Wall Street Organizer (Temporary)
Wall Street Accountability Organizer (NYC)
United for Respect (UFR) is addressing and amplifying the destructive impacts of unchecked Wall Street greed, particularly the outsized role that private equity plays in our economy and our communities. UFR is seeking an experienced organizer to grow the leadership of working people working in retail companies that are owned by private equity in order to win game-changing campaigns for family-sustaining jobs and protections as part of our growing, high-impact, Wall Street Accountability Campaigns. Through online-to-offline organizing, the Organizer will build strong relationships with retail workers and help them develop leadership skills and activate a broad base to move policymakers and low-wage employers to create good jobs and protections. Our campaigns focus on raising workplace standards to win family sustaining jobs, a fair workweek, family leave, severance, earned sick time, hazard pay, and equitable workplaces free of sexual harassment and racial discrimination.
United For Respect (UFR) is a national organization building an industry voice of working people working for the country’s largest retail corporations. Through scaled leadership development and base-building, UFR’s growing network is challenging major corporations and policymakers to provide family‐sustaining jobs for all working people. We leverage technology — social media and our digital platform, WorkIt — and bring the retail workforce into a shared community of support and advocacy. We are building the 21st Century labor movement, and we need Organizers who share our vision for a liberated society and are able to draw connections between local campaigns and national issues.
UFR is seeking an Organizer who will work within the Wall Street organizing team and reports to the Corporate Accountability Director.
What You Will Be Doing:
Helping to build a broad base and strong leadership of people working for private-equity owned retail in New York City to support each other to advance policy and industry change campaigns through UFR’s online-to-offline organizing model that includes online social media communities, peer to peer texting, and field outreach.
Developing and building leadership committees to drive public and corporate policy campaigns through an inclusive process that develops their organizing and advocacy skills, generates bold actions, moves policy makers and educates the public.
Working with the Wall Street Accountability campaigns staff to organize actions, press events, and prepare testimony for public hearings.
Developing the leadership of working people to share their stories with each other and publicly, with the media and online.
Participate in strategy development and planning to grow the organizing program and advance campaigns.
Work in coalition with UFR’s community and policy allies to support campaigns, our members, and core organizing work.
What You’ll Bring
Minimum 2-3 years organizing campaign experience, ideally with organizing workers and using digital strategies.
Strong writing, research, and communication skills.
Strong listening, persuasion, and facilitation skills.
Ability to relate to and work with diverse groups of people as well as an understanding of the daily challenges faced by low-income communities of color.
Ability to work independently, navigate obstacles, discern priorities, meet competing deadlines and handle multiple projects.
Strong database management skills that inform analysis of the base and strategy.
Familiarity with digital strategies and online to offline organizing.
Ability to work varied hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
Ability to take feedback and implement changes in real time
Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.
We’re Excited About You Because:
Strong commitment to building grassroots worker power and the leadership of working class people to define our own destiny.
Employ a lens focused around social justice, race equity, and women’s rights to all facets of
your work and in your development and management of relationships both internally and externally.
Demonstrate maturity, comfort and agility communicating with a broad spectrum of people, from activists to finance practitioners.
Embrace technology as an enabler to help you get your job done and to collaborate in a culture that promotes passion in technology
Thrive in collaborative working environments and actively seek ways to make your work stronger by sharing your expertise and strengths and leveraging those of others.
Have demonstrated experience contributing to an inclusive working and professional development environment.
Are calm in a crisis, agile, and have great instincts about how to pivot quickly when needed
Have a proven track record for being a self-starter
Salary Range: $4000/monthly, plus $500/monthly healthcare stipend. This position is temporary with a contract through March 31, 2022.
UFR is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to equity. People of color, women, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are encouraged to apply.
Location: New York City