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Union Organizing Intern

About United Teachers of Dade: United Teachers of Dade is a union of professionals who work to advance the cause of public education. We educate students, empower our members, and work with parents and the community to build a stronger Miami.
The Opportunity: The Union Organizing Externship will provide individuals with opportunities for meaningful hands-on experiences working on projects and being part of a team while contributing to the larger goals of the United Teachers of Dade. You will help build local grassroots teams that will then engage in direct voter contact, volunteer recruitment, and volunteer retention to support the renewal of Miami-Dade's Teacher Compensation and School Safety Referendum. This includes learning the political process and preparing for future political opportunities whether you choose a union career or volunteer path. Lastly, it’s also a great way to grow connections and memories.

Job Responsibilities:
o  Participate in volunteer outreach by calling potential UTD volunteers.
o  Help ensure voters are equipped with the correct tools to register to vote.
o  Assist the UTD Organizing Department in community advocacy and voter contact.
o  Work with your team-members to help launch successful events, such as door-to-door canvassing.
o  Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Required):
o  Growth Mindset – Ability to take and implement feedback.
o  Relentlessly Goal-Oriented – Enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals. Keeps calm in stressful situations. Has the capacity and willingness to work hard during peak season, rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done.
o  Cultural Competency – Able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work.
o  Strong Work Ethic and Problem-Solving Abilities.
o  Project Management – Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and priorities; attention to detail.
o  Communication Skills – Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
o  Availability – 10 hours of availability each week (minimum).

Qualifications (Preferred)
o  Intermediate experience with Microsoft Teams, NGP VAN, and Microsoft Suite.
o  Ability to travel throughout Miami-Dade County, Florida (travel expenses covered).

Note: Beginning and end dates are flexible. Students are encouraged to apply for academic credit with their university.

Equity and Inclusion: The United Teachers of Dade has a vision for a deeply inclusive and diverse labor organization. In order to be successful at the United Teachers of Dade, candidates must have the cultural competence to successfully work with a diverse array of constituency groups. We especially strongly encourage applicants with close ties to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latin@, Muslim, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQ communities. The United Teachers of Dade is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply: Please send current resume and brief cover letter to with "Union Organizing Intern Application" in the subject line. Application documents submitted via Handshake will also be reviewed but please apply directly via email.