Oregon AFSCME Council 75
A Democratically Run Union and Proud of it!


Council Representative

Based in Portland or Salem, OR

Looking for an opportunity to live your values? Do you want to work as part of a diverse team fighting for social justice? We may be what you’re looking for. We believe that all workers should have a voice and our voice is stronger when we rise together. We are Oregon AFSCME - 27,000 workers statewide in both the public and private sector and one of the fastest growing unions in Oregon. We provide workers with the support and resources necessary to advocate/fight for what they need. All this while focusing on growth opportunities for members and leadership with an emphasis on building power through standing strong together. We are interested in individuals who are committed to moving labor forward through real member empowerment.

We are currently seeking to fill a Council Representative position in either our Portland or Salem office. The assignment encompasses our child care local, which is made up of certified and registered childcare providers, and three other small public and private sector locals that Council 75 represents. Our Council Representatives provide a broad array of technical, administrative and organizing skills to locals.

A master’s degree in early childhood education is preferred. Individuals will also be required to become certified as a master trainer by Portland State University within six months of hire.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruits members for leadership committees and coordinate member activities and development.
  • Recruits and mobilizes member to become Volunteer Member Organizers (VMOs).
  • Meets one-on-one with workers in their homes, visits job sites to sign up workers and members, maintain member support and monitor workers attitudes.
  • Performs required trainings for members to meet their continuing education requirements.
  • Develops organizing newsletters and leaflets and other related organizing and informational materials.
  • Gives presentations before various groups of members, potential members, community organizations and issue/advocacy groups.
  • Maintains organizing lists; which may include input on or operation of computerized database systems.
  • Under supervision, establishes goals and meets objectives in implementation of an organizing strategy.

Work is performed in a variety of settings. Requires a valid driver’s license, auto insurance and automobile. Travel away from home and extended work hours are required, including evenings and weekends.

To Apply
Résumés and cover letter must be received by April 26, 2019.

Send résumés and cover letter to: sswan@oregonafscme.org.

Candidates with bilingual or multi-lingual skills are encouraged to apply.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.