Working America

Working America

Assistant Field Director

Positions based in Philadelphia, PA


With more than 3 million members, Working America mobilizes working people who don’t have the benefit of a union at work to fight for good jobs and a fair economy. As the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, we unite working people in urban, suburban, and rural communities around a shared economic agenda.

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist the Field Director in recruiting, hiring, developing and supervising a team of Canvassers, Trainers and Field Managers committed to meeting Working America’s ambitious goals to advance economic justice for workers while meeting all basic Field Manager responsibilities. Assistant Field Directors may also be assigned to run offices or campaigns, or perform specific duties of a Field Director on a temporary or interim basis.

REPORTS TO: Field Director

Responsibilities are as assigned by the Field Director. These include but are not limited to the following:

  • Core Daily Responsibilities
    • Set up for canvass teams and coordinate turf
    • Facilitate daily team meetings including announcements and introduction of outside speakers
    • Make nightly deposits
    • Oversee organizational vehicle upkeep and maintenance
  • Recruitment and hiring:
    • Write and place job ads
    • Participate in the development of office recruitment plan
    • Conduct job calls and interviews
    • Effectively recommend hiring of canvass staff
  • Training and staff development:
    • Canvass and work directly with all field staff
    • Conduct field evaluations of canvass staff to ensure quality organizing interactions with Working America members and members of the general public
    • Identify, train and develop Trainers and Field Managers to meet and exceed the expectations of their job duties
    • Plan and facilitate Trainer trainings and Field Manager trainings
    • Observe and train Trainers to meet and exceed expectations of their job
    • Observe and train Field Managers to meet and exceed expectations of their job
    • Assist Field Director with staff reviews; evaluate staff

Mobility is critical to the success of Working America expansion with start-up offices, Field Director office coverage, special campaigns and training of emerging leaders. Assistant Field Directors are expected to be available to travel a minimum of 8 weeks a year as needed. Working America is responsible for the cost of housing, travel, transportation and per diem.


  • Canvassing or Organizing experience
  • Management experience, preferably with Working America
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people
  • Strong problem-solving and leadership skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be effective under pressure
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Ability to project organizational policies and mission
  • Evaluate staff for promotion and discipline
  • Desire to advance within the organization
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to travel required
  • Ability to relocate preferred
  • Driver’s license preferred


  • Philadelphia, PA

Position Type:

  • Full-Time
  • FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

Salary starts at $37,935 and includes medical insurance and 401(k) with employer contribution.

Working America is an equal opportunity employer. Working America is committed to building a diverse workforce and encourages applications from women, people of color, LGBTQIA and other non-conforming individuals, and individuals with disabilities.

To Apply:
Please visit our website at workingamerica.org/jobs and apply through our portal or email a résumé and cover letter to work@workingamerica.org.

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