Organizers for America - Recent Job Postshttp://organizersforamerica.orgOrganizers for Americaen-usFri, 24 Oct 2014 11:23:15 -0400Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:23:15 -0400Copyright 2014 Organizers for AmericaKing Cow Central RSS Feed Generator (kingcow.com)Lead Organizer @ The Los Angeles Alliance for a New EconomyThu, 23 Oct 14 15:47:48 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5234http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5234Organization Name: The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Website: www.laane.org
Location: 464 Lucas Ave, Suite 202 Los Angeles, CA 90017 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on Experience
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Job Announcement
Lead Organizer - Position available immediately
Los Angeles, CA

Lead Organizer
Jobs to Move America seeks a full-time Lead Organizer with a background in manufacturing. We are hiring a talented and experienced organizer to assist in leading our organizing campaigns in transportation manufacturing. We are seeking a qualified professional who will be able to work well with unions, community organizations, and companies. The Lead Organizer will recruit and develop leaders, contribute to campaign strategy, communicate and motivate existing and potential members, and lead pubic actions. The Lead Organizer will work directly with the Project Director, as well as community coalition allies.

Jobs to Move America is a national project to make our transit dollars go the distance. Jobs to Move America has a plan to build better, cleaner public transit systems, to create and retain good manufacturing jobs, and to generate opportunities for unemployed Americans like veterans, single parents, and residents of low-income neighborhoods.

Responsibilities
• Recruitment: recruiting new members and new leaders.
• Leadership development: developing and maintaining effective leaders through training and establishing committees and other leadership structures.
• Communication: effectively communicate with workers in assigned jurisdictions through personal visits, including house visits, flyers, newsletters, phone calls, mailings, bulletin board postings, and meetings.
• Issue Campaigns: develop and implement effective industry strategies and coordinate activities to raise standards. Identify significant worksite and/or departmental issues and develop strategies and tactics to effectively address them, including petitions, group grievances, work actions, media events, and legal actions.
• Intern Management: Develop and maintain an internship program focusing on transit manufacturing issues
• Work as part of a team to implement campaign strategy. Plan and execute events and actions.
• Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications
• 5+ years full-time labor, community or constituency organizing experience
• Experience leading other organizers is strongly preferred
• Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with others
• Ability to motivate and inspire others
• Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends
• Detail oriented, driven to succeed; ability to work independently and in a team
• Commitment to excellence and to the mission and goals of the organization and the labor movement
• Having a valid drivers’ license and a reliable, insured transportation.
• Bilingual skills or fluency in second language a plus


Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits provided.

E-mail a cover letter, detailed résumé, salary expectations and the name, job title, and phone number of three professional references to: info@jobstomoveamerica.org .

Click here for more information on Jobs to Move America.


We are an affirmative action employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. We work to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforce zero tolerance policies against discrimination and sexual harassment. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

Skills: Job Qualifications
• 5+ years full-time labor, community or constituency organizing experience
• Experience leading other organizers is strongly preferred
• Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with others
• Ability to motivate and inspire others
• Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends
• Detail oriented, driven to succeed; ability to work independently and in a team
• Commitment to excellence and to the mission and goals of the organization and the labor movement
• Having a valid drivers’ license and a reliable, insured transportation.
• Bilingual skills or fluency in second language a plus

Organization Description

Founded in 1993, LAANE is recognized as a national leader in the effort to address the challenges of working poverty, inadequate health care and polluted communities. Combining a vision of social justice with a practical approach to social change, LAANE has helped set in motion a broad movement to transform conditions in Los Angeles and beyond.

For the past 15 years, LAANE has been in the forefront of the nation’s most dynamic progressive movement. LAANE spearheaded the defeat of Wal-Mart’s ballot initiative in Inglewood, led Los Angeles’ groundbreaking living wage campaign and pioneered a new approach to economic development that has become a national model for community empowerment.

In 2008, LAANE played a pivotal role in the passage of one of the country’s most sweeping anti-pollution and anti-poverty measures, a Clean Trucks Program for the region’s ports that will dramatically improve air quality and raise the standard of living for as many as 16,000 truck drivers. LAANE also helped enact the nation’s first Construction Careers and Green Jobs Policy, which will ensure middle-class jobs for thousands of construction workers and open a path to good careers for at risk populations.

LAANE’s efforts to transform conditions in the region’s key industries have led to significant improvements for tens of thousands of working men and women. LAANE has also published a series of influential reports, including studies on working poverty and the impact of Wal-Mart on urban America.

LAANE is a co-founder of the Partnership for Working Families, a rapidly growing national alliance that is fighting for good jobs and healthy communities in nearly 20 major metropolitan areas.

LAANE and its leadership have received numerous honors, including awards from the Mayor of Los Angeles, the Speaker of the California Assembly, the UCLA School of Law and the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese.

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Biofuels, Land Rights and Food Security Grassroots Campaigner @ ActionAid USAThu, 23 Oct 14 13:54:34 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5233http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5233Organization Name: ActionAid USA
Website: www.actionaidusa.org
Location: Washington, DC View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $55,000 and $65,000 annualy.
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

ActionAid USA is looking for an experienced campaigner to develop creative strategic campaigns to increase awareness of the adverse impacts of biofuels on food security and land use and to mobilize civil society organizations and grassroots activists on biofuel (ethanol and biodiesel) issues. You will work closely with ActionAid offices in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe to advocate against biofuel policies that contribute to food and land insecurity for communities in developing countries. You will also work with a diverse coalition of organizations interested in affecting biofuels policy here in the United States, Europe, and internationally.

Accountabilities:

- Leading the development and implementation of a US grassroots campaign strategy on biofuels, land rights and food security, including development of a plan to expand and engage ActionAid’s base of grassroots supporters in the US

- Organizing and coordinating allied US and international civil society organizations on advocacy initiatives regarding US biofuels policy

- Liaising with ActionAid’s biofuels and land grabs campaign staff and building relationships with ActionAid affiliates in countries impacted by global biofuels expansion

- Developing grassroots campaigning and public education materials (including web content) to engage grassroots supporters, including ActionAid activists as well as activists from other human rights and development organizations

- Organizing public stunts, events and other activities to raise awareness of the impact of biofuels on food security

- Developing creative media outreach initiatives

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: - Minimum of 5 years’ experience in grassroots organizing and/or grassroots policy advocacy

- Experience in civil society networking and coalition-building both domestically and internationally

- Experience with web-based advocacy, campaigning and constituency development

- Demonstrated innovative use of a wide array of activist tools

- Superior writing skills for a variety of audiences including the media and civil society

- Demonstrated commitment, enthusiasm and passion for eradicating poverty and injustice

- Proven ability to work independently as well as in a team

Preferred:

- Proficiency in Spanish, French or Portuguese

- Knowledge of US policy on international development, land rights, and hunger issues and/or biofuels policy

Organization Description

We’re an international organization, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice.

We work directly with people living in poverty on the issues that are most important to them – so that they can bring about change. And that’s what makes us different.

We believe in people's right to food, water, shelter and education. But we also know that helping people understand, fight for and secure these rights is the most effective way to end poverty and injustice - for good.

We help people in the US to use their power to fight the causes of poverty and injustice. Because that's how real change happens - for families, communities, and whole societies.

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Field Organizer / Fast Food Workers Campaign, Boston @ Fight for 15 Wed, 22 Oct 14 20:09:35 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5232http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5232Organization Name: Fight for 15
Website: www.Click2apply.net/vt3gpxf
Location: boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02101 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 22 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Fight for 15



Field Organizer



Campaign: Fast Food Workers Campaign, Boston



Location: Boston, MA



Background: One of the largest and most momentous organizing campaigns for low wage workers is currently underway across the country. As part of a national movement, thousands of fast food workers are standing up for “$15 and a Union.” For the past year fast food workers from McDonalds, Taco Bell, KFC, Burger King and more are standing up and fighting to have their voices heard. This campaign has been extremely successful in having worker stories front and center as they take on the 200 billion dollar fast food industry.

Main Function: To identify, recruit and develop fast food workers in the work place and greater community. This includes engaging workers at or near their work place, areas of public transit and the community.

Qualifications

Experience: At least 1 years
Skills: Duties:
• Candidates must be big picture focused, have the ability to be positive throughout various challenges faced
• Be proactive with troubleshooting and finding solutions. Candidates must have the ability to adapt in a rapidly changing campaign atmosphere.
• Candidates must have a strong work ethic and the ability to perform successfully in a competitive team atmosphere
• Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to be strategic and creative is a must.

Other requirements or desired skills for the position include:
• 1-3 years of labor, political, or community organizing experience
• Commitment to social justice and worker’s rights required
• Spanish or Creole speaking capability is preferred.
• Some experience with member and/or leadership development and outreach
• Ability to engage and inspire people regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, class and/or experiences is required
• Must be flexible and willing to work early morning, evening, and weekend hours
• Must have a reliable car and valid driver’s license with proof of insurance

Working conditions:
• Salaried employee that willwork days and hours to meet the needs of the campaign.
• Required to work with minimal supervision.
• Ability to work under emergency situations to meet deadlines.
• Field Organizers are frequently exposed to noise and a regular flow of people around the office and in campaign locations.

Fight for 15 is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/vt3gpxf

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Chief Policy Officer @ Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of AmericaWed, 22 Oct 14 12:35:25 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5231http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5231Organization Name: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Website: www.iava.org/career
Location: Washington DC View Google Map
Job Post Date: 22 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: To be negotiated
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is seeking a strategic leader to expand IAVA’s political power and influence by leading our policy, legislative and research departments in Washington, DC. Over the last 10 years, IAVA has become one of Capitol Hill’s most respected advocacy groups that has led fights to pass the New GI Bill, address suicide among troops and veterans, and end the backlog of disability claims once and for all.

The Chief Policy Officer (CPO) is responsible for the strategic direction and roadmap of IAVA’s Policy Division. The CPO leads the policy, legislative and research teams, establishes priorities, defines the direction of policy priorities, and mentors the staff to ensure high-quality performance. The CPO is responsible for ensuring that veterans’ issues remain a priority in the political landscape, and that IAVA remains the leading voice for new veterans in DC.

The CPO is a member of IAVA’s senior leadership team and actively collaborates and coordinates efforts with the communications, development, programs and operations leaders. The CPO also maintains high-level relationships in Washington, DC, serves as a public spokesperson for IAVA, guides our annual membership survey and annual Policy Agenda, and provides political guidance to the organization’s senior leadership and Board.

The CPO reports to IAVA’s Chief Executive Officer.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Lead and manage a dynamic, motivated and innovative DC office of 6 people.
Shape the policy positions of IAVA and, in cooperation with the Executive Director, Chief of Staff and engagement team, craft the messaging that guides IAVA press releases, opinion pieces, testimonies, etc.
Represent IAVA effectively with the Administration and with Congress, as well as in the national and local media and at public events.
Working with IAVA’s Chief Officers, the CPO is responsible for planning, executing, and ensuring the effectiveness of IAVA’s advocacy strategy. Key projects include:
The development of the IAVA Policy Agenda
Drafting, fielding, and analyzing IAVA’s surveys of our membership and supporters
Guiding planning and implementation of the annual “Storm the Hill” advocacy week for IAVA members from across the country
Oversee legislative campaigns on a broad range of issues facing new veterans
Oversee and lead the research team in writing and editing IAVA’s issue reports and white papers
Coordinate efforts with IAVA’s other departments, housed in IAVA’s New York City headquarters.
Maintain the culture and morale of the team and connect them to the IAVA HQ.
Ensure that all personnel hired into the Policy department and that all products coming out of the DC office exceed IAVA’s high standards.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Experience: At least 5 years
Skills: EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

Extensive leadership, organizational, and strategic-planning experience. An ideal candidate has worked as a manager or director in a policy advocacy, or campaign environment, overseeing a talented and hard-working staff under significant time constraints.
Impeccable writing skills and a strong facility with public speaking. The CPO must be able to develop a deep understanding of a policy issue and translate that understanding into a concise message.
5+ years of experience leading a team in the military, political or advocacy environment and/or on Capitol Hill.
Expertise in military and veterans’ issues a plus.
Survey design and analysis a plus.
Media experience a plus.
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree a plus.

TRAITS

Exceptional analytical, political, and strategic thinking.
Impeccable writing and editing for numerous audiences, both internal and external to the organization.
Excellent project management skills, including the ability to manage tight timelines, simultaneous projects, and internal and external colleagues and teams.
Superior research design and implementation skills.
Quantitative and qualitative survey design and analysis.
Teaching and mentorship.
Organizational and management skills.
A sense of humor
A dedication to quality – perfectionists welcome.
A commitment to IAVA’s mission.

Organization Description

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the nation’s first and largest organization dedicated to serving the 2.8 million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, from their first day home to the rest of their lives. IAVA strives to build an empowered generation of veterans through programs in four key impact areas: Health, Education, Employment and Community.

Health - IAVA makes it a priority to ensure that both mental and physical health needs are being effectively addressed in our community, and has provided support to over 20,000 returning veterans nationwide.
Education - With nearly a million new veterans headed back to school under the New GI Bill, IAVA has provided over 500,000 with the tools and support needed to make informed decisions about their education.
Employment - No veteran should come home from Iraq or Afghanistan to an unemployment check. To fight shockingly high joblessness rates, IAVA’s Combat to Career initiative helped over 300,000 veterans in their transition to civilian careers in 2011.
Community - Less than 1% of the country served in Iraq and Afghanistan – a stark contrast to the 12% that served during WWII. Building community, both online and on-the-ground, is a critical factor in fulfilling IAVA’s mission, which means bridging geographical divides to create a united, supported and proud movement of new veterans.

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Internal Worksite Organizer for a Union @ Service Employees International Union Local 521Tue, 21 Oct 14 16:59:31 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5230http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5230Organization Name: Service Employees International Union Local 521
Website: www.seiu521.org
Location: 2 Locations: 2302 Zanker Rd., San Jose CA 95131 (View Google Map); 517 Mission St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (View Google Map)
Job Post Date: 21 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $54,868.58 and $77,236.49 annualy.

Job Description

INTERNAL WORKSITE ORGANIZER
JOB OPENING

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
You will be assigned to work with members in one or more organized jurisdictions in or near San Jose, CA (Silicon Valley). SEIU Local 521 represents clerical, blue collar, professional and service workers in the public and private sector, including healthcare and homecare.
You will be responsible for:
• Identifying, recruiting, training and developing stewards, officers and leaders.
• Leading and assisting in developing plans for worksite campaigns for specific issues including public budget issues, contract negotiations, safety, etc.
• Creating or assisting members in creating communication systems; write and edit leaflets, proposals, newsletters, etc.
• Negotiating or assisting in contract negotiations, from proposals through strike preparation.
• Monitoring stewards and officers in their representational duties, including grievances and disciplinary appeals. Follow through where necessary.
• Meeting timelines and procedures related to labor contracts and union bylaws constitution and policies.
• Encouraging participation in political and lobbying activities. Help members hold elected officials accountable.
• Participating in and learning to lead residual organizing campaigns; recruit members.
• Leading staff members or community based committees; serve as spokesperson.

What you’ll need to do the job:
• Ability to establish rapport with and organize members in widely diversified ethnic, social and economic groups.
• Good judgment and ability to discern priorities when faced with many important tasks.
• Some knowledge of labor rights and contract language and ability to learn these quickly.
• Willingness to work long and irregular hours, often including nights and weekends.
• Ability to communicate well in writing and orally; ability to mobilize membership.
• Ability to maintain work files and comply with administrative reporting.
• Bilingual/biliterate in Spanish, Hmong, Vietnamese, Chinese a plus.

These skills will normally have been developed by working as a full time union staff member in organizing or representational assignments.

We have an emergency need for experienced, skilled negotiators now. However, both experienced and intermediate level staff will be considered. We believe in Affirmative Action. Women, people of color and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

BENEFITS
• Monthly salary range beginning at $4,572.38 (some flexibility depending on experience).
• Employer-paid pension plan.
• Fully paid health insurance.
• Liberal vacation and sick leave.
• Life insurance and vision care.
• Pleasant atmosphere, great co-workers and supervisors.

Email, Fax, or mail your cover letter and resume to:
Chief Elected Officer Luisa Blue, c/o Karen Summers, HR Generalist at
jobs@seiu521.org
(408) 954-1538
2302 Zanker Rd., San Jose, CA 95131

Local 521 believes in affirmative action. People of color, women
and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Adhering at all times to the SEIU Leadership Standards:
 Shared unity of purpose
 Openness to questions and willingness to learn
 Acting with the courage of our convictions
 Working together with accountability
 Commitment to inclusion

Hurry, applicants who pass the paper screening process will be called for an interview. The resume filing period may be closed at any time after ten days from the issue date of this brochure if sufficient qualified resumes have been received. Therefore, it is important to submit your application as soon as possible.

Qualifications

Skills: Bilingual preferred; teachable; a leader and a people person

Organization Description

BACKGROUND OF SEIU LOCAL 521:
On March 1, 2007, five legacy SEIU locals came together to cover the North Central Region of California by forming one larger, more powerful local – SEIU Local 521. We combined all the resources of the five former locals, and received our charter as a new individual local on January 2, 2007.

This marked a new beginning for workers. We are stronger together. Our local now represents more than 45,600 workers in North Central California. Our membership includes thousands of public service workers in the Central Valley.

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Press Officer - Communications @ Public CitizenTue, 21 Oct 14 15:33:08 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5229http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5229Organization Name: Public Citizen
Website: www.citizen.org
Location: 20009 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 21 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Help us promote the importance of health, environmental, public safety and other safeguards, spreading the message that they are necessary to stop corporate crime, endangerment and abuse. We seek a proactive, strategic communicator who can help us gain ground in the messaging war against the Big Business interests intent on dismantling the regulatory system. Far from costing jobs, regulations create employment and are key to keeping our air clean, our food and water safe, our financial system secure and so much more.

Working with Public Citizen’s Communications Director and the Coordinator of the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards, this communicator should be a fast writer who can engage in rapid-fire response; develop pithy and concise messages; find media opportunities across all platforms; regularly contact reporters, bloggers and editorial writers regularly; write blog entries; and draft op-eds, letters to the editor and editorial board memos. The ideal candidate will have a public interest background, experience in journalism and/or campaign communications, and familiarity with the Washington, D.C., media landscape. The ideal candidate is a strong writer and is able to quickly generate a lot of materials and buzz using social media platforms and e-activism as well as traditional media outreach.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 3 years
Skills: The Communications Officer is responsible for spreading key messages about the regulatory system to media, other nonprofit organizations, lawmakers and more. The Communications Officer works closely with the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards coordinator and coalition communications team to devise strategy and do a wide range of media outreach and rapid response work as needed.

Additional Responsibilities:
In conjunction with the Public Citizen’s Communications Director and the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards coordinator, draw up strategic communications plans to meet short- and long-term goals.

- Engage daily in rapid response. Identify opportunities daily to get out key messages about regulations – e.g., search for and pursue op-ed, talk radio, local TV, LTE and other opportunities.
- Interact regularly with coalition partners to keep abreast of their activities.
- Leverage the work of coalition partners to better communicate key messages.
- Help maintain and grow the coalition’s Twitter handle and Facebook pages.
- Write blog posts and draft op-eds, letters to the editor, press releases, broadcast advisories and other press materials as needed.
- Keep up with legislative developments on regulatory bills moving through Congress.
- Keep up with news relating to regulations. Compile and distribute to the coalition regulatory media hits daily.
- Pitch media.
- Help maintain the coalition website.
- Maintain a website that tracks regulatory delays.
- Other duties as assigned.

Organization Description

Public Citizen is a national, non-partisan, public interest group with more than 300,000 members and activists. The Coalition for Sensible Safeguards is an alliance of consumer, small business, labor, scientific, research, good government, faith, community, health, environmental and public interest groups joined in the belief that our country’s system of regulatory safeguards provides a stable framework that secures our quality of life and paves the way for a sound economy that benefits us all.

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Rio Arriba Community Environmental Organizer @ Conservation Voters New Mexico Education FundTue, 21 Oct 14 15:30:06 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5228http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5228Organization Name: Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund
Website: www.CVNMEF.org
Job Post Date: 21 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Contract
Salary: $14.50 hourly
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

CVNMEF is seeking to hire an organizer to elevate environmental issues in Rio Arriba County and engage environmental activists. A candidate for the organizer position will have campaign, field and organizational skills, as well as a passion for protecting New Mexico’s environment.

Responsibilities:
- Work with CVNMEF to develop and implement a campaign plan that will include community presentations, tabling, petitioning, canvassing, earned media, social media, phone calls, letter-writing and volunteer trainings.
- Follow up with community members who have taken action to engage them further.
- Recruit and train volunteers.
- Conduct phone banks.
- Plan volunteer and activist events.

Qualifications

Skills: - Ability to easily relate to people from a variety of backgrounds.
- Enthusiasm for environmental activism.
- Innovative, creative and strategic experience around volunteer engagement.
- Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Passion for organizing and working as part of a team to mobilize people.
- Bilingual skills highly desired.
- Experience with the Voter Activation Network (VAN) highly desired.

Organization Description

Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNMEF) believes that protecting our environment begins with the people of New Mexico. We do this by engaging the people of New Mexico in our long-standing shared values of protecting our air, land, water and the health of our communities. We do this by mobilizing people to advocate on policy, enhancing the voting process, encouraging people to vote, cultivating conservation leaders and amplifying the voices of those most affected.

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HEAT Intern- Union Organizing Internship @ New York Hotel Trades CouncilTue, 21 Oct 14 13:15:34 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4313http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4313Organization Name: New York Hotel Trades Council
Website: www.hotelworkers.org
Location: 709 8th avenue, new york ny 10036 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 21 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: $14 hourly
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

H.E.A.T. Organizing Internship
The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO (NYHTC) is the union that represents 30,000 hotel, restaurant, and gaming workers in New York City, upstate New York, and northern New Jersey. NYHTC is the strongest union, with the best contract, for hotel workers in North America.
The New York City hotel industry has been experiencing a prolonged construction boom and it is vital to our members, and to those who work without the dignity of a union contract, that we maintain and improve union density in our industry. This year we plan to launch a new, long-term program to organize non-union hotels in the city on a large scale. Mobilizing our 30,000 members will be essential to winning this ambitious campaign.
We have built a rank-and-file leadership structure called the Hotel Employees Action Team (H.E.A.T.) System. The purpose of the H.E.A.T. System is to increase the participation of the membership in the union and to greatly enhance the union’s ability to mobilize our members for large-scale action, in order to organize non-union workers, to fight for higher wages and better benefits, and to increase the rights of hotel workers.
We are seeking to hire a number of energetic, intelligent and dedicated individuals to work as interns in support of these goals under the supervision and direction of a H.E.A.T. System Supervisor. They will have the opportunity to work directly with the union membership, learn internal union organizing first-hand, and gain exposure to a powerful and effective local labor union.
Responsibilities will include support of all aspects of the operation of the H.E.A.T. System, which may include:
• Recruitment and training of rank-and-file leaders (H.E.A.T. Captains and Network Leaders)
• Member outreach and mobilization
• Information management and tracking that provides the department with valuable tools for organizing
• Preparation of written communications to rank-and-file leaders and members, and the public
• General support for field operations and campaigns
• Logistical support for a wide variety of union events, including strikes and picket lines
• Boycott research
This internship offers the possibility of permanent employment. Resourceful and committed interns who distinguish themselves will have numerous opportunities for interesting and rewarding work.
Required qualifications:
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice
• Ability to motivate and inspire others
• Willingness to handle a wide range of dynamic responsibilities
• Ability to communicate respectfully and comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds
• Ability to multi-task and work efficiently
• Ability to learn quickly and grow into positions of greater responsibility
• Thorough attention to details
• Willingness to work hard and put in long hours when necessary
• Reliability, and a cooperative attitude
• Experience not needed
Extra consideration will be given for the following additional qualifications:
• Ability to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively
• Bilingual, especially in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian or Polish
• Experience working in the hotel, restaurant, or other service industries

Salary
Interns will be paid a stipend of $14 per hour, with overtime pay. The union will sponsor students for academic credit when applicable.
How to apply:
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter. Cover letters should be limited to one page and they should explain in specific terms the reasons for your interest in the internship. Applications should be sent to careers@nyhtc.org.
The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply. People of color and women are strongly urged to apply.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: High School/GED

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Local 25 Internal Organizer @ Local 25, UNITE-HERETue, 21 Oct 14 13:15:07 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5227http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5227Organization Name: Local 25, UNITE-HERE
Location: 901 k street, washignton D.C. 20001 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 21 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: $40,000 annualy

Job Description


Local 25, UNITE-HERE is currently seeking applications for the position of Internal Organizer. We represent approximately 6,500 hotel workers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.


We are in the process of building a rank-and-file leadership structure. The purpose of this structure is to increase the participation of the membership in the union and to greatly enhance the union's ability to mobilize our members for large-scale action, in order to organize non-union workers, fight for higher wages and better benefits, and increase the rights of hotel workers in DC. 


Areas of Responsibility 
This is a supervisory position. Internal Organizers may be assigned to work on short- or long-term projects and be given areas of responsibility that include, but are not limited to:
• 
Internal and External Organizing
• Contract Enforcement
• Member Mobilization
• 
Political Action
• Operations
• Supervision 
Grassroots
• Organizing


Our internal organizing structure will allow Local 25's membership to communicate quickly and effectively with the union's leadership, and provide an excellent vehicle for mobilizing the membership for action and encouraging member participation in the union. 


Internal Organizers are responsible for recruiting, training and supervising the rank-and-file leaders, and for continuing to improve the effectiveness of the internal organizing system. 


Advancement 

This position offers good prospects for advancement. Resourceful and committed staff members who become familiar with the union's operations and distinguish themselves will have numerous opportunities for rewarding and interesting work.


Qualifications Required

• Willingness to spend a significant amount of time training with the New York Hotel Trades Council in New York City

• Demonstrated commitment to social justice 

• Ability to motivate and inspire others 

• Ability to communicate respectfully and comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds 

• Ability to multitask, work efficiently, and be well organized

• Willingness to work long hours, often on short (or immediate) notice

• Willingness to handle a wide range of constantly changing responsibilities 

• Thorough attention to details 

• Resourcefulness and talent for problem-solving 

• Ability to learn quickly and grow into positions of greater responsibility 
• Ability to handle physically and mentally demanding assignments

• Integrity 

• Persistence and determination 

• Loyalty to the organization 

• Reliability 

• Good judgment

• Cooperative attitude 

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Extra consideration will be given to candidates who possess any of the following: 
• Bachelor's degree 

• Bilingual (in addition to English), especially in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Amharic 

• Ability to write persuasively, clearly, and concisely 

• Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new computer programs quickly 
• Knowledge of FileMaker Pro

• Experience developing and maintaining databases

• Graphic art and design skills 

• Web design and development experience 

• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (especially Flash) 

• Talent for photography and/or videography

• Knowledge of Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects 

• Experience working in the hotel, restaurant, hospitality, or other service industries 




Application Instructions

In addition to a resume and references, applicants must include a cover letter. The cover letter should be clear and concise and explain which position you are applying for, the specific reasons for your interest in the position, and specify (with appropriate explanation) which of each of the listed qualifications you possess and which ones you do not possess. 


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Operations Supervisor @ New York Hotel Trades Council Tue, 21 Oct 14 13:02:01 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4316http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4316Organization Name: New York Hotel Trades Council
Website: www.hotelworkers.org
Location: 709 8th Avenue View Google Map
Job Post Date: 21 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $40,000 and $45,000 annualy.
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

New York Hotel Trades Council
 
The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is the union of hotel workers in the New York City metropolitan area and Capital Region of New York State.  Our union represents approximately 30,000 non-managerial employees working in all hotel departments. 
More than 300 hotels and other related businesses employ our members and are under contract to our union. This accounts for approximately 75% of the hotel industry within the five boroughs of New York City. 
The membership of our union is united and militant, but also incredibly diverse. They come from many nations and backgrounds and speak more than 50 languages. 
The workers represented by our union enjoy the best union contract for hotel workers in the world, guaranteeing excellent wages, benefits, working conditions, and standards of fair treatment.
Please see our recruitment video at: 
http://www.hotelworkers.org/article/Work-for-HTC
Operations Supervisor
 
We are seeking a supervisor for our union's operations team.  The work of the operations team encompasses program/project management, information management, logistics, research, data analysis, office management and human resources.  
Responsibilities may include:
Managing multiple projects from planning to completion
Planning and executing logistics for campaigns, events, and picket lines
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date data in complex databases
Developing database reports and tools for analysis, analyzing the data, and providing executive and managerial staff with reliable recommendations
Becoming expert on union contracts and the hotel industry
Developing, supervising, and conducting research projects
Training staff on how to use technology and troubleshooting problems
Helping to create and implement staff policies and procedures
Drafting plans to Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of work procedures
Coordinating work for union website and social media
 
Advancement
The New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council is a powerful and dynamic organization. Any successful operations supervisor who distinguishes him/herself, demonstrates commitment and resourcefulness, and develops an understanding of the union and its operations will have numerous opportunities for advancement in a number of interesting and challenging areas.
Qualifications
Commitment to social justice
2 - 3 years of applicable work experience preferred
Ambition to take responsibility for assigned projects
Ability to communicate clearly and professionally
Ability to pay close attention to detail
Experience researching in databases and on the web
Four-year degree
Masters degree a plus
Bilingual Spanish/Mandarin/Cantonese/Polish a plus
Working knowledge of FileMaker Pro, or interest and ability to quickly learn database programs
Familiarity with Mac OSX operating system
Working knowledge of Apple iWork Suite and/or Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel
 
Annual salary range will start at $40,000 - $45,000
 
Excellent benefits and retirement package
 
Application Instructions
 
In addition to a resume and references, applicants must include a cover letter. The cover letter should be clear and concise and explain which position you are applying for, the specific reasons for your interest in the position, and specify (with appropriate explanation) which of each of the listed qualifications you possess and which ones you do not possess.
 
Please refer to individual job postings for any additional application materials that may be required or recommended. The cover letter, resume, references and additional materials should be emailed to:
 
careers@nyhtc.org
 
The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

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