small and high dollar events (major, mid-level fundraisers, and house parties), donor research, online fundraising, budget management, legal compliance, and bookkeeping.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Create a multi-faceted short and long term fundraising plan for the Party that encourages development of new revenue streams while maintaining current streams.

  • Maintain programmatic budgets for the Party.

  • Manage database, conduct research on current and potential contributors, and prospect for new donors.

  • Coordinate with Compliance Consultant to monitor compliance and appropriately solicit, track, and report campaign finance contributions and expenditures.

  • Raise funds through consistent personal call time and ensure, prepare and staff Chair and Executive Director during call time.

  • Plan, coordinate and execute several large-scale fundraising events and mid-level regional events throughout the year.

  • Conduct accurate and timely donor follow up and acknowledgement.

  • Coordinate with Digital Director to raise online contributions through innovative direct email solicitations,popular social media posts, online ads and high quality contribution web pages.

  • Establish and administer the HCDP sustaining donor programs.

  • Schedule meetings, arrange briefings and nurture relationships with HCDP stakeholders; individual contributors, labor organizations, business groups, issue advocacy groups, party leaders, elected officials and candidate campaigns.

  • Work with the Chair and Executive Director to track income and adjust goals, as needed.

  • Direct teams of staff, interns, and volunteers in the planning and execution of events and other fundraising tactics.

  • Work with Executive Director to manage auxiliary fundraising program

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent personal skills with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships.

  • Superior project management skills. Know how to plan a project or program, track progress, and adjust resources as needed. Understand long and short-term strategy. Be able to help create a long-term plan for the party, monitor progress, and stick to goals.

  • Stellar communications skills, both written and oral.

  • Fundraising prowess. Understand how both low and high-dollar fundraising works.

  • Experience with online fundraising.Creative outreach to new funding sources.Understanding of both state and federal election law is very beneficial.

  • At least 2 years (4 years ideal) of political, campaign, or non-profit experience or a combination thereof.

  • Knowledge of NGP software.

  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment.

  • Demonstrates commitment to accountability, measuring outcomes, and a results-oriented culture.

  • Salary is commensurate with experience.


How to Apply:

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (of your discretion) and salary history to dj@harrisdemocrats.com. Please only list the words “Finance Director Application” in the subject line. Applications improperly submitted will not be accepted.

The Harris County Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identify or gender expression.