State Affiliate Political Organizer (SAPO)
Alaska Public Employees Association (APEA)

Based in Juneau or Anchorage, AK

Political/Membership Organizer – Alaska Public Employees Association/American Federation of Teachers. (APEA/AFT)

Main Purpose of the Job:
Coordinate the national AFT political and legislative agenda and program with APEA/AFT’s program and develop mobilization programs with the affiliated Locals of APEA/AFT.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The SAPO will be responsible for strengthening the internal, political and legislative education programs of APEA/AFT and the American Federation of Teachers through:

  • Developing and implementing an effective and accountable member-to-member communication system;
  • Identifying and recruiting activists among the APEA/AFT membership;
  • Facilitating and guiding APEA/AFT participation in coalition groups;
  • Increasing APEA/AFT political fundraising;
  • Considerable traveling in the state;
  • Other duties assigned by the Business Manager of APEA/AFT and/or the American Federation of Teachers.

Commitment to the goals of the Alaska Public Employees Association/American Federation of Teachers. Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or demonstrated experience organizing or performing campaign work.


  • Strong computer, writing, speaking, fundraising and training skills.
  • Willingness to travel and work long hours.
  • Ability to work well with groups and individuals with a wide variety of personalities, needs and occupations.
  • Experience recruiting and managing volunteers.
  • Preferred: experience with collective bargaining, contract administration/grievance handling, membership development, governmental or political advocacy and communications experience.
  • Computer skills especially relating to data base management and the creation of documents and flyers.

This position shall be based in Juneau or Anchorage. Salary DOE plus benefits.

How to apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume and three references by clicking on the link provided below –

Equal Employment Opportunity and all are welcome to apply.

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