Job opening: Deputy Director

DFLA is seeking a passionate, experienced pro-life leader to join our team. We are looking for an engaging, high-energy advocate who is passionate about advocating for life in the Democratic Party. If you care about human rights, enjoy responsibility, and are an accomplished self-starter, we want to hear from you.

About us:

DFLA is the country's pre-eminent organization representing the pro-life wing of the Democratic Party. We perform lobbying, issue advocacy, and support pro-life voices in the Democratic Party. Our mission is to end abortion by advocating for pro-life and Whole Life issues inside the Democratic Party.

The position:

The Deputy Director will report directly to the Executive Director, serving as a critical member of our team.  This is a part-time role at 20 hours per week.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for someone who is engaging, high-energy, and passionate about pro-life issues, especially from a left-leaning or moderate perspective.  

Critical responsibilities:

The role of the Deputy Director will be broad-ranging, encompassing the following areas:

  • Leadership:
    • Support our board and Executive Director in defining DFLA's overall strategy
    • Help maintain good relations with other pro-life organizations, Consistent Life Ethic groups, and Democratic Party organizations
  • Operational:
    • Recruit and support our talented and passionate volunteers
    • Define DFLA's organizational structure, including its committees
    • Provide guidance to our state chapters
    • Develop our state chapter network to expand to all 50 states
    • Help create DFLA's National Advisory Board
    • Motivate and recognize DFLA volunteers
    • Support our candidate recruitment efforts
    • Organize DFLA events (e.g., protests, conferences)
  • Communications
    • Help write and issue communications, including press releases
    • Speak publicly on behalf of DFLA, as an official spokesperson
  • Development
    • In cooperation with our Development Director, steward critical donor relationships
    • Draft an annual report on our activities

Critical characteristics:

  • Must be pro-life for the whole life
  • Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
  • 3+ years of work experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Willingness to go the extra mile
  • High level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Willingness to work remote
  • Bachelor's degree

Differentiating but not critical characteristics:

  • Leadership experience
  • Experience leading a non-profit
  • Experience in politics (state or federal)
  • Private sector experience

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and pro-life statement to our portal here.  Incomplete applications will not be considered, and applications will not be accepted via email.

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DFLA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all our employment programs and decisions. Discrimination in employment on the basis of any protected class under federal, state, or local law is a violation of our policy and is against the law. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, covered veterans status, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristic.

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Democrats For Life of America
The Pro-Life Voice of the Democratic Party
Phone: (703) 424-6663
info @ democratsforlife.org

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