UPDATE (July 2014) — The executive officers of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO have decided to temporarily suspend the search for the WSLC’s new Political Director and fill that position in early 2015 after conducting a national search.
(June 19, 2014) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has an opening for the position of Political Director, who is tasked with helping the council develop and carry out its strategic political plan, staffing the Labor’s Voice/Labor Neighbor table, working on both independent expenditure campaigns, as well as member education campaigns.
Those interested in applying must have at least five years of experience as a political director of a union or community-based organization that has run major political campaigns, experience with both the LAN and the VAN, and a good working knowledge of Washington’s labor movement. The Political Director works closely with the WSLC’s Field Director, policy and communications departments, and works at the direction of WSLC President Jeff Johnson.
As a member of the WSLC administrative staff, the Political Director is a member of OPEIU Local 8 and covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Wages are commensurate with experience.
Those interested in applying for this position should send a letter of intent with a description of what experiences qualifies the applicant for this position, along with a resume and three references. All materials need to be received no later than the close of business on Friday, June 27. Please send them to the WSLC, Attn: Jan Hays, 314 1st Ave. West, Seattle, WA, 98119, or via email.
The WSLC, a state federation of the AFL-CIO, is the largest labor organization in the state, representing more than 600 union locals and organizations with approximately 400,000 rank-and-file members.