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BFT Member Organizer Position Posting

Job Posting: BFT Member Organizer Position

Job Title: BFT Organizer: Membership

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Thursday December 14

All BFT members are encouraged to consider applying. This is a critical position to ensure our union remains strong and prepared for the Janus Supreme Court decision.

Note: Interviews for this position will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2018 after school.

Job Description:

  • Work with BFT officers and Site Reps to implement a strategic plan to strengthen BFT in order to prepare for the Janus decision that may reduce union membership locally and will reduce union power nationally.
  • Attend twice-monthly Organizing Team meetings.
  • Communicate regularly with assigned Site Reps via phone and in person about updating membership forms and speaking to non-members.
  • Attend all BFT Exec Board and membership meetings.
  • Contact members by phone and possibly at sites to sign new membership forms and to join BFT.
  • Promote Union activities and campaigns with members.
  • Talk individually with members about union membership and our Committee on Political Education (COPE/PAC).

Qualifications:

  • 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 and members in person and by phone.

Term: January 8, 2018 - June 15, 2018.  Some evening work required.

Compensation: A stipend of up to $2600 for 2018, with an expectation of four hours of work per week. Professional development opportunities will be provided.  There may be release time available; please apply and include interest in release time on your application.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your past experience, along with a resume, to Cathy Campbell, BFT President via email.  The BFT Officers Council will conduct interviews and select the 2018 BFT Membership Organizer.

Please email your application to BFT no later than Thursday, December 14th and plan on an interview on January 4, 2018 after school at the BFT office.