Native Coalitions Director

Job title: Native Coalitions Director

Company: Democratic National Committee

Job description: The Native 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 Native 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 Native Coalition Director will work with partners and allies, campaigns, elected officials, key stakeholders, and membership organizations.


  • Create strategy for engagement of the 567 federally recognized sovereign tribal governments, their tribal leaders, members and broader community;
  • Engage all state recognized tribal governments, their tribal leaders, members and broader community. As well as, Native Americans located in urban communities;
  • 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;
  • 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 Native 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.


  • Have a passion and commitment to the DNC mission, and to racial equity and social justice;
  • Be an organizer at heart;
  • Have high energy, enthusiasm, positive attitude, and sense of humor;
  • Have a collaborative & empowering leadership and management style;
  • Have a solutions-oriented approach, with a willingness to take initiative, while juggling several priorities that may change quickly;
  • Be creative, innovative, and forward-thinking;
  • Have the ability to parlay successful actions into generating new relationships and opportunities;
  • Display a high level of interpersonal skills and judgment, exhibiting poise, tact, and diplomacy; and,
  • Have a demonstrated ability to navigate conflict and work toward resolution required.


  • 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;
  • 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 starting salary for the Native Coalitions Directory position is $105,000, on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is not eligible for overtime wages.

This is a cycle based position with an end date of November, 15, 2022.


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 employee and dependants.

Physical Requirements:

The DNC is committed to supporting employees of varying abilities and to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to succeed at the DNC. The requirements of this role, related to its physical demands, described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

All DNC employees must be able to operate a computer and use a cell phone. For roles at the DNC that include frequent business travel expectations, we can discuss reasonable alternatives to travel in some instances. Most roles also require communicating with key external stakeholders of the organization in person, via the telephone, or via email. We welcome applicants with questions about accommodations to request to speak with our Human Resources Department. When an applicant with a disability requires an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for this position, they may request it in writing by emailing our Human Resources Department.

Essential functions of the role include:

– Working from a computer for long periods of time; and,

– While performing the duties of this job, the employee may also frequently be required to communicate using the telephone, email, and in person with stakeholders.

You must receive the full course of one of the CDC-recommended vaccinations against COVID-19 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 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 disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring process and on the job, as required by applicable law. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

Expected salary: $105000 per year

Location: Washington DC

Job date: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 03:45:38 GMT

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