Maryland Classified Employees Association, Local 1935

Maryland Classified Employees Association
Local 1935


Based out of Baltimore, MD for covering Maryland


The Maryland Classified Employees Association (MCEA), a state-wide local affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), AFL-CIO is an exciting labor organization that advocates for state of Maryland employees.

Job Description: MCEA Organizer will participate in all aspects of organizing, including building relationships with the workforce, recruiting, and sustaining motivation of leaders and activists. The organizer will be responsible for writing and executing organizing plans and reaching benchmarks with a focus on membership recruitment, training, and building capacity.

MCEA Organizer Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and mobilize workers
  • Attend weekly meetings with the Executive Director to discuss progress and plan activities
  • Negotiate union contracts
  • Coordinate contract negotiation and contract campaigns
  • Identification and development of 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 MCEA membership and accomplish the union’s vision
  • Representation of members as assigned in grievances and disciplinary appeals
  • Preparation for and participation in Council meetings
  • Assisting Council and MCEA officers as necessary in conducting Association business
  • Creating content for MCEA publications and social media outreach
  • Maintaining and entering assessments and relative data regularly
  • Ability to use social media platforms to build campaign reach and capacity
  • Ability to work effectively independently and within a team
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate and work respectfully and comfortably with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Driving, travel, temporary assignments and extended work hours are required
  • 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

Salary and Benefits:
$50,000 – $60,000 annual salary. Paid leave including vacation, personal and sick time, and health benefits.

How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter describing why you want to work for MCEA, a résumé and 3 references including contact information and relationship to: info@mcea.org, with subject line: MCEA Organizer.

MCEA 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.

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