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Field Education Coordinator II

Department: Education & Leadership Training
Location:Portland, OR
Grade:USU — Grade 9
Salary:Starts at $78,421
Benefits:List of benefits
Posting Date:August 09, 2019

The AFSCME Education Department prepares members, leaders and staff to effectively lead the labor movement into the future. We shape and build powerful local unions to be lasting vehicles for a just society that works for the common good and values workers’ rights and dignity in the workplace. We ignite and fuel activism and leadership through interactive teaching methods and the use of new technologies to expand the reach of our programs. The Field Education Coordinator is responsible for implementing this mission throughout the field.


Program Development

  • Plans, designs, coordinates, and conducts education and training programs, develops program content; develops and/or orders materials. 
  • Works with affiliate and national union leaders and staff to develop education plans. 
  • Prepares affiliate activists and staff to conduct training programs. 
  • Provides follow-up training in the field for participants.

Training Material

  • Creates, modifies, and revises program materials to address specific needs.  Includes appropriate examples, role-play scenarios, exercises, case studies, and discussion questions. 
  • For new/special courses, researches subject area, designs curricula, and prepares/produces materials to be used. 
  • Field tests new material and seeks feedback from participants to refine curricula and materials.  


  • Makes logistical arrangements associated with educational programs, including turnout, contracting with training facilities, and requesting audio/visual and other equipment needs. 
  • Reconciles billing statements and approves for payment. 
  • Prepares weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on all activities. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned in support of departmental activities.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in labor relations, education or organization development; minimum of five (5) years’ experience in union organizing and/or representation; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Labor Education

  • Thorough knowledge of adult teaching and learning techniques. 
  • Knowledge of labor unions and the associated training of activists, leaders, and staff. 
  • Ability to develop and conduct presentations in a variety of settings. 
  • Ability to select or develop appropriate teaching materials.
  • Ability to use all forms of multi-media visual aids.

Other Skills

  • Ability to use computer and associated software, including web-based applications.  
  • Ability to develop work plans, work with minimal direction and execute projects effectively within a prescribed plan of action. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines, measure progress, and evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively. 


  • Must be able to drive and coach organizers conducting site and home visits. 
  • Travel and evening/weekend work are extensive and required.  
  • A valid driver’s license is required. 

Applicants will be required to conduct a mock training as part of the interview process.

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