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OHSU Program Manager



Portland, OR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Fight for more fair and equitable workplaces.

Oregon AFSCME Council 75 is now accepting résumés from people with a passion for helping workers fight for more fair and equitable workplaces.

Oregon AFSCME is a fast growing union, representing over 35,000 public employees and non-profit employees. We believe in economic and social justice for all Oregon workers and their families. Our mission is to empower and unite workers to create change in their workplaces and communities. Our members work for OHSU and the State of Oregon in addition to counties, municipalities and behavioral health nonprofits across Oregon. For more information visit: www.OregonAFSCME.org.

Organizing Program Manager Responsibilities:

  • Train, mentor, and lead staff team that work with 4 locals (OHSU House Officers, Graduate Researchers, Post Docs, and Local 328)
  • Coordinate with the Organizing Program Manager to organize non-union workers at OHSU
  • Provide support and guidance to staff relating to achieving their goals, including: Hold effective 1:1s using a consistent model, including outcomes and documentation, and effective team meetings as needed
  • Oversees the coordination and administration of the Union’s ongoing internal organizing, bargaining, and representational program including planning, organizing and staffing activities and campaigns.
  • Lead staff in identifying, recruiting, and developing member leaders to engage to sign up new employees, recruit stewards, and bargain strong contracts
  • Coordinate meetings of staff (team and one-on-one) that include planning, reporting, evaluating and implementing accountability structures that relate to the Union’s overall strategic plan
  • Recognize the importance of being a stable and trauma informed manager of your team and implement tools, processes and strategies to create cohesion and trust
  • Train member organizers and volunteer organizers (VOCs)
  • Lead and Participate in union-wide membership drives, political campaigns and other field activities as assigned which may include worksite visits, phone banking, house visits, door-to-door canvassing, and literature drops
  • Utilize innovative strategies and technologies to enhance efforts, including digital platforms, social media, and data management systems.

AFSCME is committed to developing the capacity of staff to take on growing roles and responsibilities.


  • Experience in organizing, representational, and bargaining work, with a proven track record of successful campaigns.
  • Experience waging comprehensive campaigns utilizing worker, political, regulatory, and community components
  • Understanding of labor laws, collective bargaining, and organizing strategies.
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and build rapport with diverse groups of workers.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities to navigate complex campaigns
  • Proficiency in utilizing digital tools and technology for organizing and communication purposes.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to hold staff, leaders and self-accountable to established performance standards/assessments regarding organizing
  • Highly organized. Ability to work independently, without supervision, and to take initiative.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, ability to maintain auto insurance, and an automobile for work use;
  • Have advanced ability to identify and address personal bias and integrate trauma informed and inclusive practices

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience resolving workplace disputes and advocating on behalf of others, and/or engaging people in social justice organizing.
  • Candidates with bilingual or multilingual skills are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: