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Communications Workers of America

Communications Workers of America
District 1

 

Campaign Lead

Based in Buffalo, NY
(travel required)

 

The Campaign Lead will be employed in support of an organizing or legislative campaign or another CWA lead 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.

Reports To: The position would report to CWA Upstate New York Area Director Debora M. Hayes.
Located: Buffalo, NY 14210, 821 Elk Street, Suite B. Travel Required
Salary: Starting at $75, 457.50 and based upon experience

Job Qualifications:

  • Able to do internal (membership) as well as external (new member) organizing.
  • Willing and able to take regular direction and learn from experienced campaign staff.
  • Willing to commit energy and heart to campaigns.
  • Long, Irregular hours.
  • Ability to learn and implement the campaign basics.
  • Be able to take notes, listen and get information/report back to District Organizing Coordinator (DOC) or other campaign leadership to evaluate campaign.
  • Ability to assess workers' support of the campaign, identify potential 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 momentum of an organizing campaign.
  • Have a fundamental commitment to building a diverse and democratic labor movement and ability to organize workers from diverse backgrounds and demographics.
  • Willing to attend an Organizing Institute.
  • Basic communications skills, 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 Campaign:

  • Ability to assess support of the union or contract campaign, identify potential 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 momentum of a campaign.
  • Utilize numerous organizing tactics including home-visiting, cold phone calling, hand billing, etc.
  • Along with campaign leadership, be able to work effectively with committee members:
    • assist with moving campaigns to stage 3;
    • keep the mobilizing/organizing committee on track;
    • motivate them to move through roadblocks and be public when it is time;
    • give them a realistic assessment of progress and inoculate them.
  • Along with DOC, be able to help develop and implement a local organizing plan.
  • Submit reports as required, but at least monthly.
  • Capable of running campaigns with minimal assistance, motivate and dig out committee members, work in a team with other organizers involved in the campaign.
  • Be able to communicate effectively in writing, in speaking, and via electronic media.  Be able to work with data bases, able to do basic flyers and other written material.
  • Able to function as a trainer at an Organizer Institute and train organizing committee members.
  • Implement campaign strategies and tactics.
  • Train and work with activists, volunteers and community partners.
  • Work within 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.
  • Draft letters, training materials, electronic correspondence regarding proposed legislation or CWA electoral programs.
  • Draft appropriate materials to CWA staff and locals to implement programs.

To Apply:
Send résumés to Debora M. Hayes, Area Director at: dhayes@cwa-union.org

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