Getting a Campaign Job July 25th, 2007 Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized ...
Welcome to DFA Night School! <ul><li>Streaming live at: </li></ul><ul><li>Now Available on ITunes </li></ul><ul><li>Click ...
Tonight’s Trainers Matt Blizek Night School Host Democracy for America Amy Pritchard President Democratic GAIN www.democra...
Your      Search Plan <ul><li>Understand ‘Campaign Culture’ </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need?  What do you want? </li></...
Who Can Help You? <ul><li>Who  you know is as important as  what  you know! </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a professional netwo...
Network, Network, Network Online Social Networks 6  Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com  www.facebook.com   www...
<ul><li>90% of life is showing up! </li></ul>Network, Network, Network Offline and in Person Your local DFA Chapter  www.d...
Network, Network, Network Local Campaigns & Organizations <ul><li>Every Campaign & Political Organization needs volunteers...
<ul><li>Keep it Simple and easy to read </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it to one page </li></ul><ul><li>List job titles and employ...
Questions? <ul><li>Email:  nightschool@democracyforamerica.com </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Message:   </li></ul><ul><li>DFA ...
Types of Campaign Jobs <ul><li>Field Staff/Voter Contact  </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising, Development, Finance </li></ul><u...
Non-Profits & Advocacy Organizations Candidate Campaigns 12  Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
Presidential & Coordinated Campaigns Party Committees 13  Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
Unions    Consultants 14  Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
Look Before You Leap <ul><li>5 Things to Research before taking a job </li></ul><ul><li>Type of Election or Campaign </li>...
Political Job Resources Get Training! 16  Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com www.democracyforamerica.com/train...
Political Job Resources Online Job Boards 17  Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com <ul><li>Obama for America: </...
Political Job Resources Online Job Boards 18  Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com <ul><li>  Non-Profit:  </li><...
Questions? <ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Message: </li></ul><ul><li>DFA Night...
Coming soon from Democratic GAIN! Contact: Amy Pritchard, President Phone:  (202) 863-4246 (GAIN) Email:  [email_address] ...
Homework <ul><li>Attend a local Democratic Party, DFA, Drinking Liberally meeting or volunteer on a local race – Build you...
Join us again next month... <ul><li>Next Month on Night School </li></ul><ul><li>The Political Mind in 2008 w/ George Lako...
Thank you for joining us! Need to catch up on earlier Night School presentations?  Order previous semesters on DVD: Join t...
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Getting A Campaign Job

  1. 1. Getting a Campaign Job July 25th, 2007 Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. Listen live on: Questions? [email_address] AIM: DFA Night School
  2. 2. Welcome to DFA Night School! <ul><li>Streaming live at: </li></ul><ul><li>Now Available on ITunes </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to subscribe: </li></ul>2 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com Questions? Email: [email_address] AIM Instant Message: DFA Night School DFA Chair Jim Dean
  3. 3. Tonight’s Trainers Matt Blizek Night School Host Democracy for America Amy Pritchard President Democratic GAIN www.democraticgain.com 3 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  4. 4. Your Search Plan <ul><li>Understand ‘Campaign Culture’ </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need? What do you want? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Salary, Schedule, Location, Position </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where do you want to be in 5 years? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your skills? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can help you? </li></ul>4 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  5. 5. Who Can Help You? <ul><li>Who you know is as important as what you know! </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a professional network </li></ul>Networking Tip: Go on Informational Interviews Make a list of the types of jobs you’d like to have in 5 years and find people who are already there. Call and ask if you can have coffee. 5 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  6. 6. Network, Network, Network Online Social Networks 6 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com www.facebook.com www.democracyforamerica.com my.barackobama.com www.linkedin.com www.democraticgain.com www.democrats.org/partybuilder www.myspace.com
  7. 7. <ul><li>90% of life is showing up! </li></ul>Network, Network, Network Offline and in Person Your local DFA Chapter www.democracyforamerica.com/community 7 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com College Democrats www.collegedems.com/ Drinking/Living Liberally www.livingliberally.org Women’s Information Network www.winonline.org Young Democrats www.yda.org/ Local Democratic Party & Clubs www.democrats.org/local
  8. 8. Network, Network, Network Local Campaigns & Organizations <ul><li>Every Campaign & Political Organization needs volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Find a campaign near you: http://www.democracyforamerica.com/campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Make Yourself Indispensable </li></ul>8 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  9. 9. <ul><li>Keep it Simple and easy to read </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it to one page </li></ul><ul><li>List job titles and employers together </li></ul><ul><li>Include trainings attended </li></ul><ul><li>List skills, languages </li></ul><ul><li>Include references </li></ul>Your Resume 9 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  10. 10. Questions? <ul><li>Email: nightschool@democracyforamerica.com </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Message: </li></ul><ul><li>DFA Night School </li></ul>10 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  11. 11. Types of Campaign Jobs <ul><li>Field Staff/Voter Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising, Development, Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign Managers/Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Communications & Press </li></ul><ul><li>Advance/Scheduling/Event Management </li></ul><ul><li>Technology & Online Organizing </li></ul><ul><li>Data/Voter File Director </li></ul><ul><li>Issue or Constituency Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Compliance </li></ul>11 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  12. 12. Non-Profits & Advocacy Organizations Candidate Campaigns 12 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  13. 13. Presidential & Coordinated Campaigns Party Committees 13 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  14. 14. Unions Consultants 14 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  15. 15. Look Before You Leap <ul><li>5 Things to Research before taking a job </li></ul><ul><li>Type of Election or Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Type of District </li></ul><ul><li>The Candidate or Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Political Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign Team </li></ul>15 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  16. 16. Political Job Resources Get Training! 16 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com www.democracyforamerica.com/training www.democraticgain.com www.emilyslist.org www.neworganizing.org www.21stcenturydems.org www.cpl.org www.emerge.org www.wellstone.org
  17. 17. Political Job Resources Online Job Boards 17 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com <ul><li>Obama for America: </li></ul><ul><li>Obama for America: www.resume.barackobama.com </li></ul><ul><li>Democratic Party Committees: </li></ul><ul><li>DCCC: http://dccc.org/pages/jobs/ </li></ul><ul><li>DSCC: http://www.dscc.org/content?content_item_KEY=1440 </li></ul><ul><li>DGA: www.democraticgovernors.org/about/388/career-and-training-opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Political News Sites: </li></ul><ul><li>The Hill: www.thehill.com/employment/ </li></ul><ul><li>Roll Call: www.rcjobs.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Politico: www.politico.com/politicojobs/ </li></ul>
  18. 18. Political Job Resources Online Job Boards 18 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com <ul><li>  Non-Profit: </li></ul><ul><li>Idealist: www.idealist.org </li></ul><ul><li>Work for Progress - www.workforprogress.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Non Profit Resource Center: www.nonprofitcareer.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>National Organizers Alliance: www.noacentral.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Unions </li></ul><ul><li>Union Jobs: www.unionjobs.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Other: </li></ul><ul><li>EMILY’s List: www.emilyslist.org/programs/campaign_jobs / </li></ul><ul><li>Feminist.org: www.feminist.org/911/jobs/911jobs.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs That are Left: www.jobsthatareleft.com </li></ul>
  19. 19. Questions? <ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Message: </li></ul><ul><li>DFA Night School </li></ul>19 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  20. 20. Coming soon from Democratic GAIN! Contact: Amy Pritchard, President Phone: (202) 863-4246 (GAIN) Email: [email_address] Web: www.Democraticgain.org www.MissionControlllc.com http://beta.democraticgain.com Brand new website! Contact: Nikki Enfield, Executive Director Phone: (202) 863-4246 (GAIN) Email: [email_address] 20 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com Democratic GAIN/Netroots Nation Career Fair Thursday, July 17 2:00-7:00pm Austin, TX
  21. 21. Homework <ul><li>Attend a local Democratic Party, DFA, Drinking Liberally meeting or volunteer on a local race – Build your networks! </li></ul><ul><li>Update your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Go to www.democraticgain.com and post your resume online </li></ul>21 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  22. 22. Join us again next month... <ul><li>Next Month on Night School </li></ul><ul><li>The Political Mind in 2008 w/ George Lakoff </li></ul><ul><li>July 17 th 4:30pm ET </li></ul><ul><li>Live from Netroots Nation in Austin! </li></ul><ul><li>RSVP Today: </li></ul><ul><li>www.democracyforamerica.com/lakoff </li></ul>July 12-13 Miami, FL July 20 th Austin, TX - Netroots Nation July 26-27 Milwaukee, WI www.democracyforamerica.com/training 22 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  23. 23. Thank you for joining us! Need to catch up on earlier Night School presentations? Order previous semesters on DVD: Join the DFA Trust www.democracyforamerica.com/trust https:// democracyforamerica.com/contribute/nightschool 23 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com

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