Website National Organization for Women
PAC Coordinator Job Description
The National Organization for Women (NOW) seeks a part-time PAC Coordinator who will report to the President of NOW. Due to the conditions of the coronavirus pandemic, the person hired for this position will temporarily telework from home. When conditions return to normal, the PAC Coordinator will work in our Washington, D.C. office, so candidates must be local to the D.C. area.
NOW is dedicated to intersectional grassroots activism to lead societal change, promote feminist ideals and eliminate discrimination. The organization’s advocacy for women’s equality encompasses six core issues:
● reproductive rights and justice
● ending racism and achieving racial justice
● winning civil and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) people
● ending violence against women
● securing economic justice for all women
● amending the U.S. Constitution to include women’s equality.
Coordinate NOW PAC Activities
● Coordinate political and electoral activities of the National Organization for Women and the National Organization for Women PAC.
● Research electoral opportunities for feminists, conduct candidate screening meetings, analyze candidates’ records and positions and vet grassroots recommendations to determine whether to recommend candidate endorsement.
● Coordinate all communication with PAC members and implementation of their decisions, including endorsement letters, check procurement, and coordination with state affiliates about press releases.
● Responsible for legal compliance of PAC and political activities including filing FEC reports, production of Best Efforts letters and all requirements related to expenditures, and contributions.
● Coordinate NOW PAC activities at Presidential National Convention(s).
Communication and Training
● Manage and post on the PAC website and social media, effectively promoting NOW’s political action plan.
● Report to the NOW Board including national political analysis.
● Track and connect with NOW members that have run for local office.
● Train local NOW activists on how to work with federal candidates, including effective ways to volunteer for federal campaigns. When COVID-19 pandemic conditions improve and non-essential business travel is safe, future travel is expected to help train chapters or support PAC-endorsed candidates.
● Supervise 1-2 interns.
● Coordinate all PAC fundraising including events at NOW’s National Conference and by working with fundraising vendors to develop political and strategic messaging.
● 5 years of electoral campaign, political action committee, or related experience.
● Must have at least experience two years of experience working for or in partnership with federal candidate campaigns, including experiencing soliciting endorsements.
● Extensive political experience with campaign and campaign compliance including familiarity with IRS and FEC requirements relevant to political activity
● Expertise in the allowed political activities of different types of organizations (501c3, 501c4, PAC)
● Leadership and activism within the National Organization for Women
● Strong written and oral communications skills
● Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external business contacts in an articulate, professional manner
● Proficiency in FECfile and Microsoft 365
● Passion for women’s rights and intersectional feminism and the ability of electoral work to affect societal change.
● Ability to work well with diverse individuals across age, race, socio-economic, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and other lines
How To Apply:
Please email your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to email@example.com. Subject line should read: “PAC Coordinator– Your Full Name.” No phone calls please.
NOW is an equal employment opportunity organization and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of sex, race, age, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital or parenting status, affectional or sexual orientation, or gender identity. NOW actively seeks to maintain a diverse staff and prioritizes hiring of NOW members.
National NOW Action Center, 1100 H Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. (one block from Metro Center). This is an in-house, part-time position in our Washington, D.C., office so candidates should be local or willing to relocate to the D.C. area.