Help Wanted: Organizing Director

Position Title: Organizing Director 
Location: Florida (Area Negotiable) 
Duration: Full-Time
Posting Expires: February 17, 2023 

This position is a non-represented position and is primarily responsible for evaluating and training employees and leaders in the field as it relates to organizing. This position is also a hands-on position which requires day-to-day direct involvement in planning, leading, and conducting organizing efforts for Council 79. 

This position reports to the President and/or her/his designee and updates them on the progress of organizing on a regular basis. 


  • Responsible for leading the Union’s organizing efforts in the most efficient, economical, and effective manner possible. 
  • Plans, assesses, and oversees the progress and effectiveness of the program, guides staff and leadership toward successful completion of the organizing projects. 
  • Evaluates, guides, and develops staff on effective organizing. 
  • Acts as a mentor to staff and members. 
  • Develops and implements trainings and other activities. 
  • Capacity to model and coach on all facets of the AFSCME Organizing Model. 
  • Performs organizing assignments of all kinds and serves as a role model to staff. 
  • Research potential organizing targets. 
  • Analyzes data and applies other criteria to assess possible targets of organizing. 
  • Conducts and may lead the investigation of organizing targets to gather data and information, build a list of workers, assesses worker interest, and scouts out the physical plant without divulging the union’s presence. 
  • Writes campaign plans and reviews them with the President. 
  • Establishes goals and standards and makes appropriate recommendations on the organizing program to the President. 
  • Leads and administers organizing campaigns by identifying targets and developing strategic plans. 
  • Directs regionally based organizing teams focused on public and private sector external targets. 
  • Performs related work as required.


Education & Experience: 

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in labor studies, labor relations or political action or 5-7 years of experience in union leadership acting in an official capacity to plan, administer organizing drives, both internal and external. 


  • Advanced knowledge of labor unions and organizing.
  • Advanced knowledge of labor laws, both public and private sector. 
  • Advanced ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities. 
  • Advanced ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships. 
  • Advanced oral and written communications skills.
  • Advanced ability to analyze research data and make logical conclusions. Skilled in the use of personal computer and associated software. 

Travel, Driving & Work hours:

  • Valid Florida driver’s license required.
  • Extended work hours: weekends and extensive travel are required

Salary and Benefits:

AFSCME Florida Council 79 offers a generous benefit package. Salary will be determined by the skills, ability, and experience of the applicant. 

To Apply: 

Please submit your resume to Markeyshia Monroe no later than Friday, February 17, 2023, via e-mail [email protected] or US mail: 

AFSCME Florida
C/O MarKeyshia Monroe 
3064 Highland Oaks Terrace 
Tallahassee FL 32301