Deputy Political Director

The Kentucky Democratic Party seeks an experienced political professional to fill the role of Deputy Political Director


The Kentucky Democratic Party (KDP) seeks a Deputy Political Director to maintain and build the political and electoral power of the KDP’s long-term organizational infrastructure. The Deputy Political Director will serve as a liaison between the KDP staff and Democratic committees throughout Kentucky’s 120 counties, and will develop and provide training, tools, and resources to County Democratic Executive Committees to help them grow as political organizations and most effectively support their local, state, and federal Democratic candidates.


Duties of the Deputy Political Director include:

  • Coordinate with KDP leadership, the Reorganization Committee, and Kentucky’s Democratic County Executive Committees (CECs) to plan and execute precinct, county, and district conventions for the 2020 Kentucky Democratic Party Reorganization.
  • Lead the planning of the 2020 KDP District and State Convention.
  • Assess the needs of CECs throughout the state; provide training, tools, and technical assistance to meet those needs; help CECs to develop goals and hold them accountable to those goals.
  • Maintain an organized record of documents (minutes, rosters, convention materials, etc.) related to CECs in KDP’s permanent files.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with local Democratic leaders throughout the state.
  • Coordinate KDP staff support of the Focus Area Teams of the State Central Executive Committee, and provide support for Caucuses and Councils.
  • “Build the bench” by identifying and developing diverse, young, dynamic Democratic leaders throughout Kentucky.
  • Leverage the political power of Democratic County Executive Committees to most effectively support the electoral objectives of any KDP Coordinated Campaign.
  • Assist KDP leadership and local Democratic leaders with candidate recruitment and candidate development of candidates and campaign personnel.
  • Travel to all areas of the state for Democratic functions and to strengthen KDP’s relationships across the Commonwealth.


Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Political organizing and/or campaign experience;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Exceptional people skills and patience;
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously under strict deadlines;
  • Detail oriented with exceptional record keeping, organizational, and project management skills;
  • Responsive and positive team player who enjoys versatility and constant new challenges;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools;
  • Capable of analyzing electoral data and trends;
  • Strong public speaking skills;
  • Strong understanding of Kentucky’s political landscape and culture;
  • Commitment to accuracy and results;
  • Self-starter;
  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years of related work experience; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to Democratic values.



  • Must have a valid Kentucky’s driver’s license, reliable mode of transportation and the ability to travel extensively throughout the state for more than a day at a time.
  • The Deputy Political Director will work from KDP Headquarters in Frankfort during regular business hours, with regular need to work evenings or weekends.
  • The Deputy Political Director reports to the Political Director.


Salary & Benefits:

The Kentucky Democratic Party offers a competitive salary and benefit package with the opportunity for growth.


Application and Interview Procedure:

To apply, submit a cover letter describing your interest in the job, your resume, and a list of references either online via the below form, or via email to Trey Hieneman at


The Kentucky Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.