IFO is Hiring an Organizer

The Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) seeks a Coordinator of Organizing who will be responsible for the oversight and management of IFO organizing efforts and membership outreach. The IFO is a union that takes professional responsibility for excellent, accessible, and inclusive public higher education in Minnesota. The IFO represents the interests, welfare, and aspirations of all faculty of the seven state universities of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system through collective bargaining, contract enforcement, and advocacy. More information can be found at www.ifo.org/jobs.

Position Title:  Organizer - Coordinator for Membership, Education, & Engagement

Salary and Benefits:  $50,000-$65,000 annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The IFO is proud to offer an excellent benefits package including paid vacation time, paid sick and parental leave, good health/dental coverage and generous retirement benefits.

Status: This position is represented by a staff union and is a full-time, 12-month position.  Some evenings and weekends required.

Supervisor: IFO President

Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2019           

Application Materials:  Please submit a cover letter and résumé to Donna Blake, Controller, at blake@ifo.org.  Applicant screening will begin Monday, May 20.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

General AssignmentPrimary responsibilities include coordinating and managing the IFO’s statewide organizing efforts. The coordinator will also be responsible for assisting the local campuses in developing, implementing, monitoring, and assessing effective organizing strategies.   This position will require significant intrastate travel.

Duties include:

1.     create strategic organizing plans for the IFO and assist with developing plans for individual campuses

2.     develop a comprehensive membership strategy, including plans for ongoing member projects and engagement campaigns

3.     advise IFO President and staff on member engagement opportunities and strategies

4.     identify and implement mechanisms to monitor organizing and member engagement activities and outcomes

5.     collect and analyze membership data and conduct analyses related to recruitment and retention of members

6.     develop educational materials for use at both the statewide level and on the local campuses

7.     identify, recruit, and help train an inclusive network of grassroots organizers from among faculty membership

8.     develop engagement activities with caucuses, committees, and the Negotiating team

9.     monitor and manage internal organizing budgets

10.  in coordination with the Administrative Assistant, maintain membership records

11.  regularly report to IFO Board and Executive Committee

12.  travel to campuses on a regular basis

13.  perform other duties as assigned

Experience and Qualification Requirements:

1)    Ability to travel to university campuses

2)    Valid driver’s license

3)    Willingness to work some evenings and weekends

4)    Strong verbal and written communications skills

5)    Comfort with public speaking and leading training sessions

6)    Demonstrated work in equity and inclusion efforts

7)    Demonstrated success in organizing campaigns

Preferred Qualifications

1)    Bachelor’s Degree

2)    Union organizing experience

3)    Experience in a higher education environment

4)    Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access