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Senior Associate - Political 

Category Senior Associate  
Description

Job Title: Senior Associate

Job Number: AOF-62-44-0822-V

Department: Political

Annual Salary: $93,778

Position Summary:

The senior associate will assist AFT local and state affiliates with political and legislative activities by providing guidance and expertise on legislative, electoral, political fundraising, and civic participation programs such as Get Out the Vote, with an emphasis on member engagement. The senior associate will spend significant time in states working directly with affiliate leaders and their staff and will also coordinate AFTs field participation in other labor or independent expenditure activities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with AFT affiliates to develop, plan and implement political and legislative programs and activities in support of the unions goals.
  • Develop and implement training programs in support of AFTs political and legislative activities.
  • Organize and maintain records of local and state federation field activity and provide regular reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A minimum of three years labor union experience with a union and/or as a labor campaign coordinator; equivalent experience with a major political party or campaign management.
  • Experience with campaign field writing.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, as well as the ability to work in a collegial manner.
  • Background working for or in a union environment or social justice organization is considered a plus.

Work Environment:

Work is in an office environment; but frequently requires the ability to drive and travel throughout the United States, as assigned.

 
Position Requirements

AFT is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The AFT is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Vaccine Requirement:
AFT requires that all staff be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Testing Requirement:
AFT requires that all staff take a self-administered AFT provided rapid-antigen test weekly.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Work Environment  
Position Senior Associate - Political  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number SEN-22-00009  
Open Date 12/1/2022  
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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