Job Type

Full Time


Details: DOE



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



1333 Pine Street, Ste. E
United States


Contra Costa AFL-CIO Labor Council Political Organizer


The Political Organizer is a key member of the Labor Council team with primary responsibility for member-to-member and community outreach and engagement in political and policy campaigns to build power for working families and bring about positive social change in Contra Costa County.


·        Identify, engage, and mobilize local unions, worker organizations and leaders for Labor Council and coalition programs and campaigns.

·        Develop strong relationships with labor, elected, and community leaders

·        Assist in the development and coordination of political programs designed to support the goals of the Labor Council, affiliates and community coalitions

·        Promote message, activities and services through various forms of media.

·        Identify, recruit, train, supervise and schedule paid campaign staff, volunteer workers and leaders. 

·        Maintain a database of community organizations, leaders and volunteers

·        Prepare a weekly work plan and regular progress reports 

·        Represent the Labor Council and Coalitions to affiliated unions, elected officials, businesses, community groups

·        Other duties as assigned


·        Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

·        One to two years political or community organizing campaign experience, as volunteer or staff

·        Commitment to the labor, social and economic justice movements

·        Ability to work with diverse religious, racial, and ethnic communities

·        Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, email, internet and basic social media skills.

·        Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus.

·        THIS IS NOT A NINE-TO-FIVE JOB. Ability to attend weekend and evening meetings and events.

·        Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

·        Must possess a valid California driver’s license, an automobile, and maintain automobile insurance at a level required by the employer,

·        Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Political Science, Communications, or a relevant academic degree preferred and/or equivalent life experience/community involvement.


Salary competitive and DOE. Benefits include health care with dental & vision. 401(K). Paid sick and vacation days. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

TO APPLY: mail or e-mail a cover letter, detailed resume and the name, address, and phone number of three references to Margaret Hanlon-Gradie, Contra Costa AFL-CIO Labor Council, 1333 Pine Street, Ste. E, Martinez, CA 94553. Email inquiries okay. No phone calls please. Apply by March 9.