Field Representative

Northern California
(Sacramento/Sonoma area)

Affiliated with: AAUP, SEIU and CTA/NEA

CFA is a union of 28,000 faculty members, librarians, counselors and coaches of the California State University (CSU) system. In classrooms on the 23 CSU campuses, CFA members work hard to teach our students the critical thinking skills, the technical know-how, and the cultural insights they need to be thoughtful, productive, and artistic participants in our society.

CFA is one of the largest higher education labor unions in the U.S. In its role as the exclusive collective bargaining representative, CFA negotiates a contract with the CSU administration that promotes academic freedom, upholds faculty rights, delivers financial protection for the faculty, and promotes faculty participation in the governance of the CSU.

CFA has an explicit commitment to racial equity throughout the entire organization and is seeking candidates with a strong knowledge and background in racial equity work. Candidates who have experience in engaging in racial and social justice work (formally or informally) and can translate that into the range of job responsibilities listed below are strongly encouraged to apply.

CFA is proud to be a member run union and believes in employing hard-working and creative staff whose talents complement those of our elected leadership. For more information about the CFA, visit our website at www.calfac.org.

Field Representative
Northern California (Sacramento/Sonoma area)

CFA is seeking a field representative, preferably experienced in the public sector. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizing skills related to program planning, turnout, and chapter and leadership development; demonstrated ability to infuse racial and social justice work into organizing campaigns; and demonstrated ability to recruit members. Representation experience is a plus.

CFA’s field representatives work with our chapter leadership on campuses to protect faculty rights, identify and engage new leaders, and develop stronger chapters through issue-based and member organizing. They also organize statewide work actions and events and support CFA political-legislative programs.

CFA’s field representatives require a high level of judgment and the ability to take initiative and work independently. Field representatives must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines. Additionally, field representatives must possess excellent writing, verbal and analytical skills and demonstrate the ability to build and maintain productive relationships with CFA members and leaders. This position reports to the Northern California Organizing Director.

Salary/Benefits/Other requirements: CFA offers a fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision, pension and generous paid vacation. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement; salary is commensurate with experience. Significant travel is required for this position; a valid driver’s license, an automobile for business use, and proof of minimum insurance coverage required.

Initial interviews to begin early November, 2017.

To apply, send cover letter and resume with references and two writing samples to:

CFA is an Affirmative Action Employer.
Women, People of Color/Native People, members of the LGBTQIA community,
and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.