Temporary Special Assistant for Political Operations
Political and Field Mobilization

Based in Washington, DC


Temporary Fund Position through November 2024

This position is part of the Political Division of the Political and Field Mobilization Department. The Political Division is primarily responsible for:

  • Developing relationships and working with labor unions, allies, progressive groups, candidates, and parties to build political strength for union members.
  • Advancing the implementation and objectives of the AFL-CIO’s electoral work.
  • The development and dissemination of communications materials for electoral, legislative, and issue campaigns
  • Candidate, legislative, and issue research


  • Work with the Political team to assist with the development and production of campaign materials such as fliers, local union letters, fact sheets, walk or phone scripts, and other political campaign materials as required.
  • Conduct in-depth political and legislative research and create research documents.
  • Fact check direct mail pieces and other materials as needed.
  • Maintain and update website that provides research to the labor movement.
  • Conduct basic voter file lookups and analysis.
  • Track and report on progress of political campaigns.
  • Analyze staff reports and program metrics, and produce political briefing documents and presentations.
  • Create and develop project operation and management plans.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • 2-3 years of experience in political campaigns or organizations with specific demonstrated experience in campaign research, communications, and operations.
  • BA or BS in a field with substantive writing, research, political, or analytical focus, or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of the workings of the labor movement and its structure.
  • Effective time management skills, including demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects, including demonstrated experience in developing campaign and/or personal work plans and goals.
  • Demonstrated excellent computer research skills including web-based and Nexis-Lexis research.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Suites, and overall excellent computer skills.
  • Demonstrated superior writing and messaging skills – writing sample required.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust tone and arguments for a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to use a CMS (Content Management System) and update websites.
  • Ability to assess political issues and identify relevant information for a Labor political program.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a team.
  • Experience using the VAN voter file system is preferred.
  • Ability to work long and extended hours including weekends.

Writing samples required

Salary: $92,428.26

Apply here: http://aflcio.hirecentric.com/jobs/

Equal Opportunity Employer

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