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National Field Organizer

AFSCME

AFSCME

Operations
Newark, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2022

This position is responsible for successfully conducting and running organizing campaigns. Performs activities associated with campaigns, organizes committees, makes home visits, performs voter assessment, and plans campaigns implementing the NUHHCE Organizing Model. Implementation of the NUHHCE Organizing Model includes targeting, pre-petition campaigns, election campaigns, card-check campaigns, and first contract campaigns.

Organizers identify, recruit and develop leaders to change the power dynamics at work. This position has responsibility for organizing, communications, and political action through worker and community leadership development. Organizers build power by organizing non-union workers with a focus on one-on one conversation, house visits and developing community support to win organizing campaigns.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (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.)

  • Understands and is proficient in all elements of the “NUHHCE Organizing Model”.
  • Explores organizing targets to gather data and information, builds a list of workers, assesses interest, and scouts out the physical plant without divulging the union’s presence.
  • Conducts one-on-one organizing, recruit supporters and leaders, guide their activities on behalf of the Union, and identifies attitudes of individual workers.
  • Recruits volunteer organizers from within the NUHHCE membership.
  • Develops broad, representatives organizing committees of worker-leaders, and trains and deploys them to move the campaign.
  • Visits job sites to communicate with workers.
  • Visits workers in their homes.
  • Writes leaflets and other materials for organizing campaign.
  • Obtains and creates employee lists. Maintains list, which may include input on, and operation of, computerized database systems.
  • Informs Lead Organizer and Area Organizing Director or other supervisor of activities, developments and progress of organizing activity, including worker meetings.
  • Briefs NUHHCE staff specialists from technical departments, both orally and in writing regarding campaign progress and issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements: A minimum two years’ experience or background demonstrating capabilities in organizing, leadership identification and development, and motivating people to take action; a demonstrated commitment to building the power of workers; and willingness to work irregular and long hours and to attend weekend and evening activities. Valid driver’s license and automobile are required.

Benefits:

  • Salary: $70, 130.84
  • Benefit plan for health, vision and dental insurance for individual and dependents
  • Vehicle Stipend
  • Sick, personal and vacation time

Applicants with bilingual skills are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants with working-class job experience who know firsthand about the conditions that need to change for low-income workers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send resume and cover letter to Kayci Moodie at Kmoodie@nuhhce.org