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    • Happy Thanksgiving from the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO.  Our Office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26th and Friday, Nov. 27th.

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      The Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO mourns the loss of the 2 Kansas City, MO Firefighters, Fire Apparatus Operator Larry Leggio and Firefighter John Mesh who paid the ultimate sacrifice battling a structure fire in the Old Northeast part of the city on Monday, October 12, 2015. 

      Donations to the family should be made to IAFF Local 42 Community Assistance, 6320 Manchester Ave., Suite 42 A, Kansas City, MO 64133.  If you have questions please contact IAFF Local 42 at 816.358.4222, ext. 101.  Sympathy cards may also be mailed to the same address. 

      Visit IAFF Local 42's website to make an Online Donation by clicking on the DONATE Button under Local 42 Community Assistance located in the left column of the website.



      Position Summary:  The Regional Community Organizer for Northwest Missouri will advance three primary goals: 1) lead the development and execution of winnable issue campaigns that are rooted in the experience of communities, 2) the building of a grassroots and stakeholder base of people in key geographies who advance in their leadership pathway and secure gains for equity and opportunity, and 3) integrate civic and voter engagement for long term power building in marginalized neighborhoods.

      Organizational Description:  Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO) exists to discover and direct the power of people to move human dignity to the center of public life. Our long-term goal is to impact the longevity and quality of life of all residents in the sates of Missouri and Kansas.  Our current campaigns include community engagement in historically marginalized communities, improving healthcare access, civic and voter engagement, early childhood education, and confronting predatory lending and poverty wages.

      Ideal Candidate:  CCO is seeking an experienced community organizer with a minimum of five or more years experience who is emotionally mature and recognizes that strong teams require both independent initiative and collection action.   Candidate must be self-directed with a proven track record of working in a face-paced environment, while delivering consistent results.


      ⇒Organize small and large-scale trainings of grassroots community and civic leaders, clergy, and staff.

      ⇒Coach leaders to build powerful geographic and campaign teams.

      ⇒Lead successful organizing campaigns that are rooted from community interests.

      ⇒Design and implement civic engagement initiatives that last beyond any one voter cycle.

      ⇒Carefully track individual campaign supporters and grassroots leaders through regular metrics reports and weekly data updates in the Voter Activation Network (VAN).

      ⇒Participate in fundraising, administrative, data management, and organizational reports as required and assigned.

      ⇒Meet regularly with President and CEO, Chief Operating Officer, other staff and leaders as assigned.


      The position offers full time, competitive pay depending upon experience ranging from $35,000-$45,000 with excellent benefits- health, dental, vision, and retirement. Organizers must have a cell phone and driver’s license, car insurance, and access to a reliable automobile, a $60/month cell phone reimbursement is allowed along with IRS mileage reimbursement.  Work-related travel costs are reimbursed according to board policy. CCO is an equal opportunity employer. Final candidates complete a one to one interview process. 

      All applicants must apply for this position online by clicking here.  (Click the "Apply Now" button) Please have the following three (3) documents ready to upload to your online application:

      1. An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format) including 3 references and salary history;
      2. cover letter (stating why you would be the ideal person for this position);
      3. writing sample (demonstrating your ability to think critically and communicate effectively).

      If you need assistance or experience any technical difficulties with your online application, please contact   Deadline:  Position open until filled.  Interviews will begin immediately.

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      Please forward names and shirt sizes and money, checks and/or money orders to be made out to Seafarers El Faro Assistance Fund c/o Tina Corbin, 5201 Auth Way Camp Springs, MD 20746.  For more information contact Tina at 301.899.0675 or via E-mail

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      The Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO is proud to endorse the United Labor Credit Union as the official lending institution for Organized Labor in the metropolitan area.  United Labor Credit Union is located at 6320 Manchester Ave, Suite 41C, on the lower level of the Greater Kansas Firefighters Hall.  

      United Labor Credit Union offers competitive lending rates, regardless of what you need to purchase.  They provide many options to it members including checking, savings etc.  ULCU is owned, operated and controlled by its members.  We invite you to join ULCU. 

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