Tennessee Democratic Party

The Official Community for Tennessee's Democrats

Jobs at TNDP

The TNDP is presently hiring for these positions: 

Political Director

Job Description

Under the Executive Director's supervision, the Political Director will:

•   Develop and maintain close working relationships with elected officials, county chairs, executive committee, and strategic allied organizations;
•   Work with Data Director and Communications Director to identify opportunities and to work with allied organizations on research and communication to develop rapid response campaigns;
•   Lead candidate recruitment, training and other campaign support efforts for candidates and campaigns in conjunction with allied organizations as part Party's overall election plans;

•   Organize, plan and execute political events across the state.

Desired Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate for the Political Director will have:

•   At least three years of experience advancing a political program at a national and/or state organization;
•   An understanding of the progressive nonprofit and labor communities;

•   Passion and skills for working with diverse coalitions to bring about consensus and unified actions;

•   Strong writing and communication skills;

•   Experience with multifaceted planning processes;
•   Familiarity and experience with an expansive toolbox of strategies to move targets and/or messages to voters, including paid and earned media, field organizing, online activism, direct action, etc.;
•   Demonstrated flexibility in problem-solving and ability to work long hours;
•   Positive attitude.

•   Eye For Detail

Job Details
Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits package is offered. The TNDP is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages people of color, ethnic minorities, and women to apply.

Deputy Executive Director Position Description

The Deputy Executive Director assists the Executive Director in the day to day operations of the Tennessee Democratic Party, the management of party staff, and serves as a senior advisor to the Executive Director, Chair, State Executive Committee, and County Chairs. This position is an important strategic role with a wide range of responsibilities, serving as a trusted adviser to and strategic asset for the Executive Director and Chairman of the Party to assist in building a robust and effective elections-winning machine at TNDP.

This is a full-time position based in Nashville, TN. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • Works with the Chair, Treasurer, Executive Committee, Executive Director and Staff to develop and adhere to an operating budget.
  • Manages, and assists the Executive Director in direction and management of, various department heads regarding execution of Party plans and programs.
  • Ensures accountability of staff, programs and activities by developing, setting, and implementing performance milestones, and ensures these milestones are met and progress is continually demonstrated toward their fulfillment
  • Oversees the human resources needs of the TNDP, including: identifying, recruiting, interviewing, and recommending talent and potential staffers; employee benefits; employee time sheets; vacation requests; and manages the TNDP intern program.
  • Meets with, vet, recommend, and manage selected vendors.
  • Serves as the Executive Director’s liaison to the TNDP State Executive Committee, officers, all committees (bylaws, finance, etc.), and to the County Chairs.
  • Advises the Executive Director on all legal, financial, contractual and political matters related to state party.
  • Organizes all meetings of the State Executive Committee as required by state party bylaws and state statute.
  • Creates presentations and marketing/communications materials.
  • Prepares briefing and other such memos.
  • Various administrative and operational duties and other unspecified activities that assist the Executive Director.


  • Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • At least 4 years of relevant political, campaign, or non-profit experience.
  • Experience supervising/managing staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to develop, motivate, manage, and build teams that regularly achieve and maintain goals.
  • Demonstrated interest in implementing new technologies.
  • Flexibility with work schedule and duties. 
  • Willing to be based in Nashville and to travel in Tennessee.
  • Excellent personal skills with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships.
  • Must be organized and be able to manage multiple deadlines and responsibilities.
  • Have an eye for detail.

 Job Details

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits package is offered.


To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and references via email to jobs@tndp.org with subject line of “Deputy Executive Director.”


The TNDP is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate against any individual in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, veteran’s status or any basis prohibited by law.

Deputy Data Director  

Overview & Summary

 Date Posted: June 26, 2014

  • Status: Applications are being accepted for this position and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
  • State Date: Immediately Available
  • Hiring Process and Timeline: Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should submit all required information (found below) as quickly as possible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The “Status” section listed above will be the best place for updates on the hiring process. No phone calls, please.


Job Description

The Deputy Data Director will be part of a dynamic duo whose principle responsibility will be assisting with the daily management of Votebuilder as well as other aspects of the TNDP’s databases. This position is based in the TNDP’s Nashville office and will work directly with the Data Director while assisting with the data-related needs for the entire TNDP staff.

The ideal candidate should have a background in Votebuilder management, training Votebuilder users, manipulating large sets of data, familiarity with databases commonly used by state parties, familiarity with strategies in data acquisition, and communicating data related priorities to field, political, and campaign leadership.

Key Responsibilities

 Be the statewide Deputy Votebuilder Administrator.

  • Help create and manage a base of Votebuilder administrators across the state.
  • Conduct Votebuilder trainings.
  • TNDP.org website maintenance.
  • Be able to provide assistance in planning, training, targeting, analysis, and reporting of data.



  • Experience using Votebuilder.
  • Strong MS Excel skills.
  • Experience with SQL a plus.
  • At least one election cycle of data or field experience
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical subjects to non-technical experts.
  • Experience managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience maintaining web servers and web development a plus.


Job Details


  • Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits package is offered.
  • To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and references to  jobs@tndp.org with subject line “Deputy Data Director.”

Deputy Director of Fundraising


The Tennessee Democratic Party is searching for a Deputy Director of Fundraising. This position will be part of a dynamic team, including the Fundraising Director, the Chairman, and the Executive Director, whose principle responsibility is working with existing donors and recruiting new supporters. This position will lead in donor research and staffing Call Time. Based in our Nashville office, this person reports directly to the Fundraising Director and also works directly with the Chairman.

Work with the Chairman and assist the Director of Fundraising to implement a comprehensive fundraising plan

Assist in planning Local, Regional, and Statewide fundraising events, including annual Jackson Day celebration and Music Row events
·         Conduct and review research on prospective donors and develop and recommend strategies
·         Prep, staff, and complete follow-up procedures for the Chairman's Call Time
·         Arrange and attend meetings with donors and prospective donors
·         Identify and evaluate new donors, while strengthening relationships with current donors
·         Assist in creating advertisements, event invitations, and promotional materials for the Party
·         Maintain and supervise maintenance of donor records in NGP database for fundraising and compliance purposes
·         Provide training/information to volunteers and interns as required
Solicit donations in-person, by phone, and in writing
Work with Director of Communications and Data Director on targeted email and mail fundraising
·         Passion for electing Democrats
·         Strong work ethic
·         Utmost confidentiality
·         Strong interpersonal skills
·         Excellent written and verbal communication
·         Event management experience strongly preferred
·         Excellent time-management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects
·         Fluent in Microsoft Word and Excel; NGP experience preferred

Job Details

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits package is offered.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and references to  jobs@tndp.org with subject line “Deputy Director of Fundraising.”

The TNDP is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate against any individual in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, military or veteran status or any basis prohibited by law.


Communications Assistant- Tennessee Democratic Party

The Tennessee Democratic Party is looking for a Communications Assistant to help its growing Communications team get our message out and elect Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in 2014 and beyond.


This position reports directly to TNDP’s Communications Director and will play a critical role in helping the organization track and realize its communications goals.  Applicants will have the opportunity to learn or hone skills integral to political communications.


The ideal candidate is well-organized, extremely detail-oriented, and able to react quickly to breaking developments while also being able to stay on top of long-term goals and planning.


The Communications Assistant position is based in Nashville, TN at the TNDP headquarters.

Duties include:

  • Building and maintaining media contact lists
  • Compiling and distributing daily clips and news round ups on TNDP and Democratic campaigns
  • Managing media monitoring for clips/news about TNDP and Democratic candidates.
  • Compiling and maintaining communications metrics
  • Assisting with the drafting of press releases, advisories, and statements
  • Helping with media pitching and organizing press events
  • Providing general support for media outreach efforts


  • Passionate about electing Democrats
  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure in time-sensitive situations
  • An on-going interest in news and media and/or developing a career in political communications or press relations.
  • Proactive and capable of taking initiative
  • Previous experience in communications as a fellow, intern, or full-time volunteer for a political organization, campaign, etc. preferred by not required.
  • To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and references to  jobs@tndp.org with subject line “Communications Assistant”




Digital Director- Tennessee Democratic Party


The Tennessee Democratic Party is seeking a Digital Director. The Digital Director will be responsible for developing and leading an aggressive online program to bolster our candidates and organization through the November 2014 elections and beyond. The Digital Director will work closely with other department directors and will report directly to the Executive Director. The position is based in Nashville, TN at TNDP’s headquarters. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Duties include:

 Email: Develop email strategy for fundraising and volunteer recruitment; write & send campaign emails; track and analyze email performance

 Social Media: Plan and implement TNDP’s social media strategy and train candidates and activists on the use of social media for campaigns.

 Content Creation: Create written and multimedia content to drive engagement on the  TNDP website and over social media

 General: Supporting the campaign's growing digital operations, and finance/field/communications teams, as necessary

 Reporting: Produce digestible reports of online metrics on an ongoing basis



  • Strong writing and creative thinking skills
  • Experience with graphic design for social media and proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator or similar software.
  • Experience with CRMs and CMSs—preferably BSDTools, NGPVAN, and Wordpress
  • Experience with video editing for web, ideally on Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, or iMovie
  • Previous background in a fast-paced, metrics-driven work environment
  • The ability to work independently and in team settings
  • Demonstrated experience as a self-starter
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS preferred but not required
  • To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and references to  jobs@tndp.org with subject line “Digital Director”



Internships available at the TNDP!!

We invite you to join our TNDP team this fall.  Interning at the TNDP is a one-of-a-kind experience that will help you learn more about the political process. As an intern, you will have the chance to meet Democratic candidates and become familiar with the basics of campaigns.

The TNDP is a fast-paced office in search of reliable students who are self-motivated, have an interest in politics, and are willing to work hard to get the job done.  This is a great opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience in campaigns and politics.  Whether you are interested in event planning and fundraising, communications and writing, or administration we can give you the experience you need.

If you are hardworking, energetic, and are eager to help get Democrats elected, then this is the internship for you! 

If you are interested in joining our team, please contact Nikki Holland, nikki@tndp.org, with an updated resume and three references.  

We look forward to seeing you this Fall! 

Middle Tennessee Campaign Managers 

The Tennessee House Democratic Caucus is seeking applicants for the position of Campaign Manager for House Democratic candidates in the Middle Tennessee area.


Please submit your résumé and cover letter no later than Friday, June 6th at 5:00PM for consideration.


Description & Details

The Tennessee House Democratic Caucus is an organization dedicated to the election of Democrats to the Tennessee House of Representatives. The Caucus serves to assist candidates in their campaign through technical and financial support in order to expand our caucus and ensure our common values of hard-work, opportunity and fairness are reflected in the legislature.


Position Summary

Campaign managers will need to be able to create and maintain a budget.

Campaign managers will be required to know how to target voters to maximize the use of limited campaign resources.

Campaign managers will assist their candidates in developing a message, promoting that message, and ensuring the campaign stays on message.

Campaign managers will be responsible for all aspects of their campaign, from finance and field to press and compliance.


Required Skills

Candidates for the position should have great organizational skills that will be required to maintain a professional operation.

Candidates must have strong communications skills, including written and verbal communication.

Candidates will be expected to work long hours throughout the duration of the campaign while maintaining a positive attitude.

Candidates must be able to work well with a team, both in their campaign and with the Caucus and Party.

Candidates should have prior campaign experience, preferably in various different positions within the campaign.

Candidates should have reliable transportation and be willing to relocate for their position if required.


Benefits and Salary

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.


To Apply:

Send résumé and cover letter to Kathy Chambers at Kathy.chambers.tn@gmail.com. Résumés and cover letters should be submitted by June 6th, 2014 to be considered.  Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled.


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