TAUP – Temple Association of University Professionals, AFT Local 4531

Temple Association of University Professionals
AFT Local 4531


Staff Organizer

Based in Philadelphia, PA

Job Description:
This is a full-time position working with the faculty and staff union, the Temple Association of University Professionals (TAUP), at Temple University. The Staff Organizer is responsible for a variety of organizing tasks including but not limited to increasing membership, building relationships with workers, assessing workers, building lists, mapping worksites, identifying and developing workers as leaders in their schools and departments, recruiting and sustaining motivation of organizing committee members and activists, strategizing with TAUP leadership, as well as planning and executing events. Experience in union organizing is strongly preferred.


  • Have strong communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Be motivated, responsible, organized, professional and detail-oriented.
  • Be able to work independently while also being able to incorporate constructive feedback and direction from Union leadership.
  • Conducts one-on- one organizing through meetings and home visits to accurately assess and recruit supporters and leaders.
  • Works with workers to develop representative organizing committees, and trains and deploys them to move campaigns forward.
  • Writes turf plans to implement the overall organizing campaign and goals, while develops and implements strategies to counter anti-union campaigns.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Experienced in community, student, labor, or environmental activism is a plus.
  • Being a skilled and experienced organizer, ideally with 2-3 years of organizing experience in the labor movement, particularly in higher education is desirable.
  • Be in possession of an insured vehicle and valid driver’s license.
  • Be willing to work long hours during critical times.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of union organizing practice and principles.
  • Basic knowledge of labor laws, especially with respect to union organizing.
  • Attend regular meetings with supervisors and teams to discuss progress and plan activities.
  • Enter assessments and other data collected in a database on a regular basis.
  • Take direction on activities to develop campaigns and accomplish goals.
  • Occasional driving, travel, temporary assignments and extended work hours are required.

Salary and Benefits:
$60-$65K plus full benefits

To Apply:
Please send résumé and cover letter to TAUP at: taupaft@gmail.com.

Deadline: May 24

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