Leadership Development & Internal Organizing Coordinator
AFT Michigan

Based in Detroit, MI
(requires travel across the state)


AFT Michigan is seeking an experienced and energized person to join our dynamic statewide union of educators and healthcare providers as a Leadership Development & Internal Organizing Coordinator. Our team works with approximately 100 local unions across the state to build strong locals, develop leadership, bargain and enforce contracts, organize, and work for social justice. This position is based in Detroit but requires travel across the state.

The Leadership Development & Internal Organizing Coordinator will strengthen AFT Michigan by:

  • Managing and enhancing our training and leadership development programs;
  • Developing shared learning platforms, curriculum, and training series;
  • Helping other AFT Michigan staff develop the skills to be effective educators of adults;
  • Coordinating the work of AFT Michigan constituency committees to develop proactive policy agendas and organizing plans;
  • Supporting skill-sharing and leadership development within networks of local leaders with similar roles across the state (e.g. unemployment advocates, community engagement coordinators, and member organizers);
  • Helping local leadership teams plan and implement strategic campaigns;
  • Facilitating connections between AFT Michigan leaders and potential allies and resources;
  • Building a stronger AFT Michigan and labor movement; and
  • Accomplishing other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Independent project management skills
  • Leadership development and training ability
  • Ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Ability to listen actively and frame issues
  • Experience in unions or other social justice organizations
  • Engagement in the political process
  • Demonstrated ability to write and speak effectively
  • General computer literacy and proficiency in basic data management
  • Willingness to work long hours and participate in union-wide activities
  • Experience in curriculum development and adult education preferred
  • Experience managing online education platforms preferred
  • Knowledge of PreK-16 education, healthcare and labor issues preferred

Competitive salary and excellent benefits commensurate with the contract between AFT Michigan and the AFT Michigan Staff Union.

Apply by submitting a résumé, cover letter, and at least three references by clicking on the link provided below –

Cover letters should briefly address your approach to leadership development and adult education.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning September 14, 2020.

AFT Michigan is an affirmative action employer. Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply.

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