IFPTE - International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers

International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers

International Union Organizer

Home base will be located in the San Francisco / Bay Area with travel nationwide as needed.


We are engineers, scientists, nonprofit employees, technicians, lawyers, and many other professions who have joined together to have a greater voice in our careers. Our union is a bottom-up, member-based organization that helps professional and technical employees raise wages, benefits, working conditions, and advocate over public policies that impact our professions and communities. With over 85,000 members spread across the U.S. and Canada, we invite you and your colleagues to consider the benefits of engaging in collective bargaining.

IFPTE seeks to hire a Union Organizer to work closely with Local and International staff on executing campaigns to assist non-union professional workers to win their union and win a union contract. IFPTE is looking for candidates who have at least 2-3 years of experience organizing and representing workers in the labor movement.


  • Assist non-union workers in their efforts to join together with IFPTE.
  • Identify, recruit, develop and train worker leaders.
  • Build active worker organizing committees.
  • Help coordinate and lead meetings and trainings.
  • Perform tasks necessary for worker organizing, such as maintaining member databases, producing flyers/materials, and written communications with members and employers.
  • Assist IFPTE Local unions with internal organizing campaigns, and other goals.


  • An in-depth understanding of non-union worker organizing; 2-3 years of organizing experience required
  • The ability and willingness to travel, and to work long hours, including evenings and weekends as the campaign requires.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A team player who possesses the ability to engage with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • A car and a valid driver’s license are required;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Compensation is highly competitive, dependent on experience and qualifications. Salary range is $75,000 – $108,000 annually, with outstanding benefits package includes 100% employer-paid family medical coverage, 401k, and more. Work can include long, irregular hours, including evenings and weekends. A valid driver’s license and insurability are a requirement for this position.

To Apply:
Please submit a résumé and cover letter via email with the subject line of “IFPTE International Organizer” to Organizing Director Paul Thurston at: pthurston@ifpte.org.

IFPTE is an equal opportunity employer, deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices.

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