The Campaign Secretary works closely with the candidate and the Campaign Manager. They organize the involvement of constituency groups with the campaign, for example – labor, seniors, educators, veterans, communities of color, new Americans, environmentalists, and college students, etc. They help develop a voter contact plan in coordination with the grassroots coordinator for particular communities by building relationships with the existing organizations that represent these communities. This person should have experience working with diverse constituencies, commitment to expanding the base and good communication skills.
The campaign secretary is responsible to accepting and acting on all invitations, seeking out potential events and
putting together the candidate’s schedule. The campaign secretary makes sure that the candidate is briefed about each of the events and is given proper directions, contact information, and collects briefing information from the
other team members on each event. The campaign secretary also ensures that candidate call-time and voter contact
time remains the top priority. The campaign secretary needs to be assertive, meticulous with details, pleasant on the
phone and able to say “no” when necessary.