UDW Resource Center (URC)

Organizer (Bilingual)

Based in Central California (Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo region)


Job Title: Organizer (Bilingual)
Job Type: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director
Job Location: Central California (Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo region)
Schedule: Full-time, Hybrid (In office/remote)
Starting Salary: $30-35/per hour

The UDW Resource Center (URC) is a dynamic nonprofit workers center that provides organizing support, training and education with caregivers in the public and private sectors throughout California. URC is a space for these workers to organize themselves for better wages and working conditions, to change the care economy to benefit all Californians, and to organize for social, racial, and economic justice. We are dedicated to promoting the dignity and wellbeing of caregivers through leadership development, education, and material support such as food, housing, and healthcare. URC works in partnership with UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 on multiple projects and serves all home care and family child care providers regardless of union affiliation. This organizing program is independent of UDW. As an Organizer at URC, you will have the opportunity to support workers to drive change and create lasting social impact. For more information about URC, please visit our website at www.udwresourcecenter.org.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced bilingual Organizer who will recruit and support private sector home care workers to develop their leadership and organize collectively for better wages and working conditions. The Organizer will support the workers in becoming involved in advocacy on a variety of social and economic issues to improve their lives and their communities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit private sector workers to get involved with URC
  • Develop and maintain relationships with workers, identifying their abilities and potential contributions.
  • Assist with developing leadership development curriculum and trainings
  • Identify potential leaders and provide leadership development trainings and opportunities
  • Build and support a workers leadership committee
  • Assist workers in developing and executing campaigns
  • Mobilize workers around worksite issues, politics, public policy, and other issues affecting the lives of workers.
  • Carefully manage and maintain worker data to track and develop activists, leaders and participation
  • Build external relationships with the community, government officials and other workers to drive campaigns
  • Work collaboratively to identify effective communication systems to reach members and providers.
  • Assist in creating print and digital communications including leaflets, flyers, photos and social media posts.
  • Connect workers to case managers if they need social services and supports
  • Maintain work files and comply with administrative reporting.
  • Assist with department projects and perform other duties as assigned which are reasonably within the scope of work in this job classification.

Work Qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience in worker, community, or student organizing.
  • Strong commitment to social, racial, gender, and economic justice.
  • Bilingual (oral and written) in Spanish-English.
  • Knowledge of workers’ rights and advocacy skills.
  • Strong strategic and critical thinking skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively deliver presentations to small and large groups.
  • Facilitation Skills - strong skills to facilitate meetings and decision-making processes among diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
  • High levels of self-motivation and independence, as well as the ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to empathize and connect with diverse individuals.
  • Ability to successfully manage and direct teams including worker volunteers.
  • Effectively prioritize and multi-task assignments and responsibilities.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends and travel as needed.

Employee Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life / AD&D
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Paid Vacation Days
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Personal Day (8 hours)
  • 16 Paid Holidays

Equal Opportunity Employer:
URC is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based on race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law. Women, people of color and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send your cover letter and résumé to admin@udwresourcecenter.org. Applications will be reviewed on May 24, 2024 and interviews will be scheduled after that.

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