Organizer North Carolina
The Organization United for Respect (OUR) seeks a dynamic organizer in North Carolina to provide strategic support and implementation for organizing people who work in retail, activating allies and achieve campaign goals.
Projects include: corporate accountability campaigning, online to offline worker organizing and developing relationships with alliance partners both locally and nationally.
OUR is a dynamic organization of retail workers dedicated to improving the lives of those working in the country’s largest job sector through peer workplace support and community building. OUR is a key driver in a new, dynamic movement of people working in low-wage jobs that is changing the national conversation about low-wage work and empowering workers with education around their workplace rights and community based resources so they can achieve job stability and improve working conditions. OUR’s success derives from its investment in developing high level leadership from its base and using creative organizing strategies that rely heavily on online tools to connect people into communities of peer support and action.
OUR is most known for OUR Walmart, a national organization of current and former Walmart workers that has achieved national scale and impact through an innovative fusion of workplace based and on-line outreach supported by strong community partnerships. Hundreds of leaders around the country anchor OUR Walmart’s work, and tens of thousands Walmart employees across all 50 states are engaged with OUR Walmart’s online organizing systems and tools. OUR Walmart members support each other, share information around their rights and resources, advocate for improved workplace conditions, share their stories publicly, propose policy improvements,
participate in intensive leadership training, and build alliances with community partners.
Scope of work:
Building and managing North & South Carolina statewide network of Walmart & retail workers online. Specific platforms we use to connect retail workers include Facebook, peer to peer texting, Instagram and our digital app WorkIt.
Developing and building committees of workers across North Carolina ready to take direct action offline.
Managing relationships with our alliance partners specifically to help develop strategy and connect workers into joint issue based campaigns.
Minimum of 2 years organizing or campaign experience
Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills
Self-motivated and dedicated – proven ability to work independently and overcome obstacles
Ability to work well with diverse organizations and communities
Understanding of issues facing communities of color, women and low-and moderate-income families
Willingness to learn new organizing strategies i.e. think outside the box
Ability to travel is a must
Ability to speak Spanish is a plus
Location: Candidates in the Raleigh – Durham or Charlotte metro areas preferred but accepting applications statewide and will hire the strongest candidate.
Salary Range: $38,000 to $52,000 annually depending on experience.
OUR is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to equity. People of color, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.