Lead or Senior Organizer: Wall Street Accountability Team
United for Respect (UFR) is seeking a Lead or Senior level Organizer (depending on experience) to join its high-impact national field team and help grow and advance the leadership of working people in the retail industry and win game-changing campaigns for an inclusive economy that provides family-sustaining jobs.
Through online-to-offline organizing, UFR organizers play a key role in rapidly building strong worker leadership that will activate a broad base and advance integrated workplace justice campaigns that move policymakers and low-wage employers to elevate working conditions and standards resulting in access to good jobs for people working in retail. Through our Wall Street Accountability campaign, we engage and activate a broad network of people who work in retail owned by private equity in order to raise industry standards and hold Wall Street corporations responsible for the destruction of family-supporting jobs.
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. Learn more about UFR’s core programs here: united4respect.org
We are seeking a Wall Street Accountability Lead or Senior Organizer to:
Develop a national organizing plan that builds worker leadership and advances UFR’s Wall Street Accountability campaigns in holding Wall Street accountable and advances national field priorities.
Lead or supervise a staff of national campaign organizers to move a deep and rigorous organizing program in their base.
Build relationships and move campaigns and collaborative work with community partners.
Build a broad base and strong leadership of people working across major retailers bankrupted by Wall Street 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.
Develop and build leadership committees to drive public and corporate policy campaigns through an inclusive process that develops their organizing and advocacy skills, generates bold actions, moves industry stakeholders and educates the public.
Work with the staff and partners to organize actions, press events and prepare testimony for public hearings.
Develop the leadership of working people to share their stories with each other and publicly, with the media and online.
Participate in strategy development and planning to grow the organizing program and advance campaigns.
Build meaningful partnerships with community and policy allies to support campaigns, our members, and core organizing work.
Minimum 3 years as an experienced worker organizer and campaigner and/or minimum 2 years supervising a team in organizing workers and advancing campaigns, ideally while using digital strategies.
Ability to construct successful campaign strategies and organizing field plans.
Strong management skills.
Experience advancing workplace justice campaigns around wage theft, harassment, retaliation, etc.
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 is a plus.
Salary Range: Salary range $55,000 -$85,000 depending on experience and location.
UFR is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to equity. People of color; women; immigrants; gender queer, trans and gender variant people; LGBTIQ+ people are strongly encouraged to apply.
UFR 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.
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Location: National (remote)