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Regional Field Director

The Regional Field Director (RFD) is responsible for the management of assigned field campaigns, year round field activities and field staff. The Regional Field Director supervises field staff who execute the AFL-CIO's program and campaign priorities. Working with and under the supervision of the national Field Director, the RFD works closely with National Campaigns Coordinators, and Raising America staff integrating all campaign work within the field. The Regional Field Directors also work with other AFL-CIO program and resource hubs as necessary.

Overview of Responsibilities:

● Works with the National Field Director determining campaign field strategy and goals for specific campaigns;
● Assists the National Field Director constructing overall field plan including the drafting of the field goals, work and operation plans, budgets and timelines;
● Assists in developing union member and general public contact plans for electoral, legislative and issue campaigns in assigned region;
● Manages field operations in assigned region including staff assignments and performance along with resources and equipment on multiple and frequently simultaneous campaigns;
● Works with the Rising America Division to incorporate human and civil rights goals and programming into field plans, and provides regular reports on progress toward those goals;
● Supports and works with AFL-CIO state federations, central and area labor councils and their staff;
● Assesses and builds campaign programmatic capacity of state federation and labor council bodies;
● Works across the Mobilization Hub with appropriate staff determining if, where, and what strategic alliances are necessary with non-AFL-CIO unions and non-labor partners to achieve the Federation's campaign objectives;
● Assists in developing and implementing program assessments and post-campaign debriefs;
● Keeps the National Field Director informed on a regular basis regarding issues that affect Federation objectives;
● Prepares and submits regular and ad hoc reports as requested;
● Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Competencies:

● Bachelor's degree preferred with a minimum of least 7 years of prior union and or campaign experience coordinating all aspects of issue, organizing, or political campaigns including demonstrated success as a deputy or field campaign manager;
● Extensive experience drafting field plans including budgets;
● Extensive experience managing staff and diverse staff teams;
● Demonstrated ability to build and motivate teams and work effectively in a team environment in both a lead and support role;
● Extensive knowledge of and experience with both national, state and local structures of the labor movement;
● Excellent listening, interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills;
● Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts while maintaining important and effective relationships;
● Strong working knowledge of state legislative processes;
● Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments;
● Demonstrated ability to exercise excellent political judgment and discretion;
● Ability to work independently within context of a plan;
● Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, and demonstrated experience in developing campaign and personal work plans and goals;
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
● Ability to travel on a regular basis as needed, and for extended periods of time;
● Computer proficiency is required: including VAN, database/spreadsheet, PowerPoint.

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