Apply to be a Summer Organizing Union Leader!

July 8-August 9, 2024

The BTU seeks Summer Organizing Union Leaders (SOULs) to support BTU’s contract campaigns. SOULs receive training and coaching in effective organizing practices, including how to have effective one-on-one conversations and how to escalate a campaign. Throughout the summer SOULs will engage in conversations with BTU members and community members to engage them in the BPS-BTU contract campaign as well as newly organized charter school contract campaigns.

Job Description/Expectations:

  • Attend 10 hours of  training sessions. Times will be determined based on what works best for majority of participants
  • Give a final presentation on Friday, August 9
  • Spend 8-10 hours per week (outside of training sessions) supporting the BTU’s contract campaigns 
  • Have one-on-one conversations with BTU members and allies
  • Track and document information gathered from conversations and actions taken
  • Attend the BTU/AFT MA Summer Organizing Institute from August 14-15 (strongly encouraged, but not required)
  • Must be a BTU member to apply. We are seeking a diverse group of SOULs: charter school educators, paras, RSPs, people of color, women and nonbinary, LGBTQ+, disabled folks and others encouraged to apply!

Compensation: $20/hour for 60 hours total ($1200)


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SOUL Application 2024

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SOULs are highly encouraged to attend the BTU and AFT MA Summer Organizing Institute from August 14-15 at the BTU. Are you available on these dates to attend?*
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