Position Announcement: MFPE Retired Member Organizer

May 2, 2022 / Comments (0)


Our retired members are a vital part of our union. Retirees offer a deep reservoir of knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, and talent; in return, our union can continue to provide resources and benefits even after they leave the workplace. Retired membership is truly a win-win.

To grow MFPE-R membership and awareness of the benefits of remaining a member, MFPE has secured a grant to hire an organizer. This grant-funded part-time organizer will be on a six-month stipend, working approximately 10 hours a week. The Retired Member Organizer will communicate with MFPE members about joining the MFPE-R program, becoming engaged in activism on behalf of their union, and the member benefits that both retired and current members have access to through MFPE.

If you are an MFPE member and you care deeply about your union, this is the job for you.

Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • Must be an MFPE Member
  • Highly motivated, energetic, and dedicated
  • Strong communicator
  • Willing to talk directly with other MFPE members across their community and state
  • Self-starter, able to work with minimal (and distance) supervision
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Sees involvement in their union as an opportunity to make a difference in Montana
  • Must have own computer, smart phone, email access, and internet access and be willing to work out of home
  • Must be willing to travel (own vehicle)
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary


  • Communicate with local leaders, staff, retired leadership, and members
  • Call, text, and email retired non-members and pre-retired members for engagement
  • Organize local leaders’ outreach to their pre-retired members
  • Participate in trainings related to these assignments as directed by MFPE
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Training and Supervision will be managed by Sarah Piper, MFPE Director of Research, through weekly calls, email reports, training, and wrap-up meetings.

Duration: Beginning May 2022 or upon hire, for a six-month duration. 

Pay: $6,000 stipend, working approximately 10 hours/week for six months. Organizer will track their own hours. Night and weekend work will be necessary.

To Apply:

Send an email to Sarah Piper, MFPE Director of Research, at [email protected]. The email should include your name, address, local union, worksite/position, how long you’ve been a member, your cell phone number, and, in no more than three paragraphs, a description of your experience as a local union member and leader, any prior work recruiting

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