UTNO - United Teachers of New Orleans, AFT Local 527

United Teachers of New Orleans
AFT Local 527



Based in New Orleans, LA


This is a full-time project-based position to work on an organizing campaign based in New Orleans, LA. This project is run by United Teachers of New Orleans (UTNO). Organizers are responsible for a variety of aspects of external organizing including building relationships with workers, developing issues-based organizing plans for assigned areas, recruiting and sustaining motivation of organizing committee members and activists, having 1:1 conversation with potential members to ask them to join their union, and working with the organizing committee to plan and implement member-to-member outreach drives. Union organizing experience preferred.


  • Willing to work long and irregular hours
  • Dedicated to social and economic justice and equitable access to high quality public education
  • Be in possession of an insured vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population
  • Have strong communications skills
  • Must be competent in basic computer/web functions, and social media platforms
  • Be motivated, responsible, organized, professional and detail-oriented
  • Be able to work independently while also being able to incorporate constructive feedback and direction from the campaign Director, campaign Lead and to work closely with local and state affiliate leaders
  • At least 1 year of previous labor and/or community organizing
  • Experienced in community, student, or labor activism is a plus


  • Organize and mobilize workers
  • Attend regular meetings with supervisors and team to discuss progress and plan activities
  • One-on-one visits, site visits, meetings, and other interaction with members and potential members
  • Develop leaders and build representative organizing committees of workers
  • Enter assessments and other data collected in a database on a regular basis
  • Occasionally, be assigned to other parts of the state or country as required
  • Take direction on activities to grow membership and accomplish goals

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits are comprehensive and competitive, including health, paid leave includes vacation, personal, and sick days; travel and expense reimbursements.

Please submit cover letter, résumé and 3 references to: askutno@utno.org, with the subject line “UTNO Organizer”.

Equal Employment Opportunity and all are encouraged to apply.

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