Friday, June 09, 2006

Union field staff position available

Staff Recruitment Announcement
California Faculty Association

Field Campaign Director

CFA is affiliated with: SEIU, AAUP and CTA/NEA

California Faculty Association seeks experienced union or political organizer to direct field component of labor friendly statewide independent expenditure campaign.

Work with progressive unions on issue oriented effort to re-elect incumbent. Strong communication, writing, organizational and supervisory skills are required.

Must be willing to get to worksites and leaflet voters and engage them directly on the issues while being able to manage staff in at least four major cities.

Sacramento-based contract position is available immediately through November, 2006. May lead to full-time employment. Salary commensurate with experience


• Develop a multiple city campaign plan that connects with targeted voters in pre-selected locations.
• Help hire and train staff to run the ground campaign in each target city.
• Work with staff to recruit volunteer leaders and campaign activists.
• Work with allies and volunteers to develop campaign infrastructure including leafleting, constituency meetings, rallies, etc.
• Write and develop field campaign materials when needed.
• Hold staff accountable to voter contact and voter identification program and compile data into reports for campaign director.
• Develop and implement GOTV plan.


• Experience as a political or union organizer who can assess voters and count votes as well as lead and hold staff accountable to a program.
• A working knowledge of the California political processes and the State government.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze and explain relevant issues, legislative actions and political processes.
• Experience in developing all the elements of a political campaign.
• Computer literacy with data bases and Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) for the preparation of work related materials.
• Ability to work cooperatively with union members, staff, allies, and voters.

Contact: Sent resume via email to
or mail resume to:

Search Committee
California Faculty Association
300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1590
Sacramento, CA 95814

CFA is an Affirmative Action Employer.
Women, people of color and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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