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Organizer

Affiliate:
Florida Council 79
Location:
South Florida (Miami Springs)
Posting Date:
February 25, 2022

Purpose:

This position reports directly to the Organizing Director or his or her designee and is responsible for participating in all aspects of an organizing campaign and operates independently while working under general supervision while carrying out assigned responsibilities. Performs all activities associated with campaigns to include assessing potential organizing targets, assessing worker/voters, building/maintaining worker lists, identifying and developing worker-leaders, creating organizing committees and making work site and home visits.  Plans, campaigns, and implements the AFSCME Organizing Model to include targeting, pre-petition campaigns, election campaigns, card-check campaigns and first contract campaigns. As the public face of the union in organizing campaigns the Organizer must promote the vision of the union to the unorganized workers, union members, and co-workers.  Organizer must promote teamwork and be self-critical and receptive to on-going feedback for successful development and growth in the Organizer profession.

DUTIES:

  • Demonstrates all elements of the “AFSCME Organizing Model”.
  • Explores organizing targets to gather data and information, builds a list of workers, assesses interest, and scouts out the physical plant without divulging the union’s presence.
  • Conducts one-on-one organizing through home and work site visits and accurately assesses and recruits supporters and leaders; guide their activities on behalf of the union and identify attitudes of individual workers to be able to plan appropriate messaging/actions.
  • Develops and leads worker mobilizations; plans and conducts meetings with organizing committees and other workers in the campaign including public speaking and conducting workshops.
  • Works with staff in developing broad, representative organizing committees of worker-leaders, and trains and deploys them to move the campaign.
  • Contributes significantly to the development of the strategic campaign planning/message, incorporates campaign message into one-on-one communications; drafts and designs basic leaflets, newsletters, and other communications’ methods in conjunction with the Communications staff.
  • Obtains, creates, and maintains relevant employee lists which may include input on, and operation of, computerized database systems.
  • Recruits volunteer organizers from within the AFSCME membership; works with locals as well as Council Staff Rep/Organizers on Volunteer Member Organizers and contract campaigns.
  • Performs all other related work as required. 

REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:

  • High School diploma
  • 1 or more years of union organizing experience

Skills:

  • Proficient in union organizing practices and principles.
  • Basic knowledge of labor laws, especially with respect to union organizing.
  • Knowledge of anti-union employer tactics.
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluent in the Spanish Language required.
  • Punctual and have good attendance.
  • Basic computer skills

Travel, Temporary Assignments, and Work Hours:

  • Work will include travel and extended work hours (Weekends)
  • Valid Florida driver’s license and auto insurance required. (Must have reliable transportation)

To Apply:

Please submit your resume to Markeyshia Monroe-Hardy via e-mail mmonroe@afscmefl.org or US mail:

AFSCME Florida
C/O MarKeyshia Monroe-Hardy
3064 Highland Oaks Terrace
Tallahassee, FL 32301