• - Economic Power & Growth (Organizing)
  • $46,912 annual
  • Salary
  • Temporary
  • Health and welfare; paid leave and 401k

Are you passionate about economic fairness and social justice? Do you want to improve the lives of working people and strengthen the labor movement? If you answered, "Yes!" then the AFL-CIO may be the right place for you. We are the largest federation of labor unions in the United States, and our team of dynamic professionals is dedicated to growing worker power and ensuring every working person has a voice on the job. When you work at the AFL-CIO, you're more than just an individual employee, you're helping to lead a movement with a proud history and a bright future ahead.

The AFL-CIO Organizing Institute (OI) is the primary arm in the labor movement to train the current and next generation of union organizers to win campaigns for union recognition and grow the Labor Movement. For over 30 years, the OI has been at the forefront of training member activists and staff organizers the core skills critical to empower people to gain respect, dignity and a voice at work through forming a union.

The Fellow works under the supervision of OI management to accomplish assignments. The Fellow will participate in a series of formal training modules as well as on going one on one mentorship from Growth Strategies staff.


● Assist in the build out and expansion of the OI's digital and social media presence. This may include traveling onsite to locations to promote live updates during training.
● Responsible for publishing prepared communications post training to all OI networks to include onsite footage.
● Assist with analysis of training systems and material for adjustment and development.
● Assist with streamlining the expansive OI training modules and curriculum.
● As part of the OI team, participation is required for training, planning, and development meetings. As part of the OI team, support OI training program preparations and onsite work as needed for 1-Day training, 3-Day training and union/campaign/leader organizer training.
● Follows current organizing campaigns that have a direct correlation with the OI program.
● Effectively communicates purposes for information gathering.
● Communicates informational findings to team and participates in meetings with people outside of the organization as appropriate.
● Create systems for cataloging, archiving and user access.
● Makes daily and weekly plans reflecting broader goals and balances conflicting demands.
● Performs other duties as assigned.

▪ B.A. or B.S. preferred.
▪ Demonstrated community, union or student activist experience.
▪ Strong presentation, communication and writing skills.
▪ Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, and experience in developing personal work plans and goals.
▪ Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
▪ Ability to work well in a collaborative environment.
▪ There may be some travel and potential for occasional extended hours (when at training).

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