IUPAT District Council 77

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
IUPAT District Council 77

Community Organizer

Based in Atlanta, GA


Position: Community Organizer, District Council 77, Full-Time

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 77 represents a growing workforce of active and retired men and women in Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Tennessee. Our members work in the Finishing Trades – Industrial & Commercial Painting, Drywall Finishing, Glazing & Glass Work, and Floor Covering Installation, and many more successful careers in the construction industry and public sector.

The IUPAT DC77 is committed to representing, building power with and fighting alongside with all workers in our industry; union and non-union alike.


  • Build one-on-one relationships with workers through outreach efforts that include jobsites visits, house call, etc.
  • Work with existing and potential union members in developing a worker organizing committee
  • Regularly engages contractors, engineers, architects and end-users in order to strengthen the IUPAT presence in the market and maintain labor standards;
  • Assist in recruiting and developing workforce to meet labor demands
  • Assist with all District Council (77) organizing campaigns
  • Assist in organizing and coordinating large actions such as pickets, rallies, marches, and strikes
  • Assist leaders in mobilizing for union actions, community actions and campaigns through activities such as phone-banking, leafleting, online outreach, site visits, home visits, etc.
  • Assist with outreach to engage student organizations, community groups, and other allies
  • Perform administrative tasks necessary (such as maintaining databases, producing materials and correspondence)
  • Any other duties/tasks as assigned


  • Has demonstrated commitment to union democracy, member-driven organizing, and marketing of our union
  • Someone that is bilingual and literate in English and Spanish languages is helpful.
  • Must be out going, have a positive attitude, and follow direction
  • An ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work some weeknights and weekends
  • Willingness to respond promptly to e-mails, phone calls, and other forms of communication
  • Willingness to represent and organize all IUPAT DC (77) crafts.

Salary is competitive. Health and vision coverage provided, paid personal time off as well as sick time.

To be considered to participate in an organizing bootcamp taking place November 18-20, 2022, please send résumé, cover letter and three references to: Dwebster@iupatdc77.org, and include “IUPAT DC 77 Organizer” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered, hiring will take place January 2023.

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or status with regard to public assistance.

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