Nonprofit

Colorado/Arizona Lead Organizer

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Colorado City, CO
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Published 19 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
July 3, 2024
Application Deadline
July 2, 2024
Salary
USD $60,000 - $75,000 / year

Description

One Fair Wage is an organization seeking to raise wages, enhance working conditions

in the service sector and end all subminimum wages in the United States.

With the Great Resignation, millions of workers are refusing to work for subminimum

wages, employers are raising wages to recruit staff, and the political landscape to

advance policy to raise wages has changed dramatically. Given the historic moment,

One Fair Wage has launched an ambitious campaign to advance bills and ballot

measures in 25 states nationwide to raise wages and end subminimum wages in the

US - and through the process, engage millions of unlikely, low-wage worker voters

politically. One Fair Wage is thus advancing policy, voter engagement, employer

engagement, and culture shift activities to ultimately lift millions of tipped workers out of

poverty nationwide and engage them in the political process that governs their lives.

The Opportunity

One Fair Wage is hiring a Colorado/Arizona Lead Organizer to conduct worker

organizing and mobilization in Colorado and Arizona to support the inclusion of tipped

workers in legislation currently advancing to raise the minimum wage. The Lead

Organizer would report to the Co-Organizing Director.

The ideal candidate for this position is strategic, energetic, and innovative, and has

experience in both worker organizing and organizer supervision. The candidate will

bring strong organizational, worker relationship management, and planning skills to this

role and will serve as a driving force behind the legislative campaign in the

Colorado/Arizona area. This is a full-time position, but candidates seeking other types


of arrangements are welcome to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Organizing

● Identify, grow and develop committees of worker member leaders

● Mobilize workers to attend rallies, press events, hearings, and other legislative

events

● Work with local members to identify and train spokespersons

● Support the work of the Organizing Department as necessary

● Attend scheduled department meetings and trainings as assigned

● Track employer and worker member data using EveryAction

● Organize petition drops in target legislators’ offices

● Organize lobbying visits/events with legislators and workers at both local and

state offices


QUALIFICATIONS: 3-5 years experience in organizing for labor and/or social justice

movement organizing, with strong understanding of online leadership development

● 3-5 years organizing experience, especially worker organizing

● Experience with computer software, team management apps, and social

media platforms, including Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Zoom, VAN,

EveryAction, Asana, Slack, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc

● Maintenance of a professional attitude and strong ethical practice and a

willingness to learn and grow; ability to consistently represent OFW publicly,

professionally online and in person

● Self-starter, motivated to get work done in an aggressive but

supportive team environment

● Strong supervision, communication, time management, and team leadership

skills, including active listening, empathy, well structured agendas, delegation,

facilitation skills, documentation of work and strong writing skills

● Ability to work nights and weekends, with strong boundary and self-care

skills, ability to manage up and work independently as well as collaborate,

coordinate, and prioritize multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.

● Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships and


partnerships across organizations

● Ability to work under high pressure and short deadlines

● Commitment to racial, social, and economic justice; and significant experience

working collaboratively with persons of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds,

socioeconomic status, ages, and sexual orientations

● Willingness to travel and work in the work office .

● A valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and auto insurance coverage

when driving are needed

● Experience as a tipped worker or restaurant worker preferred

● Fluency in a language other than English preferred

One Fair Wage can offer $60-$75,000 plus benefits, based on experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do

not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual

orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and will provide

reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to

perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of

employment.

Former service workers, women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Please

submit a resume and cover letter to Karlton@onefairwage.org

One Fair Wage is an organization seeking to raise wages, enhance working conditions

in the service sector and end all subminimum wages in the United States.

With the Great Resignation, millions of workers are refusing to work for subminimum…

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Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Colorado City, CO
Colorado City, CO, USA

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