Operations Director | Maryland Democratic Party

Operations Director

Job Title: Director of Operations

Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience


The Maryland Democratic Party is seeking a full-time person to conduct the core administrative responsibilities of the Party operations. Responsibilities include administering accounts payable/receivable, human resources, and compliance with campaign finance laws. This is a salaried position which reports directly to the Executive Director.


Overview of Responsibilities


Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable

  • Oversee the acceptance and processing of campaign donations
  • Ensure that all deposits are made to the proper campaign account
  • Reconcile contributions between the bank, Quickbooks, NGP database, and hard copies
  • Review contributions for duplicates in the NGP system, and merge when appropriate
  • Produce weekly deposit and cash-on-hand reports for the Chair and Executive Director
  • Analyze invoices, determine which account is appropriate for the expense, & file invoice
  • Process payments for Executive Director approval and check signing
  • Prepare monthly transaction reports, as well as payroll profit and loss report, for the Executive Director, Chair, and Treasurer
  • File management, budgeting, and vendor management


  • Assure adherence to state and federal campaign finance laws
  • Prepare data for state and federal reports, file reports with the FEC and SBE, and amend reports when necessary
  • Provide FEC and SBE reports for review by Executive Director, Chair, and Treasurer
  • Review MDP fundraising communications for compliance prior to their distribution
  • Maintain FEC time sheets
  • Assist local central committees with compliance-related needs

Human Resources

  • Onboard new employees, including processing paperwork and ID as required by law
  • Administer payroll semi-monthly, and serve as group administrator for employee benefits
  • Maintain employee files, and keep employee handbook up to date with labor laws
  • Set up new employee emails, cell phones, and computers as applicable
  • Prepare reports as required by the ACA, workers compensation, and unemployment information requests
  • Maintain office supply levels, and recurring payments such as rent and utilities


  • Demonstrated commitment to the Democratic Party and its values
  • A strong knowledge of state and federal campaign finance laws
  • A minimum of 2 years previous work experience in political campaign finance
  • Prior office management experience
  • Proficient computer skills, including QuickBooks, NGP, and G-Suite
  • Ability to set and meet established deadlines and standards
  • Demonstrated skill with setting and communicating priorities
  • A detail oriented self-starter, who works well with others
  • An ongoing dedication to updating your knowledge of state and federal campaign finance laws

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Ben Smith at bsmith@mddems.org, with the subject line “Director of Operations.” The Maryland Democratic Party will review all applicants, and respond to those who are chosen to be interviewed.

The Maryland Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer, and is dedicated to equality of opportunity for all its employees and applicants, without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, or disability.


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