Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Job Opening!

Dear RBR [Run, Baby, Run],

Any interest? Please circulate widely.


The Central Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation (ALF) Field Staff works under the supervision of the Area Labor Federation Chairperson and the Executive Board and with the National AFL-CIO and the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO to advance labor’s agenda in the jurisdiction. The position is based in Harrisburg, PA. Long hours and regular travel within the Central Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation jurisdiction are required.

1. GROWTH RESPONSIBILITIES. Working under the direction of the Area Labor Federation Chairperson and Secretary/Treasurer, the Field Staff will plan and assist in increasing affiliation to the Area Labor Federation. The Field Staff may be asked to support the maintenance of the per-capita structure and the financial system.
2. BUILDING PARTICIPATION IN ALL ALF PRIORITY PROGRAMS. Working with Central Labor Councils, local unions, and community allies, the Central Pennsylvania ALF Field Staff will develop a communication and mobilization system that increases participation and expands labor’s ability to create strategic programs.
3. BUILDING A STRONG POLITICAL PROGRAM. Under the direction of the ALF leadership and consistent with the PA AFL-CIO and the National AFL-CIO goals the Field Staff will assist in developing and implementing a plan that builds and exercises labor’s political power. The Field Staff will develop workplace and other communications systems with affiliates to better educate and activate union members in support of issue campaigns and endorsed candidates.
4. BUILDING SUPPORT FOR AFFILIATE ORGANIZING. The Field Staff will assist area unions wherever possible in achieving their organizing assistance plan. This may include creation of an organizer’s roundtable, development of political and community leverage, facilitating sharing of resources for home visits, creation of a pool of multi-language organizers, as well as activities that show support to the affected workers.
5. PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS. The Field Staff may work with leaders to make sure that columns and letters to the editor are written and published, radio and TV interviews granted, arranging for interviews and enlisting appropriate leaders during various struggles and activities.
6. BUILDING COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIP AND COALITION. The Field Staff will facilitate the development of closer ties and effective working relationship between labor leadership and like-minded community and religious organizations.

• Demonstrated commitment to the labor movement and an understanding its goals.
• Experience in union, community, or political organizing and mobilization.
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate the activities of a large organization
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and exhibit sound political judgment.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to produce basic newsletters and leaflets.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to travel within the jurisdiction on a regular basis.
• Strong computer skills including sound knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite [Access, Excel, and Word]
• Familiarity and experience with basic administrative office functions.
• Experience with web programming a plus but not required.

The Central Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation Field Staff will receive compensation in the range of $35,000 to $45,000 per annum commensurate with skills and experience. Excellent benefits package and vehicle mileage are also provided.

Send cover letter, resume, and references by August 15, 2007 to j.heh@afscme13.org or
Judi Heh
Central Pennsylvania ALF
4031 Executive Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111

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