Apply to be a BTU Member Organizer
The BTU Member Organizer program develops our most valuable resource as a union—our members—to build union power and activism. The BTU seeks up to 24 Member Organizers to foster a culture of organizing, member engagement, and activism among a broad base of BTU members and allies. Member Organizers receive training and coaching on the basics of effective organizing and mobilizing. After an initial training in the fall, Member Organizers work a minimum of 10 hours a month outside of regular work hours, such as during weekends and evenings. They participate in monthly cohort training to hone their organizing skills.
As we gear up for our 2021 contract campaign, member organizers will be a critical part of mobilizing school-based communities to take collective action. Each member organizer will be responsible for building up CATs (Contract Action Teams) and communicating calls to action to 4-5 schools. They will also participate in various aspects of campaign and action planning, family engagement, and other projects to help us win a strong contract for our members and students.
- Attend a Member Organizer Training in October, monthly trainings on the first Monday of each month, and one-on-one coaching sessions throughout the school year
- From Oct-May: Spend approximately 10 hours/month on organizing projects
- Prioritize attending the Fall leadership conference 2021, 10/22-10-24 in Portsmouth NH: register here, btu.org/FallConference
- Support building reps at up to four schools to build and maintain CAT Teams at their school sites
- Rapidly communicate BTU actions to Reps and CAT leaders, and collect assessment data
- Report back to BTU’s Organizing Team through coaching and debrief sessions about the schools you support, specifically: the status of organizing structures, the issues faced the ability to engage in BTU actions
- Conduct small-group meetings and one-on-one conversations; make assessments; identify member leaders; mobilize members to take action
- Help develop campaign strategy based on information gathered from meetings and conversations
- Develop leadership skills of other BTU members
- Help maintain lists of organizing assessments and information gathered from the field
Compensation: $1,000 stipend for the year
Questions? Please contact Ari Branz, Organizer email@example.com