AFSCME Local 3299

AFSCME Local 3299

External Organizing Coordinator

Based in Los Angeles or Bay Area, CA


Job Title: External Organizing Coordinator
Location: Los Angeles area or Bay Area, Ca
Job Classification: Full-time, Permanent, Non-Union, Exempt
Salary : $119,911.95 – $143,181.14

AFSCME Local 3299 is a hard-fighting, progressive union, representing more than 30,000 University of California Service and Patient Care workers.

Since 1948, we’ve prided ourselves on effectively representing UC workers while relentlessly fighting to provide social justice and economic opportunity to our members and the greater public we serve.

To learn more about AFSCME 3299, please visit our webpage: https://afscme3299.org/

We are currently seeking a Statewide External Organizing Coordinator, reporting directly to the Local’s Field Director. The External Organizing Coordinator position requires a high level of judgment, leadership, and commitment to achieving the local’s organizing goals, creating and implementing strategic organizing plans, leading and developing the external organizing team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Under the direction of the Field Director, help design and implement strategic power-building and external organizing campaign plans to organize non-union workers into the union
  • Train, develop, and manage external organizing staff, including External Lead Organizer and External Organizers.
  • Develop and sustain relationships with key allies and participate in coalition spaces to advance organizing efforts.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement organizing support programs, including database management.

Required Qualifications and Skills include:

  • Demonstrated passion and perseverance to bring challenging campaigns to success
  • Experience developing and driving escalating comprehensive organizing campaigns
  • Capacity to build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience building diverse coalitions to support organizing campaigns
  • Effective communication skills – listening, spoken, and written
  • 5 years’ experience in organizing campaigns
  • 3 years’ experience leading or supervising multiple staff, assignments, projects, managing timelines, and effectively using database systems.
  • Demonstrated commitment to justice for working families

Additional Requirements:

  • Extended day and occasional overnight travel.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Must possess a valid California driver's license, auto insurance with business coverage, and an automobile for business use.
  • Bilingual (Spanish, Cantonese/Mandarin, Tagalog) preferred

Physical Requirements (as required by ADA)
Work is performed in a variety of employment settings. Driving, travel, temporary assignments, irregular and extended work hours are required. Valid driver’s license and car required.

AFSCME 3299’s members are a diverse group of workers reflecting all of California and are mostly people of color and women. We are an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourage all those qualified and interested to apply.

Salary is dependent on experience with a comprehensive benefits package including: fully paid Kaiser medical, dental, vision insurance for self and family, business allowance, car insurance reimbursement, and educational reimbursement.

To Apply
All interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé and three references to jobs@afscme3299.org, with External Organizing Coordinator in the subject line of the email.

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