Local 21 International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)

Local 21 International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)

Organizing Director

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA

International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), Local 21 seeks an Organizing Director who will develop and execute an organizing strategy. The Organizing Director will have a strong track record of winning campaigns, and a vision and desire to build power for working people. This position is for someone who is driven, self-motivated, works well on a diverse team, and has experience in new organizing, planning, and staff coaching. This person has a deep commitment to building a progressive, powerful labor movement and can work easily with staff and worker leaders.

About IFPTE Local 21:
Local 21 is a progressive, innovative, growing union of more than 10,000 professional government employees in major jurisdictions throughout Northern California.

Campaign Development

  • Supports development and execution of a winning organizing strategy.
  • Co-develops the overall organizing strategy, with strategic direction from the Executive Director and the staff team.
  • Builds coherence across campaigns and programs.
  • Builds strong relationships with working people.
  • Participates actively in campaign implementation.
  • Researches and works with the Local’s research staff to identify potential organizing targets, analyzing data and applying other criteria in assessment.
  • Develops/assists in development of tools for field strategy implementation as necessary.
  • Coordinates the organizing with legal, research and communication staff.
  • Prepares timely written campaign reports and meeting summaries.

Staff Supervision

  • Responsible for high performance and results of the organizing team.
  • Supervises the Organizers, providing support and accountability.
  • Provides ongoing constructive feedback and evaluation to team members.
  • Works with Organizers to create and meet goals in detailed work plans for themselves and the teams they supervise.
  • Manages Organizers’ success in meeting goals and deadlines.
  • Crafts and runs staff development plans for each Organizer.
  • Supports development and execution of organizing strategy.

Other Management and Leadership Responsibilities

  • Works with the Executive Director to drive forward organizational development goals and help align organizing work overall to achieve those goals.
  • Fosters a climate of winning, empowerment, cohesion, and integration.


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as an organizer, and a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Lead or Supervisor.
  • Experience winning concrete organizing campaigns.
  • Ability to develop a field strategy and detailed action plan; clearly outline roles for team members, colleagues and partners; and deliver on the plan on time.
  • Excellent oral communications and presentation skills, including the ability to tailor messages and engage different audiences.
  • Proven ability to work well in teams and collaborate across departments and/or organizations.
  • Proven ability to manage in a manner which inspires, motivates, develops, and maintains good working relations with diverse membership and staff.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of legal, political, economic, and industry forces that impact organizing campaigns.
  • Strategic vision and direction for short- and long-term campaigns on local, regional, state, and national issues and levels to win policy and administrative change.
  • Deep dedication to the leadership of directly affected people.
  • Patience and stamina.


  • Salary - $110,000 - $135,000 commensurate with experience
  • Strong benefits package

To Apply
By July 31st 2019, send résumé and cover letter to: debra.grabelle@ifpte21.org.

IFPTE Local 21 is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals strongly encouraged to apply.

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