CWA CAMPAIGN ASSISTANT (NYC WIRELESS CAMPAIGN)

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $37,416
Maximum: $54,107

Published

08/08/2018

Address

80 Pine Street
New York
New York
10005
United States

Description

Communications Workers of America is looking for two Campaign Assistants to work on our US-wide Wireless Organizing Campaign. This large-scale and exciting campaign is a major priority for the union.


Campaign Asssitants will work with organizers and rank and file member-organizers to recruit workers in the wireless industry to join a growing network of workers who work as technicians, call center workers and retail workers in the Wireless Industry. Campaign Assistants will work with our existing members and not-yet-organized workers to help give a vision of a union, agitate around issues, and help to move workers to take collective action to improve their working conditions.


A Campaign Assistant may be employed in support of an organizing, political or legislative campaign or another CWA-led movement building project. The position would report to the appropriate Administrative Staff.

One Campaign Assistant will be based in New York and another at a CWA District Office. It may not be necessary for the position to be based in New York City.


Job Qualifications:

  • Willing and able to take regular direction and learn from experienced campaign staff
  • Willing to commit, energy, heart and long, irregular hours
  • Ability to learn and implement the campaign basics
  • Be able to take notes, listen and get information/report back to campaign leads, DOC or other campaign leadership to evaluate campaigns
  • Ability to assess workers' support of the campaign, identify potential committee members, move workers to make concrete commitments and take action, recruit people to a committee, facilitate committee meetings, work with groups.
  • Understand and discuss issues in a way that contribute to the momentum of an organizing campaign.
  • Have a fundamental commitment to building a diverse and democratic labor movement and ability to organize workers from diverse backgrounds and demographics.
  • Willing to attend an Organizing Institute
  • Basic communications skills, able to do basic flyers and other written material
  • Motivated self-starter able to learn and troubleshoot without heavy supervision
  • Driver’s license and reliable car, must be able to travel to work locations away from home/office location.
  • 1-2 years of prior labor, political or community organizing experience
  • Strong social, written and verbal communication skills
  • Patient in pressure situations and savvy with conflict management
  • Bilingual, a plus


Job Responsibilities:

  • Review electoral races, laws, regulations and other research materials to determine how policies affect CWA’s legislative agenda
  • Utilize numerous organizing tactics including home-visiting, cold phone calling, hand billing, etc.
  • Provide appropriate materials to CWA staff and locals to implement defined programs.
  • Willingness to try new ideas while implementing and defending organizing basics
  • Solid working knowledge of systematic organizing, able to use charts, lists and databases to gather, analyze, and share information about a campaign.
  • Along with a Campaign Lead or DOC, be able to help develop and implement a local organizing plan.
  • Working with Campaign Leads,
  1. Be able to work effectively with committee members
  2. Assist with moving campaigns to stage 3
  3. Keep the committee on track
  4. Motivate the committee to move through roadblocks and be public when it is time
  5. Give the committee a realistic assessment of progress and inoculate them.
  6. Draft letters and electronic correspondence regarding CWA agenda
  7. Support state level engagement teams by drafting sample letters and assist in producing materials.
  • Work with the local unions to help identify and encourage others to participate in campaigns and build support for organizing.
  • Assist with congressional briefings, communications and requests for information
  • Submit reports as required, at least monthly.
  • Must be able to work on projects to build the local, but also be able to assist in national and district organizing projects.


Job Specifications:

Wages: $37,416.05 - $54,107.62 Annually (Effective 10/1/2017)


Reports to the CWA Organizing Director or appropriate administrative staff


Other terms and conditions as per the Memorandum of Agreement.


Position is not to be used to replace regular full-time staff

Benefits

Other terms and conditions as per the Memorandum of Agreement.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual, a plus

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Interested applicants should forward their résumé and cover letter to mailto: human_resources@cwa-union.org with the subject “NYC Wireless Campaign Assistant.”


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