National Organization of Legal Services Workers (NOLSW/UAW Local 2320)
National Organization of Legal Services Workers
(NOLSW/UAW Local 2320)

Northeast Regional Organizer

Representing members in CT, DE, MA, ME, NJ, NY, or PA
(the territorial assignments are subject to change)


NOLSW, UAW Local 2320 is accepting applications for Northeast Regional Organizer. NOLSW, UAW Local 2320 is an amalgamated local that represents over 4,500 social justice advocates around the country. The members to be served include attorneys, paralegals, social workers, policy advocates and support staff working in non-profit civil legal services, social services agencies, and advocacy and policy organizations.

NOLSW Regional Organizers are responsible for organizing new units; internal organizing and leadership development; contract negotiations; as well as grievance handling, arbitrations and NLRB charges. Most work is currently being handled remotely; however, candidates should be prepared for extensive travel on a flexible work schedule.

Organizers are expected to work out of a home-office in a location with access to a major city airport in their Region. Depending on where the Organizer is based, responsibilities will include representing members in CT, DE, MA, ME, NJ, NY, or PA (the territorial assignments are subject to change). NOLSW Organizers are expected to have or purchase a UAW-made car and are expected to drive to service the members when practical. Detailed job description is below.

Job Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with labor or community organizing, union negotiations, grievances, arbitrations, and NLRB charges. Candidates would be expected to begin negotiating, servicing and organizing with a minimum of orientation and training.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently organize and coordinate multiple competing work responsibilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff, members and labor partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment to formulate strategy and/or solve problems, under time pressure and urgent conditions.
  • A basic familiarity with labor law resources (laws, regulations, cases, treatises) and an ability to use them to analyze problems.
  • A basic familiarity with social media technologies and/or ability to learn
  • Demonstrated personal commitment to social justice and the labor movement.
  • Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs and PowerPoint.
  • Juris Doctor (JD) and/or NOLSW membership strongly preferred.
  • Spanish language fluency strongly preferred.

NOLSW, UAW Local 2320 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Once hired, the new Organizer serves a probation period of one year. Starting annual salary is $72,000 – $81,000 depending on experience. The job rate for the position is $85,500 per year. NOLSW organizers receive employer contributions to a 401(k) retirement plan, a defined benefit pension plan, Union-paid health, dental and vision insurance, and a weekly expense allowance to assist in maintenance of a car.

To Apply:
NOLSW/UAW hopes to fill this position by January 2021. Résumés will be reviewed as they are received. Persons who wish to apply for the Regional Organizer position should email their résumés by Monday, November 30, 2020 to:

Pamela L. Smith, President
NOLSW/UAW Local 2320
256 W. 38th Street, Suite 705
New York, NY 10018
Email: psmith@nolsw.org

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