Regional Communications Coordinator
Communications Department

Central Region – Indianapolis, IN

Regional Communications Coordinator
Communications Department
United Staff Union - Grade 7
Central Region – Indianapolis
Salary starts at: $65,601

This position is responsible for coordinating communications strategies in organizing, contract and other priority campaigns within a specified region of the country. Facilitates implementation of these strategies with direction from International staff. Works closely with affiliates, unorganized workers and members. Also provides communications training for International staff and affiliates and produces print, electronic, digital and other materials to support AFSCME’s priorities within the region.


  • Responsible for the development and implementation of basic communications strategies and tactics.
  • Assists AFSCME affiliates with communications capacity needs and facilitates access to International union resources.
  • Supports the planning and implementation of communications strategies and tactics for campaign priorities within a specified region of the country in coordination with International staff and affiliates.
  • Develops leaflets, brochures and direct mail pieces, video and other materials with direction and guidance from International staff as needed.
  • Executes earned and paid media efforts, with direction and guidance from International staff as needed.
  • Assists with digital media campaigns, including utilization of websites, email and texting with direction and guidance from International staff as needed.
  • Assists with worker and community mobilization for priority campaigns within a specified region of the country.
  • Assists with conducting training in communications strategy, message development and delivery techniques.
  • Performs other duties as required to support the department and its mission.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in labor relations, communications, political science or liberal arts.
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in online organizing, digital media buying, strategic communications and issue, political or labor organizing; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and experience in organizing campaigns.
  • Knowledge of and experience with media relations.
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design software, video production and printing techniques.
  • Knowledge and experience with electronic forms of communications.
  • Ability to coordinate multidimensional campaign communications strategies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to develop a campaign message and enforce message discipline in fast-paced campaigns.
  • Ability to analyze research data and make logical conclusions.
  • Ability to write and create leaflets, brochures, direct mail pieces, video scripts and other materials.
  • Ability to use initiative to execute projects that may be vaguely defined.
  • Ability to travel for AFSCME business, including political and organizing campaigns required.
  • Ability to communicate in a foreign language desirable.

To be considered
For each position of interest, please send a separate email with an attached cover letter and resume to: recruiting@afscme.org.

Posting Date: June 15, 2017

Proud to be an Equal Opportunity/AA Employer

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