Texas AFT
Texas AFT

Texas AFT Part-Time Organizer

Based statewide in Texas


The Texas AFT invites qualified candidates to apply for the following position:

Position: Texas AFT Part-Time Organizer
Location: Statewide
Starting Salary: $17 hour based on experience
Preferred Start Date: ASAP
Application Deadline: N/A

Texas American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is seeking reliable Part-Time Organizers. A Part-Time Organizer (PTO) provides and important function to assist growing a self-sustaining local union. Texas AFT local affiliates have implemented programs for many years to identify and to develop part-time organizers. The PTO will be the key person to implement a strategic organizing plan and work to meet expectations and goals outlined by the program’s coordinator in conjunction with local union leadership.

The PTO will report directly to the Texas AFT PTO Program Coordinator.

Applicants should have a working knowledge of unions and a commitment to the labor movement. Some organizing experience is a plus, but not a requirement.

Specific job duties include:

  • Coordinate with the Texas AFT PTO Program Coordinator on a daily and or weekly basis
  • Recruit new members and identify new union activists/leaders (build the capacity and density of the local union)
  • Share local union’s campaign messages in day-to-day organizing conversations
  • Conduct worksite and campus visits as well as off-campus recruitment events
  • Plan out a strategy for recruitment and organizing in consultation with program coordinator and keep a detailed calendar of organizing activities
  • Maintain a detailed record of organizing conversations (assessments) and provide regular reporting of organizing progress
  • Complete a minimum of 25-hours worked each week over a 30-week period between August 2021 and May 2022

Required knowledge and skills:

  1. Have union leadership experience or have grassroots organizing experience
  2. Be a team player and capable of planning team meetings and implementing plans
  3. Have great time management skills and be an independent worker
  4. Outgoing personality and experience facilitating conversations easily
  5. Have strong written and verbal communication skills
  6. Have reliable transportation
  7. Have proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Word, Google Drive, ZOOM
  8. Retired AFT members in good standing is preferred but not required for employment

Salary and Benefits:

  • Part-time employment (25 hours per week)
  • $17 per hour
  • Program is based on a 30-week organizing period while school is in session (August 2021 to May 2022)
  • Mileage reimbursement based on the IRS mileage rate

To apply, please email us your résumé, references, and best contact phone number to: dgutierrez@texasaft.org and be sure to use “Part-Time Organizer” in the subject line.

Equal Opportunity Employer and all are encouraged to apply.

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