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Labor Coalitions Director

Democratic National Committee

Democratic National Committee

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2023
The Labor Coalitions Director will work closely with the Director of Coalitions & Community Engagement to develop and implement a comprehensive outreach and engagement strategy to reach, engage, and mobilize key stakeholders, communities, and coalitions in support of the DNC’s mission to win elections and build Democratic power.
The Labor Coalitions Director will work closely with the Coalitions & Community Engagement team, state parties, DNC leadership, and membership, as well as the caucuses and councils to ensure the integration of these efforts. Externally, the Labor Coalition Director will liaise directly with union leaders and staff, and forge strategic partnerships and lines of communication with labor partners, as well as campaigns, elected officials, key stakeholders, and membership organizations.


  • Create strategy for engagement of the Labor community;
  • Design, lead and manage the DNC’s strategy and related programs – which leverage the state parties, partnerships, and the DNC infrastructure – to engage and mobilize this important constituency;
  • Track the demographic landscape(s) related to electoral and issue organizing; monitor demographic and political trends;
  • Engage and support the work of the DNC Labor Council as they build out a program to engage Democrats who are members of organized labor;
  • Manage party business as it relates to organized labor, including delegate selection and any work moving through the DNC's Labor Council.
  • Prepare background or marketing materials and other collateral as necessary;
  • Effectively deploy DNC leadership and surrogates to produce message memory, build more surrogates, press hits, and/or volunteers to reach the Labor community;
  • Work with campaigns to craft, insert, and prioritize targeted engagement efforts;
  • Work with the caucus &/or council to devise an electoral program, and measure success;
  • Innovate, pilot, and test programs, tools, and strategies to advance the party’s outreach and mobilization efforts with this constituency;
  • Organize coalition meetings, conference calls, and trainings that advance program goals;
  • Convene and organize working groups of practitioners to map out, strategize, and successfully create new opportunities for building political power;
  • Create actionable strategies to diversify pipeline and leadership pool across the country; and,
  • Work to increase the effectiveness and visibility of the DNC’s constituency engagement strategies and programs.
  • Other duties as assigned to support the department and the DNC's mission


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience;
  • A minimum of 4-5 years of political experience, preferably in issue advocacy, organizing, and/or campaigns on the national or state level;
  • Previous experience working in organized labor or at a labor union.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership development, electoral campaign management, staff management, racial justice and/or social equity work;
  • Ability to represent the DNC with maturity and judgment;
  • Proven track record building and managing coalitions among diverse stakeholders, reaching consensus and action;
  • Proven ability to write for multiple audiences and translate complex information clearly;
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where priorities change rapidly; and,
  • Fearlessness in building relationships and unconventional alliances.
The Labor Coalitions Director position will require travel, which could be up to 30% of the time.
The starting salary for the Labor Coalitions Director position is $105,000, on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full-time, exempt position, that may require work on weekends, and has an end date of December, 2024.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DNC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.
The DNC requires all employees to be "up to date" on COVID-19 vaccination status as prescribed by the CDC as a condition of employment, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law. If you seek a reasonable accommodation in relation to the DNC’s COVID-19 policy, you should speak to the HR team prior to reporting to an office location.
The DNC offers a generous benefit package, including:
- More than 30 days of paid time off, including Federal holidays, vacation, and personal days;
- Health and dental insurance for employee and dependents;
- 90% paid by the DNC, 10% paid by employee;
- Supplementary vision plans available to employees for purchase;
- Up to a 4% employer match DNC 401(k) plan;
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to DNC employees and their dependents at no cost to staff;
- Pre-tax Flexible spending account benefits available to employees and dependents.