Campaign Lead CWA Strong - Public Sector Organizing (NYC)

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $64,141
Maximum: $81,389

Published

08/03/2018

Address

80 PINE ST., 37TH FLOOR
New York
New York
10005
United States

Description

Communications Workers of America is hiring a Campaign Lead to work with five of our public sector locals in New York City. The position would work with local staff and organizers to deepen members’ commitment to the union, identify and train member leaders, and build activism in the worksite. 


The Campaign Lead position will be based in New York City, NY.


Job Responsibilities:

• Develop and oversee work plans with local staff and organizers

• Work with locals to develop and run trainings with their members

• Build a program for worksite activism 

• Conduct site visits and walk arounds with local staff

• Track campaign progress and produce regular reports

• Work with local and national staff to make sure we have effective database and tracking systems in place


A strong candidate would have the following skills and experience:

• Demonstrated organizing or campaign experience including identifying and developing member activists and mentoring local leaders


Responsibilities when employed in an Organizing campaign:

• Ability to assess support of the union or campaign, identify potential committee members, move workers to make concrete commitments and take action, recruit people to a committee, facilitate committee meetings, work with groups

• Understand and discuss issues in a way that contribute to the momentum of a campaign

• Utilize numerous organizing tactics including home-visiting, cold phone calling, hand billing, etc.

• Have a fundamental commitment to building a diverse and democratic movement and ability to organize workers and citizens from diverse backgrounds and demographics

• Along with campaign leadership, be able to work effectively with committee members

• Assist with moving campaigns to stage 3

• Keep the organizing committee on track

• Motivate them to move through roadblocks and be public when it is time

• Give them a realistic assessment of progress and inoculate them

• Work with the local to help identify and encourage others in local to participate in organizing campaigns and build support for organizing

• Along with the DOC, be able to help develop and implement a local organizing plan

• Submit reports as required, but at least monthly

• Must be able to work on projects to build the local, but also be able to assist in national and district organizing projects.

• Be heavily involved in major National and District Organizing Priority campaigns

• Capable of running campaigns with minimal assistance, motivate and dig out committee members, work in a team with other organizers involved in the campaign

• Be able to communicate effectively in writing, in speaking, and via electronic media. Be able to work with data bases, able to do basic flyers and other written material

• Able to function as a trainer at an Organizer Institute and train organizing committee members

• Work with locals on National and District priority campaigns and help local organizers

• Travel to work locations away from home and work location by car and plane to locations as needed

• Computer skills that allow at least intermediate-level data management and communication


Job Qualifications:

• Willing and able to take regular direction and learn from experienced campaign staff

• Willing to commit, energy, heart and long, irregular hours

• Ability to learn and implement the campaign basics

• Be able to take notes, listen and get information/report back to DOC or other campaign leadership to evaluate campaigns

• Ability to assess workers' support of the campaign, identify potential committee members, move workers to make concrete commitments and take action, recruit people to a committee, facilitate committee meetings, work with groups.

• Understand and discuss issues in a way that contribute to the momentum of an organizing campaign.

• Have a fundamental commitment to building a diverse and democratic labor movement and ability to organize workers from diverse backgrounds and demographics.

• Willing to attend an Organizing Institute

• Basic communications skills, able to do basic flyers and other written material

• Motivated self-starter able to learn and troubleshoot without heavy supervision

• Driver’s license and ability to travel to work locations away from home/office location.

• 1-2 years of prior labor, political or community organizing experience

• Strong social, written and verbal communication skills

• Patient in pressure situations and savvy with conflict management

• Bilingual, a plus


Job Specifications:

• Wages: $64,141.81 - $81,389.87 annually (Effective 10/1/2017).

• Reports to the CWA Organizing Director or appropriate administrative staff

• Other terms and conditions as per the Memorandum of Agreement.

• This position will not be used to replace regular full-time CWA Staff Representatives or District Organizing Coordinators, or in lieu of hiring regular full-time staff for permanent positions/vacancies.

Benefits

Other terms and conditions as per the Memorandum of Agreement.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual, a plus.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Interested applicants should forward their résumé and cover letter to: human_resources@cwa-union.org.


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