Higher Ground Labs

Political Director

The Role: HGL is hiring a Political Director. This person will report to one of the co-founders and work closely with our investments and program teams, owning some of the most critical aspects of our success.

 Higher Ground Labs is hiring!

Political Director

The Role: HGL is hiring a Political Director. This person will report to one of the co-founders and work closely with our investments and program teams, owning some of the most critical aspects of our success. The role will focus on three key functions:

Market Intelligence and Outreach  (~70%)

  • Facilitating introductions and demos for HGL portfolio companies to key industry players, particularly campaigns  

  • Building and maintaining relationships with key players across the progressive political ecosystem

  • Understanding unmet technology needs and challenges in progressive organizations

  • Maintaining and tracking personnel and decision-makers at key political committees, labor unions, etc.

  • Tracking new potential founders, early-employees, and talent

  • Recruiting speakers and trainers to participate in our accelerator program

Marketing and Thought Leadership  (~15%)

  • Managing relationships with political sponsors

  • Representing/speaking on behalf of HGL at conferences

  • Planning and managing ecosystem convenings with key partners

Portfolio Services (~15%)

  • Working with HGL portfolio companies to best meet their  political needs

  • Facilitating conversations and collaborations with key stakeholders

  • Offering market analysis and customer & user discovery for portfolio companies

The Fit: We are a start-up ourselves, operating in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment. Team members at HGL wear multiple hats, collaborate closely, and have the autonomy to pursue new ideas. We are seeking a self-starter who has a strong political network and is creative, a strong team player, and hungry to grow the space broadly. The ideal candidate is hungry for growth opportunities and thrives when given responsibility, A good fit would:

  • Have at least 5 years of experience in the progressive space

  • Be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Have a strong network within progressive politics that complements the founders

  • Enjoy collaborating across organizations and campaigns towards a shared goal

  • Commitment to the progressive cause

  • Optimism about the role that technology can play in bettering our politics

Salary: Competitive

Location: Flexible

To Apply: Please submit the form below

For Questions: Email maggie@highergroundlabs.com

Note: Higher Ground Labs is an equal opportunity employer and recruits, hires and promotes employees and prospective employees on the basis of individual merit and without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.