Global Events Coordinator

About the Position

Democrats Abroad (DA) was the margin of victory for Joe Biden in Georgia and Arizona, and we’re determined to not only deliver scale-tipping votes in races across the United States in 2021 and 2022, but also transport the perspectives of U.S. citizens living abroad back to lawmakers stateside. In consultation with relevant stakeholders, the Global Events Coordinator will help achieve this aim by developing, coordinating, and overseeing global events and speaker series, as well as provide support for DA country committees’ events as requested – with the ultimate goal of creating meaningful and impactful events that will drive greater political engagement and voter turnout among the larger U.S. population abroad.

Responsibilities

  • In consultation with the DA Caucus, Fundraising, and Membership Engagement Coordinators and DA International Executive Committee, develop and carry out global events (speaker series, meet the candidate series, DA meet and greets, etc.)
  • Improve workflows for global event scheduling and promotion
  • Draft speaker invitations to be sent by the DA International Executive Committee
  • Correspond about the event with speakers and/or their staff
  • Write event descriptions for global events, as well as provide promotional text for advertising at the country and chapter levels
  • Schedule Zoom meetings and webinars for global events
  • Maintain a centralized event calendar that is accessible to DA leaders
  • Maintain a centralized list of speakers and their contact information
  • Manage the “Events” page on DA’s website
  • Support DA country committees and chapters with their events as requested
  • Work closely with Global Social Media, Internal Communications, Press, and Engagement Coordinators to ensure coherent, consistent, and effective internal and external messaging about global events
  • Report to DA International Executive Committee members and attend their meetings on a bi-weekly basis

Skills & Qualifications

  • Commitment to helping DA, the Democratic Party, and Democratic candidates succeed
  • Member of Democrats Abroad (join here)
  • Comprehensive first-hand knowledge of the U.S. voting constituency abroad, as well as of issues unique to overseas voters
  • Deep familiarity with tools, tactics, and technologies for developing and carrying out large-scale online events
  • Proven track record for organizing successful large-scale events, preferably in political settings
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects across multiple time zones
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong IT skills, especially with Google Workspace, Zoom, WebEx, and NationBuilder
  • Experience in political event organizing desired
  • Ability to manage multiple projects across multiple time zones
  • Comfortable using Google Workspace programs
  • Previous legislative and/or legal experience advantageous

Logistical Details

Location: Online

Estimated Time Commitment: 10-15 hours/week

Language: English

Start Date: From August 16, 2021

End Date: May 2023

Compensation: Unpaid (but tremendously rewarding!)

Application Process

Please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your vision and qualifications for the role in PDF format to [email protected] by August 1, 2021.

 

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