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Organizing Development & Recruitment Coordinator

Organizing & Field Services
Washington, D.C.
Starts at $96,911
Posting Date:
June 15, 2021

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.

Please submit resume and cover letter to 

Posting Date: June 15, 2021