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AAUP Website Request for Proposals

The AAUP has issued a Request for Proposals to obtain proposals from external vendors for the purpose of adopting a replacement for its existing website content management system. 

Click here for the full Request for Proposals, including a detailed breakdown of the AAUP's needs for a new website and the proposal instructions and submission guidelines. 

Full-Time Organizer, CSU-AAUP (New Britain, CT)

The Connecticut State University American Association of University Professors (CSU-AAUP) is hiring a full-time internal Organizer to join an ongoing campaign to build worker power to protect public higher education in Connecticut.

As the union representing some 3,000 members at the four regional Connecticut state universities, CSU-AAUP works to support academic freedom, quality public higher education, and faculty working conditions that enhance student learning.

The Organizer will focus on membership growth and engagement and motivate members to build their union. They will assist the union leadership in designing and executing an organizing plan, and be responsible for building relationships with members, recruiting new members, identifying new leaders, sustaining the motivation of members and activists, and tracking data about members. They also will act as a liaison with other unions and community groups in the state working on organizing campaigns.


  • Work with union leadership to establish organizing action plans that coordinate the activities of 4 chapters at different campuses.
  • Identify, recruit, and train rank and file leaders among the membership:
  • Craft leader development plans.
  • Develop and deliver training on all aspects of union skills to leaders and emerging activists.
  • Grow membership in the union:
  • Sign up new members and help design and participate in new member orientations.
  • Work with part-time advisory committees to enroll and engage part-time members.
  • Track new members and develop their engagement with the union.
  • Increase members’ knowledge of and commitment to the union:
  • One-on-one communication with members through attendance at department meetings, office visits, phone calls, chapter meetings, and web-based conversations.
  • Educate members about the need to build union power and support the values of public higher education for social justice.
  • Help organize forums, lecture series, and other educational events.
  • Mobilize members:
  • Work with union leaders to identify, organize, and implement union actions, activities, and issue campaigns.
  • Identify and develop member leaders to run campaigns.
  • Increase member participation at meetings, events, and rallies, in the delivery of testimony, and on political campaigns.
  • Coordinate with local and national organizers and with the community:
  • Work with other unions and community groups in the state to organize issue campaigns of interest to CSU-AAUP.
  • Work with national organizations to which AAUP is affiliated to organize and to educate our members.
  • Assist union leaders in building relationships with students, parents, and the community and to pursue common good initiatives.
  • Maintain a database of members and track their support:
  • Gather and retain accurate member data.
  • Map and maintain member expertise, interests, participation, and other useful information.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years’ experience in organizing and/or labor relations with member-based unions.
  • Commitment to CSU-AAUP’s mission, and social and economic justice.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to connect with people at all levels in the organization, as well as with external allies, including
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and good listening skills.
  • Ability to respectfully challenge people to take action that may move them outside their usual comfort zone.
  • Ability to conduct effective one-on-one conversations to move workers to action.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and train others.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask, including working with, and coordinating the activities of, four local chapters at different sites in the state.
  • Computer literacy and ability to use technology where needed, including
  • proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; and
  • knowledge of databases to map and track members.
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as required.
  • Willingness to travel to other parts of the state for meetings and to participate in CSU-AAUP related campaigns or events.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a car.


  • Knowledge, experience, and background in higher education.
  • Experience working for higher education unions and/or public sector unions.
  • Demonstrated success in new organizing campaigns.
  • Experience utilizing social media and online tools in organizing drives.
  • Master’s degree, ideally in Labor Studies.

Job Type:


Benefits: CSU-AAUP offers generous paid time off, health, vision and dental insurance, a healthcare savings account, and an employer funded 401(k) retirement plan.

Salary: Minimum starting salary range of $60,000 -$75,000, depending on experience.

CSU-AAUP: Representing professors, coaches, trainers, counselors, and librarians at the four regional Connecticut state universities, CSU-AAUP’s mission is to promote the interests of university faculty while advancing academic freedom and shared governance to ensure higher education’s contribution to the greater good.

CSU-AAUP believes quality public higher education should be made affordable and accessible to all individuals. We see higher education as an essential roadway to developing students’ abilities to think critically and become more engaged citizens of their communities. Through mentorships and guidance from faculty, students gain exposure to all forms of viewpoints, opinions, and interpretations. This enhances acceptance and understanding, which in turn creates well-informed, inclusive, thoughtful leaders of the future.

To Apply:
A current résumé reflecting qualifications for this position, three references from current and/or previous employment, and a cover letter are required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain how accomplishments in your career have prepared you to meet the challenges and opportunities presented in this position and why you want to work at CSU-AAUP.

Please send all application materials to:
Paul Filson
Director of Union Organization
Email: [email protected]

Part-Time Field Organizer, Faculty Association of Monmouth University (FAMCO) (West Long Branch, NJ)

Skills and Interests:

The Faculty Association of Monmouth University (FAMCO) seeks a part-time independent contractor with excellent skills in community organizing and an interest in supporting a small faculty union undergoing a shift from business model unionism to social justice unionism. The best candidates will demonstrate strong skills in conduction 1-1 conversations, power analyses, member education sessions, and developing and managing contract campaigns. At least three years of labor organizing experience and experience in academic labor movements is preferred. Candidates with less experience who have an enthusiasm to learn will also be considered. Candidates who are knowledgeable about New Jersey labor politics are especially encouraged to apply.

Expected Outcomes:

Specific outcomes expected over the course of the 18-month assignment include:

  • Completion of 1-1 office visits with membership.
  • Union density increase to 90%.
  • A rebuild of the department liaison structure.
  • Liaisons trained in 1-1s, including innoculation.
  • Execution of the 3-4 visioning sessions with membership to educate faculty on logic of unionism.
  • The recruitment and training of 5 contract campaign, including development of escalationand tactics, a media campaign, and the successful recruitment of member engagement.
  • Assistance building an executive committee leadership bench with 5 viable members identified for recruitment.

About FAMCO:

The Faculty Association of Monmouth University is a collective bargaining chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and Local 6277 of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). First chartered in 1971, FAMCO represents approximately 290 full-time faculty at Monmouth University, a private four-year institution located on the Jersey Shore.

Jop Type:

Field organizer, part-time, independent contractor (20 hours per week)

Start Date:

April 15, 2023

End Date:

September 15, 2024 (with possibility of renewal)


$44,000 annually

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and a resume that includes contact information for three references to Johanna Foster, President, the Faculty Association of Monmouth University at [email protected]. FAMCO is committed to equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all areas of work and encourages candidates from historically excluded groups to apply. Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until filled.