Independent Drivers Guild – IAMAW District 15

Independent Drivers Guild
IAMAW District 15


Director of Organizing

Based in New York City, NY

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Organizing is part of a cross-departmental team. They participate in senior staff meetings and strategy planning and serves as a coach and mentor for Organizers and Stewards.

The Director of Organizing performs a range of duties, which may vary according to the needs of the overall program, a specific action, or the needs of the IDG.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice;
  • Work with staff across departments to develop and drive program;
  • Drive the recruitment, development and maintenance of Stewards;
  • Help develop and run organizing meetings and trainings;
  • Develop and execute their own monthly work plan;
  • Monitor and mentor Organizers and Stewards on organizing, including community and airport outreach, identifying new member leaders, planning and running actions, etc.; lead by example, setting high standards in work ethic and conduct;
  • Train and mentor Stewards.

Ability to establish close relationships with people form diverse cultural and economic backgrounds:

  • Build effective external relationships within the community;
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with company officials;
  • Maintain the accuracy of lists, records and databases
  • Work within the framework and processes of the organization to resolve internal issues;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • An in-depth understanding of worker organizing based on prior work experience; three to five years of organizing experience strongly preferred, including experience leading a team;
  • The ability and willingness to travel, and to work long hours, including weekend work;
  • Strong and effective verbal communication and presentation skills;
  • Advanced writing and computer skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; experience and ability to work with people from diverse background
  • Fluency in a second language is preferred.

IDG offers a competitive salary and a benefits package.

To Apply
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