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Texas Pension Coalition Coordinator 

The Texas Pension Coalition through Texas AFL-CIO and in conjunction with allied unions is seeking a Coalition Coordinator to protect and promote defined benefit pensions in Texas, formalize and broaden our coalition and expand our communications reach. 

Job Description

Responsibilities

  • Help coordinate and support the work of partner unions and engage rank-and-file members in the coalition around pension issues.
  • Develop a proactive and rapid response communications plan to make a powerful case to protect retirement security, including drafting and placing letters to the editor, op-eds and emails to our supporters. 
  • Create and manage the coalition’s social media and digital program, including developing and executing digital ad buys.
  • Build relationships with media to position the coalition as a trusted source on pension issues. 
  • Monitor and keep members of the coalition apprised of developments in pension issues and news from across the state.
  • Set up forums around the state with labor unions and allied organizations to grow our supporter lists and identify leaders 
  • Maintain and grow database of supporters and activists.
  • Organizing new leaders into grass-roots spokespeople around the state.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled communication with NPPC staff and leadership.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 The coordinator is expected to have the following background:

  • Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and labor leadership experience.
  • At least 2-5 years of non-profit, campaign or labor communications experience.

 The coordinator is also expected to be able to do the following:

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage coalition partners and build consensus 
  • Provide own transportation to events around the state. Mileage and other basic travel reimbursements is payable for all travel exceeding 50 miles from home base.
  • Maintain a coalition budget and always seek the lowest-cost options for all programming and travel costs.
  • Work with leaders with varying interests to build consensus

Other terms:

  • Salary commensurate with experience per year plus generous health, dental and vision insurance.
  • Position is based in Austin, Texas.

Send résumé and cover letter to Joe Hamill, [email protected].

Digital Internship

Help win victories for Texas working families

The Texas AFL-CIO – a state labor federation that advocates for working families across Texas through its 240,000 affiliated union members -- is looking for a digital intern with imagination, smarts, energy, grit, and the skills and drive to help the labor movement build power.  

We encourage college students, women and people of color to apply. Social justice activists with experience or study in marketing, journalism or communications may be particularly suited to the job. 

  • We ask for a commitment of 15-20 hours a week, but we’re reasonably flexible about scheduling. Pay is $15 per hour.
  • We expect and encourage interns to experiment with digital products and complete at least one digital long-term project, conceived by the intern. (e.g., digital storytelling)
  • Help manage social media and weekly newsletters with the assistance of the Communications Director and Digital Strategist. 
  • Help monitor traffic and consider growth strategies. Monitor social media and news outlets for breaking news and opportunities
  • Help create content – both digital and print. (e.g., social media graphics and flyers for our field organizers and Central Labor Councils) 
  • Think outside the box using the tools at our disposal for digital organizing/activism

Preference given for these skills:

  • Familiarity with digital and social media platforms and a sense of excitement around innovations in digital communication, mobilization, and organizing
  • Management of Facebook and Twitter LIVE under the direction of staff 
  • Adobe Creative Suite, Canva or other graphic design tools
  • Camera proficient 
  • Familiarity with SMS texting campaigns
  • Comfortable under deadline pressure

To apply, please e-mail résumé and cover letter to: [email protected] 
Please put only your "Name – Digital Intern Position" in the subject line.

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