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Political Action Representative I

Department: Political Action Department
Location:Washington, D.C.
Grade:USU Grade 8
Salary:Starts at $71,730
Benefits:List of benefits
Posting Date:December 07, 2017

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 and other campaign programs including, but not limited to, voter registration, member mobilization, voter contact, communications and get-out-the-vote activities in assigned campaigns. 
  • Develops and implements 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 Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with coursework 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. Knowledge of federal campaign financial regulations and laws. Knowledge of campaign targeting techniques. 

Skills Requirements:

  • 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 writing into large group settings.
  • Ability to assess political situations and develop appropriate campaign strategies.
  • Extensive travel, extended work hours and a valid driver’s license required.
  • Knowledge of scientific polling techniques preferred.

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