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State Legislative Coordinator

Temporary Position – Not to Exceed Three Years
Overview of Responsibilities:
The State Legislative Coordinator will work as part of the AFL-CIO State Government Relations team, which is focused on winning victories for – and defeating attacks on -- working families at the state level. By working closely with state federations, affiliates, state legislators, governors, and allied organizations, the team develops a proactive working families' state legislative agenda and provides the strategic and policy support to help state federations and allies implement it. The team also helps coordinate work to fight back state legislative attacks on working families.
Description of Duties:
• Provide strategic and policy support to state federations, allies, and progressive state legislators as they work to pass a working families' legislative agenda and defeat anti-worker bills.
• Work with intergovernmental organizations to ensure the interests of working families are represented.
• Work with allied organizations and think tanks on worker issues.
• Assist in staffing the National Labor Caucus of State Legislators (NLC)
• Track state legislation that impacts working families.
• Write daily, weekly, and full session reports on state legislation.
• Prepare PowerPoint presentations.
• Conduct research on key labor issues.
• Write, edit and fact check issue fact sheets, talking points, and other materials for a variety of audiences from rank and file union members to media to elected officials.
• Help plan, prepare materials for, and staff the annual Workers' Voice State Legislative Issues Conference and National Labor Caucus of State Legislators meetings.
• Work with allied progressive policy organizations on issue research.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• BA in Political Science, History, Sociology, Public Policy or related field
• Five to seven years of work experience in legislative or issue campaigns or related experience.
• Demonstrated strong policy analysis ability.
• Demonstrated excellent public speaking skills.
• A minimum of one year of experience tracking and analyzing state legislative issues.
• Effective time management skills, including demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
• Proficiency in web-based research including Lexis-Nexis, work processing, spreadsheet programs, Salsa and email programs. Demonstrated superior verbal and writing skills – writing sample required.
• Demonstrated ability to adjust tone and arguments for a variety of audiences.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently within the context of a plan.
• Knowledge of the workings of the labor movement.
• Demonstrated superior attention to detail.
• Ability to travel in performance of the duties of the job.
• Ability to work long and extended hours.
• Demonstrated ability to build teams and work effectively in a team environment, in both a lead and a support role.
• Must be a team player as well as able to take own initiative
Writing Sample Required.

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