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Campaign Lead

Based in Dayton, OH
IUE-CWA Headquarters


The IUE-CWA is the Industrial Division of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). We represent a force of over 100,000 active and retired men and women united collectively to seek dignity on the job and a secure future for ourselves, our children and all future generations.

IUE-CWA is seeking a campaign assistant to work on a variety of campaigns under our national political program. The position will focus heavily on increasing member engagement on key issues affecting working people – including trade, collective bargaining rights, and reforming our democracy by promoting voting rights and campaign finance reform.

The position will entail working directly with union members to develop their skills to educate and organize their fellow members to take action on political issues. The campaign assistant will work with local union leaders to develop a plan to become more engaged in political work at the local and state level, and to participate in the national priorities of the CWA political program.

Ideally the candidate will reside in Ohio, or be willing to relocate to. Frequent travel to multiple states will be required. The position will focus on visiting worksites (frequently factory setting), and training and developing members skills in this setting.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate successful experience in organizing, or equivalent experience getting individuals to engage in a campaign or direct action. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, and be comfortable working with our members, who come from diverse backgrounds.

This is a 1-year assignment that could be renewed. Competitive pay and benefits, commensurate with experience.

A Campaign Lead may be employed in support of an organizing, political or legislative campaign or another CWA­led movement building project. A Campaign Lead must be able to develop elements of a campaign plan and execute them. The position would report to the appropriate Administrative Staff.

Job Qualifications:

  • Willing and able to take regular direction and learn from experienced campaign staff
  • Willing to commit, energy, heart and long, irregular hours
  • Ability to learn and implement the campaign basics
  • Be able to take notes, listen and get information/report back to DOC or other campaign leadership to evaluate campaigns
  • Ability to assess workers' support of the campaign, identify potential l committee members, move workers to make concrete commitments and take action , recruit people to a committee, facilitate committee meetings, work with groups.
  • Understand and discuss issues in a way that contribute to the moment um of an organizing campaign.
  • Have a fundamental commitment to building a diverse and democratic labor movement and ability to organize workers from diverse back grounds and demographics.
  • Willing to attend an Organizing Institute
  • Basic communications skill s, able to do basic flyers and other written material
  • Motivated self-starter able to learn and troubleshoot without heavy supervision
  • Driver’s license and reliable car, must be able to travel to work locations away from home/office location.
  • 1-2 years of prior labor, political or community organizing experience
  • Strong social , written and verbal communication skills
  • Patient in pressure situations and savvy with conflict management
  • Bilingual, a plus

Responsibilities when employed in a CWA-led political or legislative campaign, or movement building project:

  • Taking ownership and developing elements of a broader campaign, possibly in a specific geographic area or specific element of the campaign.
  • Implement campaign strategies and tactics
  • Train and work with activists, volunteers, and community partners
  • Work with in a campaign budget
  • Assist in aspects of responsibilities of a Senior Campaign Lead
  • Work to campaign objectives and track campaign metrics. Regular reporting on progress of the campaign
  • Act as a representative of CWA to allied coalitions, member groups and other labor organizations
  • M ay review electoral races, strategies, current and proposed laws and regulations and analyze the potential alignment and impact with respect to the CWA pol icy agenda.
  • Draft letters, training materials, electronic correspondence regrading proposed legislation or CWA electoral programs
  • Review laws, regulations and other research materials to determine how policies affect CWA 's legislative agenda as well as other organization political analysis to determine impact on electoral program
  • Draft appropriate materials to CWA staff and locals to implement programs.
  • Responsible for six (6) month evaluation of the campaign
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Specifications:

  1. Wages: $64,141- $81,389 Annually (Effective 10/1/2017)
  2. Reports to the CWA Organizing Director or appropriate administrative staff
  3. Other terms and conditions as per the Memorandum of Agreement.
  4. This position will not be used to replace regular full time CWA Staff Representatives or District Organizing Coordinators, or in lieu of hiring regular full time staff for permanent positions/vacancies.

To Apply
Persons interested in being considered may email their resume to Human Resources at: human_resources@cwa union.org.

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