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Education Coordinator II

Education & Leadership Training
Washington, D.C.
USU Grade 9
Salary Range:
$85,720 - $128,590
Posting Date:
July 26, 2022

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.


  • Coordinates the Union Scholars Program for student activists which will include recruitment, selection, training, field placement, mentoring and follow up.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with partner organizations and allies for the Union Scholars Program.
  • Responsible for helping to develop the next generation of AFSCME leaders and activists through the Next Wave Program including identifying and training activists, running Next Wave programming and reporting on progress.
  • 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.
  • Prepares weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on all activities that can be incorporated into departmental summaries.
  • Writes content for the department webpage and other promotional materials.
  • Conducts training in a variety of settings, including field training and one-on-one coaching.
  • Makes logistical arrangements associated with educational programs when necessary.
  • Assists with nationally targeted organizing and political action campaigns in the field which require extended travel.
  • Performs other related work as assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and a minimum five (5) years of related experience as a union organizer and/or staff representative or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Prior field organizing experience is required.
  • Ability to recruit, screen and develop students for union organizing work.
  • Ability to develop goals and work plans and execute projects effectively within a prescribed plan of action.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, measure progress, and evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Travel and evening/weekend work are extensive and required.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.

Work Hours/Travel:  

  • Extended work hours and travel may be required.

Posting Date:  July 26, 2022