AFSCME Wisconsin Council 32

AFSCME Wisconsin Council 32

Public Relations Representative / Organizer

Based in Madison, WI

AFSCME Wisconsin Council 32 is currently seeking candidates for a Public Relations Representative/ Organizer position. The position will be based in Madison, Wisconsin.

This position is responsible for the development of the Council’s public relations and communication program. The position is responsible for all internal and external communications, and is the Council’s liaison with news media, elected officials, the membership, and the general public. This position is also responsible for building and strengthening Council 32's membership base by conducting organizing, electoral, and advocacy campaigns in the public and private sectors.

The duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing press releases dealing with matters affecting and of interest to Council 32;
  • Developing and implementing internal and external communication program to support endorsed political candidates;
  • Developing and implementing internal and external communication program to support or defeat legislation;
  • Developing and implementing communication program to support the internal and external organizing programs of Council 32;
  • Developing and implementing a communication program to support the Council program to sign up members for the AFSCME PEOPLE program;
  • Communicating on behalf of Council 32 with various news outlets, print, radio, and television;
  • Working under the direction of the Executive Director (or designee) and in cooperation with the Executive Board to implement an overall strategic plan to effectively organize and mobilize existing and potential members within Council 32's jurisdiction;
  • Identifying organizing targets within Council 32's jurisdiction and actively working to develop contacts within such units;
  • Following up on all organizing leads communicated by Council staff, executive board members, local union officers/members, members of other labor organizations or other sources;
  • Handling unit determination (election) hearings before the WERC or NLRB;
  • Performing the full range of activities necessary to conduct successful campaigns, including preparation of mailings and flyers, leafleting, building and coordinating the activities of internal organizing committees, scheduling and conducting mass meetings, and conducting home visits;
  • Training volunteer member organizers and/or lost timers and coordinating their activities in campaigns;
  • Identifying and recruiting new PEOPLE members and actively working to increase overall PEOPLE participation;
  • Coordinating with and assisting the Council’s PEOPLE Committee and County PEOPLE Chairs.
  • Managing data for relevant campaigns in the AFSCME VAN, including cutting lists and turf and ensuring the new information is posted to the AFSCME VAN in a timely fashion.
  • In extenuating circumstances, may fill the various servicing roles of the Field Representative/ Organizer.


  • Strong oral communication and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of the labor movement, its goals and principles.
  • Ability to work long hours, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and stressful environment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and related programs.
  • Proficient in social media and multimedia platforms, like Facebook and YouTube.


  • Ability to work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work long hours.
  • Valid driver’s license is required
  • Requires in-state travel.

A degree in Journalism, Communications, or equivalent combination of education and experience necessary to perform all the duties of this position.

Salary and all other benefits are as defined by the collective bargaining agreement and Council 32.

All interested applicants should email cover letter and résumé to Michelle Byrne, Executive Assistant, at mbyrne@afscme32.org by Friday, February 8, 2019.

Proud to be an Equal Opportunity/AA Employer.

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