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UAW - United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union

UAW
United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement
Workers of America International Union

 

Campaign Director
Organizing Department

 

The UAW has taken an all-new approach to bargaining and striking. During our most recent negotiations with Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, our union ran a contract campaign for the first time, initiated strikes against all three companies at the same time and brought a whole new level of transparency to bargaining. The result was record-breaking contracts.

The UAW is seeking a seasoned Campaign Director. This role involves high level oversight of large-scale campaigns involving teams of staff and thousands of worker-organizers. This position is for organizing in the Manufacturing & Industrial sectors, however, may encompass additional assignments.

Candidates should be adept at leading and developing campaign strategies, mentoring, and coaching campaign leads and staff, and providing workers with the skills and resources they need to overcome fierce opposition from employers to win their union and build collective power. Candidates should also be open to engaging with and adopting new organizing approaches, in addition to receiving feedback and providing constructive feedback.

Candidates should have a demonstrated history of exercising good strategic leadership, supervising staff under high pressure situations, and providing metric- based organizing reports.

Candidates must be willing to work long and irregular hours and to travel frequently with overnight stays.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Organizing Director and other top staff to develop and implement organizing strategies.
  • Supervise and direct senior staff running teams on-the-ground on large organizing drives and provide them with timely, effective feedback to improve performance and ensure campaign progress.
  • Work with senior staff to develop the competency and skills of organizing staff and worker leaders.
  • Align staff work with campaign goals and needs.
  • Maintain standards for staff organizing performance and hold staff accountable for benchmarks and timelines.
  • Guide staff on how to quickly assess and make strategic pivots in complex situations.
  • Maintain regular and accurate collaboration and communication with the Organizing Director.
  • Make recommendations to the Organizing Director regarding staff development, retention, discipline, dismissal and promotion.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • 5 years minimum experience with new organizing and contract campaigns.
  • Proven ability to run complex, large campaigns.
  • High proficiency in developing strategic plans and communicating them to staff.
  • Aptitude for developing staff and fostering strong teams.
  • Strong familiarity with labor law.
  • The ability to work independently, solve problems, and manage time and priorities is a necessity.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • An unwavering commitment to building a fighting, member-led union.
  • Prior experience executing strikes is highly preferred.

Successful candidates will exhibit discerning judgment, exemplary people skills, and adept writing capabilities. The ideal candidate is both a team player who can collaborate with an enthusiastic staff and a self-driven individual versed in time and task management.

Note: This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, qualifications, or requirements associated with the role.

Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time administrative position. The UAW offers a competitive salary along with best-in-class health, retirement, and paid time off benefits.

How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please click on the link below and be prepared to provide the following:

https://uaw.us/organizing-job-application

  • A current résumé reflecting qualifications for this position, including months and years of employment.
  • A cover letter or short letter of application (500 words or less) which specifically explains how your experiences and accomplishments have prepared you to work with the UAW to win big, bold campaigns.
  • A minimum of 2 (two) references as well as your professional relationship to them.

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