International Brotherhood of Teamsters

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

International Organizer
Organizing Department

Based throughout the United States


Work Location: Assignment Based throughout the United States

The Teamsters Union is the largest and most diverse union in the country with 1.3 million members. For more than a century, the Teamsters Union has been standing up for working people. Although the union is known as the champion of freight drivers and warehouse workers, the Teamsters represent workers in virtually every occupation imaginable.

The Organizing Department coordinates the organizing activities of Teamsters throughout the country. The department is available to assist local unions, joint councils, and trade divisions and trade conferences in establishing organizing programs, supporting local campaigns, recruiting, and training volunteers. The Organizing Department also helps to coordinate industry-wide and company-wide organizing efforts, participates in joint organizing campaigns with other unions, and assists in mergers and affiliations.

The International Organizer implements the IBT organizing program in the field; implementation to include, but not limited to, the following factors: probing, prepping, establishing first contact, list building, assessing support, house visiting, committee building, planning, and implementing job actions, and conducting covert research. Duties may vary according to the needs of an organizing campaign, local affiliate, or the department’s priorities under the general supervision of the Director of Organizing. The International Organizer position requires traveling for at least 10 days at a time in various geographic regions and a willingness to work a flexible schedule with lengthy and irregular hours, including weekends and holidays.


  • Maintains complete lists and records at all phases of campaign; ensures that complete lists with addresses for more than 85% of target unit is complete before campaign is initiated.
  • Builds Community support for campaigns.
  • Assists in filing of election petitions, ULP charges, and negotiations of a stipulated election agreements.
  • Runs effective committee meetings.
  • Oversees the assessment of every unit member involved in a campaign.
  • Identifies and recruits leaders.
  • Assists in developing the communications message for campaigns.
  • Demonstrates effective public speaking, using appropriate vocabulary, being direct, interesting, and connecting with the group.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • College degree or a minimum five years’ experience in a union environment, political or community organizing.
  • At least 12 months experience of organizing on strategic leverage campaigns.
  • Extensive knowledge of union structure, organizing principles, labor movement history, anti-union strategies, and labor law.
  • Bilingual skills highly desirable.
  • Must possess a valid US driver’s license.

The IBT offers a generous total compensation package, with a starting salary of $75,000.00, 100% employer-paid health & welfare plan, a pension plan, optional 401(k) participation, FICA reimbursement, and vacation & sick leave plan.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and résumé to jberrios@teamster.org, Subject: “International Organizer position.” No phone calls, please.

The IBT is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and candidates with diverse backgrounds and life experiences to apply.

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