Position: Executive Director, California Young Democrats

The California Young Democrats (CYD) is the official youth arm of the California Democratic Party, comprised of progressive people ages 14-35. The California Young Democrats are committed to creating a bloc of young voters who will elect Democrats for an entire generation. Using proven peer to Peer campaign methods, Young Democrats have made significant differences in races all over California. Young Democrats in California work everyday to promote social justice, women’s rights, peace and stability in the world, and many other progressive values.

Job Description: The California Young Democrats Executive Director reports directly to the President of the California Young Democrats. The position is based in Sacramento, CA.

The California Young Democrats Executive Director is responsible for the overall implementation of programs on behalf of the California Young Democrats. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Manage the daily operations of the California Young Democrats.
  • Organize Young Democrats chapters in communities across the state and work to strengthen existing chapters.
  • Work with the California Young Democrats Executive Board to develop and implement the California Young Democrats Strategic Plan, specifically planning peer-to-peer campaign activities, chapter building activities, lobbying efforts and coordinating with other progressive grassroots organizations.
  • Create and fund yearly budget, ensuring that the budget is met through effective donor solicitation and marketing efforts.
  • Plan and coordinate events such as Executive Committee meetings, conference calls, convention activities, regular conferences, and trainings.
  • Handle all scheduling, communication and appearance requests for the California Young Democrats and the California Young Democrats President.
  • Continue collaborative and cooperative relationships with the California Democratic Party, Young Democrats of America and other progressive groups to ensure high visibility and effective activism.
  • Recruit and manage California Young Democrats interns.

Salary and Benefits: $33,000 to $37,000 annually, health insurance, and reimbursement for travel expenses.

To Apply: Applicants should have at least two years experience with campaigns or politically-focused non-profit organizations. Management experience and knowledge of fundraising and the budget process is preferred. The position requires regular in-state travel and access to a car. Applicants able to make a commitment through the end of the 2012 election cycle are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@youngdems.org by close of business on Friday, April 1, 2011.

California Young Democrats is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CYD does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or any other protected status covered by federal, state or local law.