University of Connecticut Chapter, UCONN-AAUP

University of Connecticut Chapter

Higher Education Internal Organizer

Based in Storrs, CT


The University of Connecticut Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (UConn-AAUP) is the exclusive bargaining representative of the faculty at the University of Connecticut. UConn-AAUP is one of many collective bargaining and advocacy chapters of the AAUP across the country.

Job Description
This is a full-time position with the UCONN-AAUP Chapter in Storrs, CT.

The Internal Organizer will be responsible for building and then supporting a representative assembly that was established by the Chapter. When fully functional, the assembly will create a network of active members engaged in supporting the Chapter in various campaigns, including a contract campaign and membership development/educational campaign. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing a comprehensive internal communication plan to members and for outside relational work with coalitions and other AAUP chapters.

Job Duties:

  • Build and sustain a member network through the representative assembly

  • Act as an organizer and make contact with newly hired UConn-AAUP bargaining unit members

  • Recruit and train new members for leadership in the Chapter

  • Use social media platforms to effectively communicate with members

  • Assess members for activist engagement

  • Provide leadership and organizing teams with data reports

  • Encourage attendance at Chapter activities

  • Collaborate with leaders and organizers of other campus groups

  • Be responsible for implementing projects, programs and campaigns as assigned

  • Update the Executive Committee on progress of projects, programs and campaigns

  • Attend staff meetings, Executive Committee meetings and Chapter meetings

  • Stayed informed of National AAUP activities and organizing campaigns


  • Experience working in higher education with faculty preferred

  • Knowledge, experience and training in organizing

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Advanced social media and computer skills

  • Internal organizing for membership building, leadership development, and contract negotiations

Salary and Benefits: Excellent salary and benefit potential based on experience

Where to Apply:
Ideal candidate should be able to start immediately. Send résumé and cover letter to Barbara Kratochvil, 1875 Storrs Rd, Storrs, CT, 06268 or BarbaraK@uconnaaup.org

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