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Trips Associate (Coordinated)

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024
Job Title: Trips Associate

Reports to: Deputy Trips Director

Salary: $5,000/month, $60,000 annually with a generous benefits package

Location: Madison or Milwaukee, WI (Please note: Employment with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin requires residence or willingness to relocate to the state of Wisconsin.)

Start date: Summer 2024

Application Deadline: July 12, 2024 (Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Deadlines may be shortened or extended as necessary. There is no guarantee this posting will remain open until the deadline or be closed on the deadline. This is a suggested timeframe based on organization needs.)

About The Democratic Party of Wisconsin: WisDems is nationally recognized as one of the country’s highest-performing and most pivotal political organizations. During the 2024 cycle, WisDems will drive massive programs to defend the Democratic majority in the United States Senate by re-electing Senator Tammy Baldwin, to re-elect President Biden for a second term, elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and work to build volunteer-led coalitions for the long term. WisDems’ work is grounded in inclusion, respect, and empowerment across race, gender, other dimensions of identity, and the rural/suburban/urban divide. Our work continues year-round, collaborating with partners to build a movement that delivers meaningful change for all Wisconsinites. We seek outstanding applicants who share our values and vision to join the team, help win elections, and build a future where everyone can thrive.

The Opportunity: As a Trips Associate, you will help organize trips and surrogate operations in Wisconsin, supporting Democrats up and down the ballot. We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, dedicated, and possess exceptional organizational skills. This position requires in-person work and often in state travel.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Traveling across Wisconsin to staff candidates, elected officials and VIPs at a variety of events, both internally created and external
  • Setting up events, including logistics and day-of needs, ahead of time
  • Updating trip memos, organizing internal documents, and trip calendars.
  • Communicating with internal political, communications, and digital teams to keep teams synced on trip planning and ensuring proper follow up from meetings
  • Driving and staffing campaign surrogates to events around the state
  • Manage fast-moving deadlines and complex projects with multiple stakeholders and contributors
  • Navigate complex political relationships and prioritize responses or project delivery accordingly
  • Coordinate travel or other logistics, including booking venues, vendors, catering, equipment rentals, and more
  • On year requirements include working outside of normal work hours; including canvassing and other election-preparation as necessary

Qualifications (Required):

  • Growth Mindset - Able to take and implement feedback
  • Relentlessly Goal-Oriented - Enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals. Keeps calm in stressful situations. Has the capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season, rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done
  • Cultural Competency - Able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work
  • Demonstrated ability to handle incoming information from multiple sources while remaining incredibly organized.
  • Must have experience balancing competing priorities and deadlines in addition to recognizing one’s own capacity and when to say no
  • Must manage highly confidential information with discretion
  • Access to reliable transportation and a valid US Driver’s License and insurance required

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Experience of working in a political party or on an election campaign

Benefits: Great benefits including; excellent health care ($1/month), dental ($1/month), vision ($1/month), life insurance (free), short term and long-term disability (free), TalkSpace virtual therapy, free Calm premium subscription, mileage reimbursement, monthly cell phone stipend, paid vacation days (starting at 10 days), retirement plan with 3% employer match, 4 floating holidays, 9 paid holidays.

Equity and Inclusion: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a vision for a deeply inclusive and diverse party organization, membership, and electorate. In order to be successful at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin candidates must have the cultural competence to successfully work with a diverse array of constituency groups. We especially strongly encourage applicants with close ties to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, Muslim, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQIA+ communities. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note on COVID-19: Candidates will be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment, except where prohibited by law. Fully vaccinated includes receiving any booster shots recommended by the CDC or other public health authorities within the timeframe recommended. Reasonable accommodations due to disability, medical condition, or bona fide religious belief will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.

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