Employment Opportunities

National Office:

Department of Organizing -Pacific Northwest Lead Organizer

Department of Organizing - Organizer (Washington, DC office)

Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance - Administrative Assistant

Legal Department - Legal Administrative Assistant

Legal Internships and Externships

AAUP Affiliates:

California Faculty Association- Membership and Organizing Services Support

California Faculty Association-Field Representative Southern California

University of Connecticut – American Association of University Professors-Higher Education Internal Organizer

For non-AAUP vacancies, please visit our career center.


National AAUP

Department of Organizing - Pacific Northwest Lead Organizer

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is pleased to announce a Pacific Northwest lead organizer position to be filled as soon as possible. This is an exciting opportunity at a critically important time in the AAUP and in the academy.  The Pacific Northwest lead organizer will play a vital role in identifying and implementing new collective bargaining campaigns; defining key issues; increasing the diversity of our membership; creating and sustaining coalitions; mobilizing members; and winning increased freedoms and protections for faculty, academic professionals, and graduate student employees.  The lead organizer will ideally be based in Oregon and will travel widely across the region, working under the direction of AAUP’s national Director of Organizing. We invite you to join us in our critical work defending and advancing academic freedom, shared governance, due process, and the economic security of the profession.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Pacific Northwest lead organizer will play a key role in developing and executing the regional organizing plan, with a focus on such key issues as academic freedom, online education, job security for contingent faculty, and intellectual property, and on building membership in the Pacific Northwest.  The position will include the following responsibilities:

1. Serving as the AAUP’s regional lead on organizing campaigns, including union certification campaigns.

2. Developing and implementing contract campaigns at our collective bargaining chapters/local unions. This may include on the ground work to recruit and train contract action teams. 

3. Developing and implementing internal organizing campaigns, especially in right-to-work states.

4. Working collaboratively with AAUP’s union partners on joint organizing campaign plans. 

5. Supporting AAUP chapters and state conferences in the region and helping develop and mentor diverse and talented grassroots leadership that can run effective issues-based campaigns, build membership, and increase the influence of our members on their campuses and in their states. 

6. Representing the Association before other faculty organizations, college and university bodies, and other unions and professional associations.

7. Coordinating with Association leaders and staff on particular projects and long-range planning, including responsibility for planning content for regional and national training events.

8. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The Pacific Northwest lead organizer should have significant experience as a union organizer and demonstrable experience successfully leading organizing campaigns, preferably in higher ed. or for other unions that represent white-collar workers.  Other requirements for the position include:

1. Experience with grassroots initiatives, faculty advocacy, membership development, and/or experience with higher education collective bargaining.

2. Knowledge of labor relations and professional issues relating to higher education.

3. Experience and demonstrated ability to work with professional groups and individuals.

4. Superior written and oral communication skills and computer proficiency skills—including familiarity with MS Office.

5. Advanced degree and experience teaching and/or conducting research in higher education is preferred, but not required.

6. Must have a car and a willingness to travel regionally and nationally and be willing to work long, irregular hours and weekends, as required.

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience.

Generous benefits package, including moving expenses.

This position is designated as a senior program officer in the Department of Organizing and is part of the staff union bargaining unit.

To apply, email a resume with cover letter to podos@aaup.org. Please include “Pacific Northwest Lead Organizer – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of the email. You may also mail your resume and cover letter to AAUP, Attention: Pacific Northwest Organizer Search, 1133 Nineteenth Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036.  No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

Department of Organizing - Organizer (Washington, DC office)

The American Association of University Professors’ (AAUP) Department of Organizing is pleased to announce a professional position as an Organizer, to be filled as soon as possible, in our national office located in Washington, DC. This is an exciting opportunity at a critically important time in the AAUP and in the academy; the Organizer will play a role in building the AAUP’s membership, developing grassroots activists and leaders, and helping to move the Association’s organizing strategy forward. The Organizer will travel widely and will work under the direction of AAUP’s National Director of Organizing. We invite you to join us in our vital work to defend and advance the academic freedom, shared governance, due process rights, and economic security of the profession.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advancing the Association’s collective bargaining program including by staffing solo AAUP-CBC organizing drives as well as organizing drives where the AAUP-CBC partners with another union.
  • Assisting collective bargaining and advocacy chapters with internal organizing drives.
  • Fostering leadership development and membership growth in our chapters and state conferences, including helping to develop new advocacy chapters on campuses where faculty and/or other academic workers do not have collective bargaining rights.
  • Representing the Association before other higher ed. organizations, college and university bodies, and other unions and professional associations.
  • Coordinating with Association leaders and staff on particular projects and long-range planning, including responsibility for planning content for regional and national training events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experience and demonstrated skill in organizing (collective bargaining/labor organizing preferred, but we will also consider candidates with political and community organizing experience).
  • Experience with membership development and internal organizing.
  • Knowledge of labor relations and professional issues relating to higher education.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to work with professional groups and individuals.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills and computer proficiency skills—including working familiarity with MS Office suite.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree and experience teaching and/or conducting research in higher education preferred.

Compensation

  • Starting salary range: $60,000-$68,000, depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Generous benefits package.

This position requires a willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout the United States, to work long, irregular hours and weekends as needed, and to accept lengthy field assignments and possible relocation.

This Organizer position is categorized as a senior program officer in the Department of Organizing and is part of the staff union bargaining unit. This is an exempt position and not eligible for overtime pay.

To apply, email a resume with cover letter to podos@aaup.org Please include “DC Organizer-YOUR NAME in the subject line of the email. You may also mail your resume and cover letter to AAUP, 1133 Nineteenth Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC  20036, Attention: DC Organizer Search.  No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance - Administrative Assistant

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is pleased to announce an Administrative Assistant position, to be filled as soon as possible, in our national office located in Washington, DC. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide administrative support for four senior program officers, including the director, in the Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance. The department facilitates the Association’s development of recommended policies in areas of the Association’s historic mission and advances the adoption of these policies in higher education.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting with internal and external communications, including processing correspondence and memoranda; fielding and responding to email, telephone, and mail inquiries; proofreading department material; and assisting in preparing department reports.
  • Assisting in department scheduling and administration, including maintaining department calendar, schedule, and task lists; processing travel expenses and check requests; and assisting in tracking department budget and expenses.
  • Maintaining paper and electronic department and committee records, including copying and filing records, maintaining file lists, and maintaining records on archived files. 
  • Assisting in the staffing of AAUP committees served by the department, including preparing notices and meeting materials; maintaining committee rosters and calendars; and handling logistics, such as meeting and travel schedules, travel and hotel arrangements, and travel reimbursements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently with modest supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to draft, edit, and proofread a variety of internal and external communications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team and to successfully interact with a variety of personalities.
  • Strong technical aptitude and working familiarity with the MS Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access.
  • Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Administrative office experience preferred.

Compensation
Starting salary range: $45,000-$60,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package.

Position Classification
This regular full-time position is categorized as an Assistant staff position and is included in the staff union bargaining unit. This is a non-exempt position, eligible for overtime pay.

Applications
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to commasearch@aaup.org. Please include “DAFTG Administrative Assistant – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of the email. You may also mail your resume and cover letter to AAUP, 1133 Nineteenth Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC  20036, Attention: DAFTG Search. No phone calls please.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the AAUP, please visit www.aaup.org.

Legal Department - Legal Administrative Assistant

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is pleased to announce a Legal Administrative Assistant position, to be filled as soon as possible, in our national office located in Washington, DC. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide administrative support for two lawyers in the Legal Department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting with internal and external communications, including processing correspondence and memoranda; fielding and responding to email, telephone, and mail inquiries; proofreading department material; and assisting in preparing department reports.
  • Assisting in department scheduling and administration, including maintaining department calendar, schedule, and task lists; processing travel expenses and check requests; and assisting in tracking department budget and expenses.
  • Maintaining paper and electronic department and committee records, including copying and filing records, maintaining file lists, and maintaining records on archived files. 
  • Assisting in the staffing of AAUP committees served by the department, including preparing notices and meeting materials, and maintaining committee rosters and calendars.
  • Assisting in tracking and calendaring litigation, including calendaring deadlines, electronic filing with tribunals, and monitoring case status on LEXIS and PACER.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently with modest supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to draft, edit, and proofread a variety of internal and external communications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team and to successfully interact with a variety of personalities.
  • Strong technical aptitude and working familiarity with the MS Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe Acrobat.
  • Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Prior office experience is required, experience providing support in a legal office is preferred.

Compensation
Starting salary range: $42,000-$55,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package.

Position Classification
This regular full-time position is categorized as a confidential Assistant staff position and is excluded from the staff union bargaining unit. This is a non-exempt position, eligible for overtime pay.

Applications
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to legalsearch@aaup.org. Please include “Legal Administrative Assistant – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of the email. You may also mail your resume and cover letter to AAUP, 1133 Nineteenth Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC  20036, Attention: Legal Administrative Assistant Search. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the AAUP, please visit www.aaup.org.

The AAUP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or other characteristics unrelated to professional performance.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Legal Internships and Externships

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is seeking qualified interns or externs for summer or the academic year.  The AAUP is a national organization founded in 1915 that is active in areas including intellectual freedom, due process, professional ethics, and university governance.  Membership is about 46,000 faculty members and scholars from all disciplines.

The intern and extern positions will be in a legal department currently staffed with 2 lawyers and 1 paralegal and involves significant in-house legal and other support work for the Association. The legal office files amicus briefs in higher education cases of national significance, provides legal information on a wide range of issues to staff and members all over the country, and acts as a resource on higher education issues.  Staff and volunteer lawyers are experts in such areas as academic freedom, discrimination, affirmative action, intellectual property, and employment.  Interns and externs can expect to be asked to research and write on a variety of legal issues including First Amendment, higher education, collective bargaining, election, tax, labor, personnel, financial, and contract issues.

Past legal interns have helped research and write amicus briefs in the federal court system, updated a multi-state survey on faculty handbooks as employment contracts, and researched and written legal outlines and fact sheets on topics such as “Faculty and Defamation Suits,” “Faculty and Family Leave Issues,” and “Academic Freedom and the First Amendment.” Externs should be in their 2nd or 3rd year of law school and be available to work approximately 15 hours per week.  Summer internships are available to students who have completed their 2nd year of law school.  AAUP legal staff will work with interested applicants to arrange for public interest stipends, academic credit or pro bono credit from their law school.

Qualified applicants will possess excellent analytical skills

  • strong writing and research skills>
  • interest in higher education issues
  • enthusiasm and initiative

To apply for an externship or internship position, please send a cover letter, resume, official transcript and writing sample to: 

AAUP – Legal Department
ATTN:  DC Internship Program
1133 19th St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C.  20036
legal.dept@aaup.org (If applying by email, please address the Subject line as: “DC Internship + Your Name”)

For more information, please see AAUP’s Legal Program


AAUP Affiliates

California Faculty Association- Membership and Organizing Services Support

CFA is a union of 23,000 faculty members, librarians, counselors and coaches of the California State University (CSU) system. In classrooms on the 23 CSU campuses, CFA members work hard to teach our students the critical-thinking skills, the technical know-how and the cultural insights they need to be thoughtful, productive and artistic participants in our society.

In its role as the exclusive collective bargaining representative, CFA negotiates a contract with the CSU administration that promotes academic freedom, upholds faculty rights, delivers financial protection for the faculty, and promotes faculty participation in the governance of the CSU. CFA is proud to be a member run union and believes in employing hard-working and creative staff whose talents complement those of our elected leadership. Implementing our unions’ vision requires the best staff team we can find to build on the talent that already works with us. For more information about the CFA, visit our website at www.calfac.org.

Membership and Organizing Services Support

This position is responsible for providing administrative support to the CFA membership and organizing operations. Primary duties include:

  • Assist with data input and maintain data quality of the CFA databases and other information systems; investigate data issues; maintain files and records.
  • Respond to membership inquiries and verifications; calculate deduction refunds, as necessary.
  • Assist individuals to address technical issues; assist with documentation of CFA information systems and processes.
  • Assist with CFA website updates, distribute CFA communications, and maintain mailing lists.
  • Provide support for end-users of CFA information resources by helping them understand how to use the database interfaces, web interfaces, and information provided to them.

Salary/Benefits/Other requirements: The Membership and Organizing Services Support applicant must have three years administrative experience (data administration experience preferred) and
authorize and pass a background check. High school diploma or equivalent is also required. This is a full time position and applicant must be flexible to work a non-standard work week, including evenings and weekends, when required.

CFA offers a fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision and generous paid vacations. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is based in Sacramento, although travel is sometimes required outside the Sacramento area.

Submission Requirements: Send cover letter, and resume with references to:
searchcommittee@calfac.org

Interviews to begin immediately.

CFA is an Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CFA is affiliated with the SEIU (Local 1983), NEA, CTA and the AAUP.

 California Faculty Association-Field Representative Southern California

Affiliated with: AAUP, SEIU and CTA/NEA

CFA is a union of 22,000 faculty members, librarians, counselors and coaches of the California State University (CSU) system. In classrooms on the 23 CSU campuses, CFA members work hard to teach our students the critical-thinking skills, the technical know-how and the cultural insights they need to be thoughtful, productive and artistic participants in our society.

In its role as the exclusive collective bargaining representative, CFA negotiates a contract with the CSU administration that promotes academic freedom, upholds faculty rights, delivers financial protection for the faculty, and promotes faculty participation in the governance of the CSU. CFA is proud to be a member run union and believes in employing hard-working and creative staff whose talents complement those of our elected leadership. Implementing our union’s vision requires the best staff team we can find to build on the talent that already works with us. For more information about the CFA, visit our website at www.calfac.org

Field Representative

Location: Southern California (Los Angeles Region)

CFA is seeking a field representative, preferably experienced in the public sector. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizing skills related to program planning, turnout, and chapter and leadership development. Representation experience is a plus.

CFA’s field representatives work with our chapter leadership on campuses to protect faculty rights, identify and involve new leaders, and develop stronger chapters through member and issue-based organizing. They also organize statewide work actions and events and support CFA political-legislative programs.

The position of Field Representative requires a high level of judgment and ability to take initiative and work independently; they must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines. Additionally, a Field Representative must possess excellent writing, verbal and analytical skills and demonstrate the ability to build and maintain productive relationships with CFA members and leaders. All Field Representatives report to either the Northern or Southern Organizing Director.

Salary/Benefits/Other requirements: Salary is commensurate with experience. CFA offers a fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision and generous paid vacations. Travel is required for this position.

To apply send cover letter and resume with references to:
searchcommittee@calfac.org

Interviews to begin immediately.

CFA is an Affirmative Action Employer.
Women, people of color and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply

University of Connecticut – American Association of University Professors–Higher Education Internal Organizer

The University of Connecticut Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (UConn-AAUP) is the exclusive bargaining representative of the faculty at the University of Connecticut. UConn-AAUP is one of many collective bargaining and advocacy chapters of the AAUP across the country.

Job Description

This is a full-time position with the UCONN-AAUP Chapter in Storrs, CT.

The Internal Organizer will be responsible for building and then supporting a representative assembly that was recently established by the Chapter. When fully functional, the assembly will create a network of active members engaged in supporting the Chapter in various campaigns, including a contract campaign and membership development/educational campaign. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing a comprehensive internal communication plan to members and for outside relational work with coalitions and other AAUP chapters.

Job Duties:

  • Act as an organizer and make contact with UConn-AAUP members
  • Build and sustain a member network through the representative assembly
  • Recruit and train new members for leadership in the Chapter
  • Communicate with members using social media
  • Assess members for activist engagement
  • Provide leadership and organizing teams with data reports
  • Encourage attendance at Chapter activities
  • Collaborate with leaders and organizers of other campus groups
  • Be responsible for implementing projects programs and campaigns as assigned
  • Update the Executive Committee on progress of projects, programs and campaigns
  • Attend staff meetings, executive meetings and chapter meetings
  • Stayed informed of National AAUP activities and organizing campaigns

Qualifications

  • Experience working in higher education with faculty preferred
  • Knowledge, experience and training in organizing
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced social media and computer skills
  • Internal organizing for membership building, leadership development, and contract negotiations

Salary and Benefits
Excellent salary and benefit potential based on experience

Where to apply
Ideal candidate should be able to start immediately. Send resume and cover letter to Barbara Kratochvil, 1875 Storrs Rd, Storrs, CT, 06268 or BarbaraK@uconnaaup.org