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Popular Education Coordinator



The position will assist in the development and delivery of national, mass economics education program currently referred to as Common Sense Economics, and will collaborate with other GOLD team members on specific projects, including, but not limited to the Leadership Institute, the Community Leadership Institute and working with UALE.



  • Lead the recruitment, planning design and delivery of a national train-the-trainer program for Common Sense Economics.
  • Responsible for hands-on tracking of, mentoring and providing assistance to field trainers.
  • Collect, update and develop as needed appropriate training materials for use with economic trainings, and other training and development work as assigned.
  • Work with affiliates on developing economic trainings as requested and lead Campaigns Department team in implementation of said trainings.
  • Assist team to develop and deliver appropriate strategic planning assistance in targeted CLC, Area and State Federations.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of specific leadership development assistance in designated New Alliance states, in pre-and post-Convocation work.
  • Lead the development and delivery of those components of CLC and State Fed Regional conferences, CLC/SF Advisory Council meetings, and other forums that are focused on economics.
  • Perform/assist with other training and development duties as assigned by the Director of Governance, Organizational and Leadership Development.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BA or BS in Labor Studies or Economics helpful.
  • Minimum 5 - 7 years labor education, leadership development and training experience.
  • Experience working with CLC, State Federation and affiliate leaders and staff
  • Knowledge and experience with both local and national structures of the labor movement.
  • Familiarity with and experience in working with the field programs of the AFL-CIO, especially leadership development,  New Alliance/Union Cities restructuring, union member political education and mobilization, union organizing and community/union mobilization.
  • Experience as a trainer, facilitator and mentor of staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective support and leadership to CLC and State Federation leaders and staff.
  • Experience in the development and delivery of training curriculum and programs in the context of labor councils, state federations and affiliates.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and support organizational change efforts including experience designing and facilitating organizational strategic planning processes.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a classroom or field educator, including a proven ability to effectively connect with, inspire, and coach adult learners.
  • Ability to work independently in the context of a plan and to coordinate work with other related demands/priorities of the organization – working with headquarters and field staff and organizations.
  • Ability to effectively present to, work with, and coordinate a wide and diverse range of staff including other AFL-CIO staff, affiliate staff and leaders, labor council and State Federation leaders and staff, university-based educators, and community allies.
  • Effective time management skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Experience with subject matter and training work with young workers, women, immigration, and mass incarceration an asset.
  • Familiarity with online and social media educational approaches.
  • Ability to work long and extended hours.
  • Ability to travel frequently and perform weekend and evening work.


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