State Campaign Director

Position Location: Flexible

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action is seeking a full-time State Campaign Director. 

About CPD + CPDA

The Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action (together, CPD/A) work to promote equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We currently work with more than 45 partner organizations in more than 38 states, Puerto Rico, and D.C., and build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. We are a rapidly-expanding, changing organization that partners with organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.

About the Position:

We are seeking a talented campaigner who will help win state-level policies, particularly in the area of economic justice.  Winning these policies will require many activities, including collaborating deeply with CPD affiliate organizations and their partners and CPD national staff in our campaigns, base building, and political departments; analyzing and writing campaign strategies and plans; actualzing on a deep knowledge base around key economic justice issues and possibly others; and being an advocate for the priority campaigns. 

The State Campaign Director will report to the Chief of Campaigns.

Primary Responsibilities

The State Campaign Director will:

  • In the 2020 legislative cycle, the Director will focus on winning economic justice policies, both legislatively and administratively, in AZ, NV, PA, FL, NC, MD, VA and MI and help develop campaigns in other states, as capacity allows.

  • This position works directly with affiliates to help them develop and implement their campaigns in the context of state power planning and provide any potential resources to facilitate winning while base building. 

  • This position collaborates with other national policy and legal allies that focus on state-level policy change and when appropriate, local campaigns, to share strategies, leverage each others’ resources, and work together towards shared goals. 

  • This position collaborates with other CPD Departments, in particular with other Campaign Directors who are driving other issue campaigns (particularly on democracy),  in the same states to ensure full coordination and implementation. It will also coordinate with national partners. 

  • Over time, the Director will build a State Campaign Program at CPD which will excel at providing strategy, communications, fundraising and other expertise and resources to affiliates to win progressive policies over time both to set new policy standards across the country. 


  • Preferably at least 6 years experience in issue/policy campaigning;

  • Demonstrated commitment to social, racial and economic justice;

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and discretion in dealings with others;

  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills;

  • Attention to detail as well as the big picture

  • Ability to work well independently and to drive projects to completion in a fast-paced environment;

  • Dedication to organizational excellence;

  • Problem-solving perspective;

  • Willingness to travel occasionally.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days per year, 10 sick days per year, 12 paid holidays per year, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans. 

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume through our hiring thing portal:

CPD/A is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community