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Assistant Director, Fundraising

Department: Political Action
Location:Washington, D.C.
Grade:Management Grade 7
Salary:Starts at $103,075
Benefits:List of benefits
Posting Date:September 11, 2018

This position oversees the Political Action Department’s PEOPLE (fundraising) program. PEOPLE is AFSCME’s Political Action Committee, funded by voluntary contributions from AFSCME members and their families. The Assistant Director is responsible for development, implementation and management of programs, strategies and processes that support the attainment of the Department and Union’s PEOPLE fundraising goals. The position works directly with AFSCME staff, affiliate leaders, affiliate staff and members on a regular basis in an effort to promote participation in the fundraising program.


  • Responsible for preparing materials, briefings and campaign plans that support the program. Represents AFSCME and the Department at various functions, including conferences, trainings, and local meetings for the purpose of promoting the program.
  • Develops the fundraising efforts at AFSCME’s convention every two years. Manages staff assigned to the program.
  • Develops training materials and information brochures, including contribution cards, that support and promote the program.
  • Works with affiliates to develop PEOPLE fundraising plans, including goals, timelines, tracking and accountability measures.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of PEOPLE training programs.
  • Develops fundraising models and vehicles including, but not limited to: email solicitation, digital, texting and more.
  • Supervises the work of administrative and professional staff assigned to the PEOPLE program.
  • Identifies and coordinates development of PEOPLE merchandise and clothing for sale and incentive programs.
  • Supervises the Union’s PEOPLE booth at national convention, which includes staff management, material and clothing procurement, tracking financial transactions, developing incentive and participatory events and more.
  • Prepares briefings and backup documents as required by Department Director and other union leaders.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirement:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in political science


A minimum of ten (10) years of related experience with demonstrated competency in management of programs and previous supervision of staff or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of the political and legislative process to include federal and state election and campaign laws, congressional and state/local lawmaking practices and procedures and both federal and state campaign activities and finance laws.
  • Thorough knowledge of unions and their political action and fundraising activities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to lead and supervise personnel and to work within a deadline environment.    

Extended Hours and Travel:

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

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