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Full-time Organizer
Suburban Houston Organizing Project – Aldine

Based in Houston, TX
 

The Suburban Houston Organizing Project is seeking a full-time Organizer for the suburban Houston area. This position is supervised by the Project Director. Organizers perform a number of duties, including recruiting new members, identifying potential leaders and activists, and tracking data in their assigned areas. This is a joint venture between the American Federation of Teachers and the Texas AFT.

Applicants should have a working knowledge of unions and a strong commitment to the labor movement. Organizing experience is a requirement. Teachers and paraprofessionals with organizing experience are highly encouraged to apply.

This job requires often long and irregular hours, some weekend work, and may include some travel.

JOB OPENING: Full-time Organizer

SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Take direction from the Project Director or Manager on daily and weekly activities to grow AFT membership in the assigned school districts

  • Make appointments for school visits, one-on-one visits, and other interaction with members and      potential members in assigned school districts to make assessments and recruit new members activist.

  • Work with campus or worksite leaders to develop a plan to engage members and recruit potential members.

  • Attend daily or weekly meetings with supervisors to discuss progress and make plans

  • Enter assessments and other data collected in a database on a weekly basis

  • Occasionally, assignment as a formula rep in other parts of the state or country as required for short periods of time

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong commitment to the labor movement

  • Able to work well independently as well as part of a team

  • Able to develop creative organizing plans for assigned turf and see them through

  • Some knowledge of public sector unions in non-collective bargaining situations is preferred

  • Some experience with membership recruitment in non-collective bargaining situations is preferred

  • Computer literacy required; some database experience preferred

  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver's license

To Apply
Send cover letter and résumé to ddonnell@texasaft.org  

Equal Employer Opportunity and all are encouraged to apply.

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