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Political Action Representative I

Department:
Political Action
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Grade:
USU Grade 8
Salary Range:
$79,190-$118,778
Benefits:
Posting Date:
November 23, 2022

This position is responsible for assisting the Political Action Department staff in developing and conducting political action campaigns for affiliates; training affiliate leaders/staff and members in how to conduct political campaigns; assisting in-house polling operations; and assisting with state lobbying efforts.

DUTIES: 

  • Provides mobilization support for federal, state, and local elections, including candidate, legislative, issue and membership PAC fundraising campaigns.
  • Develops and manages field programs including, but not limited to, voter registration, member mobilization, voter contact and get-out-the-vote activities in assigned campaigns.
  • Assists with the development and execution of state and local legislative advocacy campaigns.
  • Develops campaign plans with appropriate goals and benchmarks.
  • Build solidarity amongst affiliates through regular joint table meetings, planning and program implementation.
  • Develops relationships and works with allies, including other labor unions, progressive groups, candidates, and parties to build progressive strength while representing AFSCME’s interests.
  • Assesses and tracks programs for AFSCME field operations, providing reports and analyzing data as required.
  • Promotes and implements the membership PAC program and represents the department at various forums and functions.
  • Utilizes advanced targeting, data, and research to enhance field programs.
  • Conducts political training workshops in political motivation, campaign activities and member involvement to acquaint members with AFSCME’s position on political, legislative, and administrative issues and matters of importance.
  • Assesses candidates on federal, state, and local levels of government to determine candidate viability and recommend degree of union involvement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in Labor Relations, Political Science or Government.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of related work experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Travel and work hours:

  • Extensive travel, extended work hours, and a valid driver’s license are required.