Communications Workers of America, District 1

Senior Campaign Lead

Based in New York, NY
(job requires travel within state)

Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 1 is hiring a Senior Campaign Lead.

Applicants must have at least 6 years of experience of legislative and/or political organizing and advocacy in a senior leadership role within a union or other grassroots membership organization. The Senior Campaign Lead will have primary responsibility for developing a legislative program that advances issues of concern to CWA members and a pro-working families agenda, and that activates union members year-round to build the power of the union. Responsibilities will include developing strategies and tactics to promote the union’s legislative agenda, including catalyzing joint campaigns with a range of local, state and federal organizational allies, as well as with elected officials; developing relationships with legislators at the state, local and federal level, and advocating for the union’s agenda with these representatives; and mobilizing members to support the union’s agenda and contract fights. We are especially seeking candidates who have been recognized as leaders in their previous fields of work and have a strong commitment to building progressive movements for social change.

Job Qualifications and Responsibilities:
The Senior Campaign lead must be able to direct and lead a broad campaign. The position would report to the appropriate Administrative Staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan, develop and prioritize strategy and tactics, analyzing what is effective
  • Leads and directs campaign work
  • Develop and manage a campaign budget
  • Identify and work with CWA locals and community partners
  • Write and fully communicate a campaign plan and develop campaign metrics
  • Will be accountable for all aspects of the campaign and work to objectives/metrics, directing the work of others towards these goals and producing regular reports
  • Develop training materials and train locals, staff and community partners
  • Responsible for six (6) month campaign evaluation

Other duties as assigned Qualifications:

  • At least a bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Have at least 5 years of demonstrated campaign experience in either worker organizing, political or legislative work, corporate campaigns and/or movement building.
  • Have demonstrated commitment to economic and social justice and the labor movement.
  • Have advanced communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Willingness to work long, irregular hours and may involve travel away from home/office.

Job Specifications:

  • Wages: $83,728.85 - $108,415.42
  • Benefits and other terms as per described in the Memorandum of Agreement.
  • This position will not be used to replace regular full time CWA Staff Representatives or in lieu of hiring regular full time Staff for permanent positions/vacancies.

Upload a resume, a cover letter that speaks to how your experience and skill-set meet the qualifications for this role, plus a writing sample by clicking HERE. We are looking for an immediate hire so applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

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