AFT NJ - American Federation of Teachers New Jersey

American Federation of Teachers New Jersey

Staff Representative

Based in New Jersey


AFT New Jersey, AFT, AFL-CIO is a public employee union committed to representing certificated and professional staff through innovative and internal organizing. AFTNJ currently represents more than 30,000 professionals in public and public charter educational institutions.

Working with AFTNJ members, elected leaders, and staff, you will:

  • Provide representation to workers in all bargaining units within the AFTNJ community.
  • Defend and enforce collective bargaining contracts and handle grievances, corrective actions, mediations, and arbitrations.
  • Support and train worksite stewards/building reps and identify, mobilize, and mentor leaders.
  • Create and conduct member issue campaigns as a means of building power and unity within the union.
  • Work to develop strong, productive relationships with management in defense of our members, our contracts, and promoting positive education reform.


  • Ability to negotiate contracts and conduct impact bargaining.
  • Experience in union contract administration and enforcing, including a successful record handling grievances, corrective actions, and mediations.
  • Experience with contract negotiation and conduct impact bargaining.
  • Experience handling arbitrations is preferred.
  • Excellent communication, writing and interpersonal skills.
  • A strong background in employee/labor relations.
  • Ability to lead educational and informational trainings for members and staff.
  • Strong personal organization and time management skills.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of the job.
  • Knowledge of and experience in member engagement strategies.
  • Experience working in coalition with other union is helpful.
  • Experience representing public employee/education employees strongly preferred.
  • Commitment to a strong, democratic labor movement.


  • Salary range is $55,000 – $70,000
  • Benefit plan for health, vision and dental insurance for individual and dependents
  • 403 B retirement plan
  • Sick, personal and vacation time
  • A culture that supports and prioritizes membership involvement

To Apply:
Send your cover letter, résumé and three job references from individuals who have directly supervised your work (with contact information) via mail or email to AFTNJF office no later than February 28, 2023.

720 King Georges Road
Fords, New Jersey 08863

For additional information please contact AFTNJ Assistant to the President, Krista Sweeney @ (ksweeney@aftnj.org).

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