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

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


Lead Organizer
Organizing Department


The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is a 400,000-member-strong, progressive, militant union with one of the largest and most diverse memberships in North America. Our members are employed in a range of workplaces, from multinational corporations to small manufacturers and state and local governments to colleges and universities, hospitals and private non-profit organizations.

The UAW is seeking a seasoned Lead Organizer. This role involves strategizing, mentoring, and working closely with a team of dedicated staff and members to support workers in winning their union, first contracts, and building collective power. This position is for organizing in the Manufacturing & Industrial sectors.


  • Works with campaign director or other top staff to oversee both new organizing campaigns and contract campaigns, ensuring cohesive efforts to win first contracts.
  • Work closely with campaign director and other leads to develop, execute and revise campaign strategies to ensure victory.
  • Train temporary organizers and staff on organizing fundamentals.
  • Identify, recruit and mentor workplace leaders.
  • Exhibit outstanding interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence in collaborative settings, fostering a supportive and efficient team environment.
  • Work with other leads to help move a team forward on a day-to-day
  • Move turf while simultaneously helping other less experiences staff move their turf
  • Develop campaign materials such as raps, leaflets, and emails


  • 3-5 years’ experience with new organizing and contract campaigns.
  • Mastery of entry level organizing skills
  • Proven ability to motivate workers in struggle.
  • Aptitude for building relationships with individuals from varied backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with basic labor law.
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems, and manage time and priorities.
  • Good listener, strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Flexibility to work long hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to do extensive travel, if necessary
  • Open to receiving feedback and learning new organizing skills and approaches
  • 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.

The UAW offers a competitive starting salary along with best-in-class health, retirement, and paid time off benefits. This position is represented by the UAW Staff Council.

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


  • 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.

The UAW is dedicated to promoting a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that our collective strength is amplified when all voices are represented. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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