UAW 2865 UCSB is hiring!! PT organizers – hourly (several) – as needed

PT Hourly Organizer – Hourly ($31.10/ Hour)– Multiple Positions

Job Description

The UC student-workers union, UAW 2865, is a dynamic, member-driven labor union representing over 16,000 Academic Student Employees (ASEs) – Teaching Assistants, Readers, Graders, Tutors, and others – at the 9 teaching campuses of the University of California. We are currently hiring part-time campus-based organizers for the summer of 2017 and Fall Orientations 2017 to outreach to student workers and build our collective power as a union.


  • Must be willing to learn how to do on-the-ground one-on-one organizing with an experienced organizer.
  • Preferably have a basic understanding of union values and role on the UCSB campus and the UC system.
  • Have a willingness to engage in conversations about the union with Academic Student-Workers in your own department, center, and other departments on campus.
  • Ability to spend time on an hourly basis on-the-ground educating Academic Student-Workers about the union and its functions and signing up new members.
  • Assist with PT summer organizer, UAW 2865 UCSB organizing committee, and UAW 2865 as needed to reach goals for membership recruitment, RA campaign, and member engagement
  • Be able to assist with with RA campaign, summer organizing, and/or Fall Orientations and recruitment events for member sign up (as needed)
  • Communicate with UAW 2865 UCSB organizing committee, assist with membership cards, help with surveys, and attend organizing meetings

The Ideal Candidates Will Have…

  • A commitment to union democracy, member-driven organizing, social justice, anti-oppression, and social movement unionism
  • A history of active membership in the UC student-workers union (UAW 2865)
  • Organizing experience in democratic, social justice-oriented labor, community, student, and/or social movement organizations and campaigns
  • Strong coalition-building and facilitation skills across a diverse set of organizations and constituents
  • An ability to work with student workers across diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and cultures
  • An ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to respond promptly to e-mails, phone calls, and other forms of communication


Candidates who identify as people of color, working class, queer, trans, women, and/or disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary and Length of Employment

This part-time hourly organizer positions will be paid at the mid-level hourly rate for ASEs across the UC system (currently $31.10/hr) with hours varying / as needed to assist with the summer campaign (summer sessions A+ B 2017) + Fall Orientation events (Fall 2017).

Instructions for Applying Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV, two references, and a one-page cover letter to the UAW 2865 UCSB hiring committee at – applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

This information can also be found via PDF: PT Hourly Organizer – Hourly


Please direct questions and applications to


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