What is a Political Campaign Officer?



Campaign Officer Job Description

Campaign officers are responsible for creating public awareness of a politician and ensuring that he or she ultimately wins the election.


The profession includes many subspecialties: Press and public relations, polling, opposition research, fundraising, logistical organizing, and a wide range of other skills to deal with the ups and downs of a campaign.


In large campaigns, these duties are handled by specialists, whereas in smaller campaigns they are looked after by a small group of individuals, or even just one person.



Typical Job Duties

• May plan and coordinate campaign strategies

• May be responsible for speaking with media

• Oversee production and distribution of promotional items

• Research the policies of the opposition

• Confer with campaign manager as to current internal or external issues related to the campaign

• Coordinate and schedule campaign events

• May be responsible for making travel and accommodation arrangements

• Must work within extremely tight deadlines

• Polling members of the community and analyzing the results

• May be responsible for organizing fundraising events



Scholarships for Becoming a Campaign Officer

The "Applicable Majors" section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Campaign Officer. 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!



Applicable Majors

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


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