Organizers for America - Recent Job Postshttp://organizersforamerica.orgOrganizers for Americaen-usMon, 03 Aug 2015 17:16:14 -0400Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:16:14 -0400Copyright 2015 Organizers for AmericaKing Cow Central RSS Feed Generator (kingcow.com)Field Manager for Labor Union - Homecare @ Local 775NWMon, 03 Aug 15 13:02:36 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5792http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5792Organization Name: Local 775NW
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States, 98101 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 03 Aug 2015
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

SEIU 775
Field Manager for Labor Union - Homecare
MEMBER PROGRAMS AND PARTICIPATION DEPARTMENT

Seattle, WA

Reports to: Deputy Director, Member Programs & Participation Department

Description: Salaried/overtime exempt position excluded from the Staff Union bargaining unit (managerial/supervisory)

SEIU 775, the long-term care workers union, represents more than 42,000 home care and nursing home workers in Washington State and Montana. We are one of the largest and fastest growing unions in the region, and take a bold and aggressive approach to politics and organizing. We are committed to uniting all long-term care workers, to improving the lives of working people and leading the way to a more just and humane world.

Summary: Homecare Field Manager, is a management position on the Leaders in Action team in the Member Programs and Participation department. The field manager is responsible for developing and maintaining member leadership, recruiting and executing major union wide events, and developing and executing campaigns geared toward achieving the goals of the union. The field manager leads a team of organizers and member volunteers to carry out the work of the union. Continuously work toward membership maintenance. Position works with young, fast-growing, innovative, bold and progressive union that has grown from 1700 to 44,000 members in the long-term care industry in the space of 12 years.

Principal duties and responsibilities include:
*Supervise team of 8 organizers. Responsible for staff development and discipline, hiring, and assuring union dues are used appropriately.
*Develop and implement standardized curriculum for leadership trainings, staff trainings, and member trainings.
*Long term strategic planning for the LiA team and as well as larger union wide programs.
*Developing program, campaign plans, and messaging and execute multiple complex field plans simultaneously.
*Insuring that each program achieved goals while functioning to develop the leadership of union members, leaders, and staff organizers.
*Responsible for the hiring and management of a diverse staff with special attention to coaching and developing leadership skills and qualities, creating a culturally competent workplace that represents the diversity of the organization
*Innovation to best serve the needs of the field programs
*Major event planning and recruitment for large and small member events.
*Anchor legislative session field program and grass roots lobbying efforts.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: Requirements include demonstrated experience in the following:
*Running leadership development programs with attention to teaching and curriculum development.
*Long term strategic planning.
*Campaign planning.
*Utilizing and developing metric based tracking systems.
*Supervising and developing staff.
*Union organizing including having been a lead union organizer or other similar field leadership accountability.
Preferences: Fluency in a second language is plus. Experience working with a labor union, progressive non-profit, community organization, advocacy group, political campaign or elected official is a plus. Demonstrated commitment to creating positive worker/employer relationships while fighting to raise standards for all workers in the industry is also a plus.

Compensation: Salary range is $64,000 to $74,000 annually, depending on experience. Benefits include fully employer-paid family benefits (includes domestic partner) for health, dental, pharmacy and vision coverage, fully employer-paid defined benefit pension (SEIU), disability and life insurance, a generous leave package, car allowance, an optional 401(K) plan, and other benefits outlined in the policies of SEIU 775.

To be considered, your application must include: A résumé, cover letter with salary history and 3 professional references .


SEIU 775 is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Organizer In Training - Higher Education Campaign @ SEIU InternationalMon, 03 Aug 15 09:02:43 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5791http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5791Organization Name: SEIU International
Location: St. Louis, Missouri View Google Map
Job Post Date: 03 Aug 2015
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

SEIU

Union Organizer-in-Training - Higher Education Campaign

St. Louis, MO

We are seeking energetic and passionate individuals interested in starting social justice careers in labor organizing.

For 100 years, SEIU has been helping workers stand up for their rights, fighting for dignity, respect and better conditions in workplaces and communities. With a membership 2.1 million strong, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the United States and our diverse leaders and staff support workers as they speak out for good jobs and better lives for themselves and their families.

The SEIU Organizer-in-Training (OIT) Program is a 12-month training program. As an Organizer-in-Training with the SEIU, you will be assigned to organizing campaigns, trained on the fundamentals of union organizing and will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to help workers build power in the workplace.

Key Responsibilities:
• Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union workers.
• Building one-on-one relationships with workers.
• Identifying, recruiting and developing worker leaders.
• Conducting individual and group meetings with workers to move organizing campaigns forward.
• Engaging, motivating and mobilizing workers to take action.
• Planning and carrying out actions and events to support worker organizing efforts.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: Required Qualifications:
• Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.
• Ability and willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
• Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills.
• Basic computer literacy and ability to learn the organization’s technology tools.
• Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
• Willingness to conduct work site and home visits.
• Strong planning, time-management and problem-solving skills.
• Willingness to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
• Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.
• Ability and willingness to travel on a frequent basis within MO and out-of-State is required.
• If offered an Organizer-in-Training position, you will be required to relocate to St. Louis, MO. Relocation costs are not covered by SEIU.
Compensation:
• Salary and benefits are set by collective bargaining agreement. Salary is $38,000/annual and benefits include fully employer-paid health benefits package, $570/month car allowance, $60/month cell phone allowance, and other benefits outlined in the policies of SEIU and the staff union contract. This is a full-time, salaried, over-time exempt position.
Application Requirements:

A cover letter is required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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LEAD ORGANIZER @ United Valley Interfaith ProjectSun, 02 Aug 15 12:11:05 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5790http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5790Organization Name: United Valley Interfaith Project
Website: www.unitedvalleyinterfaith.com
Location: 5 Locations: Lebanon, NH (View Google Map); white River Junction, VT (View Google Map); Hanover, NH (View Google Map); Norwich, VT (View Google Map); Claremont, NH (View Google Map)
Job Post Date: 02 Aug 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on Experience
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

The United Valley Interfaith Project (UVIP) seeks a Lead Organizer to join our growing organization and assume major responsibility for current campaigns and projects. The right person for this position will have a passion for social justice and a strong desire to work with people organizing themselves as a force to that end. The Lead Organizer will help UVIP leaders strengthen and grow our organization by building relationships, developing additional leaders in member groups, and engaging in effective issue campaigns to win significant gains in local and statewide social justice issues. The Lead Organizer will report to UVIP’s Executive Director.

Current UVIP Campaigns – UVIP is currently engaged in 2 major efforts, each with several elements. The Lead Organizer would be involved in aspects of each:

1. Economic Justice Campaign – We are organizing low-wage workers in our region to join a statewide campaign for higher minimum wages, paid sick days, and an end to predatory lending in New Hampshire. An Economic Stories Project is gathering stories of economic distress in a form that produces data that can be analyzed. An Economic Justice Team is doing a statewide power analysis and planning actions and campaigns. We are enlisting a large number of 5-Minute Friends to support the effort.

2. Aging with Dignity Campaign – We are organizing seniors to work for better support of seniors as they seek to age with dignity in the place they wish to be – most often their home. A Senior Stories Project is gathering stories of the challenges of aging in community, in a form that produces data that can be analyzed. An Aging with Dignity Team is constructing an educational aging curriculum to help seniors navigate the issues aging brings. Grassroots volunteer organizations, community nurses and alliances with local hospitals are providing support in new and better ways.

Responsibilities – The Lead Organizer will be given major responsibility for important elements of the Economic Justice and Aging with Dignity campaigns. An important aspect will be managing the two Stories Projects within these campaigns.
1. (Immediate) Provide strong leadership to the Economic Stories and the Senior Stories Projects.
a. Recruit Story Gatherers from UVIP member groups and the community at large.
b. Oversee training of Story Gatherers in conducting 1-to-1 and roundtable discussions.
c. Be a role model to Story Gatherers with respect to listening skills in 1-to-1 and roundtable settings.
d. Mentor and encourage Story Gatherers as they settle into the story collection process.
e. Organize the story collection process, including assisting Story Gatherers in recruiting people to share their stories.
f. Oversee the transcription and data extraction of the stories gathered (with a partner public health agency).
g. Oversee analysis of the data resulting from the stories projects (with a partner public health agency).
h. Integrate the results of the Stories projects into the work of the Economic Justice and Aging with Dignity issue teams.
2. (Immediate) Working closely with the Executive Director, manage important elements of the work of the Economic Justice and Aging with Dignity teams.
a. Assist issue teams in organizing and developing strategies and plans to win issue campaigns including carrying out public action meetings and other tactics for advancing the cause of our issues.
b. Organize and facilitate team meetings.
c. Seek out, encourage, and mentor emerging leaders from within member groups and the community at large.
d. Provide in-the-field training for UVIP leaders as they engage in campaigns.
e. Connect the teams to other like-minded organizations in our region.
3. (Longer Term) Build relationships to strengthen our organization.
a. Initiate and foster relationships with clergy and other leaders of existing and potential UVIP member organizations.
b. Train and enable individuals within member groups to strengthen their relationships with one another, both within and across member groups.
a. Build and maintain productive working relationships with other like-minded groups that can be supportive allies in UVIP’s campaign work.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Some College
Experience: At least 3 years
Skills: Salary & Benefits – Salary will be commensurate with experience. UVIP offers paid holidays, paid vacation, and paid sick time, as well as package of other benefits for full time employees.

Qualifications and Attributes
1. Passion for social and economic justice, and strong commitment to faith- and values-based organizing.
2. Minimum of three years experience as a community or congregation-based organizer.
3. Demonstrated ability to develop leaders, and help them organize, and bring issue campaigns and other projects to successful conclusions.
4. High energy, exceptional team-building, and strong one-on-one relationship-building skills.
5. Strong communication skills: listening, speaking, writing, and computer skills.
6. Ability to share talents, values and sense of humor with a diverse team of leaders, staff and technical assistance providers.

Organization Description

The United Valley Interfaith Project (UVIP) is a growing seven-year old organization of faith congregations and community groups in the central Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. Our member groups are committed to working together for greater justice and a better quality of life for all people. We pursue these goals by building community across lines of income, religion and geography, developing the leadership skills of members within our congregations and organizations, and taking effective action on critical public issues. We view this work as an expression of our faith and values. A complete background on UVIP is available on www.unitedvalleyinterfaith.com. UVIP is a member of the InterValley Project (IVP) network of community organizing organizations in New England. IVP is discussed in detail at www.intervalleyproject.org.

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New York Organizing Director @ Families for Excellent SchoolsThu, 30 Jul 15 23:05:21 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5789http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5789Organization Name: Families for Excellent Schools
Website: www.familiesforexcellentschools.org
Location: New York, NY View Google Map
Job Post Date: 30 Jul 2015
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Families for Excellent Schools seeks a dynamic and experienced leader and organizer to serve as New York Organizing Director. Joining a highly-talented, deeply passionate, and entrepreneurial team and building on a strong record of success in changing policy, the New York Organizing Director will have the opportunity to affect the reality of educational choices for families across the state. Reporting to the New York State Director, this person will have a chance to significantly grow a unique relational organizing program with strong institutional and philanthropic support and an existing membership base. At a time of enormous growth for the organization, the Director will lead Families for Excellent Schools’ longest-standing organizing team, directing the implementation of ambitious statewide campaigns, overseeing a team of passionately committed organizers and supporting their growth and development, and building strong and genuine partnerships with community-based stakeholders. In overseeing the largest and most established team, s/he has the opportunity to help develop best practices and lessons for growth as Families for Excellent Schools grows statewide and nationally.

The ideal candidate for this role will be passionate about education as a path to opportunity, especially for low income communities and communities of color. S/he will be an experienced community or political organizer with an accomplished record of leading successful campaigns, political savvy, and a demonstrated excellence in field leadership or in other senior organizing roles at a state or national level. S/he will have a deep understanding of and appreciation for relational organizing and be an exceptional coach, with a strong capabilities in staff management, support, and development of team members within a culture of accountability, metrics, and regular feedback. S/he will have success working in entrepreneurial environments and the capacity to be flexible, collaborative, and solutions-oriented. Experience working in schools, charter management organizations or advocacy organizations, as well as fluency in Spanish, are a plus.

This search is being conducted with assistance from Callie Carroll of the national search firm Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. Please find more information and application instructions at the end of this document.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FACING THE NY ORGANIZING DIRECTOR

The New York Organizing Director will collaborate closely with the New York and national teams and can expect to engage in the following core challenges and opportunities:

Manage Organizers and Lead Professional Development
The New York Organizing Director will manage a team of organizers and support their growth by modeling, observing, and providing comprehensive feedback on how to:
-Build powerful public relationships with parents and community allies;
-Develop leadership capacity of parents;
-Lead parent meetings, workshops, and trainings;
-Grow and manage neighborhood chapters, advocacy committees, and town hall meetings; and
-Manage data and systems to support the organizers and campaigns.

Drive and Manage Organizing Campaigns
The New York Organizing Director will:
-Lead and support campaign planning sessions with national and state-level leadership, parent leaders, allies, and organizers;
-Build consensus from multiple stakeholders, including parents and community groups on campaign plans, and ensure implementation and execution of plans;
-Document and support best practices for drafting and maintenance of campaign plans;
-Drive strategic decision-making throughout campaign implementation by offering strong advice and counsel and reviewing performance; and
-With national and state-level leadership, guide organizers through check-ins, performance assessment, and field observations.

Lead and Manage Stakeholder Relationships
The New York Organizing Director will:
-In coordination with state-level leadership, develop partnerships with community-based organizations;
-Identify key prospective community allies and develop a long-term plan for building powerful partnerships; and
-Organize coalitions of parents, community-based organizations, schools, and various stakeholders to win campaigns.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a dynamic, results-oriented environment in which expectations are high for both the quality and speed of work. In addition, s/he should have the following qualifications, experiences, and qualities:

-Three to five years of experience working in a senior organizing role, and at least one year of experience managing organizers;
-A deep understanding of and appreciation for relational organizing, with a strong track record of managing organizers within similar organizing programs;
-An understanding of or experience working in schools and/or charter management organizations and/or advocacy organizations is a plus;
-Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
-An exceptional coach, with a proven track record of staff management, support, and development within a culture of accountability, metrics and regular, feedback;
-A track record of leadership and change management in a scaling organization; successful experience working in entrepreneurial environments, with the capacity to be flexible, collaborative, and solutions-oriented;
-A demonstrated commitment to education, and low-income and communities of color;
-Ability to build strong relationships with senior management, employees, and external partners and stakeholders;
-Fluency in Spanish is a plus;
-Bachelor’s degree or sufficient relevant work experience in lieu of education requirement; and
-Ability to travel frequently and work moderately irregular hours as needed.

Organization Description

HISTORY AND MISSION

Founded in 2011 through a partnership between schools and families, Families for Excellent Schools has built power in communities by engaging parents in the transformation of their schools. Envisioning a future where every child attends an excellent school, Families for Excellent Schools works to build coalitions of families and their allies by running campaigns that aim to change education policy to reach that vision.

As a member-driven organization, parents are the heart and soul of the organization’s work. Membership has increased steadily each year because of a fundamental commitment to organizing and winning on behalf of kids. With a hybrid organizing/mobilizing model unique in the sector, Families for Excellent Schools develops neighborhood chapters that support parent-to-parent organizing, training, and campaign work so that America’s schools are, once again, the best in the world.

In order to secure significant wins that create and expand excellent schools, Families for Excellent Schools convenes parents, institutions, and funders to develop and execute its campaigns with the following core strategies:
-Organizing: A parent organizing model that focuses on building relationships that lead to actions that build power.
-Mobilizing: When strategic, assemble supporters for large public events to effectively demonstrate power of families and their allies.
-Communications: Through earned, paid, social, and digital media, elevate stories of member families who are directly impacted by our failing education system.
-Elected Engagement: The authority to enact the policy changes rests in school boards or state legislatures, and Families for Excellent Schools works to create access to those politicians for members.
-Policy and Research: Thoughtful policy and research work bolsters credibility with the press and the public, as well as drives the press narrative and parental enthusiasm for the organization’s work.
-Community Allies: Securing the support of community allies such as faith-based organizations and trusted community institutions lends credibility to a campaign.

Currently, Families for Excellent Schools works with 41,000 families and over 100 allies in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts and is expanding quickly.

For more information about Families for Excellent Schools, please visit www.familiesforexcellentschools.org.

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Communications Coordinator @ League of Conservation VotersThu, 30 Jul 15 15:18:15 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5788http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5788Organization Name: League of Conservation Voters
Website: www.lcv.org
Location: phoenix, az View Google Map
Job Post Date: 30 Jul 2015
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

LCV is seeking a Communications Coordinator to join our Arizona-based Latino organizing program: Chispa: For a Cleaner future in Arizona. This position presents an opportunity to work with an innovative team that is connecting the Latino environmental culture to strategic advocacy and action to combat climate change and pollution and promote clean energy and healthy communities. The Communications Coordinator will oversee Chispa's traditional and social media strategies as well as develop other materials that engage various audiences, particularly Latino families, in environmental justice issues. We are seeking a bilingual, culturally competent candidate who possesses strong written and oral communication skills, is results-focused, highly driven, thoughtful and strategic.

Qualifications

Skills: Build relationships with Spanish-language and Latino-focused media and ensure ongoing coverage of Chispa's issues, message and spokespeople.

Work with LCV's consultants and leadership to develop, implement and evaluate traditional and social media campaigns that advance the goals of Chispa.

Coordinate with LCV's Latino Program Online Campaigner to develop social media and online content that builds a strong and active social media presence and following for Chispa.

Write press statements, advisories, releases and other materials that integrate messaging that reflects Latino culture and values and advances program goals.

Conduct trainings for volunteer spokespeople.

Work with Chispa staff to develop bilingual, culturally competent content for info-graphics, fliers, fact sheets and other written materials for diverse audiences.

Qualifications:

• Minimum 3 years experience in media communications, experience in grassroots, community, issue or labor organizing programs
• Written and spoken fluency in English and Spanish
• A track record of using social media platforms to advance program goals, including
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
• Experience developing, implementing and evaluating communications plans for short
and long-term campaigns
• A track record of successfully engaging different audiences into different levels of
advocacy
• Enthusiasm and a commitment to amplifying the voice and leadership of Latino communities in Arizona and confidence in the community's capacity to affect social change
• Strong team player with experience incorporating significant feedback received from a variety of partners and consultants
• The highest level of integrity, confidentiality and workplace ethics
• The position requires a willingness to work evening and weekend hours
• Demonstrated knowledge of and relationships with the Arizona media market and outlets, including spanish-language media preferred
• Desktop publishing and design experience preferred

The position will be based in Phoenix, Arizona and is a full-time salaried position that includes a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Organization Description

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn environmental values into national, state, and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.

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Organizer In Training - Higher Education Campaign @ SEIU InternationalThu, 30 Jul 15 15:17:07 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5787http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5787Organization Name: SEIU International
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina View Google Map
Job Post Date: 30 Jul 2015
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

SEIU



Union Organizer-in-Training - Higher Education Campaign



Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina



We are seeking energetic and passionate individuals interested in starting social justice careers in labor organizing.



For 100 years, SEIU has been helping workers stand up for their rights, fighting for dignity, respect and better conditions in workplaces and communities. With a membership 2.1 million strong, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the United States and our diverse leaders and staff support workers as they speak out for good jobs and better lives for themselves and their families.



The SEIU Organizer-in-Training (OIT) Program is a 12-month training program. As an Organizer-in-Training with the SEIU, you will be assigned to organizing campaigns, trained on the fundamentals of union organizing and will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to help workers build power in the workplace.



Key Responsibilities:

* Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union workers.
* Building one-on-one relationships with workers.
* Identifying, recruiting and developing worker leaders.
* Conducting individual and group meetings with workers to move organizing campaigns forward.
* Engaging, motivating and mobilizing workers to take action.
* Planning and carrying out actions and events to support worker organizing efforts.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: Required Qualifications:

* Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.
* Ability and willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
* Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills.
* Basic computer literacy and ability to learn the organization’s technology tools.
* Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
* Willingness to conduct work site and home visits.
* Strong planning, time-management and problem-solving skills.
* Willingness to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
* Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.
* Ability and willingness to travel on a frequent basis within NC and out-of-State is required.
* If offered an Organizer-in-Training position, you will be required to relocate to Raleigh-Durham NC. Relocation costs are not covered by SEIU.

Compensation:

* Salary and benefits are set by collective bargaining agreement. Salary is $38,000/annual and benefits include fully employer-paid health benefits package, $570/month car allowance, $60/month cell phone allowance, and other benefits outlined in the policies of SEIU and the staff union contract. This is a full-time, salaried, over-time exempt position.

Application Requirements:

A cover letter is required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.



SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Project Labor Organizer @ New York Communities for ChangeThu, 30 Jul 15 14:54:39 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5786http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5786Organization Name: New York Communities for Change
Location: New York, New York View Google Map
Job Post Date: 30 Jul 2015
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

New York Communities for Change



Project Labor Organizer /New York City “Fight for 15” Campaign



New York, New York



The New York City “Fight for 15” campaign is seeking candidates committed to the fight for economic and social justice and to raising work place standards for thousands of fast food and low wage workers in New York City.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Project Labor Organizer for an innovative and ground-breaking campaign that is bringing together fast food and low wage workers to hold corporations and employers accountable, to improve working conditions, and to fight for $15 an hour and a union.

Project positions are available immediately in the New York City metro area. Candidates who do not currently live in New York City will be required to relocate if offered a position. Relocation costs are not reimbursable.



JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Outreach to low wage workers in and around New York City. Outreach is done through a combination of worksite visits, home visits and phone calls.
* Educating and motivating workers to join the campaign to improve their working conditions.
* Recruiting and mobilizing workers to participate in and lead work site and public actions and events.
* Identifying, recruiting and developing worksite leaders.
* Assisting with planning and executing campaign tactics, events and actions.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Demonstrated commitment to social justice and worker rights.
* Prior labor, political, community and/or campus organizing experience.
* Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills.
* Ability and willingness to work long and irregular hours, including early morning, evening, and weekend work.
* Ability to engage, motivate and inspire others.
* Ability and experience working with diverse individuals and communities.
* Proficiency in English and Spanish is a plus.
* Valid U.S. driver’s license, automobile (to be used for work purposes) and auto insurance in your name.
* Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
* Self-disciplined, proactive and able to work independently.
* Flexible and able to adjust to rapidly changing campaign priorities and needs.

Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, starting at $40,000/per annum. Individual health care and dental coverage is provided, as well as reimbursement for business related mileage.



The NYCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Bilingual Union Organizer (English/Spanish) @ SEIU TexasThu, 30 Jul 15 10:52:24 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5785http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5785Organization Name: SEIU Texas
Location: Austin, Texas View Google Map
Job Post Date: 30 Jul 2015
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

SEIU Texas



Bilingual Union Organizer ( English/ Spanish)



Austin, TX



SEIU Texas has been on the cutting edge of building the power of low-wage workers in service industries and fighting in larger struggles for social justice on issues such as health care, immigration and education reform. We are now hiring organizers in Austin, TX to work on an exciting campaign to organize new workers.



KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES :

* Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to low-wage workers.
* Building one-on-one relationships with workers.
* Identifying and developing leaders to guide and lead campaigns.
* Conducting individual/group meetings with workers to discuss and plan organizing campaigns.
* Motivating individual workers and groups of workers to take action.
* Engaging workers in broader union efforts to bring pressure to bear on industry sectors.
* Coordinating with workers to gather information that is useful in identifying opportunities for membership growth and mobilization.
* Working to involve community allies in organizing campaigns.
* Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: JOB REQUIREMENTS:

* Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
* Capacity to work independently and with a team.
* The ability to make and follow through on a work plan.
* Sharp communications skills.
* Basic writing and computer skills.
* The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
* Willingness to conduct house visits and site visits.
* Previous experience in union or community organizing is desirable.
* A demonstrated commitment to social justice is required
* English/Spanish proficiency required.
* A car, valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance are required.
* If offered an Organizer position, you will be required to relocate to Austin, TX. Relocation costs are not covered by SEIU

SALARY & BENEFITS:

* Salary and benefits are competitive and based on experience.

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:



A cover letter is required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU Texas, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.



SEIU TX is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Commercial Building Community and Behavior Program Strategist @ Empower Efficiency, LLCTue, 28 Jul 15 17:42:55 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5784http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5784Organization Name: Empower Efficiency, LLC
Website: www.EmpowerEfficiency.com
Location: San Francisco, CA View Google Map
Job Post Date: 28 Jul 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Job Title: Commercial Building Community and Behavior Program Strategist
Start Date: Available immediately
Employment Type: Full-Time Employment or 40 hours/week Consulting
Location: Prefer San Francisco Bay Area (San Francisco and San Jose, CA)

Position Overview:
This position is part of Step Up and Power Down, a partnership between PG&E and the Cities of San Francisco and San Jose. We work closely with both San Francisco and San Jose businesses to motivate, enable, and engage their staff and customers to reduce energy waste through community-wide behavior and culture change programs. The project is cutting edge and very fast-paced, following a “test, learn, adapt” mantra. We aim to continuously develop and adapt innovative solutions and cost-effective opportunities to further the adoption of energy efficiency behaviors and technologies.

Successful Candidate Overview:
The successful candidate will bring considerable subject matter expertise to bear in behavior-related science and building energy efficiency strategies. They will balance those technical skills with general business and collaborative skills, working with a cross-functional project team of experts in complementary fields and collaborating with them to drive positive results for the client and community.

That candidate will be one of the leaders engaged in a complex, fast-moving project. While the first generation of energy opportunities focused on improving building technology, we believe the next wave will focus on behavior-related activities to how people use that technology and interact within the building. As such, this successful candidate will possess:

• Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage up, down, and across the project matrix
• Excellent client relationship management skills
• Efficient program planning and management skills
• Keen insight into of social science best practices:
o Well-versed in social science literature (e.g., social psychological theories, behavioral economics principles, and human psychology),
o Experienced with implementing community-based social marketing, the application of social science research methods (e.g., interviews, surveys, focus groups and observational research), experimental design and analysis, and
o Able to customize and apply these methods within the scope of the project.
• Basic technical understanding about the drivers of energy consumption
• A passion for reducing energy waste in buildings for both environmental and economic benefits
• Strong analytical skills reflective of their graduate degree, plus effective communications skills so they can connect with varied audiences: CEO, shopkeepers, engineers, and general office workers
• Ability to successfully represent the program publically to program participants
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding work environment, embodying an entrepreneurial spirit

Details about the Role and Responsibilities: We are seeking a versatile, thought leader to collaborate with Empower Efficiency staff, client stakeholders, and initiative partners to lead the following tasks:

1) Create and develop tools, processes, and procedures for assessing behavior-based opportunities to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings (“Workplace Energy Practice Assessments”);

2) Oversee the implementation and continuous improvement of those Workplace Energy Practice Assessments. Determine and report behavior change opportunities to reduce company-wide energy use (i.e., supervise site visits and analysis of participating companies to identify and report behavior-based savings opportunities);

3) Develop a set of community-wide engagement campaigns to encourage the occupants of different types and sizes of commercial buildings to change behaviors to save energy;

4) Develop and implement a set of behavior-based field experiments to advance learning about the effectiveness of various approaches to saving energy in the commercial buildings sector;

5) Collaborate with project teammates – client, participants and initiative partners- using social science expertise to help them improve the quality of other project processes and products and drive program-wide participation and energy savings; and

6) Support the organization of project’s quarterly external Behavior Advisory Committee to solicit its insights and ideas on particular program elements.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Doctorate
Experience: At least 3 years
Skills: Minimum Qualifications:
1) Prefer a Doctorate Degree in Sociology, Social Psychology, or another relevant field, however, will consider experience as a substitute
2) Three to ten years combined experience in:
•Community-based social marketing, psychology, behavioral science, social science, consumer product marketing, experimental design, and/or similar disciplines; and
•Energy consumption dynamics in commercial buildings, especially occupant-controlled energy actions (e.g., one-time and habitual actions).

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience working on California commercial energy efficiency initiatives and policies, including work with the CPUC and utility companies
• Familiarity with the San Francisco Bay Area and willingness to travel to project locations
• Strong oral and written communication skills, including experience in preparing and delivering client presentations and public presentations
• Ability to condense and explain behavior science principles in compelling summaries that can be understood by diverse constituents
• Ability to work independently and as a member of many teams at once; well-organized and self-motivated, ability to work alone and with teammates, at home or with others
• Ability to collaborate and develop and manage positive, productive business and interpersonal relationships
• Ability to design work plans, and to prioritize and meet goals under strict deadlines and changing priorities
• High attention to detail and the ability to perform multiple tasks under strict deadlines
• Competent with standard software applications, including: word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and presentations; experience with graphic design software a plus

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Organization Description

Company Background:

Empower Efficiency is a small and growing consulting company dedicated to making energy efficiency and renewable energy desirable to consumers. Empower Efficiency specializes in developing, implementing, and evaluating initiatives for energy efficiency, renewable, and clean energy. In particular, Empower Efficiency combines social psychology, consumer-focused programming, community-based social marketing, and grassroots outreach expertise to drive those changes in consumer behavior.

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Solidarity Harvest Organizer @ Food AND MedicineMon, 27 Jul 15 15:46:08 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5783http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5783Organization Name: Food AND Medicine
Website: www.foodandmedicine.org
Location: Brewer Maine View Google Map
Job Post Date: 27 Jul 2015
Job Terms: Contract / Seasonal
Salary: $6,700 annualy

Job Description

We are currently seeking the right candidate to coordinate the annual Solidarity Harvest which
provides 1200 food baskets to laid-off workers and families in need across Maine at Thanksgiving.

The position is from mid-August until early Dec with a total compensation of $6700 and an average
work week being 30 hours

Qualifications

Skills: We
are looking for:
● a highly organized individual with a strong commitment to social justice and the
mission/vision of Food AND Medicine.
● ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, manage, empower and delegate to large
number of volunteers.
● ability to effectively work with partner groups including unions, farmers, faith communities,
community organizations, etc.
● experience fundraising, grant writing and soliciting.
● strong computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and Outlook.
● demonstrated ability to multitask, problem solve, manage competing demands and timelines.
● self- motivation and self-direction with excellent attention to detail and follow through
critical.
● physical requirements include ability to lift equipment, food and materials up to 30# and
capacity to sit at desk as well as stand for significant periods of time.
● some nights and weekend work and long hours required leading into the last weeks and the
pre- Thanksgiving delivery push.
● ability to reliably get to meetings/events required

Organization Description

Food AND Medicine’s mission is to organize, educate, and empower workers and our communities in
the fight for economic and social justice. Food AND Medicine believes that by working together with
unions, farmers, community groups, small businesses, and faith-based organizations we will create
solutions and positive change.

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