AFT Kansas

AFT Kansas

Project Organizer

Based in Lawrence, KS


This is a full-time project-based position to work on an organizing campaign in Lawrence, KS. This project is run by AFT-Kansas. 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 higher education access
  • 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 Lead and campaign Director.
  • At least 1 year of previous labor and/or community organizing and a background in higher educational issues is preferred
  • 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
  • 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

Competitive salary. Fully paid individual health benefits, paid leave (includes vacation, personal, and sick days), and travel and expense reimbursements.

Please submit cover letter, résumé and 3 references to jvantol@aft.org with the subject line “Kansas Project Organizer”.

Equal Employment Opportunity and all are encouraged to apply.

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