American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Legislative Affairs Manager
Political Action

Based in Sacramento, CA

Legislative Affairs Manager
Political Action – Sacramento, CA
Management Grade 7
Starting Salary: $95,048


  • Works with the Political and Legislative Director to develop and help execute AFSCME’s state legislative and budgetary strategy in California.
  • Develop and implement strategies for moving or stopping state and local legislation, including working with affiliate and state legislative leaders and their staff.
  • Assisting AFSCME affiliates with contract negotiations through the use of political influence and relationships with elected officials and their staff.
  • Works with AFSCME affiliates to mobilize members for participation in state legislative and budgetary proceedings.
  • Lobby members of the legislature, administration, other state agencies, departments and local officials as needed.
  • Prepare reports on legislative, political, budgetary and administrative issues and matters of importance to the union.
  • Coordinate the planning, execution and management of affiliate and/or International Union campaigns.
  • Conduct political and legislative trainings and workshops for AFSCME affiliates and coalition partners.
  • Develop relationships with allies and coalitions to help advance AFSCME’s state legislative and budgetary agenda.
  • Assist the Political and Legislative Director in promoting and implementing the PEOPLE program.

Education and Experience:

  • Three to ten years of related work experience.
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college with course work in political science, government, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Extensive experience in lobbying, public speaking and writing. Extensive experience in legislative strategies, including process, bill analysis and coalition building. Effective political analysis skills. Ability to work under deadline pressures. Familiarity with national political scenes. Knowledge of scientific polling techniques. Knowledge of computer software.

Travel and work hours:

  • Extensive travel, extended work hours and a valid driver’s license are required. Temporary relocation may be necessary. Commitment to the union and its mission.

Please submit cover letter and résumé to recruiting@afscme.org.

AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate against or in favor of any 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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