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Deputy Director

Overview of Responsibilities:
The Deputy Political Director will work closely with the Political Director to execute all strategic functions and strengthen internal and external commitment to the AFL-CIO political program.
The Deputy Political Director works closely with the Political Director, Campaigns Director, and other key leadership inside the AFL-CIO, affiliates, and with external partners and allies. The position will work with leaders and staff to develop, execute, and align programs across multiple departments, campaigns and affiliates, including Working America, nonpartisan voter registration, voter mobilization, member organizing, and political community organizing.
This position reports to the Director of the Political Department.
Description of Duties:
• Develop and strengthen national AFL-CIO political program by continuously engaging affiliates, state federations, central labor councils, area labor federations, and staff in the Political and Campaign Departments in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of political campaigns.
• Ensure the seamless integration of Political and Campaign Department staff work with state federations, local central bodies and affiliated unions to develop and implement campaigns that integrate worksite, neighborhood, mail, phone, membership, and earned media mobilization programs.
• Translate the complex, high-level targeting, modeling, and data work produced by the Political Department into applicable messages, strategies and tactics for political campaigns.
• Assist as needed in the writing, development and implementation of the national campaign plan, federal and state campaign plans, state coordinated campaign plans, issue campaigns, referenda campaigns, and special and municipal campaigns.
• Integrate political and issue campaigns into the larger political strategy of the AFL-CIO.
• In partnership with the Campaigns Department, direct resources and technical assistance for local and state campaigns.
• Supervise, mentor and provide leadership for a staff of 30-35 employees. Develop and implement internal staff development and training programs.
• Represent the AFL-CIO in key tables, coalitions and meetings with outside organizations.
• Assist Political Director with department planning, budgeting and forecasting as needed, including overall political ground mobilization budget and state and local central body political fund allocations.
• Assist AFL-CIO Officers and other AFL-CIO leadership as needed on special projects.
• Lead hiring of all professional positions within the Political Department.
• A minimum of ten years' experience in national and local political program development and implementation, with significant experience managing field mobilization programs;
• Significant leadership experience working within the labor movement;
• Significant management experience coordinating programs between national organized groups;
• Ability to build and strengthen key relationships with State Federation Presidents, Affiliate Chiefs of Staff and Political Directors, and other key AFL-CIO officials and staff across the country;
• Demonstrated advanced understanding of the labor movement and its structure in the United States;
• Extensive staff management experience, including strong interpersonal skills and an ability to lead a team;
• Excellent project management skills on complex projects;
• Ability to handle multiple high priority projects with competing deadlines;
• Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communications skills;
• Excellent public speaking skills;
• Ability to travel extensively and work long hours and weekends as required;
• Strong commitment to the labor movement and social justice.

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