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Organizing Director



Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2023

Salary & Benefits: Starting at $55,655 plus competitive benefits including health insurance, dental, vision, a defined-benefit pension and three (3) weeks earned vacation per year.

Purpose: This position is responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of the Ohio AFSCME Retiree Chapter 1184 program. The incumbent will work with chapter leaders, members, allies, AFSCME staff and its affiliates to organize Ohio public service retirees around retirement security through the political and legislative process.

Primary Responsibilities: (Positions descriptions 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.)

  • Develops the chapter’s organizing plans with appropriate goals and benchmarks.
  • Assesses and tracks programs for chapter’s field operations, providing reports and analyzing data as required.
  • Mobilizes current retiree members around AFSCME’s federal, state, and local legislative priorities.
  • Supervises chapter’s staff and reports to the chapter leadership and international union’s retiree department.
  • Recruits and develops current chapter members to participate in organizing campaigns and AFSCME’s PEOPLE program.
  • Participates in AFSCME field programs including, but not limited to, voter registration, member mobilization, voter contact, and get-out-the-vote activities in assigned campaigns.
  • Provides mobilization support for federal, state, and local elections, including candidate, legislative, issue and PEOPLE fundraising campaigns.
  • Develops relationships and works with allies, including other labor unions, progressive groups, candidates and parties to build progressive strength while representing AFSCME’s interests.
  • Utilizes advanced targeting, data and research to enhance field programs.
  • Plans chapter and executive board meetings and represents the chapter at subchapters and other AFSCME affiliates and allies’ meetings.
  • Frequent travel throughout Ohio
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in labor relation, political science, or government.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of related work experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local campaign finance regulations and laws.
  • Knowledge of campaign targeting techniques.
  • Knowledge of scientific polling techniques.
  • Knowledge of computer software associated with potential campaign data gathering or planning.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to assist in the development of training curriculum and conduct workshops.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and writing to large and small group settings.
  • Ability to assess political situations and develop appropriate campaign strategies.

Travel and work hours:

  • Extensive travel, extended work hours including weekend work, and a valid driver’s license required.

Ohio AFSCME Retiree Chapter 1184 is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.