AFT Pennsylvania

AFT Pennsylvania

AFT Pennsylvania Healthcare Project Organizer

For covering Pennsylvania


AFT Pennsylvania is seeking an experienced and energized Organizer to join a dynamic statewide union as a project person. Our team of staff works with local unions across Pennsylvania and Delaware to build strong locals, develop leaders, bargain and enforce contracts, organize, and work for social justice. This position will focus on organizing new members in healthcare. The Organizer will strengthen AFT Pennsylvania by working with leaders to:

  • Form new bargaining units, from building organizing committees to winning recognition to negotiating first contracts;
  • Develop and empower local leaders and activists to build strong locals and handle union responsibilities;
  • Develop and present training and leadership development programs;
  • Encourage member participation in union programs;
  • Build a stronger AFT Pennsylvania and labor movement; and
  • Accomplish other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Independent project management skills
  • Leadership development and training ability
  • Ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Ability to listen actively and frame issues
  • Knowledge of organizing strategies, collective bargaining, and contract enforcement
  • Experience in unions or other social justice organizations
  • Knowledge of healthcare and labor issues
  • Engagement in the political process
  • Ability to write and speak effectively
  • General computer literacy and proficiency in basic data management
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends and participate in union-wide activities
  • Experience in new member organizing preferred

$65,000 a year in salary with fully employer paid vision, dental, prescription drugs, and medical insurance provided along with employer provided retirement plans.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply by submitting a cover letter highlighting your approach to building strong unions, résumé, and at least three references via email (with “AFT Pennsylvania Healthcare Project Position” in the subject line) to: cweber@aft.org. Applications will be accepted through December, 31st 2022.

AFT Pennsylvania is an affirmative action employer. Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.