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The Real Change Field Organizer is a full–time (40 hours per week), Tuesday through Saturday, position reporting to the Vendor Program Director. This position is responsible for business outreach, supporting vendors to reach their paper sales goals, and creating new and lasting positive relationships with store management throughout King County. This position spends over half their time in the field developing and strengthening relationships with the community.

 

Working under COVID:

This position is required to be partially in office; this schedule will be established upon hire. Real Change takes COVID very seriously; we require masks, work schedules are staggered to limit the number of people in the office, we utilize air purifiers, have a daily sanitation routine, use plexiglass around high traffic areas, and monitor staff for any Covid symptoms. The job description represents current work duties, and may shift some during Covid so that we can effectively meet our mission and serve our Vendor population.

 

Primary roles and responsibilities:

Community Workforce Development (50%)

  • Ensure positive relationships with existing retail partners throughout the community
  • Identify and create relationships with new businesses throughout King County
  • Utilize existing outreach tools and develop new methods as needed to increase selling spots
  • Conduct regularly scheduled field visits to offer sales coaching and help vendors resolve post conflicts
  • Follow up on vendor and customer complaints in the community in conjunction with the Program Director
  • Recruit new vendors by representing Real Change when out in the community

Vendor Services (35%)

  • Manage and assign posts according to existing system and priority process and ensure post information is up to date and accurate in database
  • Support the Authorized Vendor Guidelines and disciplinary decisions
  • Sell papers to vendors at the sales desk
  • Participate in opening and closing the vendor center and maintaining health and hygiene standards
  • Motivate and inform vendors of organizing opportunities and upcoming Real Change events
  • Participate in efforts to expand circulation under direction of manager

Administrative and Documentation (15%)

  • Maintain current and accurate records in Vendor Database, Club database, and staff communication blog
  • Participate in weekly vendor staff meetings
  • Write letters of recommendation, referral and proof of income for vendors upon request
  • Work collaboratively with other departments within Real Change
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year of experience with homelessness or poverty (personal or professional)
  • Driver’s license, or the ability to secure a license within the first 45 days on the job
  • Demonstrated commitment to economic and racial justice
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft suite and generic databases
  • Willingness to work in a busy and chaotic workspace

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Access to a private vehicle
  • Workforce Development experience
  • Experience with Sales Force database
  • Experience in conflict management and de-escalation


The Real Change Field Organizer is a full–time (40 hours per week), Tuesday through Saturday, position reporting to the Vendor Program Director. This position is responsible for business outreach, supporting vendors to reach their paper…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

At least $41,600Salary is $20.00 per hour.

Benefits

Benefit package includes Health and Dental coverage, generous PTO - 3 weeks’ vacation, 2 weeks’ sick, 10 holidays, 403B Retirement Fund with a 4% Real Change contribution, flexible work schedule and professional development funds. 

Benefit package includes Health and Dental coverage, generous PTO - 3 weeks’ vacation, 2 weeks’ sick, 10 holidays, 403B Retirement Fund with a 4% Real Change contribution, flexible work…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
Seattle, WA, USA

How to Apply

To apply, please email us your resume and a short cover letter to jobs@realchangenews.org with “Field Organizer” and your last name in the subject line. We will be evaluating candidates based on the minimum qualifications- for a successful application, we encourage you to explicitly highlight your direct or related experience & ability to meet these criteria. No phone calls, please.

To apply, please email us your resume and a short cover letter to jobs@realchangenews.org with “Field Organizer” and your last name in the subject line. We will be evaluating…

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