We are Hiring! Apply Today: Fall 2019 Intern Organizer Program

Dear UCWGA Members,

The past year has been truly transformative for our union. We have built an organization of over 400 members, spanning across the state of Georgia on 9 campuses. We have active campaigns to advance a vision of public higher education workplaces that work for everyone- fair wages, fair treatment, transparency, and working conditions that center student success.

To build on this success, we are excited to be launching our Fall 2019 Intern Organizer program. Apply to join our team, hone your organizing skills, and strengthen our union. We have big ambitions for the next year, and our organizing staff plays a critical role.

Deadline to submit applications is Monday, July 29. Semi-finalists will be contacted to schedule phone interviews. Applicants who advance to the finalist stage will also participate in an in-person interview with current union leadership.

Interested? Apply! Know someone that might be or would make a great fit? Please forward and spread this around to your friends and networks!

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

In solidarity,
Melanie Barron
Campaign Lead
United Campus Workers
Communications Workers of America

United Campus Workers of Georgia - Communications Workers of America, Local 3265
www.ucwga.com / PO Box 1121 Athens, GA 30601

Position Title: Part-time, Temporary, Field Organizer
Starting Rate: $15/hour 
Availability: 10-25 hours/week
Location: Atlanta or Athens, Georgia
Start Date: August 26-September 3, 2019
End Date: December 6-13, 2019

"​United Campus Workers of Georgia brings together the voices of the University System of Georgia’s diverse workforce to address critical issues we all face. Our mission is to champion the interests and well being of all University workers in order to build and sustain equity, solidarity, and a common good for our University communities, the state of Georgia, and the world at large”

University System of Georgia staff and faculty started organizing around workplace issues in the Fall of 2016, went public as a union and chartered as an affiliate of the Communication Workers of America, United Campus Workers of Georgia, Local 3265 in November 2017. In 2018, the local started organizing statewide, and now has a presence on 9 campuses across the state of Georgia. There are now more than 400 dues paying members, working committees, and local campus based organizing campaigns. Organizers are responsible primarily for new organizing and recruitment.

The part-time field organizers will be accountable to and supported by the union steering committee, the membership at large, the full-time UCWGA organizer, and the campaign organizers that work for the Communications Workers of America, who are responsible for coordinating an innovative regional project to organize public higher education employees across the Southeast, in right-to-work states, without collective bargaining rights.

On-the-job training for these positions is provided, with potential travel to campaigns at various points of development across the state and region. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct worksite and home visits to recruit new members to the union
  • Establish organizing committees and work with existing members to build membership, support leadership development, and expand capacity
  • Implement organizing program and help develop campaign plans
  • Support research and development of new potential organizing projects/chapters

Qualifications: 

  • Previous work history of supporting leadership development, legislative/lobbying and/or policy advocacy experience
  • Strong commitment to social justice and the labor movement
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous union or community organizing experience
  • Ability to work on a team, as well as take individual initiative with minimal supervision

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends
  • Driver’s license and reliable access to car
  • Knowledge of basic office and computer technology (MS Office, email, database programs, etc.) Advanced knowledge of technology applications, website, basic design, etc. preferred.

UCWGA is an equal opportunity employer. Union members, people of color, women, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 29

Please send cover letter, resume, and two references to: 
[email protected] 
Call with questions: 865-236-2686