What is a Political Campaign Manager?

Campaign Manager Job Description

A campaign manager is responsible for coordinating the actions of a political campaign such as fundraising, advertising, polling and direct contact with the public.


Campaign managers may focus on setting strategy, executing strategy  or both depending on the size and resource base of the campaign.



Typical Job Duties

• Recruit and manage campaign staff and volunteers

• Liaise with the candidate and any outside political consultants

• Operate under strict timelines and budgets

• Plan and oversee fundraising events

• May execute strategy as set by political consultants

• May set campaign strategy



Scholarships for Becoming a Campaign Manager

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Campaign Manager. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Becoming a Campaign Manager: Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Campaign Manager. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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