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Party Affairs Associate

The Mecklenburg County Democratic Party (“MCDP”) is seeking full-time Party Affairs Associates to support our volunteer structures, develop community outreach programs, and organize and support events. Mecklenburg is home to one of the highest concentrations of Democrats in North Carolina but has recently seen some of the lowest voter turnout rates in the state. This is a full-time, permanent position.

This position reports directly to the Executive Director and works in close collaboration with our 22 volunteer Area Coordinators in building local volunteer teams and supporting the day-to-day operations of the Party. Duties also include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and executing events, including community outreach events, volunteer engagement events, and party events like our County Executive Committee meetings.

  • Building and maintaining data systems to track party officials, including precinct officials across our 195 precincts.

  • Recruiting and developing precinct leadership teams and organizing unorganized precincts.

  • Supporting the organizing and finance teams as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Who are you?

The ideal candidate will have one or more cycles of political experience. A familiarity with the Mecklenburg and North Carolina political landscape, parliamentary procedure, and VoteBuilder is preferred, but not required.

Qualifications - In addition to the skills necessary to perform the above activities, the following skills are also required:

  • Experience training and managing volunteers.

  • Experience using VoteBuilder or similar CRM software.

  • Experience in supporting volunteer-led organizations like political parties.

  • Experience with event planning and logistics.

  • Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work in a highly independent environment and juggle multiple ongoing projects, responsibilities, and relationships.

  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and able to adapt quickly to meet project needs.

  • Strong competency with all digital platforms.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Willingness to work long hours and weekends when necessary, especially close to Election Day.

  • One or more cycles in a paid role as staff for an electoral or issue advocacy campaign is preferred.

Job Details

Applicants must live in or around Mecklenburg County or agree to move to the area upon hiring. Preference given to applicants who can work in office. Applicants must have the ability to travel to events and meetings in the Mecklenburg area and must have a valid driver's license.

This is an hourly position starting at $18.50 per hour over a 55 hour available workweek; 40 hours at the base rate and 15 hours at 1.5x the base rate. Party Affairs Associates will only be paid for time worked but will always be provided the opportunity to work 55 hours. 

This position also includes health insurance and paid time off. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, their resume, and the contact information for at least three references to Please include your full name and “Party Affairs Associate” in the subject line. Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly.

About MCDP

MCDP (home to Charlotte) is at an historic inflection point. With more registered Democrats than any other county in North Carolina (322,000, plus 302,000 Independents), Mecklenburg County also has experienced one of the worst turnout rates in the state (93rd out of 100 counties). Tens of thousands of votes are being left on the table here in Mecklenburg County. It’s our job to boost turnout and propel statewide candidates to victory. Mecklenburg is the county that will decide the next statewide election.

When we succeed, the results will be big. In 2016, Roy Cooper (D) won the governorship by 10,300 votes. In 2020, Chief Justice Cheri Beasley lost her election by only 401 votes of the nearly 5.4 million ballots cast – two votes/precinct in Mecklenburg. Biden lost NC in 2020 by 75,000 votes.

You’ll work with a fresh and dynamic team, one that is open to big ideas, and new ways of thinking. MCDP is excited to empower its staff to innovate and to try new things.

Additional Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being

performed by the person holding this position. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. MCDP reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.

MCDP is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. MCDP makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities or religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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