Nov 06, 2020

Deputy Director

  • Democrats for Life of America
  • Remote (Washington D.C., DC, USA)
Part time Executive

Job Description

DFLA is seeking a passionate, experienced pro-life leader to join our team. We are looking for an engaging, high-energy advocate who is passionate about advocating for life in the Democratic Party. If you care about human rights, enjoy responsibility, and are an accomplished self-starter, we want to hear from you.

About us:

DFLA is the country's pre-eminent organization representing the pro-life wing of the Democratic Party. We perform lobbying, issue advocacy, and support pro-life voices in the Democratic Party. Our mission is to end abortion by advocating for pro-life and Whole Life issues inside the Democratic Party.

The position:

The Deputy Director will report directly to the Executive Director, serving as a critical member of our team.  This is a part-time role at 20 hours per week.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for someone who is engaging, high-energy, and passionate about pro-life issues, especially from a left-leaning or moderate perspective.  

Critical responsibilities:

The role of the Deputy Director will be broad-ranging, encompassing the following areas:

  • Leadership:
    • Support our board and Executive Director in defining DFLA's overall strategy
    • Help maintain good relations with other pro-life organizations, Consistent Life Ethic groups, and Democratic Party organizations
  • Operational:
    • Recruit and support our talented and passionate volunteers
    • Define DFLA's organizational structure, including its committees
    • Provide guidance to our state chapters
    • Develop our state chapter network to expand to all 50 states
    • Help create DFLA's National Advisory Board
    • Motivate and recognize DFLA volunteers
    • Support our candidate recruitment efforts
    • Organize DFLA events (e.g., protests, conferences)
  • Communications
    • Help write and issue communications, including press releases
    • Speak publicly on behalf of DFLA, as an official spokesperson
  • Development
    • In cooperation with our Development Director, steward critical donor relationships
    • Draft an annual report on our activities

Critical characteristics:

  • Must be pro-life for the whole life
  • Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
  • Three plus years of work experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Willingness to go the extra mile
  • High level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Willingness to work remote 

Differentiating but not critical characteristics:

  • Leadership experience
  • Experience leading a non-profit
  • Experience in politics (state or federal)
  • Private sector experience

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and pro-life statement to our portal here.  Incomplete applications will not be considered, and applications will not be accepted via email.

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