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IATSE Local 871 is seeking candidates for the position of Organizer /Assistant Business Representative. IATSE Local 871 represents a diverse group of crafts in Film, Television, Commercial, and Broadcast Production -- Script Supervisors, Teleprompter Operators, Production and Assistant Production Coordinators, Art Department Coordinators, Production and Assistant Accountants, Script Coordinators, Writers’ Assistants, and Sports Stage Managers.

Duties of the Organizer/ABR include external and internal organizing; contract administration; membership advocacy; developing and implementing long-term recruitment and organizing programs to increase membership size and strength, and other duties related to the goals of the union; responsible for participating in all aspects of an organizing campaign including assessing potential organizing targets, assessing worker/voters, building and maintaining worker lists, creating organizing committees and making worksite visits; planning and implementing organizing models to include targeting, election campaigns, card-check campaigns, and first contract campaigns.

As the public face of the union in organizing campaigns, the Organizer/ABR must promote the vision of the union to the unorganized workers; explore organizing targets to gather data and information; conduct one-on-one organizing to accurately assess and recruit supporters and leaders; identify attitudes of individual workers to be able to plan appropriate messaging/actions; develop and lead worker mobilizations; conduct meetings with organizing committees; write field plans for reaching and implementing the overall organizing goal; recruit volunteers from within the membership; perform related work as required.

The ideal candidate will have experience in union/labor relations. This position may require travel as well as evening and weekend work. This position reports to the Business Representative.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and group communication skills and self-motivation with the ability to work independently under minimal supervision. Must be familiar with Office software, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Docs, etc. Must have the ability to learn and become proficient with the use of company databases and other software.

Excellent starting salary commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package.

The offer of a position is subject to a background check.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to: office@ialocal871.org