Hampton Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 4260

Hampton Federation of Teachers
AFT Local 4260


Based in Hampton, VA


The Hampton Federation of Teachers (HFT), a local affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), AFL-CIO is an exciting labor organization providing strong representation for school employees in a progressive school district focused on giving children every opportunity to be successful. Hampton, VA is a community of approximately 137,000 citizens providing a non-cookie cutter approach to public K-12 education working cooperatively and respectfully with the strong and professional representatives of HFT.

The Hampton Federation of Teachers (HFT) is currently seeking an Organizer.

Job Description: An HFT organizer will be responsible for a variety of aspects of a campaign including building relationships with the workforce, recruiting, and sustaining motivation of organizing committee members and activists. The organizer will assist in executing organizing plan and reaching benchmarks with a focus on membership, steward and building representative growth & engagement.

HFT Organizer Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and mobilize workers
  • Attend weekly meetings with supervisors to discuss progress and plan activities
  • Identification of and development of new workplace leaders to participate in organizing activities
  • One-on-one communication with members and potential members outside the workplace through site visits, home visits, phone calls, meetings, and web-based conversations.
  • Take direction on daily and weekly activities to grow HFT membership and accomplish the union vision
  • Maintaining and entering assessments and relative data regularly
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate and work respectfully and comfortably with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work irregular hours and days when needed (not always a 9-5 endeavor)
  • Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to multitask, work efficiently, be well organized and reliable
  • Ability to learn quickly and grow into greater responsibility
  • Ability to receive and implement feedback
  • Ability to work creatively, make and follow through on a work plan
  • Dedication to social and economic justice and worker rights


  • Reliable and insured vehicle/auto
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Reliable cell phone and plan
  • High School diploma or equivalent

Physical requirements: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the following is provided for the position: Involves analytical and problem-solving skills Written/oral communication skills Use of a computer keyboard Sitting/standing for long periods and ability to travel by various means, e.g., train, plane, automobile. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We believe that in order to achieve our purpose of creating a better way to live, we must recruit, develop and retain employees with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives and create an environment that encourages all voices to be heard, understood and appreciated. With this we know we can do great things. We value diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience. Paid leave including vacation, personal and sick time. Potential for salary growth with successful member recruitment.

How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter describing why you want to work for an education union, and specifically HFT, a résumé and 3 references including contact information and relationship to: aft.hft4260@gmail.com, with subject line: HFT Organizer App.

HFT is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. The organization strives to eradicate all forms of oppression and achieve equity for all. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential organizational goals which are incorporated into the hiring process. All applicants will be assessed with consideration of their understanding of institutionalized oppression and strategies for addressing it.

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