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Political Action Representative

Department: Political Action
Location:Washington, D.C.
Grade:USU Grade 8
Salary:Starts at $72,447
Benefits:List of benefits
Posting Date:December 19, 2018

This position is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring political campaigns and electoral programs that support the goals and objectives of AFSCME’s Political Action Department.

Duties:

  • Provides mobilization support for federal, state and local elections, including candidate, legislative, issue and PEOPLE fundraising campaigns.
  • Manages field programs including, but not limited to, voter registration, member mobilization, voter contact and get-out-the-vote activities in assigned campaigns. 
  • Develops campaign plans with appropriate goals and benchmarks.
  • 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 PEOPLE 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.

Education and Experience Requirement: 

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in Labor Relations, Political Science or Government.
  • Three (3) to Five (5) years of related work experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local campaign finance regulations and laws.
  • Knowledge of campaign targeting techniques.
  • Knowledge of scientific polling techniques.
  • Knowledge of computer software associated with potential campaign data gathering or planning.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to assist in the development of training curriculum and conduct workshops.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to large and small group settings.
  • Ability to assess political situations and develop appropriate campaign 

Extended Hours and Travel:

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

Please submit resume and cover letter to recruiting@afscme.org.           

Posting Date:     December 19, 2018

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