Labor Educator

United Steelworkers (USW)

Labor Educator – United Steelworkers Department of Education and Membership Development

The United Steelworkers (USW) seeks a labor educator to develop curricula and facilitate educational programming in a fast-paced, creative environment. In this position you will be part of the USW Department of Education and Membership Development.

Position: Experienced Labor Educator, full-time, professional appointment. This is a bargaining unit position

Responsibilities: Successful applicants will be responsible for developing and coordinating in-residence and online educational programs for rank and file members and USW Staff Representatives in a wide range of subjects. We currently have a need for someone who can teach: Collective Bargaining, Contract administration and Grievance Handling, Labor and Employment Law, Internal Organizing, Messaging and Mobilization, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


  • Experience in labor education and/or a Bachelor’s Degree in labor studies/industrial relations or other relevant field such as labor law, economics, sociology, labor history, the arts or adult education. A PhD, J.D. or Master’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience is preferred. Those without a degree but with significant practical experience writing and presenting labor education curriculum are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability in core areas of labor education and competency in designing, writing, and producing labor education materials. We are particularly interested in those that have creative and interactive ideas for the teaching of our members.
  • Experience in creating and/or conducting on-line education classes a plus.
  • Fluency in a second language, particularly Spanish and/or French, a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in adult and popular education facilitation techniques. Enthusiasm for working in a collaborative environment and desire to take initiative to take a project from start to finish mandatory.
  • Commitment to working collectively for social and economic justice and the ability to relate to working class people and labor organizations.
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to do substantial travel and work weekends and evenings.
  • Previous experience in union organizing, collective bargaining, labor/employment law, and/or worker/union representation is a plus.
  • Experience with the USW is a plus.
  • Women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ persons are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted until March 15 for full review and position will be open until filled. Please include cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, detailed description of labor education experience, and the names of three references to:
Lisa Jordan ( and copy Pam Cantolina (

Pay Range: Up to $106,000 plus a generous benefits package




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