AFT St. Louis, Local 420

AFT St. Louis, Local 420


Based in St. Louis, MO


Purpose of Position:
To represent and assist in recruiting and organizing school district employees and implementing organizing goals of campaigns.

This position will involve building relationships with workers, developing issues-based organizing plans for assigned locations, and for recruiting and sustaining motivation of members and activists.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts.
  • Building one-on-one relationships with members or potential members and educating them about the issues.
  • Motivating individual workers and groups of workers to take proper actions.
  • Coordinating with workers to gather information that is useful in identifying opportunities for membership growth and mobilization.
  • Conducting individual and group meetings with workers to discuss and plan organizing campaigns.
  • Identifying and developing worker leaders to guide and assist their efforts.
  • Working to involve community allies in organizing campaigns.


  • Previous experience in union or community organizing.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • Sharp communication skills
  • Ability to motivate and activate others.
  • Ability to create an effective work plan and follow through on it.
  • Willingness to conduct home and site visits.
  • The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, which may include nights and weekends depending on the needs of any campaign.
  • Effective communication skills, basic writing and computer skills.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
  • Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license, auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.

Salary & Benefits:

  • This is a one year grant funded position.
  • Salary is competitive (based on the Staff Union Contract).
  • Full benefits package including employer paid health insurance, a pension plan.
  • Car allowance.

To Apply:

Attn: Carolyn Sheppard, Business Manager
AFT St. Louis, Local 420
2710 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63139

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