Campaign Director

Campaign Director

Classification Full-Time, Exempt
Salary $75,000 - $80,000
Start Date Immediate
Reports to Executive Director
Location Washington, DC (remote & in-person)
Schedule 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday (some evenings & weekends)


Help build one of DC’s most fierce and effective community organizing groups! Empower DC is seeking experienced candidates for the newly created Campaign Director position to help our dynamic, grassroots organization build political power with DC residents to advance racial, economic and environmental justice.

The organization was founded in 2003 and since that time has engaged a multi-generational and multi-ethnic membership base in neighborhood-specific and citywide campaigns addressing issues of affordable housing, childcare, education, public land, community development and environmental justice. Empower DC is known for taking on tough issues and engaging in long-term battles in support of some of the lowest income communities in DC.  At the center of our organizing model are directly impacted grassroots leaders who influence the goals and strategies we employ in our efforts. 


The Campaign Director will organize and direct Empower DC’s campaigns, facilitating and supporting staff Community Organizers with strategy development, membership engagement, and campaign management. The Campaign Director will be a strategic thinker with significant organizing experience who can support Organizers and members while also working closely with partners to advance multiple campaigns advancing equitable development, environmental justice and racial equity.

Position Duties:

Campaign Management

  • Support the development and implementation of campaign strategy and oversee the work of campaigns to ensure strategies are effective and goals are being advanced.
  • Provide day-to-day support and supervision of Community Organizers and campaign related contact workers including supporting on the ground where needed.
  • Coordinate strategic base building outreach in target communities.
  • Work with Organizers to develop and carry out leadership development plans for participants that help them take on new levels of leadership within the campaigns.
  • Identify and cultivate partners by participating in coalitions; collaborating with organizations, faith-based institutions, and local businesses; and working with attorneys, artists, and other individuals who can support our goals.
  • Support the successful use of nonviolent direct action where necessary.

Organizational Growth & Administration

  • Identify and explore potential new campaign issues and opportunities based on the priorities of impacted residents.
  • Develop campaign budgets and work with Operations Director to track campaign expenditures.
  • Track and report on campaign activities, participant contact information, and other relevant information for program evaluation and grant reports.
  • Supervise and regularly communicate with direct reports.
  • Maintain open and effective communications with other staff members.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experienced community organizer with demonstrated success in campaign management.
  • 4+ years of experience serving in a management role.
  • Commitment to community-led change and to social, economic, and racial justice, including the ability to work effectively with people of all backgrounds and identities.
  • Superb comprehension and critical thinking skills, including the ability to examine policy issues, think strategically, and relay complicated information in a user-friendly manner.
  • Superb organizational skills, including the ability to work independently, provide leadership in groups, manage projects with multiple parts, and manage time effectively.
  • Superb written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to resolve conflicts professionally and effectively.
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend hours.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or commensurate experience.
  • Ability to travel throughout the District, lift and carry campaign related supplies. A driver's license and personal vehicle, although not required, is helpful for this position.
  • Proficiency (or ability to quickly develop proficiency) with Outlook, SharePoint, CRM databases (NationBuilder), and Canva.
  • Spanish conversational skills a plus.


This is a hybrid position. The Campaign Director should be based in Washington, DC or nearby and able to attend in-person meetings and events, as well as work in Empower DC’s office (1419 V St, NW), approximately four - six days per month.

Compensation & Benefits:

This is a full-time, exempt level position, eligible for full benefits. Empower DC covers 100% of the costs of health, dental and vision insurance. Empower DC annually contributes 2.5% of each full-time employee’s salary to a retirement benefit plan. Employees accrue 10 days of vacation leave, 10 days sick leave, two personal days and all federal holidays. Our office also closes between Christmas and New Year’s. After each five-year anniversary with Empower DC, an employee is entitled to one month of paid leave as a thank you for long-time service, and as a time to refresh and rejuvenate. During the pandemic employees also receive a monthly $100 telework stipend.

To Apply:

Send an email with a resume and cover letter of why you are interested in the position to Please include "Campaign Director" in the email subject. 

Applicants must have authorization to work in the US. Empower DC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Empower DC requires all staff to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters (with limited exceptions for religious or medical reasons).