Field Rep/Organizer

Website AFT Vermont

AFT Vermont is hiring a smart, motivated Field Rep/Organizer who is willing to work hard for social justice at the workplace and across Vermont. The initial assignment for this position will be organizing the unorganized to win union recognition.


AFT Vermont

  • is a democratic, organizing labor union
  • is the fastest growing union in Vermont
  • has majority women membership and leadership

We organize to build power to win better wages, respect, and improvements at work and the community.

Mission: AFT-VT is a union of professionals that champions justice, democracy and economic opportunity. We work for access to high quality public education, affordable health care and public service for our communities. We advance these principles through organizing, collective bargaining, political activism and community engagement through the work our members do. Our vision is to build membership in an inclusive labor movement by fighting to dismantle structural racism and misogyny by recognizing the inherent dignity of all workers.


Position Overview

The purpose of the position of Field Rep/Organizer is to support elected leaders, build leadership, and organize members to build power in their workplaces and communities in order to advance the interests of our members and the broader working class. Field Rep/Organizers support workers where they are, including worksite visits, home visits, and evening and weekend meetings, visits and phone calls – this unique role allows for flexibility for organizers to build their own schedule around workers’ needs as well as their own.

We are looking for a team member who has:

  • A history of taking initiative
  • A class based analysis, an understanding of power and how racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism and other forms of oppression divide workers from their collective power.
  • The ability to work independently, solve problems, manage time and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, take direction & support elected union leaders
  • Strong listening, speaking and written communication skills
  • The ability to learn our database and communication tools
  • An automobile and valid driver’s license (required)
  • Experience as a union organizer (internal or external) or a union member/leader a plus
  • Experience working in healthcare and/or higher education a plus


Working Conditions

This position is based in Burlington, Vermont with occasional statewide travel. Field Rep/Organizers are required to go where workers are. These may include worksite visits, home visits, and evening and weekend meetings, visits and phone calls.

Salary & Benefits

This position is covered by a union contract. Per the contract, the salary range for this position is $56,969-$74,723 depending on experience.

Benefits include:

100% employer paid Health Insurance
100% employer paid Dental Insurance
100% employer paid Life, Death and Disability
8% employer contribution to 401K
Generous paid time off (30 days accrued time in the first year & 14 holidays)

To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume as pdfs to [email protected] and mention where you saw this posting. Posting open until filled.

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