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Labor Organizer(s)
Labor Organizer Boot Camp

Philadelphia, PA


Job Title: Labor Organizer(s)
Language: English (Required), Bilingual English/Spanish (Preferred)
Position Reports to: Lead Organizer
Position Location (s): Philadelphia, PA
Organizer Boot Camp Date(s): Start Date Varies

Summary:
The Philadelphia "Fight for 15" campaign is seeking candidates committed to the fight for economic and social justice. This is an exciting opportunity to learn how the campaign mobilizes low wage workers and builds a committed worker committee for an innovative and ground-breaking campaign that is bringing together fast food and low wage workers to fight for $15 an hour and union rights.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct outreach to low wage workers through work site, off-site and house visits.
  • Identify worker issues and mobilize workers to join the Fight for $15 campaign.
  • Identify, recruit and develop worksite leaders.
  • Mobilize workers to participate in and lead worksite actions and public mobilizations and events.
  • Assist with planning and executing campaign strategy, events and actions.
  • Additional responsibilities and duties as required

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and worker rights.
  • Previous experience working on progressive campaigns with campus, community, political, labor OR issue-based organizations is desirable.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under demanding deadlines.
  • Flexible and able to adjust to rapidly changing campaign priorities.
  • Good judgment.
  • Share our commitment to building a diverse union.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus
  • Valid U.S. driver's license, automobile (to be used for work purposes) and auto insurance

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must be comfortable working within an anti-¬racist, anti-sexist work environment
  • Experience with community outreach and engagement.
  • A hard worker who is eager to learn and is enthusiastic about taking on work ranging from challenging, intellectually stimulating tasks to more routine responsibilities
  • Politically savvy, with at least a basic knowledge of the unions, organizing, labor history, and national politics.
  • Energy and enthusiasm as well as an interest in social change issues and advocacy

Pay:

  • After boot-camp high performing candidates may be considered for permanent salaried positions.
  • Days: Monday through Friday (May be required to work some Saturdays)
  • Pay: $15/hour

To Apply:

  • Email resume with the subject heading "Field Organizer Boot Camp - Philadelphia" to corey.taylor@seiu.org.
  • No cover letter required, but welcomed. No mail applications accepted.
  • Please Note: We are accepting resumes up through 2/10/2017. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until bootcamp positions are filled for Philadelphia. DO NOT apply if you are unable to work full time.

For More Information:
http://fightfor15.org/

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