Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) - Director of Communications

Washington, DC
Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor

Organization Overview

The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) is the only committee solely dedicated to electing and supporting Democratic state Attorneys General. 

Democratic Attorneys General play a critical role in protecting civil rights, promoting progress and diversity, fighting corruption, and ensuring the law is applied fairly to all.

As a committee, DAGA provides political and policy support to Democratic AGs and candidates, building the platform to highlight their successes and to extend their reach as they work to serve as the People’s Lawyers. 

Since its creation in 2002, DAGA has grown significantly. Today, DAGA is a record-breaking committee with a passionate team of over 40 staff. In the 2022 midterms, DAGA raised $25.5 million and flipped two key AG offices.

Democratic AGs currently hold 24 seats and represent the most diverse coalition of Democratic AGs in history.

Democratic AGs are among the most effective champions at keeping our communities safe, defending our rights, and holding bad actors accountable. From public safety and workers’ rights to climate action and election defense, Democratic AGs are front and center in the current political and policy landscape.

Position Overview

DAGA is seeking a Director of Communications to lead the development and execution of a strategic, robust multimedia communications plan to support the organization’s important work of electing Democratic Attorneys General.

The Director will be responsible for managing DAGA’s overall communications strategy and messaging and leading implementation through a variety of channels - earned and social media, digital, video, and paid communications. This role will be adept at using research, polling, and other data-informed resources to understand DAGA’s current and prospective audiences and conceptualize messaging that appeals to a diverse set of audiences.

The Director reports to the Executive Director and works in close partnership with the President and senior staff to develop and deliver high-quality, compelling content that elevates DAGA’s profile and brand and is aligned with the committee’s strategic objectives.

Leading a team of seven, the Director oversees the work of the media, digital, and video teams to elevate the work of Attorneys General and AG candidates. 

The Director will also serve as trusted counsel for communications and messaging strategy to Attorneys General, AG candidates, and their offices.

The ideal candidate is a creative, strategic storyteller and experienced manager who brings a proven record of leading comprehensive communications programs.

This is an incredible opportunity to play a leadership role in an ambitious, growing organization that helps elect Democratic AGs who protect our fundamental rights and builds a pipeline of talented leaders for years to come.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive, multimedia communications strategy to support DAGA’s overall mission and objectives
  • Elevate the profiles and accomplishments of Attorneys General and AG candidates, building strong working relationships with AG offices and campaigns to support their communications efforts
  • Develop an understanding of DAGA’s current and prospective audiences and create messaging strategies for diverse set of audiences through a variety of tools
  • Develop DAGA’s brand voice and maintain brand consistency across platforms and external communications
  • Oversee DAGA’s press team and its engagement with media outlets
  • Manage the production and distribution of high-quality, compelling content, including in-house video production and graphics
  • Collaborate across the organization, including with the Campaigns & Elections, Development, and Policy departments to facilitate creative work products
  • Ensure communications products are aligned and prioritized based on DAGA’s strategic objectives
  • Seize on breaking news and electoral developments and oversee rapid response efforts
  • Ensure Attorneys General, AG candidates, and executive leadership are prepared for media appearances and public events
  • Supervise a talented staff of seven on the press, digital, and video teams and oversee the department’s day-to-day activities
  • Manage external consultants to leverage their expertise to further DAGA’s communications strategy

Key Attributes and Qualifications

  • At least ten years of experience in communications in electoral politics, government, or issue advocacy
  • At least five years of experience leading high-performing teams
  • A keen understanding of how language and storytelling motivates and persuades audiences
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to tailor messaging and distill complex information into concise and compelling language and content
  • Track record of developing effective messaging, tactics, and mediums, including multimedia platforms
  • Strong knowledge of digital media and social media platforms and content distribution
  • Experience managing creative professionals (video, audio, and graphic design)
  • Results-oriented with a proven ability to perform well under pressure and excellent judgment
  • Willingness and ability to respond to breaking news, often outside the workday
  • Superb interpersonal skills with media, colleagues, and stakeholders
  • Experience developing paid media ads for broadcast, cable or digital platforms
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Sense of humor and positive attitude
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and the overall mission of DAGA

Structure and Location

Preference will be given to candidates in Washington, DC, and the surrounding area, but DAGA is open to the possibility of remote work for the right candidate. DAGA offices are in downtown DC with three days a week required in the office for staff in the DMV area and two days a week work from home. DAGA’s office is open 9 AM – 6 PM Eastern, but extended and nontraditional work hours are required. This full-time role requires a willingness and ability to travel as needed.  

The Director of Communications reports directly to the Executive Director.

Compensation and Benefits

The compensation for this role is $140,000-$150,000, based on experience.

DAGA offers a generous benefits package that includes fully paid health, dental, vision, short term, long term, and life insurance policies, pre-tax spending accounts, monthly remote work stipend or monthly transit benefit.

To Apply

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume online at The cover letter should be concise and compelling and outline the specific ways in which you would be a good fit for this position. Only applications submitted through this website will be considered. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

DAGA values a truly diverse workforce and is committed to a culture of inclusivity, respect, and integrity.

DAGA strongly encourages people with disabilities, people of color, transgender and non-binary people, and people from diverse backgrounds to apply. 

DAGA is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; sex: age; marital status; personal appearance; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; family responsibilities; disability; matriculation; genetic information; credit Information; status as a victim or family member of a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking. DAGA will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


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