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Ohio Senate Dems to hire a Finance Director


About the Opportunity

The Ohio Senate Democrats are seeking a Finance Director. In partnership with the Senate Leader, Campaign Chair, and all the members, the Finance Director is responsible for the strategic direction and overall growth of OSD’s multiple revenue streams. This specifically includes but is not limited to in-state fundraising, member fundraising, online fundraising, labor, and events. The finance director will be responsible for drafting and implementing a cohesive and all-encompassing finance plan, meeting and exceeding quarterly and yearly fundraising goals, all while the Ohio Senate Democrats' broader mission and organizational goals.


• A minimum of 2 cycles prior political fundraising experience

• A minimum of at least 1 cycle of managing staff, volunteers, or interns

• Strong abilities in fundraising planning, implementation, and follow-through

• A reputation for leading with kindness and empathy

• A strong desire to build a culture of collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders

• A vision for identifying and cultivating new and existing relationships with donors, prospective donors, partner organizations, and key stakeholders

• Excellent verbal, writing, and analytical skills accompanied with the ability and desire to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere

• A strong commitment to Democratic ideals

• Strong computer skills, including NGP and ActBlue

Core Competencies:

• Clear, effective, high-quality writer

• Excellent in interpersonal skills and building relationships

• Natural team leader

• Good information/administrative organizational skills

• Ability to both work independently as well as part of a team whilst showing innovative

• Digital by nature – a natural with a smartphone, iPad, tablet, and laptop for work and personal reasons; monitoring email and social media in real-time is intuitive

• Highly communicative – responsive to internal and external requests, emails, and calls, within reason

• Multitasker – Able to juggle multiple activities yet not lose focus on top priorities or let something slip through the cracks

• Committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace

• Ability to take feedback and learn

Personal Characteristics:

• Resilient, resourceful, and adaptive to priority shifts and change

• Kind but willing to apply soft elbows when needed

• Realistic but positive in outlook

• Collaborative by nature

• Fully invested in the success of Ohio Senate Democrats

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a detailed cover letter, to Joe Rettof at Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by June 1, 2021.

Ohio Senate Democrats recognize that our success requires we be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and do their best work. We are focused on building a staff that is diverse of race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Candidates of color, women, LGBTQ+, and more are encouraged to apply.

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