Tech for Campaigns is a new and transformative force in the American political ecosystem. Our mission is to support and modernize progressive and centrist political campaigns, especially at the state level, by providing them with game-changing access to world-class technical and digital expertise and hence change political outcomes.

This is a unique opportunity to shape the American political landscape in a meaningful way, simultaneously engaging passionate grassroots volunteers and contributing directly to ballot-box outcomes. As our first Executive Director, you’ll be empowered to lead the growth of Tech for Campaigns and drive our emergence as a central pillar of the Left’s strategy to win future elections. TFC operates like a startup—tech-focused, quick-moving, and nimble. Accordingly, you will have strategic and operational responsibility for all aspects of TFC and our staff as we evolve into a mature organization delivering on our long-term political and technical promise.

Skills and responsibilities

You will ensure that TFC’s political and volunteer outreach, internal operations, human resources, marketing, development/use of technology, and ongoing fundraising are strategically and effectively implemented across all segments of the organization.

  • Strategic vision and leadership

    • Collaborate with the board to refine and execute strategic plan while ensuring that the budget and priorities are aligned with TFC's core mission.

    • Recruit core staff and provide ongoing inspirational leadership.

    • Be an external presence and voice that openly communicates program results and mission.

  • Program & Operations

    • Design TFC’s expansion strategy and business plan as we scale to our target of 500 projects completed by the 2018 election.

    • Oversee marketing and outreach to campaigns and regional political organizations (e.g. state Democratic caucuses) to build pipelines for new projects.

    • Build ongoing volunteer recruitment channels that involve our current network and prioritize quality > pure quantity.

    • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence and establish effective decision-making processes as we dramatically expand volume of simultaneous campaign projects.

    • Oversee in-house technologists building the technologies that power our own operations and benefit campaigns.

  • Financing & Development

    • Oversee the financial health of the organization; set financial priorities to ensure support for the program and staff; ensure that TFC’s seed funding is deployed strategically.

    • Explore and implement revenue-generating opportunities in service of creating a self-sustaining organization, leveraging TFC’s knowledge, software, and opportunities for sponsorship.


  • Location:
    San Francisco
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

  • You don’t need to have prior nonprofit or political experience to be successful in this role.

  • You have 10+ years of experience in digital/tech industry. You might also have experience in management consulting or similar project-based service industries.

  • You’ve effectively led/scaled an outcomes-based organization, as well as developed and operationalizing strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.

  • You’ve built and managed teams and have an ability to communicate clear priorities and and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

  • You have strong marketing and public relations wherewithal, and the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders.

  • The ideal candidate will have experience with fundraising.