Digital Organizing Coordinator

About UFR 

United for Respect (UFR) is a national organization building the 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, including social media and our digital platforms, WorkIt and Issue Tracker, to bring people who work in retail together into shared community and advocacy campaigns. Learn more about UFR’s core programs here.

About WorkIt 

WorkIt is our proprietary digital platform that leverages machine learning to provide immediate support to people in low-wage jobs who are struggling to understand and assert their rights under the law and navigate corporate policies. WorkIt is available in both English and Spanish and can be downloaded directly through Google Play or iTunes to ask any question about workplace policy or rights via a simple chat interface to receive immediate, easy-to-understand advice and support. 

Position Overview

The WorkIt team is recruiting a Digital Organizing Coordinator to grow the WorkIt platform’s organizing pathway and help launch WorkIt’s digital community for people working in retail. The Digital Organizing Coordinator will be responsible for developing the WorkIt UFR organizing pathway, experimentation with organizing efforts on and off the platform, and managing and cultivating a high-performing WorkIt team. 

The Digital Organizing Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Supervise and develop WorkIt team members to achieve organizing goals and outcomes.

  • Develop organizing team infrastructure, including refining best practices, conducting organizing experiments, analyzing data and developing leader activation pathways. 

  • Launch experimental peer support communities to learn and validate UFR’s organizing model via digital platforms. 

  • Build a strong leadership cohort of people working in retail through engagement on UFR’s proprietary platforms, including WorkIt and our COVID-19 crowdsourced Issue tracker. 

  • Create a rollout strategy and plan for launching WorkIt to new sectors and UFR campaigns. 

  • Participate in strategy development, execute and planning to grow the organizing program and advance campaigns.

  • Provide project management and monitoring on grant deliverables as needed.

  • Lead cross-department and external stakeholder meetings to develop overall strategic goals for WorkIt, facilitate shared learnings,  and coordinate organizing strategies

  • Analyze organizing metrics and data and prepare team reports and recommendations.  

Requirements

  • Proven track record of coordinating successful digital organizing campaigns for progressive, labor or political organizations. 

  • Skilled at managing others and developing strong digital organizers and leaders.

  • Experience cultivating vibrant leader-led digital communities preferred.

  • Quick to learn new technologies

  • A demonstrated ability to manage up, down, and across stakeholders internal and external to your organization

  • Loves data and track record of incorporating data analysis into strategy development. 

  • Experience with Facebook ads a plus.

  • 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.  

  • Ability to work varied hours including nights, weekends and holidays.  

  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Location: Anywhere in the United States (remote)

Additional information

Salary Range: $71,600-$78,320 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.