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Organizer

Company: Coalition of Graduate Employees, AFT Local 6069, A
Location: Corvallis
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Job Description:

CGE ORGANIZERThe Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE; Local 6069) is a labor union representing the interests and rights of Oregon State University's graduate employees. Our vision is to create a working environment where fair and equitable treatment protects the holistic well-being of all workers, and the principles of participatory democracy promote collaboration and shared goals across peoples. We are hiring a permanent full-time organizer to support the local graduate workers union in internal organizing, member development, contract negotiation and enforcement, solidarity building, and other areas of union activity. Review of applications will begin January 16th. The start date is flexible but will be around June 1st. The first month of employment will overlap with the current Organizer to aid with the employee transition.--PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:?------------------------------Internal organizing via one-on-one conversations, membership drives, activist/leader recruitment, and orientations?------------------------------Community and relationship building?------------------------------Supporting people through emotionally tough times?------------------------------Developing and holding group and one-on-one trainings for members, activists, and leadership?------------------------------Designing, writing, and editing both web and print materials?------------------------------Organizing and executing meetings, events, and actions, including event logistics ?------------------------------Representing and advocating on behalf of CGE to the employer and other relevant groups?------------------------------Research for organizing and contract bargaining/enforcement purposes?------------------------------Supporting the local's bargaining team?------------------------------Assisting the CGE Executive Council and other union entities as necessary?------------------------------Maintaining an online membership database--REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:?------------------------------At least one year grassroots organizing experience?------------------------------Technical skills: email, word processing, spreadsheets, social media?------------------------------High school diploma or equivalent PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:?------------------------------Ability to articulate an organizing philosophy?------------------------------Familiarity with institutions of higher education?------------------------------Union awareness and commitment to labor causes?------------------------------Experience working with graduate employees/graduate employee unions?------------------------------Experience with and/or training in collective bargaining and grievances?------------------------------Experience working with volunteer leadership?------------------------------Experience facilitating difficult conversations ?------------------------------Database experience?------------------------------Bachelor's degree or higherCOMPETENCY QUALIFICATIONSIdeal candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:?------------------------------Initiative and self-motivation?------------------------------Excellent verbal and written communication skills?------------------------------Effective time management?------------------------------High integrity and trustworthiness?------------------------------Problem solving and teamwork skills?------------------------------Demonstrated ability to work respectfully and empathetically with a diverse range of individuals?------------------------------Strong interpersonal skillsPHYSICAL DEMANDS / JOB ENVIRONMENT:?------------------------------The position requires manual dexterity, auditory and visual skills, and the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.?------------------------------The majority of the work is in the CGE office, with travel around campus, Corvallis, and Oregon required.POSITION TYPE / EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:?------------------------------This a full-time, permanent position covered under a collective bargaining agreement. Compensation is salaried depending on experience with a base salary of $50,000. Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation, holidays, and other leave.?------------------------------The normal workweek is Monday-Friday, and the normal workday is eight hours worked between 8 AM and 9 PM. Specific work hours within that range are flexible, based on the needs of CGE and its employees. Evening and weekend work are frequently required to accommodate members' schedules.--Affirmative Action Statement: CGE is an AA/EEO employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQI+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. CGE is committed to increasing the participation of women, people of color, and LGBTQI+ individuals in all aspects of the union. For that reason, CGE encourages all applicants to use the cover letter, resume, references, or an additional info sheet in a format and length of your choosing, to disclose any information (voluntarily) as it relates to:1.----------------------------Any relevant facts about the applicant's identity as it relates to the applicant's experience working around diversity and social justice 2.----------------------------Any past experiences addressing issues of racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, etc., and how that experience empowered those people who are directly affected by institutionalized discrimination (women, people of color, LGBTQI+ individuals, etc.), and put those affected individuals at the forefront of organizing efforts in an empowering way3.----------------------------Your potential future role as you see it as an employee with CGE and how you would address institutional forms of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. within the union, at OSU, and/or in the broader Corvallis community--CGE has historically organized around social justice issues and is committed to continuing that tradition and increasing those efforts. Recent examples of issues around which we have organized include: advocating for family-friendly policies including child care subsidies, expanded drop-off child care, and lower health insurance premiums for dependents; negotiating to include gender confirmation surgery on the graduate employee insurance plan; negotiating to expand access to gender inclusive restrooms; and providing implicit bias, inclusive classroom, and bystander intervention trainings to members and activists. Additionally, we have the following caucuses led by members: anti-harassment, graduate employee safety, disability justice, environmental justice, housing, international students, mental health, pride, women of color, working parents. CGE encourages applicants to share similar organizing experiences and goals. Sharing this information is voluntary. Applicants should share as much information as they deem relevant to the job. Preference will be given to applicants who exhibit experience, passion, and an ongoing desire to overcome institutional and interpersonal forms of racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, ableism, etc., and who have experience working in communities of color, with women, in queer communities, in low-income communities, etc.

Keywords: Coalition of Graduate Employees, AFT Local 6069, A, Corvallis , Organizer, Other , Corvallis, Oregon

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