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We are currently hiring multiple positions for the following: 

Local Organizer

Overview of responsibilities:
The Local Organizer will work with local union affiliates, central labor councils, and the State Federation to ensure local union members are being mobilized, particularly within their workplaces. The Local Organizer is responsible for working with national AFL-CIO staff, federation bodies and affiliates to build a worksite organizing program that will allow local unions to execute year-round issue education and mobilization with their members. This position will be in a national cohort of local organizers who will all be working towards a goal of building an organizing approach for legislative and electoral programs through 2024. This position will be based in Las Vegas.
Description of duties:
1. Identify and map the local unions that represent 70% of membership in the respective CLC jurisdictions (affiliate and non-affiliate). 
2. In collaboration with the State Federation and/or Central Labor Council (Area Labor Federation) conduct one-on-one leadership meetings with local union leaders to discuss the year-round organizing approach and achieve their buy-in and support. 
3. Secure local union points of contact (Local Union Coordinators) for every local union within the geographic jurisdiction.
4. Get agreement from local union leaders that they will communicate, educate, organize, and mobilize their union members utilizing their local union infrastructure. 
5. Work with each local union leader to identify and map all of the local’s worksites and stewards.
6. Establish regular worksite mobilization program commitments with local unions.
7. Work with the local union leader and the trainer assigned to the respective CLC  jurisdiction to schedule organizing conversation trainings for stewards. 
8. Work with designated trainers and local union leaders to identify training location(s).
9. Responsible for providing regular updates on progress of the worksite organizing program, including detailed analytics and weekly and potentially daily numeric reports, as well as entering data into various databases. 
10. Research, develop and implement strategic industry specific plans to increase local union membership
11. Help build awareness of the local union movement through some community outreach such as leafleting and tabling at community events

12. Work with the political committee to track local political issues and support the labor council in accountability actions 
13. Assist labor council in planning and implementing social events for solidarity building amongst affiliated unions and their members 
14. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
● Bachelor’s degree in Labor Studies or Political Science helpful.
● Minimum 1-3 years of experience in labor or community organizing. 
● Minimum 2-4 years of legislative or electoral campaign experience, including as a lead within the field as well as national campaign experience.
● Familiarity with and experience working with the field campaigns of the national or local unions, including expertise in union organizing, issue, electoral and community/union mobilization.
● Demonstrated successful ability to develop and implement organizing campaign plans.
● Capable of working independently as well as part of a team in both a lead and a mentor role.
● Demonstrated ability to make professional and persuasive presentations and to meaningfully engage a wide range of diverse audiences including different labor groups and community allies.
● Effective time management skills, including demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
● Ability to accept feedback and to provide feedback effectively and with sensitivity.
● Proficient in use of various databases and other technology tools.
● Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse range of co-workers, leaders and organizations.
● Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive environments.
● Ability to travel locally and frequently in performance of the duty of the job.
● Must have own transportation and the ability to travel to a variety of local and state-wide locations
● Ability to work long and extended hours.
● A spirit of creativity and innovation in developing programs.
● Must be a team player as well as able to take own initiative.
This position is budgeted for $65,000 - $70,000 and ends on December 31, 2023. The position is subject to possible renewal. 

100% Healthcare + IRA Retirement 
Apply by emailing resume and cover letter to Susie Martinez at smartinez@nvaflcio.com.
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Local Training Specialist

Who We Are: 
The Nevada State AFL-CIO is Nevada's largest federation of labor unions. Through our affiliates, we represent over 210,000 union members and their families statewide. As Nevada’s voice at work, we strive to ensure that all working people are treated fairly, with decent paychecks and benefits, safe jobs, dignity, and equal opportunities.

Overview of responsibilities:
The local training specialists (LTS) will work with the local organizing specialist (LOS) assigned to their area. Together they will build an organizing and training strategy working with local unions, local labor bodies, the State Federation, and the national AFL-CIO and its national and international unions. The strategic goal will be to foster the ability of local unions to run effective year-round local union-based workplace-centered issue education, training, and mobilization programs with their members. In training local union leaders and activists, the team will be responsible for identifying and recruiting activist talent to contribute to the overall program. This position will be in a national cohort of local trainers who will all be working towards building a training approach.This position will be based in Reno. 

Description of Duties:

  • Adapt and deliver targeted training programs to local unions, focusing on workplace issue-based conversations. In addition, this local union training program should be integrated with and coordinated with the larger issue and political, organizing, and legislative campaigns of State Federations, central labor bodies, national unions, and community partners in collaboration with the National AFL-CIO training programs.
  • Participate in a national training cohort and provide feedback, best practices, and peer support.
  • Act as a project coordinator for all sizes and scope of campaign training in your state/local area, including tracking progress for program completion.
  • Deliver train-the-trainer programs to local unions to maximize capacity for training delivery, including providing mentorship, support, and accountability to newly developed trainers.
  • Service the demand that the local organizing specialist creates
  • Oversee logistics and all preparations for the training. This includes working with the local union staff to secure and staff a training location, AV needs, printing, and training preparation for facilitators and trainers.
  • Responsible for providing regular updates on the progress of the training programs, including detailed analytics and weekly and potentially daily numeric reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Multi-year experience conducting adult education and training required preferably in a union or workplace context.
  • Union members preferred.
  • Familiarity with and experience working with the field campaigns of the national or local unions, including expertise in union organizing, issue, electoral and community/union mobilization helpful.
  • Commitment to an inclusive approach to training required. Comfortable conducting training work in a wide range of settings. For example, in union halls, classrooms, churches, virtually, and in person.
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team in both a lead and a mentor role.
  • Effective time management skills, including demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
  • Ability to accept feedback and to provide feedback effectively and with sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse range of co-workers, leaders, and organizations and the ability to work effectively in politically sensitive environments.
  • Must have own transportation and the ability to travel to a variety of local and state-wide locations
  • Ability to work long and extended hours.
  • A spirit of creativity and innovation in developing programs.

Compensation and Timeline: 

This is a full-time, temporary position with occasional weeknight and weekend obligations. This position begins immediately and runs through the end of the 2023 fiscal year, with the possibility of extension. Position is budgeted for $70,000 - $75,000 in addition to healthcare and benefits. 

This position will be based in Reno. 

How to Apply:
Please submit a résumé, brief cover letter, sample campaign plan from previous campaigns, and three references to: smartinez@nvaflcio.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible.