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AAUP-Oregon Organizer

Statewide in Oregon


The Oregon State Conference of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP-Oregon) is pleased to announce an organizer position to be filled as soon as possible. Four years ago, faculty at the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Oregon State University came together to revive the state organization of the AAUP. Since that time, the state conference has established itself as a voice for faculty in Oregon and an important partner with other higher education unions and student groups, legislatively and on campuses. The organizer will play a vital role in building AAUP-Oregon’s membership, defining key issues, increasing the diversity of our membership, creating and sustaining coalitions, mobilizing members, and winning increased freedoms and protections for faculty, academic professionals, and graduate employees. We invite you to join us in our critical work defending and advancing academic freedom, shared governance, due process, and the economic security of the profession. Earliest review of applications will begin June 23rd. Start date is flexible but will be around July 28th.

Duties & Responsibilities
The AAUP-Oregon Organizer will work with the Conference leadership to develop collective bargaining chapters and with advocacy chapters. The position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a statewide organizing plan with concrete benchmarks
  • Develop committees of volunteer member organizers on AAUP campuses
  • Run organizing campaigns as assigned; meet weekly, monthly and annual benchmarks for face-to-face meetings, membership recruitment and leadership development in both collective bargaining campaigns and advocacy chapter development
  • Develop and lead group and one-on-one trainings for members, activists, and leadership

Required Qualifications

  • At least one year organizing experience
  • Commitment to building faculty power as part of a broader social justice movement
  • Ability to manage workflow and meet benchmarks with little direct supervision
  • Technical skills: email, word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, social media
  • Must have a car and a willingness to travel regionally and be willing to work long, irregular hours and weekends as required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in higher education organizing
  • Advanced degree and experience teaching and/or conducting research in higher education

Competency Qualifications
Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Initiative and self-motivation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective time management
  • High integrity and trustworthiness
  • Problem solving and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work sensitively and effectively with a diverse range of individuals

Salary: $45,000-55,000 annually depending on experience

Benefits: Health care, parental and sick leave, paid vacation

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter demonstrating qualifications to ashley@aaup-oregon.org. Please use “AAUP-Oregon Organizer” in the subject line.

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