Communications Workers of America

Communications Workers of America

National Legislative-Political Workers’ Rights Organizer

Based in Washington, DC


Department: Legislative-Political Department
Staff Union Title: Campaign Lead

The Legislative-Political Department at the Communications Workers of America (CWA) has been expanding the capacities of its political program including member leadership development, volunteer recruitment, member-to-member engagement, and building alliances with progressive movement organizations. We are looking for someone to expand our workers’ rights and labor law reform campaign within our membership and build towards the 2020 elections and 2021 legislative campaign.

This person will work closely with the political and field team to build and implement a workers’ rights education and mobilization plan and develop an electoral program centered on workers’ rights and labor law reform that incorporate staff, Locals and rank-and-file political organizers. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who wants to help further build one of the most progressive and deepest rank-and-file member led programs in the Labor Movement.

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 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 when employed in a CWA-led political or legislative campaign, or movement building project:

  • Taking ownership and developing elements of a broader campaign, possibly in a specific geographic area or specific element of the campaign.
  • Implement campaign strategies and tactics
  • Train and work with activists, volunteers, and community partners
  • Work within a campaign budget
  • Assist in aspects of responsibilities of a Senior Campaign Lead
  • Work to campaign objectives and track campaign metrics. Regular reporting on progress of the campaign
  • Act as a representative of CWA to allied coalitions, member groups and other labor organizations
  • May review electoral races, strategies, current and proposed laws and regulations and analyze the potential alignment and impact with respect to the CWA policy agenda.
  • Draft letters, training materials, electronic correspondence regrading proposed legislation or CWA electoral programs
  • Review laws, regulations and other research materials to determine how policies affect CWA’s legislative agenda as well as other organization political analysis to determine impact on electoral program
  • Draft appropriate materials to CWA staff and locals to implement programs.
  • Responsible for six (6) month evaluation of the campaign
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Specifications:

  • Wages: $67,388 – $85,510 Annually (Effective 10/1/2019)
  • Reports to the CWA Organizing Director or appropriate administrative staff
  • Other terms and conditions as per the Memorandum of Agreement.
  • This position will not be used to replace regular full time CWA Staff Representatives or District Organizing Coordinators, or in lieu of hiring regular full time staff for permanent positions/vacancies.

To Apply:
If you feel you have the background and experience to qualify for this position and wish to apply for it, outline your qualifications and submit a letter of interest online at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=34447&clientkey=3DD4D8AF8C58AF2A4AA4B0629E6428E9.

CWA is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an 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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