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Organizer

Dallas-Fort Worth area, TX


United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 1000, a powerful voice for working men and women, is seeking an Organizer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to give workers a voice in the workplace. UFCW is one of the most progressive unions leading the fight to build worker power in our workplaces, communities and the political and legislative arenas to insure that workers and their families participate fully in the rewards of the economy they help sustain.

Responsibilities:
The Organizer will be the Local’s point of contact for all organizing leads coming into the Local by phone, web, social media, text, etc. Organizer will spend significant time online, on the phone, and on video conferencing with organizing leads in an effort to start organizing programs, develop worker committees and shepherd workers through NLRB representation elections. The Organizer will engage non-union workers in food, retail, and service industries primarily through online and digital interaction and potentially through face-to-face meetings. The Organizer should feel equally comfortable approaching workers online on social media and offline at the worksite.

Qualifications:
A demonstrated commitment to social justice work is required. This is a full time job with potentially extensive travel requirements, irregular hours and relocation to Dallas-Ft. Worth. Valid driver's license and a car are required. In some circumstances, foreign language skills are required; bilingual English/Spanish and other languages is a plus.

Organizing experience is a plus, but is not mandatory. If you have skills or experience through political, legislative, student activist, social justice, community or other union campaigns that is a plus.

Understanding and comfort with social media, technology, mobile devices, databases, is mandatory.

Skills

  • Strong writing, research and communications skills.
  • Strong listening and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse groups of people in high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to work independently within the context of a plan.
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects.
  • Ability to use basic word processing, data base programs and e-mail.
  • Familiarity with digital social media strategies and ability to incorporate them into an organizing plan.
  • Ability to relocate to Dallas-Ft-Worth.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits. United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 1000 is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Anthony Elmo
anthonyelmo@ufcw1000.org
405-343-5869

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