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Position Available:
Community & Political Organizer
Posted 12/3/2012

The Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, representing union members in the seven-county west metro area, is seeking to hire a Community & Political Organizer.

The Community & Political Organizer will work under the direction of the President of the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation (MRLF) and the Political Director as assigned. S/he will lead efforts to build coalitions with unions, non-profit organizations and progressive community partners. In addition, s/he will be responsible for carrying out local strategies for electing Labor-endorsed candidates to federal, state, county and city offices, and assisting with local issue-orientated educational programs for union members.

Minimum Requirements
• 1-2 years of demonstrated success in a leadership role with a labor or political organization.
• Ability to initiate and lead grassroots campaigns with union members.
• Ability to work with diverse groups in coalition.
• Self-direction and initiative to create and move regional political program, and manage multiple ongoing projects at once.
• Flexibility to work long and irregular hours, including weekends and evenings.

Preferred Experience
• Background in political action and legislative strategy.
• Experience working with Minnesota’s non-profit community and/or progressive allies.
• Knowledge of Minnesota’s labor unions and labor movement.
• Strong communication skills.
• Knowledge of maintaining and using political data and databases.

To Apply
Please submit cover letter, resume and three references by Monday, December 10, 2012 to MRLF President Bill McCarthy at mcarthy@minneapolisunions.org and copy Political Director Chelsie Glaubitz at chelsie@minneapolisunions.org.

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