Brandworkers Seeks Organizer & Event Associate (Long Island City, NY)

Organizer

Job Overview:
Are you looking to challenge the racist and xenophobic policies of the Trump administration? Are you interested in developing a new model of organizing that builds a fighting labor movement for the 21st century? The organizer position at Brandworkers centers on building dynamic campaigns with workers directly affected by Trump’s policies. You’ll be helping local food manufacturing workers attain the know-how to create strong factory organizing committees and build collective power across the industry.

Our Story:
Brandworkers is the country’s first worker center led and operated by workers employed in the fast-growing local food manufacturing industry. Through organizing, direct action, and partnerships with eaters, Brandworkers members are winning dignified jobs across the local food industry and developing a model of workplace association with far-reaching potential for labor renewal. Commemorating its tenth anniversary, Brandworkers’ founding belief is that the most marginalized workers have a unique power to remake their industry and to help build a movement that transforms society.

Reports To: Campaign Director
Essential Responsibilities:

  • Identify, assess, and connect with worksite leaders in the local food manufacturing industry.
  • Help Brandworkers members attain mastery of organizing, campaigning, and leadership capabilities.
  • Support organizing committee leaders to design agendas, organize co-workers, develop a path to victory, formulate and advance a campaign plan, and counter anti-organizing tactics.
  • Support workers’ leadership development journey from the shop floor to the industry overall
  • Track, compile and analyze your organizing progress to maximize mission impact.

Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years of experience and demonstrated success as a union organizer or as a worker center organizer who built robust organizing committees in workplaces.
  • Mastery of core workplace organizing capabilities: active listening, charting, message development, leadership identification, committee building, and more.
  • Demonstrated ability to embrace Brandworkers’ prioritization of the most marginalized workers including indigenous, immigrant, women, people of color and/or gender nonconforming people.
  • Ability to execute with discipline including making and carrying out quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily plans to achieve quantitative and qualitative goals.
  • You are fluent in Spanish and in English.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary based on your experience level, with a minimum range starting at $34,000/year

Fully-paid health and dental benefits. Participation in Brandworkers’ retirement program. Generous vacation and professional development policies. Platform to fully lead, to create, and to express your movement contribution.

Our Hiring Process & Timeline:

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • We will begin scheduling phone interviews on July 17th.
  • We will conduct short phone interviews and begin in-person one-hour interviews in late July.
  • Finalists will be invited to a second-round one-hour interview, and we will make an offer shortly thereafter.
  • We would like to have the selected candidate start August 14th.

Interested candidates should email Gabriel Morales, Campaign Director, at gmorales@brandworkers.org with a cover letter and resume.

Brandworkers strongly encourages applications from people of color, women, immigrants, indigenous people, LGBT people, and other traditionally oppressed communities.

Event Associate

Brandworkers is the first and only non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to the factory workers behind the soaring local food industry. Brandworkers members are organizing an industry-wide base of local food production workers for dignified jobs, promoting fresh food made close to home, and developing a new form of workplace association for the 21st century. We help members develop as social change leaders and attain the know-how to build their own life-changing campaigns for workplace justice. Our community is a vibrant partnership of workers and their allies rising together for wholesome local food and dignified jobs.

We were founded in 2007 based on the principle that workers themselves are uniquely positioned to lead dramatic change in an industry and in society.

The Position:

Do you have conviction for helping our community raise the money that movements need to win? Is a commitment to racial, gender, and immigrant justice central to your life?

This full-time, 3-month position is for someone who will thrive in a culture defined by accountability to workers and commitment to helping workers win. You challenge the ways things have been done before, think deeply about how the world is changing, and speak up with your open and honest opinions. You have a fine attention to detail and relish being part of a team working together to get the job done. You love working with communities and being a community builder.

Reports to: Michelle Flores, Development Director

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the design, printing and mailing of all sponsorship letters, invitations, pledge letters, and gift acknowledgements.
  • Assist in digital outreach and administration such as sending emails, social media posts and website management.
  • Keep accurate records of all ticket sales, journal ads, sponsorships, monetary and in-kind donations, as well as event attendance and outreach activities.
  • Manage event logistics and coordinate all vendor relations with the dinner venue, caterer, graphic designer and printers, florist, lighting and sound technicians, check-in and electronic bidding support to execute an on-budget and seamless 10th Anniversary Awards Dinner.
  • Recruit, train and coordinate event volunteers.
  • Assist with implementation of the event outreach strategy through data management, fundraising phone calls and administrative support.

Your Qualifications:

  • Experience or a demonstrable interest in ally organizing and individual fundraising.
  • Specific, proven alignment with working class people, people of color, indigenous people, women, and immigrants.
  • Available to work full-time, August 14th—November 17th, usually Monday-Friday daytime hours with an average of one evening per week.
  • At least one year experience in event planning, volunteer coordination, community organizing, administration, communications or non-profit fundraising.
  • Skilled in MS Word, Excel, email, and basic graphic design. Eagerness to learn or experience with using Salesforce, Asana, and Slack, or similar systems.
  • Experienced with executing mailings.
  • Communicate clearly in writing and verbally, preferably in English and Spanish.
  • Strong analytical skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Value administrative support work highly and are eager to execute any data tasks to produce a successful event.

HOW TO APPLY

mflores@brandworkers.org

http://www.brandworkers.org

Please send a meaningful cover letter and your resume in a single PDF to Brandworkers’ Development Director, Michelle Flores at mflores@brandworkers.org. Brandworkers strongly encourages applications from people of color, women, immigrants, indigenous people, LGBT people, and other traditionally oppressed communities.

Our hiring process & timeline:

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • We will begin scheduling phone interviews immediately.
  • We will conduct short phone interviews July 19th-25th and invite finalists to a one-hour in-person or video interviews the week of July 25th-28th.
  • If you are invited for the second interview, we will ask for two references and 1-2 work samples relevant to this position, e.g. a process, project, event or volunteer plan you created, a writing sample, graphic design work you created or supervised.
  • We hope to make an offer in early August and would like to have the selected candidate start on August 14th.

BENEFITS

Health care stipend of $50/week

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Proficiency in English is required. Spanish proficiency is preferred.

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