Community Organizer
Jefferson Parish Federation of Teachers Project

Jefferson Parish, LA

Jefferson Parish Federation of Teachers project is seeking a community organizer. This position is supervised by a Lead Organizer/ and Project Director and also to work in conjunction with the Jefferson Parish Federation of Teachers leadership. Organizers perform a number of duties, including building coalitions with the community, helping build a positive narrative around public education with partners in the community, recruiting new members, identifying potential leaders and activists, and tracking data in their assigned areas. Our organizing work includes consolidation within established locals, working with Organizing Committees to build new locals, and new organizing in the associate membership program.

Applicants should have a working knowledge of unions and a strong commitment to the labor movement. Some organizing experience is a plus, but not a requirement. This job requires often long and irregular hours, some weekend work, and travel.

JOB OPENING: Full-time Organizer

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


  • Take direction from the Lead Organizer on daily and weekly activities to grow AFT membership in the assigned school districts
  • Make appointments for school visits, one-on-one visits, and other interaction with members and potential members in assigned school districts to make assessments
  • Attend daily and weekly meetings with supervisors to discuss progress and make plans
  • Enter assessments and other data collected in a database on a weekly basis
  • Occasionally, assignment as a formula rep in other parts of the state or country as required for short periods of time


  • Strong commitment to the labor movement
  • Some knowledge of public sector unions in non-collective bargaining situations is preferred
  • Computer literacy required, some database experience preferred
  • Reliable transportation and a valid drivers

The Organizer position starts at $40,000.00 per year.

Equal Opportunity Employer and all are encouraged to apply.

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