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Aldine AFT Local 6345

Aldine AFT Local 6345


Organizer

Based in Houston, TX

 

Position: Aldine AFT Organizer
Location: Houston, TX (Aldine ISD)
Starting Salary: $50,000
Preferred Start Date: October 1, 2022
Application Deadline: N/A

Aldine AFT is seeking a full time Organizer to join an ongoing campaign to build worker power within the public school system. Organizers perform a number of duties, including recruiting new members, identifying potential leaders and activists, implementing and identifying issue campaigns and tracking data in their assigned areas. Our organizing includes work with our Aldine AFT local, which represents educators and school support professionals.

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.

This job requires often long and irregular hours, some weekend work, and travel.

Duties:
Specific job duties include:

  • Identifying, recruiting, and training volunteer leaders.
  • Taking direction from the Local President on daily and weekly activities to grow AFT membership in Aldine ISD.
  • Ensuring that sufficient progress is being made for all short- and long-term goals.
  • Developing and managing relationships with local leaders and volunteers.
  • Reporting daily organizing activities and regular program results.
  • Contributing to a positive work environment and culture.
  • Occasionally, assignment as a formula rep in other parts of the state or country as required for short periods of time.
  • Monitoring and tracking relevant school board policy and other regulations.
  • Implementing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Required knowledge and skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to successfully relate to and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Capable of conducting effective one-on-one conversations to move workers to action.
  • Experience using social media to communicate and engage workers.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings.
  • Proven experience excelling in fast paced and metrics driven work environments.
  • Willingness to think creatively and solve problems proactively.
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and train others.
  • Ability to build and manage relationships.
  • Some knowledge of public sector unions in non-collective bargaining situations is preferred
  • Ability to conduct meetings via Zoom or other electronic means.

Other requirements and expectations:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have a valid Texas driver’s license, current insurance, and reliable transportation
  • Willingness to travel for participation in AFT related campaigns or events
  • Spanish speaker a plus

Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary for this position is $50,000. In addition to base salary, the position offers a wide range of benefits including:

  1. Fully paid health and dental insurance for the employee and one dependent
  2. Fully paid disability income insurance for the employee and $50,000 term life insurance
  3. Paid sick and vacation leave per year
  4. Retirement contribution

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Submit résumé, writing sample, and references to:

Tanner Williams
Texas AFT Director of Operations
E: twilliams@texasaft.org

For questions, call 800-222-3827.

Equal Opportunity Employer and all are encouraged to apply.

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