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Deputy Director, Political Department 

Category Management  
Description

Job Number: MGT-62-60-1121

Supervisor:  Director, Political Department

Department: Political

Special Note: The purpose of this position is to assist the director and work closely with state federation and local affiliate leaders to develop and implement a robust political field mobilization effort including electoral campaigns, federal legislative campaign, and grassroots issue advocacy efforts.

Position Summary: Under the direction of the political director, the deputy director will coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of AFT’s political field campaigns.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement AFT’s political and federal legislative field programs at the national, state and local levels in support of candidates and issues.
  • Supervise and manage department field staff involved in AFT’s political and federal legislative field programs at the national state and local levels.
  • Manage the day-to-day implementation of approved political programs, including the development of campaign plans, voter contact programs, accountability systems and campaign materials.
  • Develop and coordinate training program and staff/leadership development programs to build political capacity in states and local affiliates.
  • Coordinate AFT’s use of vendors in support of the approved political programs.
  • Collaborate with state and local affiliates to develop and improve state and local political and legislative mobilization capacity around candidates and issues.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with allied groups on political and legislative campaigns at the national, state and local level.
  • Collaborate with AFT departments and programs to improve mobilization capacity in state and local affiliates.
  • Work on other initiatives or tasks supported by the AFT.
 
Position Requirements
  • Extensive experience developing and implementing candidate, issue and/or legislative campaigns.
  • Strong understanding of general public campaigns and campaign finance laws.
  • Applied experience working with polling instruments, data and developing appropriate targeting strategies.
  • Experience working collaboratively with community groups and allied organizations.
  • Experience in developing political and legislative training programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extensive travel is required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience working on federal legislative issues, as well as state and local elections.
  • Working experience ensuring compliance with state and local campaign laws.
  • Working knowledge of public education and labor issues.

 

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Work Environment This position requires extensive travel.  
Position Field Director  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number MAN-21-00015  
Open Date 11/2/2021  
Location Headquarters, Washington, DC  
About the Organization The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.  
EOE Statement The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do. The AFT believes that a culturally diverse workforce advances our mission and we strongly encourage applications from under-represented communities of workers.

 

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