Organizers for America - Recent Job Postshttp://organizersforamerica.orgOrganizers for Americaen-usWed, 22 Oct 2014 05:31:36 -0400Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:31:36 -0400Copyright 2014 Organizers for AmericaKing Cow Central RSS Feed Generator (kingcow.com)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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Operations Assistant @ New York Hotel Trades Council Tue, 21 Oct 14 13:01:21 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4315http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4315Organization 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 $37,000 and $40,000 annualy.

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 Assistant
 
We are seeking an assistant for our union's operations team. The operations team works closely with the union’s organizing department as well as departments throughout the organization on program/project management, information management and analysis, logistics, research, office management, and human resources.
Assisting with the coordination of multiple projects
Assisting with the daily operations of the organizing department
Planning and executing logistics for campaigns, events, and picket lines
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date data in complex databases
Creating reports and tools for data analysis, analyzing the data, and providing managerial staff with reliable recommendations
Helping to create, supervise, and conduct research projects
Training staff on how to use technology and troubleshooting problems
Drafting plans to Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of work procedures
Writing articles for union website
Archiving union media
 
Advancement
The New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council is a powerful and dynamic organization. Any successful operations assistant 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
1 - 2 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
Bilingual Spanish/Mandarin/Cantonese/Polish a plus
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 $37,000 - $40,000
 
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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HEAT Assistant- Internal Organizing Assistant @ New York Hotel Trades CouncilTue, 21 Oct 14 11:09:11 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4157http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4157Organization Name: New York Hotel Trades Council
Website: www.nyhtc.org
Location: 707 8th avenue, New York, NY 10036 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 21 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $37,000 and $40,000 annualy.

Job Description

H.E.A.T. ASSISTANT
The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is currently seeking applications for the positions of H.E.A.T. Assistant.
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. 

Areas of Responsibility
H.E.A.T. Assistants work under the direction of H.E.A.T. System Supervisors, and spend much of their time meeting and working with the union's members in the hotels where they work. This is the best way to learn about what our union does and the industry conditions affecting the workers we represent.
H.E.A.T. Assistants may be assigned on short- or long-term bases to special projects and areas of responsibility that include, but are not limited to:

Grassroots Organizing
The H.E.A.T. System consists of approximately 3000 Hotel Employee Action Teams into which our members have been organized. Each team is led by a member volunteer known as a H.E.A.T. Captain. The teams are organized into approximately 500 larger groups, called H.E.A.T. Networks, which are led by member volunteers known as Network Leaders.
This structure allows the Council's membership to communicate quickly and effectively with the union's leadership, and provides an excellent vehicle for mobilizing the membership for action and encouraging member participation in the union.
H.E.A.T. Assistants help with the recruitment, training and supervision of the Network Leaders and H.E.A.T. Captains, as well as the continued improvement of the effectiveness of the H.E.A.T. System.

Contract Enforcement
The union contract lays out the standards of fairness that the hotel's management is required to follow. By constantly patrolling the hotels, listening and talking to workers, and reporting back to union leadership any grievances or possible contract violations, H.E.A.T. Assistants help the union fight for our members' rights on the job. They also assist with organizing the membership to participate in union actions to put pressure on management.

Member Mobilization
The union's power comes from the unity and militancy of our members. The union is based on this idea: "An injury to one is an injury to all." H.E.A.T. Assistants educate and inspire our members to stand up for themselves and each other by participating in actions in solidarity with fellow members and with the labor movement as a whole.

Political Action
By far the most important progressive political force in the country, unions are the only viable way working people exercise significant power in the American political system. H.E.A.T. Assistants aid with organizing our members to register, to vote, and to become politically active in order to hold politicians accountable.

Operations
Our union has over 27,000 members. To mobilize them for strikes, rallies, picket lines, election campaigns and other activities, H.E.A.T. Assistants help to plan the logistical details and oversee their implementation.

Communications
The union needs creative people to craft the message it delivers to workers, employers, politicians and the general public. H.E.A.T. Assistants help with the production of a wide range of persuasive and informative material using print, web and video.

Strategic Research
HEAT Assistants help the Strategic Research team to monitor the hotel industry, and support strategies to use corporate campaigns, political clout and other leverage to win contract fights against major corporations, and to increase the union's density (the percentage of unionization in the industry).

H.E.A.T. Assistants may also be assigned to work on internal and external organizing in Washington, DC.
Advancement
The H.E.A.T. Assistant position is the starting point on a career track to the most interesting and important leadership positions within our union.
H.E.A.T. Assistants are expected to learn and grow professionally at an accelerated pace. If a H.E.A.T. Assistant is successful, he or she will likely be promoted to H.E.A.T. System Supervisor within a year. H.E.A.T. System Supervisors who distinguish themselves can move into other key positions such as Organizer, Business Agent (Field Representative), or Grievance Officer.
Qualifications
Required
• 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.
Extra consideration will be given to candidates who possess any of the following:
• Bachelor's degree;
• Bilingual (in addition to English), especially in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian, Polish or Bengali;
• Strong computer skills and the ability to quickly learn new computer programs;
• Ability to write persuasively, clearly, and concisely;
• Experience developing and maintaining databases;
• Knowledge of FileMaker Pro;
• 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.


Salary and Benefits
• Annual salary will be in the range of $37,000 to $40,000;
• Excellent benefits and retirement package.


How to apply:
In addition to a resume and references, applicants for this position should include a cover letter that explains clearly and concisely the reasons for their interest in the position at the New York Hotel Trades Council, and specifically address a number of the above-listed qualifications, both those they do and do not possess.
Send resume, references, and cover letter 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.

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Executive Assistant to the Executive Director @ Corporate Accountability InternationalTue, 21 Oct 14 09:57:47 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5226http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5226Organization Name: Corporate Accountability International
Website: stopcorporateabuse.org
Location: Boston, MA View Google Map
Job Post Date: 21 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on Experience

Job Description

The Executive Assistant is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Executive Director while serving as a primary liaison to internal and external partners on behalf of the Executive Director. This key position functions as an extension of the Executive Director by anticipating needs and proactively advancing impact in the context of the Executive Director’s objectives and the organization’s mission, annual goals, and budgets. With an emphasis on sound judgment, initiative, confidentiality, and appropriate but minimal direction, the Executive Assistant facilitates the Executive Director's effectiveness, managing her portfolio of responsibilities, activities, and relationships by setting and vetting internal and external appointments and requests, directing assignments to appropriate staff, and working closely with the Board of Directors, Managing Director, Development Director and their teams. In addition, this person manages internal and external correspondence, develops and monitors the Board of Directors’ budget and spearheads special projects for the Executive Director. The Executive Assistant takes the lead on research, briefing, and fundraising preparation, board-related communication and meetings, and managing special events. This person must be able to interface successfully with internal departments and external entities using diplomacy and discretion. The Executive Assistant reports to the Executive Director, and also serves as her ambassador in dealing with key members of the organization and external constituencies including philanthropic partners, foundations, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization. This is a Boston-based position.

Major Responsibilities:
• Schedule Management & Preparation – Sets meetings, travel arrangements and associated logistical details, and content preparation. Works closely with Senior Management Team to ensure adequate time is given to Executive Director’s strategic priorities. Reviews and manages requests for speaking engagements and other public appearances. Coordinates with other staff and board to ensure timely completion of action items identified at meetings or otherwise specified by Executive Director. Monitors internal and external deadlines for Executive Director and provides appropriate reminders. Provides oversight of the preparation of all materials for Executive Director’s schedule including travel, fundraising, speaking engagements, presentations, correspondence, and other administrative functions. Schedules and prepares conference rooms for meetings that involve Executive Director.

• Board Relations & Support – Serves as Executive Director’s administrative liaison for Board of Directors and communicates regularly with directors on behalf of Executive Director to help maintain strong relationships. Plans and executes board meetings in collaboration with Executive Team, and manages the production and organization of board meeting content. Takes initiative to draft memos and materials as needed for board and related committee meetings and calls. Adheres to compliance with applicable rules and regulations set in by-laws regarding board and board committee matters, including advance distribution of materials before board meetings. Leads the planning of all board meetings, board retreats, and any other board-related events. Works with Executive Director, Managing Director and Board Chair to develop meeting agendas and content, and to identify specific action/follow-up items from each meeting; records and distributes minutes and materials from board meetings.

• Development Initiatives & Relationship Management – Works closely with Development Team in coordinating Executive Director’s fundraising and stewardship activities. Follows up on contacts made by Executive Director and supports the cultivation of ongoing and prospective relationships.

• Executive Support – Manages Executive Director’s systems, files, and data. Oversees timely completion of travel and expense reports. Provides strategic input to Executive Director when appropriate on organizational priorities to aid in decision-making, problem-solving, and meeting preparation.

• Communications Management – Proactively manages correspondence from Executive Director’s office. Oversees the preparation, production, and distribution of background and briefing materials and itineraries related to her meetings, presentations, conferences, and travel. Coordinates mailings and drafts correspondence from the Office of the Executive Director, and fields phone calls for her.

• Senior Management Liaison – Participates as an adjunct member of leadership teams including assisting in scheduling, agenda setting, and attending meetings. Assists in developing and coordinating meeting agendas, and serves as an active participant and note taker in team meetings as needed to ensure that priorities are clearly communicated.

• Participates in organization-wide planning, fundraising, program, and campaign activities.

Salary and benefits: $40,000-$54,000 DOE, with a generous benefits package including health, dental, FSA, 401(k), ongoing training and leadership development opportunities. Positive, fast-paced, collaborative, and impact-oriented organizational culture.

Corporate Accountability International is a member-powered, non-partisan, 501(c)(3) organization that protects human rights, public health and the environment from corporate abuse. Founded in 1977, the organization is a transformational, systemic change agent—as proven by its successful track record in the face of overwhelming corporate power, money, and influence.

Corporate Accountability International is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply today to join more than 60 smart and driven staff and interns working in this impact-oriented, fast-paced and dynamic organization, with a network of members and allies around the world.

Qualifications

Skills: • Demonstrated commitment to progressive social change and passion for our mission.
• At least four years experience, ideally in a campaign or political setting, using a PC platform, Salesforce, electronic calendar, associated applications, and experience using social media for business or professional purposes.
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills: you enjoy being on the phone.
• Ability to be flexible and available (including evenings and weekends), with an optimistic attitude to new challenges, a good sense of humor, and can-do approach.
• Good judgment, strong initiative, and a quick learner.
• Creative and aggressive problem-solver.
• Demonstrated discretion and professionalism to deal with confidential matters and information.
• Experience and eagerness for internal and external partnership development and fundraising.
• Experience working with a Board of Directors.
• Efficient and persistent with proven ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities in fast-paced work environment with minimal supervision.
• Highly organized, with excellent attention to details, including numbers, and conscientious in adhering to deadlines and deliverables.
• Highly collaborative team player who will bring the maturity, initiative, creativity, energy, discipline, and commitment needed to support the Executive Director and orchestrate initiatives organization-wide.
• A high-level, proactive performer with the ability to respond rapidly to changing conditions in a fast-paced environment.
• Skilled at dealing with external and internal partners respectfully, professionally, and with diplomacy and tact.
• Experience with and ability to travel occasionally for work, and to represent the organization at meetings and events.
• Keen ability to retain and connect information about key individuals and institutions.

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Executive Director @ Oregon Rural ActionSun, 19 Oct 14 17:14:07 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5225http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5225Organization Name: Oregon Rural Action
Website: www.oregonrural.org
Location: La Grande, Oregon View Google Map
Job Post Date: 19 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $40,000 and $50,000 annualy.

Job Description

Responsibilities include:
Developing and implementing a strategic plan with the Board of Directors.
Develop and implementing a comprehensive fundraising plan.
Developing working relationships with key foundation contacts and major donors.
Preparing annual budget with board treasurer for Board of Directors’ approval.
Overseeing financial management and cash flow to ensure fiscal responsibility.
Determining staffing needs to meet operational goals, overseeing staff hiring, orientation and training.
Supervising staff and conducting annual performance evaluations.
Fostering an atmosphere of communication, cooperation, and community among ORA staff,
board, and within the organization.
Ensuring that the issues we work on are member driven and decisions take members into account.


Benefits include health insurance, 4 weeks vacation, , and sabbatical after 5 years (with Board approval).

Qualifications

Skills: The ideal candidate will have successful experience in:
Foundation and major donor fundraising
Non‐profit administration and management
Staff supervision and leadership
Community Organizing
Visioning and strategic planning

As well as having:
Belief in and understanding of the principles of community organizing
Time management and prioritization skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills and
Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent experience

The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience winning on issues and building an organization in this manner. Visit www.oregonrural.org for more information.

Organization Description

Oregon Rural Action (ORA) is hiring a full‐time Executive Director based out of La Grande, Oregon. Oregon Rural Action is a membership-based organization working to promote social justice, agricultural and economic sustainability, and stewardship of the region’s land, air and water. We’re bringing people together to build strong communities by providing information and tools for local people to use in addressing the issues affecting Eastern Oregon communities. ORA is dedicated to community organizing and we are looking to grow.

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