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Organizer

Affiliate:
AFSCME CN 3
Location:
Maryland
Posting Date:
May 09, 2022

AFSCME Maryland Council 3 represents over 30,000 workers throughout the state including university staff at MD’s public universities, correctional officers, social workers, clerical support staff, nurses, and road maintenance workers.  We organize in the workplace and fight for dignity, respect and a fair standard of living for all public service workers in MD.

There are tens of thousands of workers in Maryland who provide critical public services but do not have the same rights and ability to negotiate wages and working conditions as the state employees they work side by side with.  AFSCME MD Council 3 is seeking applications for an Organizer to drive the union’s new organizing program.

The Job:

  • Identify, recruit, and develop worker-leaders through one-on-one communication (site visits, house calls, worker meetings).
  • Drive the recruitment, development, and maintenance of organizing committees.
  • Develop organizing campaign plans with the goals, strategies, and tactics necessary to execute the plan, including implementation.
  • Develop campaign message, write leaflets and other materials for campaigns.
  • Ability to plan and lead meetings and actions.
  • Participate in coalition-building efforts with other unions, student, and community allies to support local and statewide campaign goals.
  • Assure the accuracy of lists, records, databases, and wall charts related to campaign.
  • Articulate a positive vision of the campaign and the union.
  • Support Council-wide events: Mobilize members to participate in Council 3 or AFSCME International events and help other staff with large mobilizations and campaigns in their turf as needed.

What We’re Looking For:

  • At least one year of successful organizing experience.
  • Success in working with staff and volunteers on an organizing campaign.
  • Ability to use social media and virtual platforms to support membership campaigns.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with co-workers and members.
  • Commitment to racial equity and social justice.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness and ability to work long and irregular hours and weekends. Some travel required. Car and valid driver’s license a requirement.

We offer competitive salary and benefits. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to recruiting@afscmemd.org.