Association of State Democratic Chairs (ASDC)
Located within the Democratic National Committee, the ASDC represents state party interests at the DNC as well as within the wider Democratic and progressive ecosystem. The association engages in building sustainable infrastructure to ensure that state parties have the tools and resources they need to elect those who share our values.
Civic Engagement and Voter Protection
The Civic Engagement and Voter Protection Department is concerned with safeguarding the right to vote by ensuring fair, accessible elections. To further their mission, the department works closely with local, state, and national partners to implement voter education and voting rights programming and strategies.
Coalitions & Community Engagement
The Coalitions and Community Engagement Team is tasked with implementing a comprehensive outreach and engagement strategy to reach, engage, and mobilize key stakeholders, communities, and coalitions in support of the DNC’s mission to win elections and build Democratic power; this will include, for example, specific, targeted initiatives for key constituencies — such as Black Native American, Millennial, Latino, AAPI, and rural voters.
The Communications Department facilitates the DNC’s interaction with the public and the media. This department communicates our party’s message, promotes our agenda, provides support to our state parties, and through the DNC War Room, holds Republicans accountable for their agenda.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
The DEI Team is engaged in efforts to foster a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where staff are seen, heard, and belong. The team collaborates internally with staff and externally with Sister Committees to build systems and launch initiatives to ensure our staff and contractors are reflective of those who support the Democratic Party.
The Finance Department oversees the major donor fundraising operations of the DNC and is partially responsible for raising the funds that fuel Democratic Party activities in all 57 states and territories. Through scaled donor programs, the Finance division works to identify and sustain party contributions.
The Human Resources (HR) Team is responsible for ensuring all DNC personnel have necessary access to the appropriate tools and systems needed to be successful in their role. The HR team works on recruiting, training, processing payroll and benefits, providing guidance for staff during the entire employee lifecycle, and ensuring all DNC processes and policies are legally compliant.
The Mobilization Team harnesses online interaction and participation and marries them with offline grassroots engagement to elect Democratic candidates across the country. This team manages all of the Democratic Party’s digital communications work, including social media, video, design, and digital organizing with campaigns and state parties. The Mobilization Team is also responsible for the DNC’s grassroots fundraising via email, SMS, telemarketing, and direct mail while also communicating directly with donors about what their investments help the DNC do.
Office of the Chair
The Chair’s Office is responsible for assisting, staffing, and scheduling the chair in all of his or her DNC-related responsibilities. It tracks correspondence addressed to the chair, maintains the appropriate files, and provides coordinated administrative support to the chair.
Office of the Executive Director
The Office of the Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day business of the DNC. Executive Director Sam Cornale also serves with Deputy Executive Directors Roger Lau and Monica Guardiola.
Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary coordinates the planning of all National Committee, Executive Committee and Standing Committee meetings. This office also serves as the DNC’s liaison to the National Committee members. As the party’s official record keeper, the Secretary’s Office maintains the DNC’s official membership lists and coordinates archival storage of the party’s official records. It also compiles the list of national convention delegates, oversees convention voting operations, and publishes the official proceedings of each convention.
The DNC Operations Department is responsible for management and monitoring of the committee’s day-to-day business and legal activities. The department ensures that the DNC’s operations are efficient and effective and that the committee resources are managed in a way that allows for the implementation of the strategic plan as determined by the executive director and senior leadership team.
Party Affairs and Delegate Selection (PADS)
This department oversees the institutional affairs of the Democratic National Committee, including maintaining party rules, planning and carrying out delegate selection, DNC and convention standing committees, facilitating official appointments and nominations, and early preparations for the convention.
Political & Organizing
The Political & Organizing Department develops and implements the coordinated campaign strategy on behalf of the DNC with Democratic candidates at federal, state, and local levels. The department also coordinates the interaction between the party, state parties, and allied organizations, and grassroots leaders across the country.
The Research Department is responsible for fact-checking Republicans and defending Democrats. They hold Republicans accountable by tracking their events, monitoring social media, and searching in video archives. This important data helps shape messaging and provides content for ads, press releases, social media, speeches, and debates.
The Technology Department provides the DNC, its sister committees, and campaigns with the data, tools, and expertise to create data-driven solutions and strategy. The department is responsible for designing, building, and supporting the party’s data resources and tools, headquarters IT, critical campaign and voter protection applications, and cybersecurity and disinformation programs.
Vetting & Compliance
The Vetting & Compliance Department is responsible for evaluating and approving any person, vendor, donor, or location that is going to be associated with the DNC. The department also approves potential employees and staff members before they are hired.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity among its staff and interns, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse team that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DNC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring and internship application process and on the job, as required by the American with Disabilities Act. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.