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National Representative I-IV

Organization and Field Services Department


Job Title: National Representative I-IV
Unit: AFTSU
Job Number: 
AFD- 48-01-0117-R
Supervisor: Assistant to the President for Organization & Field Services
Department: Organization and Field Services
Salary: 
$80,805.83 - $126,618.44

Position Summary:
AFT national representatives work throughout the country to organize new members, provide service to state and local affiliates, build public support for the union and issues important to its members, and provide training and guidance to affiliate leaders and members.

Position Responsibilities:
National Representative I-IV responsibilities vary depending on position level but generally are comprised of some or all aspects of the following duties:

  • Contract negotiations
  • Representation elections
  • Strikes, managing projects and/or political campaigns
  • Organizational campaigns
  • Literature development
  • Professional issues
  • Public outreach designed to build public support for the union and its constituencies
  • Leadership development
  • Additional duties as assigned

Primary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated full-time experience in union organizing and representational work including directing activities and staff
  • Ability to quickly assess an assignment situation and to develop, implement and modify a plan of action in concert with affiliate political leadership
  • Competency in financial recordkeeping including responsibility for substantial sums of money
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining a professional and collegial demeanor
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Understanding of unions and professional issues relevant to AFT members
  • Background in coalition building
  • Effective public speaking skills
  • Extensive travel is required

Secondary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literacy is a plus
  • Willingness to train on required software
  • Experience with AFT or its affiliates is desirable

Application requirements:
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume for consideration (please reference posting #
AFD- 48-01-0117-R). Click on this link to apply — https://organizers.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2gb5rixk24w/aaak

Equal Opportunity Employer and all are encouraged to apply.

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