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Field Organizers (FILLED)

Field Organizers

Location Madison, Northwest Wisconsin

Job Description:

AFT-Wisconsin is a labor organization comprised of members in the state PK-12 school system, the Wisconsin Technical College System, numerous state agencies, and the University of Wisconsin System. Field Organizer will work with members, potential members and coalition partners on internal/external organizing in order to build capacity and issue campaigns.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Recruit new members to the union
  • Communicate with membership and potential member through home visits, worksite visits, emails, phone call, text messages, and digital platforms.
  • Implement organizing strategy and help develop campaign plans
  • Manage access to all relevant documents and union communication to ensure that member information is kept private and secure
  • Build political activism with membership through collaboration with local coalition partners and help local unions recruit members and non-members for days of action with these coalition partners
  • Plan, coordinate and attend event and direct actions
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with grassroots organizing experience (external union organizing preferred), including membership building, leadership development, and home visits
  • Commitment to the labor movement and to AFT-Wisconsin
  • General knowledge of education and labor issues
  • General knowledge of Wisconsin’s political process and state-specific political issues
  • Ability to work with union members across a variety of employment sectors
  • Demonstrated ability to write and speak effectively
  • Ability to listen actively and frame issues
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including weekends
  • Must be in possession of an insured vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • College degree preferred

Salary and Benefits:

$40,000 annual salary and benefits, under collective bargaining agreement.    

Send Cover Letter and Resume to:

Kim Kohlhaas, President


Review of applications will begin immediately.  These are grant funded positions.

Click here to download a copy of the application.



AFT-Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

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