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Texas AFT AMP (Associate Membership Program)
Texas AFT AMP
Associate Membership Program


Organizer
Texas AFT AMP

Based in the Dallas, TX metro area

 

Texas AFT AMP is seeking a full time Organizer in the Dallas Metro Area to join an ongoing campaign to build worker power within the public school system. Organizers perform a number of duties, including recruiting new members, identifying potential leaders and activists, implementing and identifying issue campaigns and tracking data in their assigned areas. Our organizing includes work with established locals, Organizing Committees to build new locals, and statewide new organizing in the associate membership program.

Applicants should have a working knowledge of unions and a commitment to the labor movement. Some organizing experience is a plus, but not a requirement.

This job requires often long and irregular hours, some weekend work, and travel.

JOB OPENING: Full-time Organizer

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit résumé, cover letter and at least three professional references (at least one of which should be a current/former direct supervisor) to: amp@texasaft.org.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Identifying, recruiting, and training volunteer leaders.
  • Take direction from the Project Director and the Lead Organizer on daily and weekly activities to grow AFT membership in the assigned school districts
  • Ensuring that sufficient progress is being made for all short- and long-term goals.
  • Developing and managing relationships with local leaders and volunteers.
  • Reporting daily regional activities and regular program results.
  • Contributing to a positive work environment and culture throughout the project.
  • Occasionally, assignment as a formula rep in other parts of the state or country as required for short periods of time.
  • Monitoring and tracking relevant school board policy and other regulations.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to successfully relate to and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Capable of conducting effective one-on-one conversations to move workers to action.
  • Experience using social media to communicate and engage workers.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings.
  • Proven experience excelling in fast paced and metrics driven work environments.
  • Willingness to think creatively and solve problems proactively.
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and train others.
  • Ability to build and manage relationships.
  • Some knowledge of public sector unions in non-collective bargaining situations is preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle. Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license

COMPENSATION:
The Organizer position starts at $42,000/year with a benefits package governed by a collective bargaining agreement.

COVID SAFTEY:
All staff are currently working from home with limited materials drops to members and occasional socially distant collective actions.

Equal Opportunity Employer and all are encouraged to apply.

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