Senior State Program Director

29 Aug, 2023


Senior State Program Director

Working America
Washington, DC

With 4 million members, Working America mobilizes working people who don’t have the
benefit of a union at work to fight for good jobs and a fair economy. As the community affiliate
of the AFL-CIO, we unite working people in urban and suburban communities around a shared
economic agenda.
The Senior State Program Director is a position that leads Working America programs across
assigned states and / or campaigns, as well as builds Working America’s political and
organizational profile within the local progressive community. The Senior State Program
Director works with the Political/Campaigns Director and other canvass leaders to ensure the
integration of Working America’s program within the local labor and progressive community;
secures funding for the organization; plans and implements issue, political, and other organizing
campaigns; ensures the quality of Working America’s member activism; and builds the Working
America brand through media.
This is a fixed-term position with an end date of Nov. 15, 2024.
Reports to: Political Director/Campaigns Director
 Work with Campaigns/Political Director and canvass leadership to ensure that
membership recruitment and other canvass and organizational goals across assigned
states and / or campaigns are met;
 Work w/ Political/Campaigns Director to train/develop State Program Directors and other
program and political staff;
 Represent the interests of Working America, within the State Federation and local labor
councils, AFL-CIO affiliates, and allied organizations in the progressive community; and
work with AFL-CIO affiliated labor organizations and allied partners on a variety of
campaigns; represent Working America and build our brand with the press (as needed);
 In coordination with the Campaigns/Political Director and national staff, determine turf
selection, issue mobilization, and digital engagement; work with Campaigns/Political
Director and national staff to develop and implement campaigns that encompass issues,
organizing, elections, member engagement, and more;
 Work with Campaigns/Political Director and national staff to set goals and raise funds
and profile within the state(s) via donor community, unions, small and large individual
donors, foundations, etc.;
 Work with Campaigns/Political Director on deepening Working America membership
engagement to organization; manage database of program activity and member activism;
 Support national projects and campaigns as needed or assigned by Campaigns/Political
 Other duties as assigned.
 Two years of experience as Working America State Program Director (or equivalent
experience required);
 One year experience as a field canvass director preferred;
 Four or more years’ experience in electoral, labor or progressive politics;
 Knowledge of national and local structures of the labor movement;
 Strong research skills and ability to work w/ large data sets
 Ability to effectively execute and direct voter contact and GOTV operations;
 Leadership, team-building and strategic planning ability;
 Ability to engage, mobilize and develop activists;
 Ability to work independently in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments;
 Excellent problem-solving and relational skill
 Computer proficiency and strong written and verbal communication skills;
 Ability to travel and attend in-person meetings, conferences, events, and other gatherings
on a regular basis;
 Must be able to work irregular and long hours.
Washington, DC
Position Type:
 Full-time/Regular
 FLSA Classification: Exempt
Working America is an equal opportunity employer. Working America is committed to building
a diverse workforce and encourages applications from women, people of color, LGBTQIA and
other non-conforming individuals, and individuals with disabilities.
Starting salary is $73,633. Includes medical insurance and 401(k) with employer contribution.
To apply, please visit our website at

Job posted: 2023-08-29