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JOB TITLE: Campaign Manager
REPORTS TO: Ben Garves

CAMPAIGN AND CANDIDATE BACKGROUND
Ben Garves for Congress – Texas 25th is a Section 527 organization dedicated to the election of Texas Democrat Ben Garves to the 116th US Congress. Garves has been a long-time political activist, starting as a Washington State Senate Page in 2002. He has volunteered for, led, and run five political campaigns, been a caucus delegate for Barack Obama in 2008, and aided planning committees for both the 10,000-strong Austin March for Science and the Austin Tax March.

With a professional background in tech, Garves’s project, product, and program management experiences have seen him run over ten million dollars-worth of project assets over his career, including effective leadership of programs with thousands of independently-contracted consultants around the globe. Looking to apply these experiences to growing domestic American jobs, education, and healthcare programs, Garves declared for office in April of 2017.

ROLE
The campaign manager will oversee all aspects of the campaign, including day-to-day operations, the hiring and management of staff, the coordination and implementation of the fundraising operations, and ongoing coordination with the candidate. They are also responsible for creating and managing the campaign budget and overall strategy. The perfect match for this role will have excellent organizational skills, be level-headed under stress, have quality interpersonal skills, and be fully comfortable raising money.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Hire and manage the following staff, and fulfill their roles until the hiring is completed:

Political Director
Works closely with the Campaign Manager to implement strategy and execute tasks. While directing campaign staff in the execution of events and volunteer activities, they will also build a rapport with important community leaders, allies to the campaign, volunteers, and other people with whom the campaign comes into contact.

Communications Director
This role is responsible for maintaining good relationships with the press and how the campaign image is projected through the website and other social media properties, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.

Scheduler
Works closely with the Campaign Manager to direct the candidate’s time as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Finance Director
Works with the candidate and scheduler to carve out time for raising money. They maintain the donor portion of the campaign database and keep the candidate disciplined in making calls, then follows up those calls to potential donors and is responsible for retrieving checks and making sure they are received.

Volunteer Coordinator
Works with the campaign manager, political director, and scheduler to determine how to manager volunteers and coordinate their activities. Accesses the campaign database to recruit campaign workers to be with the candidate while out in public. Ensures campaign events are properly staffed.

Treasurer
Maintains the campaign account, writes checks, deposits money, and files finance reports.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED
• A history of championing progressive causes
• Great inter-personal skills
• Demonstrated ability to lead a team
• A degree or pursuing a degree in Political Science or Business Marketing preferred
• Full summer availability (college students) or general availability for the 2017/18 electoral season.

REQUIRED SKILLS

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED
• A history of championing progressive causes
• Great inter-personal skills
• Demonstrated ability to lead a team
• A degree or pursuing a degree in Political Science or Business Marketing preferred
• Full summer availability (college students) or general availability for the 2017/18 electoral season.

Salary or Pay Rate: 30,000 + 10% of Fundraising

Email: ben@bengarves.com

• Location: Austin

• Post ID: 19939838 austin
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