Limited Duration Organizer for Behavioral Health and Treatment Industry : Oregon

Oregon AFSCME Council 75
A Democratically Run Union and Proud of it!


Limited Duration Organizer for Behavioral Health and Treatment Industry

Based in Portland, OR

Oregon AFSCME Council 75 represents over 27,000 workers statewide in both public and private sector and is one of the fastest growing unions in Oregon.  We provide excellent service and growth opportunity for our members and leadership with an emphasis on building power.  We are interested in individuals who are committed to building power through member engagement.

We are currently seeking to fill a one year limited duration organizer position with an individual possessing strong organizing skills and experience working with and developing union members.  Ideally, the candidate will have experience working in the behavioral health and treatment industry.  The organizer will be responsible for a variety of aspects of organizing campaigns including building relationships with workers, home/worksite visits, and developing issues-based organizing plans based on the AFSCME organizing model.   The organizer will need to be able to exhibit the ability to multi-task and balance multiple assignments.  This position requires an understanding of basic labor law principles, strong leadership skills, written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to build and maintain positive work relationships and exercise good judgment.  The organizer will operate with general supervision and must be self-motivated and able to prioritize and effectively manage a large volume of complex issues.


  • Dedicated to social and economic justice
  • Strong project management skills – drafting and implementation.
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments o Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.
  • Ability to speak in front of large groups
  • Knowledge of anti-union employer tactics
  • Experience with the NLRB and ERB organizing process
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Willing to work long and irregular hours
  • Accepts and applies feedback and constructive criticism from supervisor
  • Performs assigned work as required

Our organization is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color and women.  Excellent pay and benefits.   

Resumes and cover letter must be received by February 25, 2019.

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