Indiana State AFL-CIO    

Indiana State AFL-CIO

Political Coordinator

Based in Indianapolis, IN


JOB TITLE: Political Coordinator
LOCATION: Indianapolis, IN
COMPENSATION: Salary and benefits are competitive with experience & qualifications

PURPOSE: The Indiana AFL-CIO The Indiana State AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) is a proud federation of more than 400 local unions across the state belonging to 40 different International Unions, representing nearly 300,000 working Hoosiers. The Indiana AFL-CIO advocates for workers rights and the wellbeing of all workers through grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, political action and communications.


  • Work with State Federation leadership team to develop and implement our legislative and political agenda throughout the state;
  • Plan and coordinate our political & legislative field activities and events;
  • Support the State Federation, Local Labor Bodies and our Local Unions in our effort to recruit, train and elect Union members at all levels of government across the State;
  • Help recruit, train and retain volunteers for our local, state and federal election programs;
  • Identify opportunities and drive organizational engagement in ongoing legislative and issue campaigns;
  • Build our political capacity through grassroots PAC fundraising drives;
  • Oversee and carry out regional activity for federal legislative campaigns;
  • Help develop and lead political trainings for Local Union leaders as well as rank and file members;
  • Utilize the Labor Action Network (LAN) to create lists for our member mobilization programs;
  • Support our Local Labor Bodies with political and legislative support such as developing candidate questionnaire and field program script development;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or related field or equivalent related experience;
  • Minimum of 3 years in grassroots organizing experience with a labor or progressive organization required;
  • Minimum of four to six years’ experience, ideally in a labor organization with fundraising and/or political organizing experience;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and ability to use all functions in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Experience using online databases like NGP-VAN/LAN for analysis, virtual phone banks canvasses and activist engagement;
  • Must be comfortable resolving minor tech issues with iPhones, tablets and laptops;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required;
  • Must be able to work with people from different aspects of political work, candidates and staff, local union presidents and staff, as well as rank and file members;
  • Must have strong written and oral skills;
  • Must have the ability to work independently;
  • Must have the ability to canvass and run a canvass;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the labor movement and culture;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Work requires long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends;
  • Must have reliable, union-made vehicle with the ability to travel across Indiana as assigned.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to unoblessed@inaflcio.org

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