Retiree Field Organizer
Retirees Department

Los Angeles, CA

Retiree Field Organizer
Los Angeles, CA
Retirees Department
United Staff Union – Grade 5
Starting Salary: $49,765

This position is responsible for implementing all aspects of the AFSCME Retirees growth, engagement and capacity building program with retiree chapter and subchapters in the field. As the public face of the union on retiree organizing and other campaigns the incumbent must promote the vision of the AFSCME retirees to potential and current retiree members and leaders, the staff and leadership of affiliates and fellow International staff.


  • Performs all activities associated with retiree organizing and PEOPLE campaigns including assessing campaign potential, identifying and developing leaders, creating retiree organizing and PEOPLE committees and tracking progress towards goals.
  • Writes work plans to implement overall organizing and PEOPLE campaign goals.
  • Working with the Field Manager, develops and supports retiree organizing committees.
  • Plans and conducts meetings with retiree chapters, subchapter and organizing committees including public speaking and conducting workshops.
  • Assists in obtaining and maintaining relevant retiree lists used for organizing, which may include input and operation of computerized database systems.
  • Contributes to the development of message and tactics of retiree organizing and PEOPLE campaigns.
  • Drafts and designs basic leaflets and flyers, newsletters, organizing and PEOPLE solicitations and other communications in conjunction with Communications staff and Retiree Field Manager.
  • Implements strategies for retiree mobilization in political and legislative action campaigns.
  • Contributes newsworthy items to departmental reports and the AFSCME Retiree newsletter PrimeTime.
  • Serves as the primary contact for retiree chapter and subchapter requests and inquiries.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Driving, extensive travel, temporary assignments and extended work hours are required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.


Education and experience

  • High School diploma and 6 months to 3 years of experience in union, political or community organizing; or any combination of education and experience.


  • Knowledge of union organizing practices and principles.
  • Knowledge of mobilization strategies and tactics.
  • Leadership and motivational skills.
  • Good oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to plan and run meetings and actions.
  • Knowledge of VAN desirable.
  • Bilingual skills desirable.

To be considered
For each position of interest, please send a separate email with an attached cover letter and resume to: recruiting@afscme.org.

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