KOSE - Kansas Organization of State Employees

Kansas Organization of State Employees

Lead Organizer

Based in Topeka, KS


This is a full-time permanent position to work with public-sector, State of Kansas executive branch workers throughout Kansas on professional issues, economic justice, contractual needs, and building a strong labor movement within each community and throughout Kansas

The KOSE Lead Organizer will be responsible for a variety of aspects of external and internal organizing including building relationships with workers, developing and implementing online and in person-outreach and organizing campaigns, developing issues-based organizing plans for assigned areas, recruiting and sustaining motivation of organizing committee members and activists, having 1:1 conversation with potential members to ask them to join their union, and working with the organizing committee as well as a KOSE member organizing program to plan and implement member-to-member outreach drives, as well as membership development and training for KOSE members. Union organizing experience preferred.


  • Willing to work long and irregular hours and will include some travel
  • Dedicated to social and economic justice as well as equitable pay, benefits, proper safety and staffing for state workers in Kansas
  • Have access to reliable transportation and valid driver’s license
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Competency in basic computer/web functions, and social media platforms
  • Demonstrated capacity to continuously develop knowledge and skills related to use of rapidly changing technology.
  • Be motivated, responsible, organized, professional and detail-oriented
  • Be able to work independently while also being able to incorporate constructive feedback and direction from local elected leadership.
  • At least 3 years of previous full-time labor organizing preferred
  • A willingness to work nights and weekends when needed


  • High school diploma
  • Minimum of a four-year degree or any equivalent combination of work experience and education

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits are comprehensive and competitive, including fully paid health benefits. Paid leave includes vacation, personal, and sick days. Flexible work environment.

Please submit cover letter, résumé and 3 references to: info@koseunion.org, with the subject line “KOSE Lead Organizer”.

Equal Employment Opportunity and all are encouraged to apply.

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