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New Mexico Higher Education Project - Organizer (Albuquerque NM)
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|Title:||New Mexico Higher Education Project - Organizer (Albuquerque NM)|
New Mexico Higher Education Project
Based in Albuquerque, NM
The New Mexico Higher Education Organizing Project seeks an organizer who wants to join the fight to preserve and strengthen quality public higher education, academic freedom, faculty and graduate employee working conditions. This project is a joint venture with the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors.
These are full-time positions to work on organizing campaigns based in Albuquerque, NM. Organizers are responsible for a variety of aspects of a campaign including building relationships with workers, developing issues-based organizing plans for assigned areas, and for recruiting and sustaining motivation of members and activists. Union organizing experience preferred.
Dedicated to social and economic justice, and public education
Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats
Willingness to work long and irregular hours
Ability to work effectively independently and within a team
Experience working in community, student, labor, or environmental activism
Experience in higher education a plus
Previous union organizing preferred
Valid driver’s license and automobile in good working order
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Organize and mobilize workers
Attend daily or weekly meetings with supervisors to discuss progress and plan activities
One-on-one visits, site visits, meetings, and other interaction with potential members
Identify and develop new leaders and activists
Organize and facilitate meetings
Create communication pieces including flyers, emails and social media
Enter assessments and other data collected in a database on a daily basis
Take direction on daily and weekly activities to grow AFT membership and accomplish goals
Occasional travel in-state and out-of-state
Applicants must be willing to relocate
Salary and Benefits:
Competitive salary and benefits
How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume at the following link --
Equal Employment Opportunity and all are encouraged to apply.