Job Announcement: Membership Services Coordinator

Job Announcement

Position Title: Membership Services Coordinator

United Campus Workers Background:

In 2000, a core of campus workers, students, and community allies launched an organizing drive for living wages and decent working conditions on the UT-Knoxville campus. Beginning with no national union backing and few resources outside of the workers’ initiative and student solidarity, UCW has grown to a current membership of nearly 1,500 higher education staff and faculty on public university and community college campuses across Tennessee.

UCW-CWA currently employees three full-time organizers and a bookkeeper. Our members continue to lead struggles for human rights, dignity, respect, and power in the US South. We work tirelessly to fulfill our mission to advance and defend the interests of all Tennessee higher education staff and faculty, as well as promoting solidarity, democracy, and advancing social and economic justice in our workplaces and in our communities.

Position Summary:

The position is responsible for coordinating the local’s membership services processing, maintaining office files, and fulfilling other administrative duties consistent with an office management position.

Additionally, as skillset and time allows, the local is interested in possible expanded duties and added hours coordinating the union’s communications work. These additional duties would include:

-          Managing, monitoring, and editing external communications such as newsletters, flyers, informational materials, website materials, and email communications;

-          Coordinate publication of quarterly print newsletter;

-          Coordinate regular e-blasts and website updates.


The Membership Services Coordinator works closely with the organizers, bookkeeper, and local officers, and reports to the local’s lead organizer.

Required: Previous work history in an office environment. Demonstrated ability to organize files and other information to ensure effective and timely retrieval. Utmost attention to detail is critical. Ability to work independently and self-supervise. Computer and software proficiency with basic PC programs (MS Office Suite), email, database programs, internet. Ability to set and keep a regular schedule; set scheduling is flexible but preferred during normal business hours. Strong written and verbal communications.

Preferred: Experience with nonprofit and social/economic/environmental justice movement organizations. Proficiency with additional software knowledge (Adobe Creative Suite, etc.). History of communications work (journalism, social media, mass communications training, etc.)

Pay: Living wage for part-time work (Range 15-20 hour per week starting), $15/hour.

To apply, send resumes to [email protected] All resumes must be received by December 31, 2014. 

Correction: please note that a type-o in the original posting listed a January closing date. This should have been a December closing date. The posting has been updated to reflect this correction.