Oregon AFL-CIO
Oregon AFL-CIO

Campaign Field Organizer

Based in Portland, OR


The Oregon AFL-CIO is the statewide federation of labor unions, representing over 300,000 working people across our state. We operate the largest independent voter contact program in Oregon and are hiring a Campaign Field Organizer to join our team and help us deliver information about Oregon Labor endorsed candidates to voters across the state. We’re looking for candidates with campaign experience and exemplary election field work skills who are passionate about advocating for working people.

This position will support staff with volunteer recruitment for canvasses, phone banks, and other field events. They will also do direct voter contact, coordinate logistics, develop tracking systems, lead trainings, and help oversee programs during the Primary and General Elections. The Oregon AFL-CIO is a multifaceted labor organization and as a fully integrated member of the team, you will be required to assist with other program areas as needed in addition to the political campaign efforts.

Schedule, Compensation & Location

  • This is a full-time temporary position, beginning in early March 2024 and ending in November 2024.
  • Compensation is $4500 -$5500 per month. Generous health, welfare, and retirement benefits are included.
  • The Campaign Field Organizer will work at the Oregon AFL-CIO’s office in SE Portland at least three weekdays per week. Required in person days are Monday and Thursday, with the third day of your choice.
  • The Campaign Field Organizer will be expected to lead and participate in voter outreach canvasses on weekends as well as phone banks on weekday evenings from home, with additional voter outreach shifts expected during the final week of both the primary and general elections. Given this, a valid drivers’ license and access to a reliable vehicle are required

Responsibilities & Duties
Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist political field staff with the recruitment and retention of volunteers
  • Train volunteers on how to use the canvass and phone bank technologies and how to talk with voters, and be on point for any questions during some of the field events
  • Participate in the Oregon AFL-CIO field program by doing direct voter contact
  • Develop volunteer tracking systems and keep organized records of attendance
  • Coordinate logistics with the field team in advance of direct voter contact events including writing voter contact scripts, utilizing voter and union member databases, and preparing the physical materials

Preferred qualifications

  • Proficiency with VAN (Voter Action Network), Google Docs, and phone banking apps
  • Previous experience managing a goal-oriented, successful team
  • Experience with relationship building, particularly recruiting and retaining volunteers
  • Familiarity with the labor movement, movements for progressive social change and political or issue campaigns
  • Strong commitment to economic, racial and gender justice
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently in a fast-moving campaign environment

The Oregon AFL-CIO strongly encourages people of color, queer, transgender, gender nonconforming people and people with disabilities to apply. We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.

How to Submit Your Application

  • If you’re excited about this position but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we still encourage you to apply.
  • Please email your résumé and cover letter to Emily at emily@oraflcio.org. If you need assistance with your application please contact Emily as well.

Interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible.

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