Job Posting: Temporary Political Organizer
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.
2. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
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