Retail Worker Outreach and Education Coordinator/Organizer
Founded in 2002, Young Workers United is the nation’s first worker center for young workers. We’re committed to building a multi-racial, worker-led organization that unites young and immigrant workers from restaurants, retail and school campuses. Our mission is to raise standards in the low-wage service sector through workplace organizing, policy campaigns, and education. Some of our accomplishments include collecting over half a million dollars in back wages for workers and creating and passing the first paid sick leave legislation in the nation.
YWU is seeking an experienced, talented, and committed organizer to join our staff to educate & organize young and immigrant workers in the low-wage service sector of San Francisco. Duties will include: worker and student outreach, public speaking, organizing and facilitating labor law training’s, managing and filing wage claims with city agency, monthly reporting, volunteer recruitment and worker leadership development.
YWU will be embarking on organizing with retail workers under the new SF Retail Worker Bill of Rights. Working in collaboration with the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement and the SF Worker Rights Community Collaborative, this position will be a pilot to organizing and educating workers in the retail industry. This will require strategy on new targets and implementing new outreach and organizing methods.
• At least 3 years experience as an organizer. Lead organizer and/or labor organizing experience preferable.
• Must speak English and Spanish fluently. Ability to translate.
• Commitment to worker and member leadership in all aspects of the organization’s work.
• Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision; must be well organized, persistent, and self-motivated.
• Commitment to gender, racial, social, and economic equality.
• Dedication to improving the position of working people through direct action, community relations, and legislative campaigns.
• Ability to work cooperatively with staff, with equal responsibility for decision-making and planning.
• Strong organizational, writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
• Must be good with people and able to make people feel comfortable.
• Knowledge of local policy campaigns and experience with campaign planning and development
• Familiarity with SF, CA labor law and union/community organizing.
• Experience working and/or organizing in restaurants, retail or other service sector jobs
• Experience working with multiracial, low-wage communities.
• Experience with popular education teaching and curriculum development
• Experience with consensus decision-making and meeting facilitation
• Experience with interpretation and translation
Employment Terms: 1 year contract with possibility of extension. Healthcare benefits after probationary period.