Full-Time Organizer
Jefferson Federation of Teachers Organizing Project

Based in Jefferson Parish, LA

This is a full time organizing position working in the Jefferson Parish Schools which is located near New Orleans. This position is responsible for a variety of aspects of a campaign including building relationships with workers, developing issues-based organizing plans for assigned areas, and for recruiting and sustaining motivation of organizing committee members and activists.

Candidates should have strong one-on-one organizing skills, deep knowledge of the education workplace, significant experience working with diverse populations, and a commitment to a participatory and progressive labor movement. Work will be based in Jefferson Parish, but may require some statewide and national travel.

How to Apply:
Please submit cover letter, résumé and three references by clicking on the link provided --

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Must have demonstrated ability to work independently and achieve goals.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership abilities and ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Must be an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Must be competent in basic computer/web functions, including email and Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of and experience as a member of a union or organizer is desirable.
  • Ability to take direction and work well on a team.
  • Must be willing to work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Must be available to travel including occasional overnights.
  • Proof of a valid driver’s license and insured vehicle is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education experience in traditional public schools or charter school environment
  • Community or union organizing experience, particularly in Right to Work States
  • Leadership development and training experience
  • Advanced computer knowledge, particularly experience with databases           

The Jefferson Federation of Teachers Organizing Project is an equal opportunity employer and all are encouraged to apply.

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