Staff

Most states are all volunteer lead organizations. A small number have the financial wherewithal to consider paid staff. Below offers the perspective and resources(templates) on using staff starting with an Executive Director.

Why Hire an Executive Director?

A paid Executive Director, provides the day-to-day leadership along with many of the basic operational requirements of the party, freeing up volunteers, including state and local party officials, to work at sustainable levels on political outreach and party growth activities. Relying solely on volunteers can result in websites, databases, party official lists, and phone numbers that are outdated, incomplete, or inaccurate, which hampers the recruitment of new members, activists, and candidates. Further, the lack of organizational management hurts local grassroots efforts, candidate recruitment and the development of party sub-committees. Many willing volunteers are asked to do too much, are over-worked, frustrated, burnt-out, and end up quitting.

A paid professional staff, starting with an executive director, can provide many of the basic operational requirements of the party, freeing up volunteers, including state and local party officials, to work at sustainable levels on political outreach and party growth activities. Read More