Nebraska Association of Public Employees
AFSCME Local 61



Based in Lincoln, NE


Job Description
The position of Organizer works and leads campaigns to organize non-member State of Nebraska employees into union membership. Organizers are committed to helping workers win social and economic justice on the job through building strong unions. Organizers may also be considered for promotion to Contract Administrator as positions become available in the future.

Job Duties
Organizers are responsible for all aspects of assisting on union organizing campaigns, including campaign start-up, committee building, assessments, developing literature, running meetings and workplace actions.

Organizers will plan and execute site visits, campaigns, and other organizing events. Additionally, organizers and interns will recruit, train, and assist member leaders, work with our coalition partners including lobbyists, politicians, and other unions.

Qualifications/Who Should Apply?

  • A commitment to social and economic justice and grassroots organizing.
  • Leadership experience.
  • An ability to empathize with workers and move others to action.
  • A desire and willingness to travel extensively across Nebraska.
  • A desire to work long hours, nights, and weekends in order to achieve campaign goals.
  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle.

Salary & Hours
Organizers are full-time field staff represented by the NAPE/AFSCME Staff Union (NASU) with a beginning salary of $40,000/year. Single coverage health insurance is provided at no cost, and generous vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays are offered.

To Apply
Send a cover letter and résumé along with professional references to: admin@napeafscme.org. The application deadline is April 15, 2020.

About our Union
The Nebraska Association of Public Employees/AFSCME Local 61 represents nearly 9,000 employees of the State of Nebraska, Nebraska State College System, Nebraska Department of Education, and Richardson County. Founded in 1972, the union was instrumental in securing collective bargaining rights for state employees in the 1980s. Our union is in the middle of a strong organizing campaign and looks to continue to grow in the coming years!

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