Lead Organizer
AFT / Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE)

New Jersey

Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) is seeking a full-time Lead Organizer in New Jersey. This position plays a leadership role in the daily organizing in New Jersey. Our organizing work includes working with prospective members to build Organizing Committees in their workplaces.

Applicants should have several years of experience in organizing and a demonstrated ability to lead. Experience running or acting as a lead in an external organizing campaign is preferred. This position involves often long and irregular hours, some weekend work, and travel.

JOB OPENING: Full-time Lead Organizer

Please submit resume, cover letter, and at least three professional references to by clicking on the link provided below –

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Applications will be considered as they are received.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Lead Organizer performs a wide range of duties, including:

  • Supervises organizers’ daily activities via frequent ride-alongs and daily debriefs
  • Report to the Campaign Director on progress toward campaign goals, staff performance, and other issues concerning the ground operation
  • Assists with organizer training and ongoing staff development
  • Helps to maintain a consistent theme and message in the organizers’ conversations through debriefs, redirection, practicing the rap, and role playing as necessary
  • Assists with meetings, event planning, turnout, and phone banks as assigned
  • Oversees the maintenance of wall charts for all organizers in the region
  • Oversees the maintenance of up-to-date data entry for all organizers in the region and assists with data entry where necessary
  • Assists with membership trainings and activists trainings throughout the region as assigned

Applicants must be flexible with regards to geography/be willing to relocate and may require extensive travel around the state.


  • Strong commitment to the labor movement
  • Demonstrated skill as an organizer in the field
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate workers and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to achieve goals
  • Demonstrated ability to use a high level of judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse people
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate staff’s strengths and weaknesses and provide training in a positive way
  • Computer literacy is required
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license are required
  • Lead experience is preferred. Strong spoken and written English language skills are preferred. Ability to speak Spanish, Tagalog, Ilocano, Illonggo or additional languages a plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer and all are encouraged to apply.

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