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Field Coordinator (2 Vacancies)

Department: Organizing & Field Services
Grade:Management Grade 4A
Salary:Starts at $86,974
Benefits:List of benefits
Posting Date:October 02, 2017

This position is supervisory in nature and is primarily responsible for managing, evaluating and training employees in the field. This position is also a hands on position which requires day to day direct involvement in planning, leading and conducting a wide array of activities.


  • Supervises International Union Representatives, Field Office Assistants, OITs, Organizers, and Lead organizers in daily activities.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of supervised staff by measuring progress against goals, directly observing their skills and coaching them to meet expectations.
  • Conducts performance appraisals and establishes and monitors development plans and performance improvement plans.
  • Applies, with deep expertise and proficiency, all elements of the AFSCME Power to Win program with the capacity to model and coach on all facets of the AFSCME Organizing Model.
  • Researches potential organizing targets.  Analyzes data applies other criteria to assess possible targets of organizing.  Conducts and may lead the investigation of organizing targets to gather data and information, build a list of workers, assesses worker interest, and scouts out the physical plant without divulging the unions presence.
  • Writes campaign plans and ensures that the written plans of team members are appropriate for the overall plan.  Planning includes resource and staff needs as well as operational activities.
  • Performs affiliate officer suspension investigations
  • Oversees local union administratorships.  Ensures the overall ADM objectives and goals are me within the time parameters of the overall plan
  • Oversees the regional pink tag operation
  • Integrates into campaign activities, performs organizing assignments of all kinds and serves as a role model to new staff.
  • Directs organizer recruitment activities.
  • Develops and implements Organizer development trainings and activities.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


Education & Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited four year college or university
  • 5 - 7 years’ experience in a union demonstrating progressive advancement, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:


  • Knowledge of training and principles of effective supervision and mentoring
  • Extensive knowledge of union organizing practice and principles
  • Extensive knowledge of labor laws, especially with respect to union organizing and representation
  • Extensive knowledge of AFSCME’s internal structure and experience in working with subordinate bodies
  • Ability to conduct research and gather information to evaluate targets, develop strategies and formulate conclusions
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from a wide variety of audiences to include managers, colleagues, prospective union members, targeted employers, affiliates etc.
  • Ability to lead, train and coordinate experienced organizing staff, volunteer organizers and committee members
  • Ability to work effectively with Council and Local Union staff on a project basis
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete and some abstract variables in situations where only limited standardization exists and, to interpret a variety of instructions provided in written and oral form
  • Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including excellent “one-on-one” interpersonal communications
  • Fluent bilingual skills are desirable

Travel and work hours

  • Driving, travel, temporary assignments and extended work hours are required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

Posting Date:  October 2, 2017

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