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Political & Legislative Advocacy Apprentice

Department: Political Action
Salary:Starts at $3,600 per month
Posting Date:January 08, 2019

DUTIES: Assist with the planning, coordination, and execution of AFSCME's political action program in assigned state or territory.  Responsible for implementing legislative grassroots action plans including email, phone and earned media campaigns.  Work with other staff, affiliates, other labor unions, and coalition partners to develop campaign plans and strategies.  Execute campaign plans and programs in assigned area.  Develop and maintain relationships with leadership, elected officials and key staff.  Raise funds from AFSCME members and families for PEOPLE PAC.  Build, train and maintain network of political activists and PEOPLE contributors.  Assess political climate, candidates and campaigns and prepare reports on potential opportunities and challenges.

REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and 1-3 years of related work experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience with provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities: knowledge of unions and their political programs; knowledge of the political and legislative process; familiar with online voter database; knowledge of organizing and campaign activities; possesses leadership and motivational skills and exhibits good oral and written communications skills.  Valid automobile driver’s license, variable work schedules and temporary assignments are necessary.  Selected applicants will be responsible for locating to assigned area.

Salary: $3,600 per month

Benefits: Single health coverage (medical only).

**This is a temporary, at-will assignment with a projected duration of up to 24 months.**

Interested parties should send resume and cover letter to Doug Burnett at dburnett@afscme.org.

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