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Political Coordinator

Based in Salem/Portland, OR


Fight for more fair and equitable workplaces.

Oregon AFSCME Council 75 represents over 36,000 workers statewide in both the public and private sector and is one of the fastest growing unions in Oregon.

Our vision is economic and social justice for all Oregon workers and their families and our mission is to empower and unite workers to create change in their workplaces and Communities.

Oregon AFSCME empowers workers across Oregon by:

  • Supporting workers to organize and affect change in their workplace and community.
  • Actively becoming an anti-racist organization that is inclusive of all workers.
  • Negotiating and enforcing strong contracts with fair wages, benefits, representation, and safety in the workplace.
  • Engaging and training new leaders and providing resources and support to advocate for workers and their families.
  • Creating political power to support workers from their local town hall to the state legislature.

We are currently seeking to fill a Political Coordinator position. This position serves as coordinator of the union’s political action and legislative field programs. They will assist in lobbying the Oregon Legislature and work to elect Council 75 endorsed candidates.

Requires two years of experience in coordinating or managing political campaigns and two years of planning or policy experience in working for and/or lobbying a state legislature or U.S. Congress.


  • This position requires broad knowledge of modern campaign management and legislative process.
  • Knowledge of organized labor is required.
  • Requires communication skills and the ability to inspire and motivate people, to develop effective arguments supporting the union’s legislative and political action programs.
  • Needs to be able to train and supervise project employees and interns.


  • Conducts Council and local candidate interview sessions and assists members in the endorsement process for state and local levels.
  • Plans and conducts grassroots field programs for legislative and political action.
  • Represents the state union in meetings with members, candidates, legislators, and labor movement partners.
  • Coordinates political action efforts, including training programs, candidate endorsements, and volunteer organizing.
  • Manages lobbying program activities, from one-on-one meetings with lawmakers to communication strategy development.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience resolving workplace disputes and advocating on behalf of others, and/or engaging people in social justice organizing.

Candidates with bilingual or multi-lingual skills encouraged to apply.

Salary range $5,743 – $9,281 per month, healthcare, employer 401k contributions, long term disability, and life insurance.

To Apply:
Send résumés and cover letter to: hiring@oregonafscme.org

Priority Deadline: March 1, 2024

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