University Union of Northern Arizona, AFT Local 5196

University Union of Northern Arizona
AFT Local 5196

Labor Organizer

Based in Flagstaff, AZ


This is a full-time project-based position to work on an organizing campaign in Flagstaff, AZ. The position is overseen by AFT Arizona and reports directly to the President and Executive Board of UUNA-AFT #5196. Organizers are responsible for a variety of aspects of external organizing including building relationships with workers, developing issues-based organizing plans for assigned areas, recruiting and sustaining the motivation of organizing committee members and activists, having 1:1 conversations with potential members to ask them to join their union, and working with the organizing committee to plan and implement member-to-member outreach drives. Union organizing experience preferred.


  • Dedication to social and economic justice, and to higher education access
  • Possession of an insured vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population
  • Strong communications skills
  • Competence in basic computer/web functions, and familiarity with common social media platforms
  • Motivated, responsible, organized, professional and detail-oriented
  • Able to work independently while also being able to incorporate constructive feedback and direction from the campaign principals
  • Willingness to work sometimes irregular hours
  • At least 1 year of previous labor and/or community organizing


  • A background in higher educational issues and/or prior higher ed employment in any capacity
  • Community, student, or labor activism experience


  • Organize and mobilize workers across all job categories
  • Attend regular meetings with the union Executive Board and president to discuss progress and plan activities
  • Periodic status reports to AFT Arizona leadership
  • Engage in one-on-one visits, site visits, meetings, and other interaction with members and potential members
  • Enter assessments and other data collected in a database on a regular basis
  • Occasionally, be assigned to other parts of the state or country as required
  • Take direction on activities to grow membership and accomplish goals
  • Share observations and insights to help guide organization growth

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits are comprehensive and competitive. Fully paid health benefits, dental benefits, and paid leave includes vacation, personal, and sick days; travel and expense reimbursements.

Please submit cover letter, résumé, and names, titles, and contact information for 3 references to: uunaaft@gmail.com, with the subject line “UUNA-AFT Labor Organizer.”

Equal Employment Opportunity and all are encouraged to apply.

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