Paid Sick Days for All Campaign Organizer

Paid Sick Days for All Campaign Organizer

Paid Sick Days LogoPaid Sick Days for All is a local DC coalition campaigning to pass legislation to strengthen DC’s paid sick days law to ensure that all DC workers can earn paid sick days, including tipped restaurant workers and recently hired workers who are not protected by DC’s current law. The campaign is led by the Restaurant Opportunities Center-DC, the Employment Justice Center, and Jews United for Justice, but is supported by more than 50 nonprofit organizations, community groups, businesses and unions. We are anticipating an escalation of the campaign, which will require greater recruitment and mobilization of workers and allies.

Primary Responsibilities

The Organizer will be primarily responsible for identifying, recruiting, training and mobilizing workers to participate in the campaign through attending campaign actions, testifying at hearings and speaking at meetings with DC Councilmembers. The Organizer will report to and work in collaboration with the Paid Sick Days for All Steering Committee and will be responsible for regularly reporting to them on his or her progress. Specifically, the Organizer will:

● Recruit, hold one-on-one meetings with, and mobilize restaurant workers and other workers to participate in the Paid Sick Days for All Campaign;
● Develop educational resources about the paid sick days campaign (in English and Spanish) to be used in worker outreach;
● Reach out to potential organizational allies in the Latino community to increase involvement in the campaign;
● Reach out to Spanish speaking employers and increase their involvement in the campaign;
● Reach out to Spanish language media to keep them updated on campaign as well as pitch specific stories;
● Meet regularly with the Paid Sick Days for All Steering Committee to report results and track effectiveness of organizing activities; and
● Take other actions as required by the campaign.

Qualifications and Requirements

● Fully bilingual in Spanish and English, including strong written and verbal communications skills in both languages and the ability to relay complicated information in a user-friendly manner;
● Strong relational and people skills, including ability to engage community members across multiple cultures;
● Minimum 1-3 years of community, student, labor, or electoral grassroots organizing experience, ideally developing grassroots leadership with low-income populations and organizing larger issue campaigns;
● Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently, with modest supervision;
● Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, make and follow through on a work plan, and complete administrative tasks in a timely fashion;
● High level of accountability and initiative, must be a self-starter and eager to do team work to support the organization as a whole;
● Highly energetic and organized; and
● A demonstrated passion and commitment to empowering low-income workers and families.

Preferences

● Experience working with immigrant communities
● Knowledge of unions or other community organizations in the DC-area
● Social and traditional media skills
● Experience working with Salesforce, Salsa, or WordPress
● Substantive policy experience in DC, or at the local, state or federal government level, particularly federal or D.C. wage and hour or other employment issues

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The position is for 4-6 months with a possibility of extension.

How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to info@paidsickdaysforall.org.

The Paid Sick Days for All Campaign is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage applicants who are diverse by race, color, gender, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, familial responsibilities, marital status, veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, or any other characteristic that is protected under D.C. or federal law.