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United for Respect (UFR) is a national organization building an industry voice of people working for the country’s largest retail corporations. Through scaled leadership development and base-building, UFR’s growing network is challenging major corporations and policymakers to provide family‐sustaining jobs for all working people. We leverage technology — social media and our digital platform, WorkIt — and bring the retail workforce into a shared community of support and advocacy. 

United for Respect is seeking a States Campaign Manager to drive policy campaigns for economic and racial justice in key states with a scaled activated base. Key policy initiatives that this position will be responsible for moving in states include, but are not limited to:

  • The Fair Workweek Initiative (FWI) which is driving the growing momentum to restore a workweek that enables working families to thrive and have input in their weekly schedules. FWI leaders successfully won fair workweek policies in Oregon, Seattle, San Francisco, New York City, Philadelphia, Emeryville, San Jose, and Chicago. 

  • The Stop Wall Street Looting Initiative which is protecting retail jobs from Wall Street’s predatory practices. UFR’s leaders are actively fighting to pass legislation to prohibit Wall Street’s profiteering at the expense of working families, and advocating for severance pay nationwide. 

Job Responsibilities

The States Campaign Manager will work as part of the Policy and Politics team at United for Respect. Working in collaboration with UFR’s Field and Campaigns team, the States Campaign Manager will:

  • Advance state campaigns that improve the lives of workers in low wage jobs while transforming how retail operates, including winning a fair workweek and protecting jobs from Wall Street and automation. 

  • Support training with the Field team of statewide field organizers and members to be strong public advocates and issue experts for policy change.

  • Develop a participatory model of policymaking with members to advance economic and racial justice that centers their leadership, experiences, and voices.

  • Maintain and build state political relationships with elected officials, key stakeholders, state and national partners/coalitions. 

  • Collaborate with communications and digital teams to amplify worker leadership and stories online, in the media and for advocacy.

  • Build the internal infrastructure for the Policy & Politics team, including development of campaign assets, strategic plans, new opportunities, and lobbying support. 

Qualifications

  • Highly motivated individual with a passion for transforming the lives of working people in low-wage jobs. 

  • At least 3 years of organizing and campaign experience, including 1 year of supervising experience. 

  • Experience in public and/or corporate policy advocacy and working in coalitions.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to empathize, connect, and work with workers in low-wage jobs from diverse backgrounds.

  • Strong analytical skills, ability to identify policy issues, determine and articulate policy recommendations effectively to a variety of audiences.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including writing for public education and policy, copy editing and proofreading ability.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and problem solve. 

  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage time efficiently. 

  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.

  • Ability to travel regularly. 

  • Comfortable with a remote work culture.

  • A demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and low-and moderate income families.

Competitive benefits package provided for full-time employees and eligible dependents, including health, dental, vision, and prescription coverage and 401k. 

Salary range: $65,000-$85,000.

United for Respect is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community. United for Respect provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training


Location: National; Washington DC or New York preferred., DC
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