Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Political Director

Based in Oakland, CA

The Alameda Labor Council is one of the largest and most dynamic labor councils in California, representing over 135,000 members in Alameda County. We represent workers in healthcare, transportation, education, construction, manufacturing, and service. We are now hiring a Political Director.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in creating and implementing a strategic plan to carry out the political endorsements of the ALC, CLF, and/or AFL-CIO in local, state, and national political campaigns
  • Design and implement strategic plans to mobilize members and others to support council goals.
  • Build Councils Internal Political Capacity for our strategic priorities.
  • Design and implement strategies in increase participation in our COPE (Committee on Political Education).
  • Implement political and COPE trainings for staff, members and candidates.
  • Build political and community support for organizing projects and political or issue campaigns.
  • Plan and execute large-scale mobilizations.
  • Building coalitions with community allies in organizing campaigns with a long term approach to the issues facing working families in Alameda County
  • Manage Political Budget
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 5+ years’ experience in developing and managing all aspects of political campaigns including at least
  • 3 years of lobbying, policy, bargaining etc.
  • Extensive Campaign management experience over multiple campaign offices at once
  • 5+ years’ experience developing and executing field strategies
  • Skilled at building and implementing reporting structure and campaign tools to maximize efforts in the field
  • Experience providing field analysis based on reported numbers
  • Proven experience with budget management
  • Contribute to the political communications strategy
  • Experience with and broad understanding of campaign finance reporting
  • Ability to work effectively with leaders, volunteers, allies, elected officials and diverse populations
  • Extensive coalition building experience
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Experience organizing and supporting strikes
  • Advanced computer skills including MS-Office Suite and various social media platforms
  • Bilingual preferred

The Council requires a strong member mobilization program, savvy strategic skill, and excellent planning ability. Flexible working schedule with extensive nights and weekend hours. Compensation includes medical, dental, vision, pension. Salary is competitive.

To Apply
Submit Cover Letter and Résumé to: cora@alamedalabor.org.

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