United Steelworkers

United Steelworkers

Labor Educator

Based in Pittsburgh, PA

The United Steelworkers (USW) seeks a Labor Educator to develop curricula and facilitate educational programming in a fast-paced creative environment. In this position, you will be part of the USW Department of Education and Membership Development.

Responsibilities: Successful applicants will be responsible for developing and coordinating in-residence and online educational programs for rank and file members and USW Staff Representatives in a wide range of subjects. We currently have a need for someone who can teach: Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, Contract administration and grievance handling, FMLA/ADA, and Labor and Employment Law, Organizing (internal and external), Mobilizing, and Strategic Planning.


  • Experience in labor education and/or a Bachelor’s Degree in labor studies/industrial relations or other relevant field such as economics, sociology, labor history, the arts or adult education. A PhD, J.D. or Master’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience is preferred. Those without a degree but with significant practical experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrate teaching ability in core areas of labor education and competency in designing, writing, and producing labor education materials. We are particularly interested in those that have creative and interactive ideas for the teaching of our members.
  • Experience in creating and/or conducting on-line education classes is a plus.
  • Fluency in a second language, particularly Spanish or French, is a plus.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for working in a collaborative environment and desire to take initiative to take a project from start to finish.
  • Experience and success in adult and popular education facilitation techniques.
  • Prior program coordination and administration experience is a plus.
  • Commitment to working collectively for social and economic justice and the ability to relate to working class people and labor organizations.
  • Valid driver’s license with willingness to do substantial travel as well as work weekends and evenings.
  • Previous experience in union organizing, collective bargaining, labor/employment law, and/or worker/union representation is preferred.
  • Prior experience with the USW is a plus.
  • Women, people of color, and LGBTQ persons are encouraged to apply.

Salary Range:
$64,155.85 - $98,194.15

To Apply:
Please include cover letter, résumé or curriculum vitae, detailed description of labor education experience, sample of labor education materials, and the names of three references to: Lisa Jordan (ljordan@usw.org) and copy Pam Cantolina (pcantolina@usw.org).

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