(Aug. 17, 2015) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is seeking a Labor Community Organizer to work out of the Yakima and South Central Counties Central Labor Council office on labor and community issues affecting workers and their families in the Yakima Valley, with a focus on building power and unity among Latino and union working families.
The Labor Community Organizer must be able to motivate and empower people to be effective advocates in the community, along with coordinating regional coalition efforts that strategically and positively impact the quality of life in the Valley for union and Latino families.
— Mobilize union and community members around common goals and opportunities for greater civic engagement, including but not limited to, increasing participation in voter registration programs, naturalization/citizenship programs, union events and activities, etc.
— Organize community outreach events, meetings, strategy discussions and help recruit attendees
— Attend meeting of labor organizations, the Central Labor Council, and city and county Councils as required or directed
— Work to promote good publicity for workers and their issues
— Develop volunteer outreach plan, supervise activities and maintain volunteer database
— Create and maintain media contacts database
— Create and maintain membership affiliation database
— Create and maintain a community partner database
— Primarily responsible for working with affiliates and community groups to support union events and activities, voter engagement, and naturalization/citizenship programs
— Coordinate the participation of Affiliate organizations for WSLC and CLC supported events and activities
— Assist with website updates and social networking
— Represent the CLC at meetings as directed by the President
— Experience in community organizing as staff and experience as an organizer or administrative assistant working on multiple activities
— Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and independent worker
— Works well under pressure and takes deadlines seriously
— Strong communication skills
— Proven ability to work effectively and creatively with diverse people and groups
— Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
— Speak, write and read in Spanish and English with proficiency
— Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and a willingness to develop additional skills as needed
— Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and other social network platforms helpful
This is a 40-hour per week, full-time position with a competitive salary that includes holiday, vacation and sick leave benefits.
Please send your résumé and cover letter to: Teresa Mosqueda of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be directed to 206-353-5276. The position is open until filled; desired start date Sept. 1, 2015.
The WSLC is the largest labor organization in Washington state, representing the interests of more than 600 local union organizations with about 400,000 rank-and-file members.