Founded in 2017, Emerge South Carolina is the premier political leadership training organization for Democratic women in South Carolina. Our mission is to recruit, train and inspire Democratic women to pursue public office at the local, state, and national levels through our 6-month campaign training program. Emerge South Carolina’s work is sorely needed. Emerge South Carolina will level the playing field by recruiting and training Democratic women who want to run for office, but who may feel they lack the necessary knowledge or connections to mount a successful campaign.
While women comprise more than 50% of the electorate, they still hold just 29% of elected offices in this country.
Emerge South Carolina is an affiliate of Emerge, a national organization currently working in 27 states: Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
For more information about Emerge South Carolina, please visit: https://emergeamerica.org/
At Emerge, diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our mission. We want our team to reflect the incredible diversity of the political power we seek to build. Therefore, we especially encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of other groups who are underrepresented in our political system.
We are seeking a highly motivated, talented, self-disciplined, and entrepreneurial individual to serve as the full-time Executive Director. The ED reports to Emerge’s national office and works with state advisors to achieve organizational goals. The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: fundraising and budget management, program implementation, class recruitment, and support for program members, and alumnae.
The Executive Director will organize and facilitate Emerge South Carolina’s flagship training program and is responsible for building and maintaining the organizational infrastructure. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Emerge is seeking the following specific qualifications:
The following is required of the candidate:
Preferred but not required:
Emerge offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, and 401k retirement plan. We also offer a generous PTO plan and the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of mission-driven people. Auto/travel and technology (cell phone, internet, computer) stipends provided. Salary range: $60,000-$65,000
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter, writing sample, social media contact information, resume, and three professional references to email@example.com with the subject line “Emerge South Carolina Executive Director Application.” In your cover letter, include a description of how your background aligns with this position and an explanation of your interest in women in politics.
Emerge will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. NO CALLS PLEASE.
We do not discriminate on the basis of gender diversity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabilities, religion, age, education, citizenship status, or socioeconomic status. Emerge is an anti-racist space with a lived equality and an inclusive workspace where we work to center equity, justice, diversity, and accessibility.