Announcement of Vacancy - Organizer



The Professional Staff Congress, AFT Local 2334, is a progressive, activist union representing 30,000 faculty and professional staff at The City University of New York.  The PSC is seeking to hire an experienced individual to fill a full-time organizing position. It is a professional, unionized position and reports to the Organizing Director. 

Responsibilities:  Under supervision, with latitude for independent decision-making, initiates and carries out organizing campaigns and member mobilizations.  Duties include:

  • Work in support of union leadership to organize bargaining unit members to join and recommit to the union – mapping worksites, conducting one-on-one conversations, developing outreach committees – around local campus issues and contract campaigns;
  • Develop representational structures at the chapter level and train members to do member-to-member organizing and relationship-building;
  • Recruit members for union events, such as pickets, rallies and chapter meetings;
  • Develop rank-and-file leaders and campus-based organizing projects;
  • Design, prepare and distribute meeting notices, flyers and other literature;
  • Develop organizing lists, maintain database records, and prepare organizing assessments.


  • Union organizing experience, particularly in higher education;
  • Ability to set targets, do member outreach independently, identify and develop leaders;
  • Demonstrated competency in the organizer responsibilities listed above, including one-on-one conversations with rank and file members, relationship-building and strong listening skills;
  • Knowledge of and experience working with collective bargaining agreements;
  • Demonstrated writing, speaking and presentation skills;
  • Knowledge of office computer software, including database management programs;
  • Interest in being part of a progressive union staff team.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • 4-year college degree;
  • 2-7 years of experience organizing professional, white collar or service employees;
  • At least 3 employment references.

Women and people of color are encouraged to apply

Salary based on annual rate of $64,000-71,000, depending on experience; Good benefit package

Deadline for Applications: August 9, 2019 or until position is filled

Send cover letter and résumé to:      

Barbara Gabriel

Professional Staff Congress

61 Broadway, 15th fl.

NY, NY 10006

Telephone: 212-354-1252 FAX: 212-302-7815 e-mail:

The Professional Staff Congress is an Equal Opportunity Employer