UFCW is seeking a Political Coordinator in Cincinnati, Ohio or Erlanger,
Kentucky to implement the department’s programs by performing duties
associated with UFCW’s legislative and political goals and objectives.
This is a junior level position that supports field activities. Minimum
four years of political campaign experience. This position requires the
exercise of discretion.
*Duties and Responsibilities:*
· Creates political field programs in targeted states that
intuitively allow the locals to be responsible for their program, creates
an atmosphere that will allow follow up with local union leadership.
Creates training programs to ensure participants understand goals and
· Supports field programs to increase Active Ballot Club
participation and local political activism in coordination with region
· Works with senior staff to encourage local unions to lobby on
legislative issues of concern to UFCW.
· Provides support to the Voter Activation Network (VAN) in
coordination with International field programs. This may require providing
some administrative assistance with data entry and general database
· In coordination and direction from the Political Director, support
and assist with supervision of the International’s lost timer program at
local union offices as it relates to federal state and local electoral and
· Support the Department’s field program which can include
canvassing, phone banking and providing general campaign office support as
needed by the campaign.
· Support the UFCW Youth Internship Program, as it relates to
programs within the Department.
· Regularly coordinates work priorities with UFCW Political Director.
· Monitors the political activities database covering designated
multiple states. Works with Political Action Coordinator to develop
appropriate political reports.
· Coordinates with region offices and local unions to recruit
activists to support UFCW program goals and objectives.
· Works with senior staff to develop relationships with allies in
support of program goals and objectives. Assists in integrating
legislative and political programs.
· Works with senior staff to help develop the UFCW’s strategic
political plan. Provides basic analysis on multiple state legislative
proposals and reports findings to designated staff to use in recommending
organizational support or opposition based on the impact on UFCW members,
wages and working conditions, industries, families, and communities.
– Extensive travel and long/irregular hours required. Relocation may be
necessary. Long term deployment for legislative and/or political campaigns.
Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or related field or equivalent
related experience. Minimum of four years of political campaign experience
required. Experience in the labor movement is desirable. Experience in
using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint is required. Web-based
voter file, i.e., VAN, LAN, etc. Ability to demonstrate working knowledge
of Voter Activation Network including running lists, cutting turf,
importing scripts and database maintenance.
Strong writing skills are required. Strong oral presentations skills are
required. Must be able to learn to make effective oral presentations to
groups or individuals. Spanish language fluency is a plus, but not
Must be able to understand programs utilizing technology and existing
communications networks, including Twitter. Must be able to quickly learn
Federal Election Commission (FEC) law, regulations concerning Political
Action Committees (PAC), and their interaction with the labor movement,
state election and financial disclosure law.
Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits.
Fulltime position; posting closes when position is filled.
*To apply submit cover letter and resume online: *
*UFCW is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are
encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided pursuant
to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).*