University Council - AFT
University Council

Field Representative
Temporary (4 month) 100% time

Based in Los Angeles, CA


The University Council – American Federation of Teachers is a statewide Council of nine Locals representing approximately 7000 Librarians and Non-Senate Faculty (most of whom are Lecturers) at the University of California’s ten campuses. We are currently seeking a:

Temporary (4 month) 100% time Field Representative to support UCI and UCR.

Desired Start Date: November 1, 2020.
The temporary position is for 130 days from the start date.

Field Representative Responsibilities: The Field Representative will report to the statewide Executive Director, while working closely with the UC-AFT President and the UCI and UCR Local Executive Boards. The Field Representative will be primarily responsible for organizing during a contract campaign.

In addition to member and non-member outreach, action/mobilization, and Local planning, the Field Representative will assist the Executive Director with a variety of tasks such as communicating information to the Local via e-mail, websites and social media, updating a membership database.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Significant organizing experience, preferable in higher education
  • Good research, writing, data management, basic literature production and computer skills
  • Experience in higher education, optimally with librarians and non-tenure-track faculty
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently in the context of a general plan
  • Good interpersonal and group communication skills
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, and a sense of humor

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years of union leadership or union staff experience
  • California Driver’s license
  • Proficient in using Mac computers with PC and mac software. Knowledge of Gmail and other google applications a plus

Salary: Pursuant to UFRE staff collective bargaining agreement; the full-time starting salary is currently $77,783 with an 8% 401k contribution. This position is exempt and requires travel and attendance at evening/weekend events.

To Apply:
Please send a résumé, contact information for three references, and a cover letter via e-mail to Bill Quirk, Director, UC-AFT: bquirk@ucaft.org.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.