Member Organizer Application

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“My experience in the MOI program was a great learning experience. It gave me a solid understanding of the excellent work our union does.  I felt empowered to help others spread the word.”

Application Instructions

Spring 2023 - Applications Due: March 17, 2023


AFT-Oregon’s Member Organizer Institute is an intensive, paid training program for new and emerging leaders interested in learning about building union strength through organizing. Over the course of 10-11 weeks, trainees in this program will attend some classroom sessions that will focus on developing and strengthening leadership skills relating to potential member outreach and member mobilization. In addition, most of their work will consist of real life experience in the field practice of those skills through contacting potential members and current members about current union issues and campaigns.


The MOI program accepts applicants for Fall, Winter and Spring terms. Entry into the member organizer academy is competitive, and only those who submit applications and complete an interview will be considered.

Program Logistics

The Member Organizer Institute is a three-month program where participants will be working in the field for 10 hours a week. Member Organizers will be directly trained and supervised by AFT, AFT-Oregon, and/or local organizing staff. Participants must have a car, car insurance, and a valid driver’s license.

Spring 2023 Program Dates

  • Application Deadline: March 17, 2023
  • Required paid training: April 1 and 2, 2023
  • 10 hour/week program start date: April 3, 2023
  • Program end date: June 9, 2023


Click on the link below to download the application as a Word document. Save and edit the file using either Word or Google Docs. After answering all the questions, save and email the document to: Jessica Foster, Applications are now being accepted.