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 Philadelphia, PA


This position is responsible for assisting the Political Action Department staff in developing and conducting political action campaigns for affiliates; training affiliate leaders/staff and members in how to conduct political campaigns; assisting in-house polling operations; and assisting with state lobbying efforts.


  • Provides mobilization support for federal, state, and local elections, including candidate, legislative, issue and membership PAC fundraising campaigns.
  • Develops and manages field programs including, but not limited to, voter registration, member mobilization, voter contact and get-out-the-vote activities in assigned campaigns.
  • Assists with the development and execution of state and local legislative advocacy campaigns.
  • Develops campaign plans with appropriate goals and benchmarks.
  • Build solidarity amongst affiliates through regular joint table meetings, planning and program implementation.
  • 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 membership PAC 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:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in Labor Relations, Political Science or Government.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of related work experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Travel and work hours:

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

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

Posting Date: November 23, 2022

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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