Overview

The Democratic Socialists of America is a member-run, socialist organization with more than
350 groups in every state and the District of Columbia engaged in movement-building,
public education, direct action, advocacy, and electoral politics. Our immediate goal is to
build working-class power against the capitalist class while advancing transformative
reforms like Medicare for All and a Green New Deal, supporting a robust labor movement,
advancing racial justice, electing socialists to office, and shifting the public framing around
capitalism and democratic socialism. DSA is a “big tent,” multi-tendency organization that
welcomes everyone committed to democracy and socialism.
Reporting to the Data and Tech Manager, the Database Coordinator will be responsible for
maintaining our 250K+ record database and the database for our educational sister 501(c)3,
making sure our data is clean, up-to-date, and searchable.

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
• Position will include duties for both DSA (501c4) and DSA Fund (501c3)
• Maintain contribution and membership records, as well as emails on our contact list,
through data entry and data cleanup
• Recommend and implement policies, procedures, and guidelines for data entry
• Identify, research, and ensure a timely resolution to resolve technical problems with
CRMs
• Process incoming dues and donations payments
• Work with other staff to plan for and coordinate fundraising and communication
efforts and producing mailing, fundraising, and Democratic Left lists
• Provide segmented lists and data of various types to staff as needed
• Assist with registration for conferences and conventions
• Document and advise other staff on the use and limitations of CRMs
• Is a technical expert on all things ActionKit, including training new staff in ActionKit
basics

Requirements:
• Unwavering attention to detail, even when doing tasks repeatedly or when dealing
with a large data set
• Quickly spots potential process improvements and trouble areas in systems
• Pattern recognition in data sets
• Prior experience working with a development-focused database/CRM system
• Familiarity with Google Suite and Microsoft Excel
• Proven ability to facilitate technical training sessions for largely non-technical
audiences.
• Exceptional listening, interpersonal, and general communication skills.
• A strong relationship-builder and team player.
• Self starter that can efficiently manage multiple projects at once, use limited
resources effectively, and work with a team.
• Handles high pressure situations with positive attitude, tact and professionalism.
• Commitment to democratic socialist, feminist, anti-racist, anti-heterosexist and proworker action and identify as a socialist and be grounded in democratic socialist politics; general agreement with the positions and perspectives of YDSA and DSA.

Preferred:
• Experience with ActionKit or experience with multiple CRMs
• Experience in coding in SQL
• Familiarity with information security best practices
• Creativity and sense of humor

Reports to: Data and Tech Manager

Work Schedule: Full-time. Work hours will fluctuate according to campaign needs and
members’ availability.

Salary: $52K in first year with scheduled 2K raises in 2022 and 2023.

Benefits:
• We offer employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and
their spouse/partner and/or dependent children.
• Three weeks of vacation in the first year of employment, then four weeks each year
thereafter.
• Employee contribution equivalent to 1% of wage to a 401k.
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the Washington-Baltimore
News Guild.

Application Deadline: July 19, 2021
To Apply: Click here

No phone calls or recruiters, please.
Democratic Socialists of America is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a staff
that reflects the working class. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women,
people of color, DREAMers, as well as members of the LGBTQ communities.

About Democratic Socialists of America

The Democratic Socialists of America is a member-run, socialist organization with more than 280 groups in every state and the District of Columbia engaged in movement-building, public education, direct action, advocacy, and electoral politics. Our immediate goal is to build working-class power against the capitalist class while advancing transformative reforms like Medicare for All and a Green New Deal, supporting a robust labor movement, electing socialists to office, and shifting the public framing around capitalism and democratic socialism. DSA is a “big tent,” multi-tendency organization that welcomes everyone committed to democracy and socialism