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Field Organizer
Location Milwaukee, Madison and Western Wisconsin
Temporary Positions (3) at least through November 10, 2022
 
 
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. Temporary 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 in collaboration with union members and AFT-W staff
  • Communicate with membership and potential members through home visits, worksite visits, email, phone calls, text messages, and digital platforms
  • Implement organizing strategy and help develop campaign plans
  • Support research and development of potential organizing projects
  • 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 organizing events and direct actions
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with grassroots organizing experience (external union organizing preferred), including membership building, leadership development, and house 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:
Commensurate with experience; generous benefit package for all employees includes health and dental insurance.
 
Email Cover Letter and Resume to:
Kim Kohlhaas at president@aft-wisconsin.org
 
Review of applications will begin immediately with a start date of July 12, 2021.
 
AFT-Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from
people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.