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Communications Workers of America

Communications Workers of America
 

Campaign Assistants

Based in Clearwater or Tampa metropolitan area
and in Gainesville, FL

 

Overview
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is a dynamic, member-led union that is building a movement for social and economic justice. We are looking for two (2) Campaign Assistants to work with our team on internal organizing efforts in Florida public sector locals. The campaign goals are to support locals in building internal membership density with strong majorities and active member-led campaigns in all bargaining units.

The Campaign Assistants will be based in the Clearwater or Tampa metropolitan area and in Gainesville, Florida respectively, and must be able to travel to other locations. The Assistants must be able to implement weekly organizing programs, and plan work with support from local officers and the District Organizing Coordinator. The Campaign Lead should have demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining relationships with local officers, stewards and workplace activists, including building their organizing skills and confidence. The position would report to the District 3 Organizing Coordinator.

Job Qualifications:

  • Willing and able to take regular direction and learn from experienced campaign staff
  • Willing to commit, energy, heart and long, irregular hours
  • Ability to learn and implement the campaign basics
  • Be able to take notes, listen and get information/report back to campaign leads, DOC or other campaign leadership to evaluate campaigns
  • Ability to assess workers' support of the campaign, identify potential committee members, move workers to make concrete commitments and take action, recruit people to a committee, facilitate committee meetings, work with groups.
  • Understand and discuss issues in a way that contribute to the momentum of an organizing campaign.
  • Have a fundamental commitment to building a diverse and democratic labor movement and ability to organize workers from diverse backgrounds and demographics.
  • Willing to attend an Organizing Institute
  • Basic communications skills, able to do basic flyers and other written material
  • Motivated self-starter able to learn and troubleshoot without heavy supervision
  • Driver’s license and reliable car, must be able to travel to work locations away from home/office location.
  • 1-2 years of prior labor, political or community organizing experience
  • Strong social, written and verbal communication skills
  • Patient in pressure situations and savvy with conflict management
  • Bilingual, a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Review electoral races, laws, regulations and other research materials to determine how policies affect CWA’s legislative agenda
  • Utilize numerous organizing tactics including home-visiting, cold phone calling, hand billing, etc.
  • Provide appropriate materials to CWA staff and locals to implement defined programs.
  • Willingness to try new ideas while implementing and defending organizing basics
  • Solid working knowledge of systematic organizing, able to use charts, lists and databases to gather, analyze, and share information about a campaign.
  • Along with a Campaign Lead or DOC, be able to help develop and implement a local organizing plan.
  • Working with Campaign Leads,
    • Be able to work effectively with committee members
    • Assist with moving campaigns to stage 3
    • Keep the committee on track
    • Motivate the committee to move through roadblocks and be public when it is time
    • Give the committee a realistic assessment of progress and inoculate them.
    • Draft letters and electronic correspondence regarding CWA agenda
    • Support state level engagement teams by drafting sample letters and assist in producing
    • materials.
  • Work with the local unions to help identify and encourage others to participate in campaigns and build support for organizing.
  • Assist with congressional briefings, communications and requests for information
  • Submit reports as required, at least monthly.
  • Must be able to work on projects to build the local, but also be able to assist in national and district organizing projects.

Job Specifications:
1. Wages:  $38,351.46 to $55,460.31 Annually (Effective 10/1/2018)
2. Reports to the CWA Organizing Director or appropriate administrative staff
3. Other terms and conditions as per the Memorandum of Agreement
4. Position is not to be used to replace regular full-time staff

To Apply
Interested applicants should forward their résumé to human_resources@cwa-union.org.

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