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Jobs at TNDP

The TNDP is presently hiring for these positions: 

Director of Operations- Tennessee Democratic Party 

The Tennessee Democratic Party (TNDP) is hiring a Director of Operations. Please review the job description below, fill out the application at this link, and send a resume, cover letter, and references to Nikki Holland at Nikki@tndp.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. The Director of Operations position is based at our party headquarters in Nashville, TN.

Job Description

The Director of Operations plays a key role in almost every department at the TNDP. He or she works closely with the Chairman and Executive Director. The Director of Operations oversees and coordinates office operations, procedures, intern recruitment, and management. The Director of Operations is the principal liaison with Executive Committee Members, County Chairs, state and local officials, as well as state and local governments.

Key Responsibilities:


County Party & Executive Committee Coordination

o Cultivate and maintain relationships with elected officials and their staff
o Organize meetings and other contact with County Chairs, Executive Committee and Officers
o Communicate to TNDP Chair and Executive Director the concerns of Executive Committee and County Party members
o Handle questions from Executive Committee members and County Chairs

Office Operations


o Monitor and assist with Chairman’s and Executive Director’s daily communication and schedules
o Oversee the human resources needs of the TNDP, including: identifying, recruiting, interviewing, and recommending talent and potential staffers; track employee benefits and employee time sheets
o Manage the TNDP intern program
o Update Chairman’s and Executive Director’s calendar and manage event requests and appointments
o Act as liaison to the Democratic National Committee for logistical and administrative matters
o Perform other administrative and operational duties to assist the Chairman and Executive Director


o Bachelor’s degree or three years executive experience required
o Previous administrative experience
o Experience managing staff and volunteers preferred

Communications Director

The Tennessee Democratic Party is accepting applications for the position of Communications Director. To apply please send a letter, resume, and writing sample to  Alan@tndp.org. Please include at least three references with your application.



The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and expertise.  

Job Description

The Tennessee Democratic Party works to elect Democrats by providing resources, tools and training across the state. Crucial to that mission is crafting and selling a unified message. The Communications Director shapes this message and also develops and implements the communications strategy.  

The Communications Director works to increase the visibility of the Party and Tennessee Democrats. The Director develops relationships with media managers and reporters, increases coverage in state, local and online media, effectively utilizes online social networking, and works with the TNDP staff to win elections. The Director reports directly to the Executive Director.


Candidates should have worked with new and traditional media and have a strong commitment to Democratic values.


The ideal candidate will have these following skills and attributes:


•    Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills;

•    Strong work with new and traditional media;

•    Goal-orientation and willingness to hold and be accountable;

•    Political campaign and new media or journalism experience;

•    Ability to work quickly and cooperatively;

•    Positive outlook and energetic commitment to our mission;

•    A team approach that combines collegiality and creativity to drive and motivate others.


Candidates for this position should have three years of relevant professional experience.  Advanced degrees may count toward a candidate’s professional experience.  A year-long commitment is required.



The Communications Director will –

  • Develop media-based strategies for electing the Party’s candidates, supporting them as elected officials, and anticipating, and responding to attacks on them or on the Party;
  • Work with the national party, congressional and legislative caucuses, other elected officials, candidates and party representatives to frame, coordinate and deliver  messages;
  • Work with party staff to expand  new media reach;
  • Supervise interns and volunteers assisting in communication duties and oversight of a Rapid Response Team;
  • Oversee TNDP.org so that it is up to date and effectively serves the TNDP;
  • Draft frequent or even daily talking points, press releases, emails and blog posts;
  • Training party leaders, activists, candidates and elected officials about articulating the Party’s values, developing messaging skills, communicating with the media and the public, and using new technologies for delivering a strong messages;
  • Compile and organize opposition research;
  • Supervise and assist in the Chairman’s speech-writing;
  • Perform other work as the State Chair or Executive Director need.


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.


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