Oregon AFL-CIO
Oregon AFL-CIO

Regional Coordinator

Based in Eugene, OR


The Oregon AFL-CIO is seeking a full-time Regional Coordinator to help build power for working people in Central and Southern Oregon, primarily through political mobilization and support of local labor movements and allied coalitions. It will start as soon as possible and last for a minimum of 10 months, with the possibility to extend into a permanent position. Applicants must be based in, or willing to relocate to, Lane County and be willing to travel regularly.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to foster coordination and cooperation among diverse groups with varied priorities. They will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload without dropping the ball. This position is an opportunity for the right candidate to strengthen the voice of working people across Oregon.

About the Oregon AFL-CIO
The Oregon AFL-CIO is the statewide federation of labor unions, representing over 300,000 working Oregonians. Our mission is to improve the lives of our members and all workers, and to raise the standard of living for all Oregonians through collective bargaining, advocacy, and political education and outreach.

Job Responsibilities
The Regional coordinator, who will be based in Lane County, will work remotely day to day, with regularly scheduled in-person events that include frequent travel around the state. In this role they are responsible for the following:

  • Representing the interests of the Oregon AFL-CIO (its officers, staff, and affiliates) and its regional Central Labor Chapters across the state
  • Acting as liaison between the Oregon AFL-CIO and Central Labor Chapters
  • Building and maintaining a strong community partnership program in key regions through local networks of community-labor alliances to advance shared priorities
  • Working with the Oregon AFL-CIO, Chapters and community partners to identify and support political and legislative priorities in all levels of government
  • Supporting labor candidate training programs to recruit, train, and elect union members to local government offices
  • Engaging in the electoral process by organizing phone banks, canvasses, and forums to support chapter-endorsed candidates.
  • Supporting affiliate priorities, including organizing and collective bargaining campaigns


  • Strong understanding of and passion for the labor movement
  • Strong commitment to economic, racial, and gender justice
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and leadership skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently while also having a positive, team-player attitude
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
  • Political knowledge and familiarity with canvassing, phone banking, and grassroots field mobilization
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
  • Proficiency with technology, including social media, video conferencing, Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and VAN
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Willingness to travel regularly across the state once deemed safe and appropriate
  • Excellent references
  • Live in and/or being willing to relocate to Lane County

Preferred Skills

  • Experience within the labor movement
  • Experience with political campaigns
  • Experience building and facilitating coalitions
  • Experience organizing events and actions
  • Fluency in Spanish

We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits package based on experience.

To Apply
Please respond to chelsea@oraflcio.org with a cover letter, résumé, writing sample, and references. No phone calls please.

The Oregon AFL-CIO strongly encourages people of color, queer, transgender, gender nonconforming people and people with disabilities to apply. We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.

If you’re excited about this position but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we still encourage you to apply.

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