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Employment Opportunities

Director, Department of Organizing and Services—Washington, DC, Preferred

Communications Asistant—Washington, DC Office

 

Director, Department of Organizing and Services—Washington, DC, Preferred

The American Association of University Professors’ (AAUP) Department of Organizing and Services is pleased to announce a professional position as Director, to be filled as soon as possible. The preferred location for this position is Washington, DC, but we will consider remote work/flexible location. The Director of Organizing and Services will lead the AAUP’s Department of Organizing and Services and will play an essential role in supporting the AAUP’s recent affiliation with the American Federation of Teachers and championing the AAUP’s racial equity initiative. The Director will travel widely and will work under the direction of AAUP’s Executive Director. This position requires a commitment to racial equity, especially as it pertains to organizing, and involves working with diverse individuals both inside and outside of the AAUP office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advise and coordinate with the Executive Director and the elected leadership on organizational planning and annual budgeting.
  • Manage implementation of AAUP priorities related to organizing and chapter services, including the successful implementation of the AAUP/AFT affiliation and the AAUP’s racial equity initiative.
  • Manage the work of the department, including direct supervision of the departmental staff.
  • Plan and lead the AAUP’s national organizing program, which includes both internal and external organizing campaigns. These responsibilities include working closely with the AAUP’s American Federation of Teacher’s counterparts and AAUP staff.
  • Plan and lead the national chapter service program. This work includes working closely with the AAUP’s American Federation of Teacher’s counterparts, and AAUP staff.
  • Manage the development and implementation of internal and external union organizing campaigns.
  • Manage the development and implementation of member-led organizing campaigns in a non-collective bargaining setting.
  • Work collaboratively with the American Federation of Teachers, the AAUP’s union partner on organizing plans.
  • Oversee the development of education and training programs, including the annual AAUP Summer Institute.
  • Represent the Association before other faculty organizations, college and university bodies, and other unions and professional associations.
  • Coordinate with Association leaders and staff on specific projects including responsibility for planning content for campus, regional, and national training events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Five or more years of work experience developing and leading internal and external union organizing campaigns.
  • Five or more years of work experience supervising staff. Experience managing organizing programs preferred.
  • Experience with unions required. Experience with higher education unions preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working with leaders and members from national, state-level, or local affiliates to build strong organizing structures and in supporting local-level field services.
  • Demonstrated expertise with organizing databases.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to work with professional groups and individuals.
  • Commitment to racial equity required. Demonstrated experience with racial equity or DEI initiatives preferred.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills and computer proficiency skills—including working familiarity with MS Office suite.
  • Ability to assist with the development and execution of a national strategic plan.
  • Valid driver’s license and a willingness to travel regionally and nationally, sometimes on long-term assignment.
  • Willingness to work evening and weekend hours, as required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.

Compensation 

Salary range: $120,000 for minimum qualifications; higher salary for preferred qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package.

Position Classification

This is a regular, full-time Senior Program Officer position with an option for part-time telework. It is categorized as a management/supervisory position and is excluded from the staff union bargaining unit. This is an exempt position and ineligible for overtime pay.

To Apply

To apply, email a resume with cover letter to [email protected]. Please include “Director – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of the email. You may also mail your resume and cover letter to AAUP, Attention: Director Search, 1133 Nineteenth Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The AAUP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or other characteristics unrelated to professional performance.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

Communications Assistant—Washington, DC Office

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is pleased to announce a Communications Assistant position, to be filled as soon as possible, based in our national office located in Washington, DC. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide support in the Department of External Relations, which is responsible for AAUP’s communications with members, leaders, and the public. The External Relations Department plays an essential role in supporting the AAUP’s recent affiliation with the American Federation of Teachers and championing the AAUP’s racial equity initiative. The Communications Assistant will work under the direction of the Director of External Relations. This position requires a commitment to racial equity, especially as it pertains to our communications, and involves working with diverse individuals both inside and outside of the AAUP office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Editorial assistant support for the quarterly AAUP magazine, Academe, and the annual AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom: includes correspondence with authors, photo research, handling copyright permissions and filing for copyright, proofreading, writing short pieces, maintaining ad sales records, and promoting articles through our blog and social media
  • Helping to develop resources for our chapters, including web-based tutorials, webinars, and publication templates
  • Proofreading assorted publications
  • Routine web updates and maintenance
  • Handling logistics for e-mail blasts and sometimes drafting copy
  • Tweeting, updating Facebook pages, and other social media as required
  • General administrative work such as arranging conference calls, photocopying, processing invoices and mail, check and reimbursement requests
  • Fielding media requests and sending information to reporters
  • Responding to member queries by email and/or phone
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Good editorial skills; as evidenced by proofreading/writing tests and a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in and fit for the position
  • Strong written communication skills, including the ability to draft, edit, and proofread a variety of internal and external communications
  • Strong technical aptitude and working familiarity with the MS Office suite—particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook; the successful candidate will need to learn to use a web content management system, design software, the Action Network platform, and a WordPress blog, among other things
  • Commitment to racial equity required; demonstrated experience with racial equity or DEI initiatives preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks, and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team and to successfully interact with a variety of personalities
  • Associate degree or equivalent professional experience required; BA in English, journalism, communications, or related subject preferred
  • Work experience in higher education or the labor movement preferred
  • Editorial work experience

Compensation

Salary range: $50,000 for minimum qualifications. Higher salary for preferred qualifications. Generous benefits package, including health insurance and 401(k).

Position Classification

This position is categorized as a regular full-time position. It is an Assistant staff position and is included in the staff union bargaining unit. This is a non-exempt position and is eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours worked in a week.

Work Location

This position is based in the DC office with an option for part-time telework. As of November, the AAUP offices, currently at 1133 19th St NW DC, will be moving to 555 New Jersey Avenue.

To Apply

To apply, email a resume with cover letter to [email protected]. Please include “Communications Assistant Search – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately. For additional information about the AAUP, please visit www.aaup.org.

The AAUP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or other characteristics unrelated to professional performance.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.