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Recruitment Associate

The National Democratic Training Committee offers free, interactive online and live training for Democratic candidates running for office. We aim to empower any Democrat who wants to be involved in local politics with the tools needed to be successful.  

We believe by working with local candidates we accomplish three goals: improve the performance of every Democrat up and down the ticket, elect more Democrats to office, and create a deeper bench of qualified candidates for higher office. 

To accomplish these goals, NDTC is creating a long-term, scalable, recruitment, training, and placement program with an emphasis on empowering historically underrepresented communities to begin careers in Democratic politics.

This program consists of a blended online and live training schedule and includes ongoing and post-election professional development to help trainees build careers across election cycles.

Job Description

NDTC is seeking a Recruitment Associate (RA) to identify candidates for our national campaign staff training program. A successful recruiter will collaborate with the Program Manager on a regular basis to develop and execute a program that will attract, interview, and place a diverse and talented group of individuals onto 2019 campaigns across the country. This person should also be able to find candidates using various sources, such as social media networks, on the ground efforts, and employee referrals. Ultimately, the responsibilities of the Recruitment Associate are to ensure NDTC builds the most effective class of campaign operatives possible. This position will report to the Program Manager.


  • Serve as the primary liaison between NDTC and potential class members by managing applications, handling interviews, and advising on hiring decisions.  

  • Design and implement overall recruitment strategy to attract a diverse and qualified class of campaign staffers for the 2019 cycle.

  • Attend meetings with the Program Manager to learn about, plan out, and discuss the positions to be filled and what qualifications are needed for each spot.

  • Effectively articulate the NDTC campaign staff training program as well as the organizational mission to recruits and valuable stakeholders.

  • Keep senior management informed with detailed and accurate reports and/or presentation.

  • Develop an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.

Position Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong knowledge of team-based project management.

  • Have 1-2 years campaign and/or recruitment experience.

  • Have experience working across departments or teams within an organization.

  • Are outcomes focused, well-organized, and have a sense of humor.

  • Work well with deadlines and fast-paced environments.

  • Are able to communicate effectively and build relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders, trainees, staff, and others.

About NDTC as an Employer

This full-time, contract-based position at $4,000/month, reports to the Program Manager and is located in downtown Chicago.

NDTC believes that our differences enhance our strength as a political party—and as a nation—and we as an organization benefit from staff of diverse races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, economic backgrounds, abilities, and other facets of our identities.

Application Process

To apply, email resume and cover letter to [email protected] - subject line “Recruitment Associate.” No calls, please. In your cover letter, please include the date on which you would be available to start.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.