Tennessee Democratic Party

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Jobs at TNDP

The TNDP is presently hiring for these positions: 

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.”


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”







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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