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American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
 

Political Action Representative I
Political Action Department

Based in Columbus, OH

 

Political Action Representative I
Political Action Department

Location: Columbus, OH
USU: Grade 8
Starting Salary: $76,115

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.
  • Coordinates work with AFSCME affiliates, leaders and members.
  • 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.

REQUIREMENTS
Education and Experience:

  • 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 campaign financial 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 writing to large and small group settings.
  • Ability to assess political situations and develop appropriate campaign strategies.

Travel and work hours:

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

To Apply:
Please submit résumé and cover letter to recruiting@afscme.org.

Posting Date: February 24, 2021
 
AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

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