ABOUT UNITED FOR RESPECT
United For Respect (UFR) is a national organization building an industry voice of working 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. We are building the 21st Century labor movement, and we need Entry-Level Online-to-Offline Organizers who are passionate about workers’ rights and ready to build upon their strategic skill sets.
UFR’s high-impact organizing team is recruiting Entry-Level Online-to-Offline Organizers across the United States to grow the leadership of working people in the retail to win game-changing campaigns for family-sustaining jobs.
Through online-to-offline organizing, the Organizers will build strong relationships with retail workers and help them develop leadership skills that will activate a broad base on integrated campaigns that move policymakers and low-wage employers to create good jobs. Our campaigns focus on raising workplace standards through winning family sustaining jobs, a fair workweek, family leave, earned sick time, and equitable workplaces free of sexual harassment and racial discrimination. Additionally, new campaigns are taking off to support people losing their jobs at financially distressed retail companies owned by Wall Street hedge funds.
Entry-Level Organizers will be responsible for:
Building a broad base and strong leadership of people working across major retailers and in key states to support each other to enforce their rights and advance policy and industry change campaigns through UFR’s online-to-offline organizing model that includes online social media communities, peer to peer texting, field outreach, and our digital app WorkIt.
Collaborating with a small team of organizers, as well as reporting to a Lead Organizer.
Developing community-centered training curriculum focused on workers’ ability to drive public and corporate policy campaigns.
Working with the staff and partners to organize actions and press events and prepare testimony for public hearings.
Developing the leadership of working people to share their stories with each other and publicly, with the media and online.
Participating in strategy development and planning to grow the organizing program and advance campaigns.
Building meaningful partnerships with community and policy allies to support campaigns, our members, and core organizing work.
Demonstrated commitment to social, gender, racial and economic justice.
Minimum 1 year of working in direct service to, or organizing with, low-income communities.
Strong writing, research, and communication skills.
Strong listening, persuasion, and facilitation skills.
Ability to relate to and work with diverse groups of people as well as an understanding of the daily challenges faced by low-income communities of color.
Ability to work independently, navigate obstacles, discern priorities, meet competing deadlines and handle multiple projects.
Strong database management skills that inform analysis of the base and strategy.
Familiarity with digital strategies and online to offline organizing.
Ability to work varied hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
Ability to speak Spanish or Creole is a plus.
Location: Anywhere in the United States (remote)
Salary Range: Starting at $45,000 annually depending on experience and location.
Competitive benefits package provided for full-time employees and eligible dependents, including health, dental, vision, and prescription coverage and 401k. Ability to travel is a must.
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.