Communications Workers of America

Communications Workers of America
District 1


Senior Campaign Lead

Based in New York, NY


Job Title/Position: Senior Campaign Lead
Job Location: New York, NY
Salary Range: $96,097.59 — $124,430.96 Salary/year

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Senior Campaign Lead to lead and coordinate a comprehensive campaign in support of CWA’s project to unionize tower climbers. A successful candidate will have a proven track record of developing and executing legislative campaigns in New York, drafting and reviewing policy, building strong relationships with key stakeholders, and advocating for policy changes that will support the campaign’s goals.  Responsibilities will include developing and implementing a comprehensive legislative campaign strategy to positively impact our tower climbers campaign, as well as collaborating with workers, organizers, union leaders, and other campaign stakeholders to run a well-coordinated campaign; conducting thorough research and monitor relevant legislative issues, trends, and best practices to inform the campaign’s approach and messaging; building and maintaining strong relationships with legislators and government agencies, industry associations and other stakeholders; organizing and leading advocacy efforts, including lobbying, grassroots mobilization, public awareness campaigns, and legislative hearings; mobilizing members to support the campaign; thorough tracking and reporting on a regular basis on campaign activities, outcomes, and strategic adjustments.

Job Qualifications:

  • At least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Have at least 5 years of relevant, applicable campaign experience in worker organizing, political or legislative work, corporate campaigns and/or movement building, respectively, with demonstrated results. For worker organizing campaigns, relevant campaign experience means experience winning or otherwise effectively waging NLRB elections or other applicable forms of union recognition or certification. For political or legislative campaigns, relevant campaign experience means applicable experience conducting political mobilization, or staffing candidate or issue campaigns, or engaging in legislative advocacy. For other types of campaigns, relevant, applicable campaign experience may vary.
  • Have demonstrated commitment to economic and social justice and the labor movement.
  • Have advanced communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Willingness to work long, irregular hours and may involve travel away from home/office.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop and prioritize strategy and tactics, analyzing what is effective
  • Leads and directs campaign work
  • Develop and manage a campaign budget
  • Identify and work with CWA Locals and community partners
  • Write and fully communicate a campaign plan and develop campaign metrics
  • Will be accountable for all aspects of the campaign and work to objectives/metrics, directing the work of others towards these goals and producing regular reports
  • Develop training materials and train locals, staff and community partners
  • Responsible for six (6) month campaign evaluation
  • Mentoring team members, helping them implement the CWA Model of Organizing
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Specifications:

  • Wages: See Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Benefits and other terms as per described in the Memorandum of Agreement.
  • This position will not be used to replace regular full time CWA Staff Representatives or District Organizing Coordinators or in lieu of hiring regular full time staff for permanent positions/vacancies.

To Apply:
If you feel you have the background and experience to qualify for this position, submit your letter of interest and your résumé on CWA Careers.

CWA 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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