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United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement
Workers of America International Union

 

Campaign Organizer

Supporting Strategic Campaigns based in Austin and Dallas, TX


The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy. UAW-represented workplaces range from multinational corporations, small manufacturers and state and local governments to colleges and universities, hospitals and private non-profit organizations.

The UAW is searching for talented and experienced organizers to support strategic campaigns in north and central Texas.

Job Responsibilities (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees):

  • Identify, recruit, train, develop and inspire worker leaders through one-on-one and group communication
  • Independently conduct home visits and effectively move workers to collective action
  • Organize and lead productive, structured meetings
  • Build strong one-on-one relationships with worker leaders and train them to mobilize coworkers within their own networks to join in action with them
  • Mobilize workers to take part in broader national efforts to support their workplace organizing campaign—to tell their stories to reporters, engage in social media strategy, and engage with potential political and community allies
  • Maintain a database using Microsoft Access
  • Participate in team development of campaign strategy
  • Contribute to development of digital and written campaign messaging strategy and materials

Job Requirements:

  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends
  • Must be an engaged listener and able to move conversations with workers by asking provocative questions
  • Must be able to respectfully challenge people to take action that may move them outside their usual comfort zone
  • Ability to identify existing social networks between workers and use them to develop a broad worker organizing committee
  • Capacity to work independently and with a team, and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong communications skills and computer/smartphone literacy
  • Willingness to conduct home visits independently
  • A demonstrated commitment to economic, racial and social justice
  • Previous experience in union organizing required; previous experience in community or political organizing desired
  • Experience with NLRB board elections and knowledge of internal organizing principles a plus
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish strongly desired;
  • Experience utilizing social media and online tools in organizing drives a plus
  • Organizing experience with demonstrated success in new organizing campaigns a plus

Salary and benefits are highly competitive.

To Apply: Email your resume, cover letter and three references to kmiller@uaw.net, cgeis@uaw.net and ctzintzun@uaw.net.

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