Job Posting: Temporary Political Organizer

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Classification title: Temporary Political Organizer 

Working title: Same as above 

Salary range: 14L 

Job type: Full-time- Temporary  

Optional MAPE Lost time position 

Reports to: Director of Public Affairs and Communications/Interim Co-Executive Director 

Bargaining unit status: Non-exempt; Temporary, in unit 

Travel: Some travel required 

Date of revision: July, 2022 

1. POSITION PURPOSE: The Temporary Political Organizer is responsible for coordinating member engagement around independent expenditure electoral work at the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees. Taking direction from the Director of Public Affairs and Communications, the Temporary Political Organizer is accountable for the following duties and responsibilities, articulated in no particular order of importance: (I) political organizing, (II) other related tasks as assigned.  


I. Political Organizing: The Temporary Political Organizer is charged with coordinating MAPE’s political action program in a way that strengthens MAPE’s political power. Specific duties include: 

  • Engaging in political work with members, volunteers, and staff 

  • Broadening MAPE’s political activism through program recruitment, opportunities, and event turnout 

  • Directing and carrying out MAPE’s political plans and strategic political initiatives as directed 

  • Providing political education and training for members and staff  

  • Tracking political developments and formulating strategy 

  • Promoting member involvement in political affairs 

  • Tracking member and staff political involvement using the VAN and UnionWare 

  • Prepare reports and track political expenditures as necessary 

Other Related Tasks: The Temporary Political Organizer is expected to carry out several additional related tasks. Specific duties may include: 

Collaborate with staff and other departments on the carrying out of Political Organizing.  

  • Collaborating with staff on various projects 

  • Coordinating and scheduling appointments for membership engagement for independent expenditure side electoral work.  

  • Working on special projects as assigned 

3. PERSON SPECIFICATION: The ideal candidate for the post of Temporary Political Organizer should: 

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in any field and 1+ years of relevant work experience. 

  • Have documented successes in the areas of organizing political action. 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of trade unions, the public sector, and political campaigns.  

  • Demonstrate superior problem-solving skills. 

  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and in a team. 

  • Communicate effectively. 

  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize in a multi-tasking environment. 

  • Be knowledgeable of MAPE and MAPE membership. 

N.B.: The goals and work activities listed in this position description are intended to describe the essential functions of the person or persons assigned to this job. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements. 

All MAPE staff are prohibited from any involvement in MAPE local, regional, or statewide internal politics. 



To be considered, qualified candidate must submit a resume, cover letter detailing experience in each of the key duty areas outlined in the position description, and three references to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Leah Solo
3460 Lexington Ave. N
Shoreview, MN 55126

The Minnesota Association of Professional Employees is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people from under-represented groups to apply for this position.

This position is represented by OPEIU Local 12