American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Organizing Development & Recruitment Coordinator
Organizing & Field Services Department

Based in Washington, DC


Organizing Development & Recruitment Coordinator
Organizing & Field Services Department

Location: Headquarters – Washington, DC
Management Grade 5
Starting Salary: $96,911

Coordinates the Organizing and Field Services Department's recruitment and development of experienced union organizers. Works with the organizer recruiters to perform a variety of recruitment and job placement activities with a goal of attracting and retaining qualified organizing talent.


  • Provides supervision to the Organizer and Intern Recruiters.
  • Provides classroom and one on one training for organizer applicants, organizers and lead organizers.
  • Develops and implements training curricula for organizer training programs.
  • Conducts performance evaluations of organizers and recommends strategies for improvement.
  • Conducts recruitment outreach for organizer positions with colleges/universities, student organizations, community organizations, other unions, and fraternal labor organizations, etc. to attract a diverse pool of candidates for interview.
  • Interviews and makes recommendations for organizer candidates.
  • In coordination with Communications, develops materials for outreach and promotion of AFSCME campaigns and the organizing program.
  • Works with the Education Department and its VMO program to help identify and train potential Organizer in Training candidates from AFSCME’s membership.
  • Assists in the overall strategy to raise the visibility of AFSCME’s organizing program.
  • Prepares and maintains proper records of all recruitment–related activities. Coordinates with the Department of Human Resources as appropriate.

Education & Experience:

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Union organizing experience and/or relevant community/political organizing.
  • Experience mentoring organizers and members.
  • Knowledge of recruiting techniques.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use personal computers, including setting up and maintaining databases and web-based applications.
  • Ability to work with direction and execute projects effectively and meet prescribed deadlines.
  • Ability to supervise staff.
  • Ability to communicate in a foreign language desirable.
  • Ability to build and maintain interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse groups of people in various settings.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high-pressure environment.

Travel & Work hours:

  • Extended work hours, extensive travel, and a valid driver’s license are required.

To Apply:
Please submit résumé and cover letter to recruiting@afscme.org.

Posting Date: June 15, 2021

AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate against an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

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