AFSCME Central Regional Retiree Field Organizer

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



United States


Want to stop Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell from robbing millions of Americans of a secure retirement? Are you a data-driven organizer who wants to protect & expand Medicare & Social Security? Do you believe every American should have the freedom real retirement security provides? Then join us in the fight!


The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), one of the largest public service unions in the country, is seeking a Central Regional Field Organizer for the Retirees Department based in Columbus, OH. This position is responsible for implementing all aspects of the AFSCME Retirees growth, engagement and capacity building program with retiree chapters and members in the central region (West Virginia to the Dakotas). As the public face of the union on retiree organizing and other campaigns the incumbent must promote the vision of the AFSCME retirees to potential and current retiree members and leaders, the staff and leadership of affiliates and fellow International staff. This position performs all activities associated with retiree organizing and PEOPLE (AFSCME’s Political Action Committee) campaigns including campaign planning, recruiting and developing leaders and volunteers, creating retiree organizing and PEOPLE committees and tracking progress towards goals. This position plans and conducts meetings and includes public speaking and conducting workshops. This position assists in obtaining and maintaining relevant retiree lists used for organizing, which may include input and operation of database systems. This position contributes to the development of message and tactics of retiree organizing and PEOPLE campaigns. Implements strategies for retiree mobilization in political and legislative action campaigns. Driving, extensive travel, temporary assignments and extended work hours are required. Valid driver’s license required.

Graduation from a 4 year college is desirable as well as up to 3 years of experience in union, political or community organizing; or any combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of union organizing practices and principles. Knowledge of mobilization strategies and tactics. Leadership and motivational skills. Ability to plan and run meetings and actions. Good oral and written communications skills. Time management skills. Knowledge of VAN desirable. Bilingual skills desirable.


This position is in the staff union. AFSCME offers a competitive salary and full benefits package. 

Level of Language Proficiency


Bilingual skills desirable

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

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