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Area Organizing Director

Organizing & Field Services
Starts at $108,334
Posting Date:
August 12, 2021

This position is responsible for finalizing guidance and leadership in the organizing efforts of the International Union and affiliates.


  • Responsible for leading the Union’s organizing efforts in the assigned area in the most efficient, economical and effective manner possible.
  • Plans, assesses needs, and allocates resources; oversees the progress and effectiveness of each; guides staff and leadership toward successful completion of projects.
  • Supervises International and affiliate staff in campaigns for new collective bargaining laws and related organizing.
  • Leads and administers organizing campaigns by identifying targets and developing a strategic plan according to the “AFSCME Organizing Model.”
  • May direct a regionally-based organizing team focused on larger “Plan B” and “Plan C” (500+) public and private sector targets.
  • May act as overall head of the entire AFSCME program in a state in which a new collective bargaining law is being enacted or implemented.
  • May act as interim Organizing Director for a new affiliate-organizing program.
  • Evaluates, guides and develops staff based on the “AFSCME Organizing Model.” Establishes goals and standards, conducts performance reviews, and makes appropriate recommendations regarding retention.
  • Manages the assigned human and financial resources; determines the programmatic capability; administers the physical facility; and establishes and maintains all necessary business and operational relationships required to manage an enterprise efficiently.
  • Performs related work as required.


Education & Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in labor studies, labor relation or political action.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in union leadership acting in an official capacity to plan, administer and coordinate major union activities or a combination of education and experience to provide the following knowledge, skills and abilities:


  • Advanced knowledge of labor unions and organizing as well as labor laws, both public and private sector.
  • Advanced ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities and ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff and fiscally manage large budgets.
  • Advanced oral and written communications skills.
  • Advanced ability to analyze research data and make logical conclusions.
  • Skilled in the use of personal computer and associated software.
  • Bi-lingual skills may be desirable in certain assignments.

Travel, Driving, and Work Hours:

  • Extended work hours and extensive travel are required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

Please submit resume and cover letter to                                                                                                        

Posting Date:            August 12, 2021