AFSCME Local 3299

AFSCME Local 3299

Lead Organizer
UC Berkeley

Based in Berkeley, CA


Job Title: Lead Organizer – UC Berkeley
Location: Berkeley
Job Classification: Full-time, Permanent, Non- Union, Exempt
Salary Range:  $109,643.32- $143,059.67 (Annual Salary)

AFSCME Local 3299 is a hard-fighting, progressive union, representing more than 30,000 University of California essential workers.

Since 1948, we’ve prided ourselves on effectively representing UC workers while relentlessly fighting to provide social justice and economic opportunity to both our members and to the greater public we serve.

To learn more about AFSCME 3299, please visit our webpage: https://afscme3299.org/

We are currently seeking a Lead Organizer, working out of the UC Berkeley Office, and reporting directly to the Local’s Coordinator. The Lead Organizer will be responsible for overseeing the UC Berkeley Program and field staff.

This position is responsible for the supervision and development of organizing staff and member lost timers. The lead organizer will conduct a wide array of organizing activities, including leadership recruitment, training members, strategic planning, initiating and running local issue organizing campaigns and implementation of statewide goals and programs.

(Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

  • Supervise the organizing and development of a team of staff organizers and lost time organizers. Supervise all campus organizing and contract enforcement activities. Participates in hiring, and evaluation of staff.
  • Develop local campaign plans with the goals, strategies and tactics necessary to execute the plan, including effective management of staff, volunteer, and administrative resources.
  • Visits workers at their job sites and in their homes and trains organizers and lost time organizers in organizing.
  • Writes leaflets and other materials for campaigns.
  • Implements effective staff development and team-building.
  • Lead coalition-building efforts with other unions, student and patient care groups to support local and statewide campaign goals.
  • Manage lists, charts, and databases.
  • Meet statewide goals and deadlines. Responsible for managing organizers success of meeting statewide goals and deadlines.
  • Enforces contract and labor laws such as FMLA, ADA, OSHA, and PERB.
  • Informs Northern California Coordinator or other supervisor of activities, developments and progress of assigned campaigns.

Required Qualifications and Skills include:

  • Experienced in leading and/or supervising multiple staff, assignments, projects, managing timelines, and effectively using database systems, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with collective bargaining, representation preferably in the public sector and/or public higher education.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport and credibility with diverse demographic groups, and well as with professional, technical, administrative, and service workers.
  • Excellent written and oral communications.
  • A demonstrated commitment to justice for working families, quality and affordable public higher education and quality patient care.
  • A demonstrated commitment to union democracy and supporting and developing members’ voices and leadership in their union.

Additional Requirements:

  • Extended day and occasional overnight travel.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Must possess a valid California driver's license, auto insurance with business coverage, and an automobile for business use.
  • Bilingual (Spanish, Cantonese, Tagalog) preferred

Physical Requirements (as required by ADA)
Work is performed in a variety of employment settings. Driving, travel, temporary assignments, irregular and extended work hours are required.

AFSCME 3299’s members are a diverse group of workers reflecting all of California, and are mostly people of color and women. We are an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourage all those qualified and interested to apply.

Salary is dependent on experience with a comprehensive benefits package including: fully paid Kaiser medical, dental, vision insurance for self and family, business allowance, car insurance reimbursement, and educational reimbursement.

Interested applicants should send your application to:
No phone calls will be accepted.

Please include the following:

  • Subject line: AFSCME 3299 Internal Organizer – Lead Organizer UC Berkeley
  • A résumé with the months and years of employment for each position.
  • A cover letter addressing your qualifications and ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • 3 References

Position open until filled

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