Organizer (Experienced)

Job Type

Full Time




218 S. Wabash
7th Floor
United States


UNITE HERE Local 1 in Chicago, IL is seeking an experienced Union Organizer. Organizers will identify, recruit and develop worker leaders, build active worker organizing committees, work with the team to win union representation and contract fights, and help build the movement of hospitality workers in the Chicago area.

Responsibilities include:

Identify and develop worker-leaders through one-on-one communication;

Build and maintain worker committees;

Organize and lead worker committee meetings;

Help to organize and run large actions such as picket lines and civil disobedience;

Perform administrative tasks necessary for worker organizing such as maintaining database, producing materials and correspondence.

Dedication to social and economic justice, and specifically to building a strong labor movement;

Organizing experience, particularly in building unity within a diverse group, and inspiring others to take action;

Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment within the context of an overall plan and structure;

Excellent communication skills in one-on-one and group settings;

Good organizational and administrative skills, including basic computer skills;

Willing and able to travel to appropriate work sites, and to work long and irregular work hours;

Qualified Applicants will have:

Valid driver's license and a car;

Spanish and English fluency

Ability to motivate and inspire others;

Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing;

Ability to establish close relationships with people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds;

Ability to handle physically and mentally demanding assignments;

Thorough attention to details;

Willingness to work long hours, often on short notice;

Willingness to travel on behalf of the union when necessary;

Preferred: Bilingual, especially Spanish/English or Cantonese, Mandarin,

Please provide:

A list and description of the organizing drives, strikes, and negotiations, or union campaigns that you have worked on, clearly describing the nature of your role in each;


Writing samples. – campaign related if available.

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Competitive benefit package

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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