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National Representative I-IV 

Category National Representative  

Job Number: AFD- 48-01-0119-R

Department: Organization and Field Services

Salary: $83,230 - $130,417

Position Summary:

AFT national representatives work throughout the country to organize new members, provide service to state and local affiliates, build public support for the union and issues important to its members, and provide training and guidance to affiliate leaders and members.

Position Responsibilities:

National Representative I-IV responsibilities vary depending on position level but generally are comprised of some or all aspects of the following duties:

  • Contract negotiations
  • Representation elections
  • Strikes, managing projects and/or political campaigns
  • Organizational campaigns
  • Literature development
  • Professional issues
  • Public outreach designed to build public support for the union and its constituencies
  • Leadership development
  • Additional duties as assigned


Position Requirements

Primary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated full-time experience in union organizing and representational work including directing activities and staff
  • Ability to quickly assess an assignment situation and to develop, implement and modify a plan of action in concert with affiliate political leadership
  • Competency in financial recordkeeping including responsibility for substantial sums of money
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining a professional and collegial demeanor
  • Excellent communication skills -- both written and verbal
  • Understanding of unions and professional issues relevant to AFT members
  • Background in coalition building
  • Effective public speaking skills
  • Extensive travel is required
  • Computer literacy is a plus
  • Willingness to train on required software
  • Experience with AFT or its affiliates is desirable


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Work Environment This position requires weekly travel to assignments (sometimes requires working over weekends).  
Position National Representative I-IV  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 10  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number NAT-19-00001  
Open Date 12/12/2019  
Location Washington  
About the Organization  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. AFT is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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