Communications Workers of America

Communications Workers of America

Senior Campaign Lead
Legislative-Political Department

Based in Washington, DC


Job Title/Position: Senior Campaign Lead (Legislative-Political Department)
Salary Range: $98,500.03 – $127,541.73 Salary/year
Job Location: CWA Headquarters, Washington, DC

The Legislative-Political Department at the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is seeking to hire a Senior Campaign Lead to develop and lead the membership development pipeline and expand membership engagement in the union’s legislative and political campaigns. This staffer will work closely with the Legislative and Political Field Director to build and implement leadership development and mobilization plans.

Important components of this role will include training curriculum and program design, member leadership development, and development of training and mobilization materials. This position involves close collaboration with other staff in CWA's Legislative-Political Department, as well as CWA LP leadership and activists across the country.

Job Qualifications:

  • At least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Have at least 5 years of relevant, applicable campaign experience in worker organizing, political or legislative work, corporate campaigns and/or movement building, respectively, with demonstrated results. For worker organizing campaigns, relevant campaign experience means experience winning or otherwise effectively waging NLRB elections or other applicable forms of union recognition or certification. For political or legislative campaigns, relevant campaign experience means applicable experience conducting political mobilization, or staffing candidate or issue campaigns, or engaging in legislative advocacy. For other types of campaigns, relevant, applicable campaign experience may vary.
  • 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 Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Mentoring team members, helping them implement the CWA Model of Organizing
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Specifications:

  • Wages: Salary: $98,500.03 – $127,541.73
  • 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 District Organizing Coordinators or in lieu of hiring regular full time staff for permanent positions/vacancies.

To Apply:
If you feel you have the background and experience to qualify for this position, submit your application on CWA Careers. No phone calls please.

CWA is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

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