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The CTU Is Hiring an Organizer

The CTU is interviewing to fill an Organizer position. This position plays a key role in our fight to enforce our contract and for good schools for all.


  • Work with CTU members to involve them in acting upon member concerns, as well as educational and legislative issues that impact schools.
  • Plan appropriate local actions in collaboration with school members to promote our members’ rights and fight for educational justice.
  • Mobilize for union-wide events and campaigns.
  • Develop grassroots leaders.
  • Work with parents and community organizations around issues related to funding and other struggles to improve our schools and communities.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have demonstrated union/community/political/organizing experience
  • Have served as union delegate or other union leadership position
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Be well-organized, self-motivated, with demonstrated initiative and commitment
  • Be able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines
  • Have the flexibility to work irregular, often long, hours
  • Have proficiency in Microsoft Office tools
  • Be willing to travel throughout the city and have daily access to an automobile

Women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. Open to all CTU members. Bilingual abilities are a plus.

Please submit your resume with references and a cover letter outlining your qualifications to Lupe Coyle at by Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

Chicago Teachers Union