University Professional & Technical Employees – CWA Local 9119

University Professional & Technical Employees
CWA Local 9119

External Organizer

Based in Southern California
(Los Angeles Preferred)


UPTE, CWA Local 9119 (“UPTE”) is a dynamic and growing member-run, statewide union representing 17,000 University of California technical, research, and health care professionals. UPTE is seeking to hire a an External Organizer for an assignment based in Southern California.

Key responsibilities:

  • Trains members to plan, lead and conduct organizing, political, community, and issue-oriented campaigns.
  • Develops member leaders to run strong campaigns, building towards supermajority support.
  • Practices the highest level of organizing skills, empowering non-represented workers to organize their coworkers to win the Union. Regular one-on-one contact with members is required.
  • Develops and maintains effective Organizing Committees to plan, implement, and move successful unionization drives.
  • Helps to develop and deliver formal and informal education programs to train workplace leaders.
  • Train and develop top leaders and loss-time organizers, leading a team of member-organizers to move multiple simultaneous campaigns.
  • Drive stakeholder and coalition organizing with students, Union allies, community groups, and others. Help plan escalating actions and comprehensive campaign elements.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in all elements of organizing through leadership development and mentoring, instead of assuming primary responsibility for success.

Skills and knowledge required:

  • 1-3 years prior labor or non-profit organizing experience, particularly in the area of member development.
  • Demonstrated success in member-based field organizing and mobilization.
  • Ability to conduct one-on-one visits, site visits, in person meetings, phone calls, video meetings, and other interactions with members and potential members.
  • Experience working with groups of activists on dedicated outcomes and benchmarks.


  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated passion for the labor movement, worker and immigrant justice.
  • The ability to build strong relationships, develop trust, and push worker leaders.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Moderate computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, database and email applications.
  • Valid California driver's license, travel, temporary assignments and extended work hours are occasionally required.

To Apply:
Please submit your résumé and a cover letter to: jobs@upte-cwa.org.

Compensation includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

The pay scale is $69,817.99 - $91,096.64 depending on experience.

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