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We are looking for an organizer

by ctu communications  |  12/15/2017

CTU organizers play a key role in the fight to enforce our contract and for good schools for all. The roles and responsibilities of a CTU Organizer include, but are not limited to:


  • Work with CTU members to involve them in acting upon member concerns, as well as educational and legislative issues that impact schools.
  • Plan campaigns and develop actions in collaboration with school members to promote our members’ rights and fight for educational justice.
  • Prepare CTU members to successfully organize their coworkers and mobilize parents.
  • Help develop school-level issue campaigns to protect members’ rights under the contract.
  • 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
  • Proficiency in speaking, writing, and reading Spanish is highly desirable
  • Be well-organized, self-motivated, with demonstrated initiative and commitment
  • Be able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines
  • Be able 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

Please submit resume, with references and a cover letter to All are encouraged to apply. EOE M/F/D/V/SO/GI.

The deadline for submission is December 26, 2017.

Chicago Teachers Union