The Field Director is responsible for directing grassroots field programs for legislative, political and issue advocacy campaigns, leading teams of leaders and staff from affiliate unions and Area Labor Councils/Regional Labor Federations and allied organizations.
The Field Director is responsible for developing field plans and programs that result in increased volunteer rank-and-file participation. The Field Director is tasked with continuing to strengthen accountability structures that result in more member and results-driven programs that advance our shared social and economic justice goals.
The Field Director manages the State Federation’s Labor Action Network (LAN) account; coordinating the approvals process with the National AFL-CIO, State Unions and ALCs/RLFs; establishing statewide data processes, including tracking and reporting for state campaigns.
The Field Director mobilizes affiliates, other labor organizations and community partners and allies to execute the campaigns/actions needed to achieve our mission.
- High School Graduate, post-secondary education a plus
- Flexibility to work long and at times odd hours
- Strong computer and communication skills
- Fluency in a language other than English is desired but not required
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and an automobile
- At least 3 years relevant work experience
- Ability to coordinate activity with field, community, political and affiliate leaders.
- Experience participating in drafting of campaign plans.
- Excellent writing and communication skills; ability to produce and oversee near final written projects and sophisticated campaign communications.
- Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, and demonstrated experience in developing campaigns and personal work plans and goals.
- Demonstrated ability to build teams and work effectively in a team environment in both a lead and a support role.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments.
- Ability to work well in a collaborative environment.
- Ability to work independently within the context of a plan.
- Ability to travel occasionally based on need, and for limited periods of time.
This position is covered by the labor agreement between the MN AFL-CIO and the Minnesota Newspaper and Communications Guild, CWA Local 37002. Wages and benefits shall be governed by the labor agreement.
Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Interested persons should submit a resume and letter of interest to Bill McCarthy, President, by 4:30 p.m. on May 26th, 2017; by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.