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KOSE - Kansas Organization of State Employees

KOSE
Kansas Organization of State Employees


Lead Organizer

Based in Topeka, KS

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:
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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

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

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
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.

HOW TO APPLY:
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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