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Communications Workers of America, Local 7076

Communications Workers of America
Local 7076


Union Organizer
New Mexico Public Sector

Based in Santa Fe, NM


Position Title: Union Organizer, Communications Workers of America Local 7076
Starting Salary: $50,000/year + $2000 for Bilingual English/Spanish
Location: New Mexico Statewide
Travel: Some travel required
Availability: Full-time
Start Date: 2/15/2023

CWA 7076 is an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek to promote diversity within our organization, and we encourage women, LGBTQ, people of color, and disabled individuals to apply.

CWA Local 7076 is seeking a full-time Organizer, with compassion for public service, to assist with internal organizing of a wall-to-wall bargaining unit within thirteen (13) agencies of the State of New Mexico (SoNM) Executive Branch.

The Union Organizer will be accountable to and supported by the Local President, Executive Board, Organizing Committee, the membership at-large, and the Campaign Lead(s) for the Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 7 office. In this position, they will be responsible for organizing workers throughout the SoNM bargaining unit by building recruitment and leadership development strategies. They will coordinate and manage worker issue campaigns that improve material conditions for all rank-and-file members, and build unity and solidarity amongst all workers, across departments and job titles.

As a Union Organizer you will be expected to recruit members to their union, build organizing committees, identify and develop leaders, work with Local staff and union members to develop training and workshops, develop and execute plans for issue campaigns, grow the Local’s Political Action Fund, and help execute electoral mobilizations.

On-the-job training for this position is provided, with the potential to collaborate with national CWA training and attend training relevant to the responsibilities of the position.

The salary for this position is $50,000/year.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement and support CWA’s organizing and political programs and all other Local 7076 programs and campaigns among members and non-members.
  • Recruit new members to the union both independently and in collaboration with union leaders, organizers, and the Organizing Committee.
  • Conduct worksite and/or home visits of all employment positions eligible to join their union.
  • Communicate with membership and potential members through in person conversations, email, phone calls, Slack, text messages, and digital platforms.
  • Lead and support canvassing and issue campaigns, committees, caucuses, and working groups.
  • Identify and develop workplace leaders.
  • Meet the diverse needs of our membership. You will be asked to work irregular and sometimes long hours, including early mornings and late evenings. Your essential functions also include significant walking, including stairs; prolonged standing; occasionally carrying materials or other containers weighing up to thirty pounds for significant distances; significant driving, including intercity and night driving; frequent need to communicate in writing, via telephone, and electronic meetings. Will work hybrid with work from home, on-site and at organizing locations. this requires long hours in front of a computer, communicating through Zoom, any other video conferencing, or Slack for meetings.
  • The person hired for this job should bring these attributes:
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends
  • Strong commitment to social justice and the labor movement
  • Be a self-starter with an eye for identifying necessary tasks and executing them in a timely manner
  • Be able to create and stick to your a schedule that meets the needs of membership while taking into account your personal time
  • Be willing to do work in person with workers as well as online
  • Written and oral communication skills, such as:
    • Empathic listener
    • Persuasive Speaker/Strong Presentation Skills
    • Proven adaptability to differing cultural environments
  • Proficient with technology including but not limited to Google Workspace, Slack, Word, Zoom, Excel, email, text messaging, Canva Pro, hustle, ActionBuilder, ActionNetwork, and/or the ability and willingness to learn these platforms
  • Ability to work as team member, as well as take individual initiative with minimal supervision
  • Driver’s license and a reliable vehicle
  • Familiarity or experience with the SoNM a strong plus

This is a temporary position, with a term of twelve (12) months. Extension, or renewal of the term may be possible, contingent upon availability and approval of funding.

To Apply:
Submit a résumé to: officemanager@cwa7076.org

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