International Brotherhood of Teamsters

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Digital Organizing Coordinator
Organizing Department

Based in Washington, DC


The Teamsters Union is the largest and most diverse union in the country with 1.3 million members. For more than a century, the Teamsters Union has been standing up for working people. Although the union is known as the champion of freight drivers and warehouse workers, the Teamsters represent workers in virtually every occupation imaginable.

The Organizing Department coordinates the organizing activities of Teamsters throughout the country. The department is available to assist local unions, joint councils, and trade divisions and trade conferences in establishing organizing programs, supporting local campaigns, recruiting, and training volunteers. The Organizing Department also helps to coordinate industry-wide and company-wide organizing efforts, participates in joint organizing campaigns with other unions, and assists in mergers and affiliations.

The Digital Organizing Coordinator oversees assigned digital organizing campaigns and performs a range of duties pertaining to the day-to-day digital operations with regard to campaign activities, assigning volunteer organizers, and the overall responsibility of assigned campaigns.  Duties may vary according to the needs of a digital campaign, local affiliate, or the department’s priorities under the general supervision of the Director of Organizing. The Digital Organizing Coordinator position is a non-remote position based at the IBT Headquarters in Washington, DC and will require some traveling in various geographic regions and a willingness to occasionally work a flexible schedule with lengthy and irregular hours, including weekends and holidays.


  • Ability to perform digital organizing by utilizing online tools such as Spoke Peer Texting, database integrated digital intake and survey programs like JotForm, and messaging platforms like Telegram and WhatsApp.
  • Ability to build a national digital volunteer organizing team.
  • Provide regular online educational workshops and online organizing spaces for non-union workers and Volunteer Organizers.
  • Provide inoculation training and workshops for International Organizers, Volunteer Organizers, and workers on union-busting strategies.
  • Prepares weekly reports for the Organizing Director and the General Executive Board.
  • Coordinates projects with all IBT Divisions, Departments, and Affiliates.
  • Targets, develops, and implements strategic organizing campaigns and plans.
  • Helps organizers develop and oversee organizing campaign workplans and field plans.
  • Investigates and represents the IBT in jurisdiction disputes with IBT Local Unions and other International Unions.
  • Develop digital communication and mobilization strategies for existing organizing campaigns.
  • Responsible for accurately assessing and tracking progress of campaigns.
  • Will be required to make campaign decisions to move forward with or to not engage in the organizing campaign.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science or equivalent experience required.   
  • Three to five years’ experience in an organizing environment preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of union/labor movement activities required.
  • Extensive knowledge of union structure, organizing principles, labor movement history, anti-union strategies, and labor law.
  • Bilingual skills highly desirable.  
  • Must possess a valid US driver’s license.

The IBT offers a generous total compensation package, with a starting salary of $115,000.00, 100% employer-paid health & welfare plan, a pension plan, optional 401(k) participation, FICA reimbursement, and vacation & sick leave plan.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and résumé to jberrios@teamster.org, Subject: “Digital Organizing Coordinator position.” No phone calls, please.

The IBT is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and candidates with diverse backgrounds and life experiences to apply.

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