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Ohio Federation of Teachers, Local 8033, AFT, AFL-CIO

Ohio Federation of Teachers, Local 8033
AFT, AFL-CIO


Organizer / Field Representative

Based in Columbus, OH

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Organizes members to actively participate in the work of their local affiliate and in the political and legislative activities of the OFT/AFT. Helps to develop leaders at the local.
  • Pursues an active and aggressive program of public relations within the region assigned. May include working with local leaders as well as civic and community groups and leaders.
  • Ensures effective representation in contract enforcement matters (i.e. grievances, collective bargaining).
  • As assigned, directs activities of the OFT/AFT in the event of crises related to collective bargaining, employment security, professional quality, organizational integrity, legal rights, or legislative activity.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designs and conducts programs and activities with the appropriate program divisions of OFT/AFT to improve local union leadership development and organizational improvement.
  • Assists locals with their strategic planning activities.
  • Works with locals to develop and implement a process in which members are involved in finding and implementing solutions to problems rather than having their problems solved for them.
  • Pursues ongoing organizing activities. Such as, ongoing internal organizing programs. Recruiting and organizing new locals.
  • Communicates to the membership the policies and positions of the organization; provides advice and guidance to the membership and leadership regarding issues facing the organization, seeks feedback from members on policy issues.
  • Works in concert and in cooperation with other members of the OFT staff in the development and implementation of a full service program.
  • Implements OFT/AFT policy in the locals assigned.
  • Assists locals in preparation for negotiations, conducts research when necessary, and provides support during negotiation process.
  • Expedites requests for services of members.
  • Provides advice and representation on contract enforcement.
  • Works in cooperation with members and staff of OFT/AFT outside of the Organizer/Field Representative's region, from time to time as the need arises, if such activities are required to assist the achievement of the goals of the members within the Organizer/Field Representative's region.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Training experience preferred.
  • Effective writer and speaker.
  • Organizing experience.
  • Experience in higher education organizing preferred.
  • Evidence of interest in personal professional growth.
  • Evidence of ability to function harmoniously with a wide variety of groups and individuals.
  • Willingness to travel and to work nights and weekends.
  • Automobile required. Driver’s license required.

BARGAINING UNIT: OFTSU

REPORTS TO: President or designee

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

If interested please EMAIL (preferred) or MAIL you cover letter, résumé, and professional references (three minimum) to:

Ohio Federation of Teachers
ATTN: OFT Human Resources
Email: OhioFedTeachers@gmail.com
    
Ohio Federation of Teachers
1251 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43205
ATTN: OFT Human Resources

Salary commensurate with experience.

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