JFT is Hiring a New Organizer!

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Jefferson Federation of Teachers

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana



Job Opening: Full-Time Organizer

How to Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter and three professional references to info@jft.org. Please include the subject line “Organizer.”

Deadline to Apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Jefferson Federation of Teachers (JFT) seeks a full-time organizer to join our team. JFT is an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, serving teachers and school support staff in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

Organizers are responsible for a variety of aspects of a campaign including building relationships with workers, developing issues-based organizing plans for assigned areas, and for recruiting and sustaining motivation of organizing committee members and activists. Union organizing experience preferred.


  • Dedicated to social and economic justice, and public education.
  • Knowledge of union organizing practice and principles.
  • Basic knowledge of labor laws, especially with respect to union organizing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats.
  • Ability to use social media platforms to build campaign reach and capacity.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and within a team.
  • Experience working in labor, community, student activism or K-12 education.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile in good working order.
  • Driving, travel, temporary assignments and extended work hours are required.

Summary of duties and responsibilities:

  • Organize and mobilize workers
  • Attend meetings with team members, supervisors to discuss progress and plan activities
  • One-on-one visits, site visits, in person meetings, phone calls, video meetings, and other interaction with members and potential members
  • Work with groups of workers on dedicated outcomes and benchmarks
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse groups of people, as well as an understanding of the daily challenges faced by workers employed in Louisiana K-12 Public Schools
  • Utilize online tools to support campaigns and communication

Compensation: Starting salary for this position is $41,000. In addition to base salary, JFT offers a wide range of benefits including health/dental/vision as well as retirement contributions and cell phone reimbursement.