Coordinator for a Labor/Community Campaign to address economic inequity and advocate for social justice in the dynamic Silicon Valley
WHO WE ARE
UA Local Union 393 is a construction trade union with over 2,200 members. We have a long history of promoting social justice and worker rights issues in our community. We understand that if a diverse workforce gains more access to good middle class construction jobs through our Union, we will contribute to building a more powerful working class in our region.
WHAT WE ARE SEEKING
UA Local Union 393 is seeking a committed social justice advocate to join our team. This team member will support the internal organizing, community base building, social media program and project coordination needed to move our campaigns for quality jobs and equitable growth. This is a full-time, benefited position based in Silicon Valley.
The Campaign for a Secure Future Coordinator will work under the direction of the UA Local Union 393 Business Manager and will act to support the Local’s leadership as they implement the Union’s programs. This would include coordination of the Local’s social media program, assisting in the internal member organizing and mobilization program, assisting Member Leaders in community base building and conducting basic research on potential organizing targets.
Social Media Coordination
- Assist the Local’s Social Media Consultant in preparing the bi-monthly newsletter and eLetter.Help maintain and write content for the Local’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account.
- Collaborate with Local’s staff in using their social media platforms as tools to educate and mobilize the membership.
- Monitor comments across all UA Local 393 platforms and insure response in timely manner.
- Help generate more visits to our website, Facebook page and grow the Twitter Account
- Coordinate with Local’s Social Media Consultant to review and keep up with social media trends and best practices.
- Assist the Local’s Social Media Consultant in preparing regular reports that show engagements and growth in the Local’s social media platforms.
- Take photographs at work sites and worker actions to place within social media platforms.
Internal Organizing Support
- Assist Business Representatives and Member Leaders in building community- based member organizing teams.
- Develop and maintain tracking system of member participation in direct actions.
- Responsible for the Member Recognition Program for members who participate in the Local’s direct actions to grow union density.
- Assist Business Representatives in leadership development for Member Leaders.
- Providing logistical support for actions, meetings and events, including scheduling, turnout, event staffing, compiling minutes, and other duties as needed
Campaign research and Support
- Conducting web and media searches on possible targets of organizing campaigns
- Assisting Member Leaders in the research of possible organizing targets in their communities
- Coalition-building around specific policy issues, including outreach, meeting facilitation, mobilization, and conflict resolution
Required experience and qualifications
- 3-5 years of prior work and demonstrated commitment to worker organizing, economic and social justice movements
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills and use of social media
- Coalition building and facilitation skills across a diverse set organizations and constituents
- Experience working in multicultural settings
- Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
- Proficiency in basic qualitative research skills including internet and media searches and interviews
- Strong command of basic Word programs such as Excel, Powerpoint, etc.
- Willingness to work some evenings and weekends
- Experience in at least one of the following areas: local government policy, land use, Project Labor Agreements, living wage, workers’ rights, sectorial analysis, or strategic corporate research
- Bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese a plus, but not required
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The salary for this position will be a minimum of $70,000 a year and will be very competitive commensurate with candidates that have the breadth of experience UA Local 393 is seeking. It will have a generous benefits package, including full family health insurance and a retirement plan. This is a full-time, exempt position.
UA Local 393 is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ, and all qualified persons to apply for this position
Email cover letter and resume to: Business Manager Bill Guthrie c/o Elaine Sakazaki at Elaine@local393.org. SUBJECT LINE SHOULD SAY “COORDINATOR APPLICANT:” followed by your full name.
Provide an example of your writing used in an organizing campaign.
Application deadline: November 20, 2015. The position will be open until filled and starts immediately.