September 13, 2019
By Anna Short
JobsThatAreLeft Google group is a go-to for many people on the hunt for campaign jobs.
Unfortunately, the group was recently down and left those searching for Democratic jobs with nowhere to go. Although JobsThatAreLeft is back up and running now, we have you covered the next time it vanishes.
JobsThatAreLeft is a great resource, but there are other resources for progressives on the job hunt as well.
Now more than ever, Democratic politics needs committed and passionate people. No matter your background or talents, you can find a rewarding career in Democratic politics.
Here are some great places to look for your next campaign job.
Your Campaign Job Hunt Without JobsThatAreLeft
It’s a good idea to plan out your job search before you start.
Figure out where you want to work, who you want to work for, and which level of government interests you the most. Just keep in mind the perfect job might be hard to come, so be sure to prioritize what criteria is most important to you, and keep an open mind about all potential jobs.
Campaigns and Democratic Organizations
The following organizations help elect officials at the local, state, and federal levels of government. They offer a variety of positions within their organizations and can also help connect you to races all over the country.
- Democratic National Committee
- Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
- Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
Data and Analytics, Fundraising, and Communications
Data analysis, fundraising, and communications are all crucial roles on a campaign team. If you’re searching for a political career that matches with your talents and expertise, check out these job listing sites:
Data and Analytics
Communications and Digital
- Washington Women In Public Relations
- Public Relations Society of America
- Nerdy Mail (Google Group for Email Fundraising Professionals)
Presidential Campaigns and Other Job Search Handouts
Interested in working on a Presidential campaign? Take a look at our Presidential Campaign Job Searches handout.
It includes a list of 2020 Presidential candidates with links to current job openings on their campaigns.
Do you still miss JobsThatAreLeft….have no fear!
Because wait! We have more.
For our complete list of progressive campaign job boards, check out our Progressive Job Searches Handout. You’ll find job boards like the ones listed above as well as many other great resources to help you find a career in Democratic politics.
Need More Help Launching Your Political Career?
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It’s an intensive ten-week training program which provides the tools, knowledge, and connections needed to jumpstart your career as a Democratic campaign staffer.
Anyone can apply for this free program. All we ask is that you are passionate about Democratic politics and committed to finding paid campaign work upon completion of the program.
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