American Federation of Teachers (AFT) – Maryland

American Federation of Teachers Maryland


Based in Maryland


AFT Maryland seeks Organizers who want to join the fight to help faculty preserve and strengthen quality public education, academic freedom, and faculty working conditions.

Organizers are responsible for a variety of aspects of a campaign including building relationships with workers, developing issues-based organizing plans for assigned areas, and for recruiting and sustaining motivation of organizing committee members and activists. Union organizing experience preferred.


  • Dedicated to social and economic justice, and public education.
  • Knowledge of union organizing practice and principles.
  • Basic knowledge of labor laws, especially with respect to union organizing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats.
  • Ability to use social media platforms to build campaign reach and capacity.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and within a team.
  • Experience working in labor, community, student, or environmental activism.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile in good working order.
  • Driving, travel, temporary assignments and extended work hours are required.

Summary of duties and responsibilities:

  • Organize and mobilize workers
  • Attend meetings with team members, supervisors to discuss progress and plan activities
  • One-on-one visits, site visits, in person meetings, phone calls, video meetings, and other interaction with members and potential members
  • Work with groups of activists on dedicated outcomes and benchmarks
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse groups of people, as well as an understanding of the daily challenges faced by workers employed in higher education
  • Utilize online tools to support campaigns and communication

Applicants must be willing to relocate to Maryland

Salary range is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

AFT Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender identification, religious affiliation, national origin and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter and résumé to: jkemper@aft.org.

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