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BFT Member Organizer Position Posting

BFT Political and Member Organizer Positions

Job Title: BFT Organizer

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday May 25th

All BFT members are encouraged to consider applying.

Note: Interviews for this position will be held virtually the week of June 1st.

Job Description:

  • Work with CFT staff and BFT officers to implement a strategic plan to develop and further BFT organizing, social justice and political goals, including our contract campaign, advocacy around our Quality Education Agenda, advocacy on state issues, and mobilization for local and state electoral fights.

  • Contact non-members by phone and in person to encourage union membership.

  • Carry out all BFT mobilizations and organizing tasks at your site at a high level.

  • Attend twice-month Organizing Team meetings.

  • Communicate regularly with assigned Site Reps via phone and in person about current mobilizations and Site Rep organizing tasks.  Work closely with Site Reps.

  • Attend all BFT Exec Board and membership meetings.

  • Attend political events and community meetings.

  • Work closely with the campaigns of BFT-endorsed candidates and measures.

  • Recruit members for electoral volunteering and political events.

  • Help with membership drives, including coordinating a PAC membership drive.

  • Be the BFT liaison to city governing bodies and commissions.

  • Promote Union activities and campaigns with members.

  • Contribute creativity to campaigns (slogans, art images, event structures, etc.)

  • Lead organizing events and campaigns.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in electoral politics and in increasing BFT’s visibility in our community.

  • Interest in helping to be BFT’s voice in the community.

  • Interest in working on both short and long-term projects, working closely with a team of union colleagues, and gaining new skills.

  • Willingness to be in regular communication with Site Reps.

Term: August 17, 2020- June 4, 2021.  One meeting in mid-August, and some evening and weekend work required.

Compensation: A stipend of $4000 for 2020-2021, with an expectation of three to four hours of work per week. Professional development opportunities will be provided.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your past experience, along with a resume, to Matt Meyer, BFT President via email.  The BFT Officers Council will conduct interviews and select the 2020-2021 BFT Organizers.

Please send your application to BFT no later than Monday, May 25h and plan on an interview virtually the week of June 1st.