Congressional Campaign Manager

at Jan Garbett for Congress

Location Salt Lake City, Utah
Date posted April 4, 2018
Category Campaign
Job Type Full time
Political Affiliation Nonpartisan


Jan Garbett is a Utah native running for Utah’s Second Congressional District with the United Utah Party. Based out of Salt Lake City, the Garbett for Congress team is looking for a Campaign Manager responsible for planning and organizing a winning campaign with the following qualifications:


  • The applicant should have at least five years of political organizing/campaign management experience, including experience with a statewide campaign where volunteer-executed voter identification played a central role in the campaign.

  • The applicant must have a proven track record in coalition building, grass roots or field campaign organizing, financial oversight, and public speaking.

  • The applicant must have experience in coordinating media purchase, production, and media relations.

  • The applicant must have demonstrated fundraising experience and knowledge of campaign funding sources.

  • The applicant must have strong analytical skills, be able to interpret polling data, voter demographics, collections of donations and spending.

  • The applicant must be able to identify trends and assess the effectiveness of advertisements and other efforts.

  • The applicant must have strong communication skills, with impeccable written and oral communication for both internal and external affairs.

  • The applicant must have strong leadership skills, including oversight, evaluation, and motivation of staff. Leadership also includes properly instructing staff and delegating tasks.

  • The applicant must have experience and comfort directing staff via online task management and communication platforms such as Asana and Slack.

  • The applicant must be willing and available to work long hours, including hours outside of normal weekday office hours.

  • The applicant must be comfortable working in high-pressure, fast-paced political environments.

  • The applicant must have demonstrated ability to work with diverse communities, serve as a team leader, and maintain a sense of humor.

The Campaign Manager must be able to successfully fulfill the following tasks as part of their job function:

  • Oversee all aspects of the research, drafting and implementation of a statewide campaign plan.

  • Define roles and negotiate contracts with all vendors, consultants, and staff including general, fundraising, field, and media.

  • Hire and manage campaign staff.

  • Formulate a budget for the campaign and monitor compliance with it.

  • Lead fundraising efforts in identifying and soliciting funds for a significant fundraising campaign.

  • Build broad, effective grassroots campaign including, but not limited to, coalition building, voter contact and get-out-the-vote activities.

  • Oversee the development of all paid media production, distribution and broadcast (TV, radio, and direct mail). Manage aggressive free media campaign.

  • Staff statewide campaign committee and coordinate other statewide committees.

  • Manage all aspects of fiduciary oversight, legal administration and adherence to campaign finance reporting requirements.

  • Determine how to allocate campaign resources, such as in media advertisements, posting campaign signs and deploying volunteers into communities, public events, and polling locations.

  • Manage the candidate’s public or fundraising appearances, interviews and other aspects of the candidate’s schedule.

  • Advise candidate on priorities for campaign activities and progress of the campaign.

  • Grant interviews with media about campaign and candidate.

  • In-state travel is required to meet up with donors and prospects and to attend campaign meetings and events.

Salary: Negotiable, commensurate w/experience.

Benefits: This will be a full time contractor position with a monthly compensation expiring mid-November.

Job Type: Full-time/Temporary, Contract

Job Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Start Date: Immediate

To apply: Please email a cover letter, resume and references to