New York State Public Employees Federation


Organizing Coordinator

Based in New York City, NY


The NYS Public Employees Federation (PEF) is a diverse and powerful New York State labor union committed to creating a better life for our members. We represent around 50,000 professional, scientific, and technical workers in NYS government. Members include healthcare, education, corrections and supervision, youth services, direct care, and other professional titles.

This position reports to the Director of Organizing and is responsible for coordinating internal membership organizing campaigns, which includes identifying, investigating, recommending, and implementing a course of action to enroll individuals in the PEF bargaining unit as PEF members. The coordinator would also help identify, recruit, and otherwise assist member leaders where vacancies in local stewards/leaders occur with the cooperation of division leaders, regional coordinators, or other member leaders.

Office location is based in New York City.


  1. Provide organizational and structural development assistance to new and existing PEF divisions.
  2. Implement targeted organizing efforts to have individuals assigned to the PEF bargaining unit become PEF members.
  3. Work with regional coordinators, division leaders, member leaders and other PEF staff to implement new member orientations.
  4. Provide organizational assistance to statewide, regional, and division leaders to set up, host, and follow-up on member meetings, town halls, and other meetings/gatherings.
  5. Facilitate team building and campaigns within the Division structure.
  6. Initiate and improve information exchange between Divisions and PEF’s Administration when needed.
  7. Act as an informational resource to “pockets” of PEF members who are not in an organized division.
  8. Assist in the development of local and/or agency level Organizing committees.
  9. Direct field representatives with respect to their job duties of assisting in organizing, specifically with the goals and tasks set forth by the Organizing Department.    
  10. Communicate and encourage the purposes, policies, and goals of PEF to its members and non-members in the bargaining unit.
  11. Keep the Director of Organizing informed of all worksite issues in assigned responsibilities in a timely manner.
  12. Design, develop and attend training programs, workshops and seminars related to organizing.
  13. Perform assignments on an “as needed” basis to specific sites or situations during crisis periods at the direction of the Director.    
  14. Provide organizational assistance to Divisions to map and chart their locations and members within their divisions.
  15. Implement the “Drop Call Protocol”.
  16. Other related duties as assigned.
  17. Consistent and reliable attendance.


  • A college degree with emphasis in labor relations or a related field is preferred.
  • Must have union organizing experience.
  • Travel within New York City and surrounding areas is required; with the ability to work flexible hours and travel overnight when the need arises.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a car.

Successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate (both written and verbal) with staff, union members, the executive team, and elected union officials.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills including time management and attention to detail.

Salary and Benefits:
The salary range for this position is $71,029.00 (minimum) – $99,798.00 (maximum).
* Salaries above include the downstate adjustment of $4,679.00. *

Under a collective bargaining agreement, PEF offers excellent benefits such as:

  • Health insurance with Health Reimbursement (HRA)
  • Employer paid dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)
  • Employer paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • 401-k with safe harbor contribution
  • Pension plan through SEIU
  • Paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time
  • Tuition reimbursement and on-going professional development

To Apply:
Interested individuals are invited to submit their résumé to: HR@PEF.org.

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