Job Posting: IBEW 213 Organizer

Categories: BC, IBEW, Local 213

Local 213 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW 213) is seeking to fill one (1) position for a temporary full-time Field Organizer.

This posting closes at 4:30 p.m. (PST) on Friday, June 30, 2023.

Job Description:

Through gained work experience, inherent ability, perceptive recognition and continuing education, the person performing at this temporary full-time position (with the possibility of becoming a permanent position) will be successful in introducing potential targeted workers to the ideals and benefits of becoming a unionized worker and assist in the process of certifying a company’s workforce into a bargaining unit on a project-by-project basis. 

The successful candidate will identify, investigate and assess organizing leads and targets; plan, build and implement strategic organizing campaigns for the purpose to increase IBEW 213 membership; perform site visits for the purpose of organizing; establish/maintain databases of non-union electrical workers, contractors and projects; efficiently respond to email, telephone, text and social media account enquiries; provide regular written and verbal reports on activities including accounting of hours; assist with leadership and labour education for new targets including orientation meetings for new permit members; follow BCLRB and CIRB procedures including (but not limited to) filing unfair labour practice charges and applications for certification; attend, organize and support regular organizing meetings; may report organizing activities in the IBEW’s Organizer Accountability and Reporting System (OARS) and the newer Action Builder system multiple times per week.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Self-Motivated with extensive knowledge and appreciation for the culture, benefits, and philosophy of Trade Unionism and IBEW 213 in particular (IBEW membership is preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Comfortable speaking in public
  • Efficient organizational skills with an ability to prioritize work assignments
  • Strong positive interpersonal and team building skills, able to work independently and collaborate as part of a team
  • Experienced in the use of standard office software and procedures
  • Ability to work irregular hours including long days, evenings and weekends when duties require
  • Hold a valid driver’s licence and have access to a vehicle
  • Hold / acquire a passport with an ability to travel to the USA when required for training and conferences
  • Electrical trade craft and operational knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of occupational health and safety principles and rights
  • Disciplined in tracking issues, working with colleagues to respond to issues, and preparing regular progress reports
  • Sustains a healthy work-life balance
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing is a plus

Remuneration and Benefits:

  • Bi-weekly salary of $4,330.56 with accrued paid vacation days
  • Local 213 Electrical Workers Health & Welfare and Pension Benefits
  • Mileage and Travel expenses reimbursed

How to Apply:

Please submit resume for consideration to Scott Ashton, Director of Personnel, at with “Field Organizer Position” in the Subject Line or by mail to:

Scott Ashton, IBEW 213
RE: Field Organizer Position
1424 Broadway Street,
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C SW2

Please do not contact Scott directly for this position. Should you have questions, please email queries to the address listed above with “Field Organizer Query” in the subject line.

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