North Carolina State AFL-CIO

North Carolina State AFL-CIO

Local Organizers

Based in Raleigh, Greensboro, or Wilmington, NC


Overview of responsibilities:
The Local Organizers will be employed by and supervised by the NC State AFL-CIO and will work with the local labor council and local union affiliates in their assigned area to ensure local union members are being mobilized, particularly within their workplaces. The Local Organizers are responsible for working with national AFL-CIO staff, federation bodies, and affiliates to build a worksite organizing program that will allow local unions to execute year-round issue education and mobilization with their members. These positions will be in a national cohort of local organizers who will all be working towards a goal of building an organizing approach for legislative and electoral programs through 2024. We are currently hiring for three positions one based in the Greensboro, NC area, one based in the Wilmington, NC area, and one based in the Raleigh, NC area. Positions are grant-funded and time-limited through December 31, 2024.

Description of duties:

  1. Identify and map the local unions that represent 70% of membership in the respective CLC jurisdictions (affiliate and non-affiliate).
  2. In collaboration with the State Federation and Central Labor Council conduct one-on-one leadership meetings with local union leaders to discuss the year-round organizing approach and achieve their buy-in and support.
  3. Secure local union points of contact (Local Union Coordinators) for every local union within the geographic jurisdiction.
  4. Get agreement from local union leaders that they will communicate, educate, organize, and mobilize their union members utilizing their local union infrastructure.
  5. Work with each local union leader to identify and map all the local’s worksites and stewards.
  6. Establish regular worksite mobilization program commitments with local unions.
  7. Work with state fed staff, trainers, and local union leaders to schedule organizing and mobilization trainings for stewards and LUCs.
  8. Provide regular updates on progress of the worksite organizing program, including detailed analytics and weekly and potentially daily numeric reports, as well as entering data into various databases.
  9. Assist state fed staff and local unions in internal and external organizing efforts.
  10. Help build awareness of the local union movement through community outreach and engagement.
  11. Work with the state fed campaign manager to track local political and policy issues and support campaigns and accountability actions.
  12. Assist labor council as needed in planning and implementing events to further engagement and solidarity building among affiliated unions and their members.
  13. Assist state fed staff as needed around federation programs and events.
  14. Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience in union or community organizing.
  • Legislative or electoral campaign experience, including work in the field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Labor Studies, Political Science, or Sociology helpful, but not required.
  • Able to develop and implement campaign plans for organizing and issue/electoral mobilization.
  • Capable of working independently as well as part of a team.
  • Can make professional and persuasive presentations and meaningfully engage a wide range of diverse audiences including different labor groups and community allies.
  • Effective time management skills; able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
  • Able to accept feedback and to provide feedback effectively and with sensitivity.
  • Proficient in use of various databases and other technology tools.
  • Works well with a diverse range of co-workers, leaders, and organizations.
  • Works effectively in politically sensitive environments.
  • Must have own transportation and the ability to travel frequently to a variety of local and statewide locations.
  • Can work long and extended hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Is creative and innovative in developing solutions to challenges.
  • Must be a team player as well as able to take own initiative.

To Apply:
Send a cover letter and résumé to: marybe@aflcionc.org

Application deadline is March 31, 2023.

This is an entry-level position. Starting salary is $50,000. Health insurance and other benefits provided.

The NC State AFL-CIO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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