Community Organizer

Based in San Francisco, CA

UNITE HERE Local 2 is seeking a community organizer to support organizing and collective bargaining campaigns in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. The community organizer will lead solidarity-building efforts in support of these campaigns, represent the union in coalition and political initiatives, and assist with other aspects of the union’s programs.

Job Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Assist workers and staff in all aspects of organizing and contract campaigns.
  • Build relationships and communicate with elected officials, community organizations, and others.
  • Train rank and file workers to lead meetings with community organizations.
  • Organize demonstrations and actions in support of union campaigns.
  • Represent Local 2 in labor councils and other coalitions.

Job Requirements/Qualifications (include but are not limited to):

  • Significant experience in community organizing, particularly in relation to labor issues
  • Ability to work effectively with organizers and regional leaders required.
  • Ability to work under pressure, including long hours and weekends as needed.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills required, including an ability to work independently.
  • Travel as needed - be prepared to drive frequently throughout the Bay Area. Please let us know if you have a car.
  • Fluency in second languages is desirable (esp. Cantonese or Spanish).

UNITE HERE Local 2 is a union of 14,000 hotel and food service workers in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. It is affiliated with the UNITE HERE!, a progressive labor union that fights for dignity, living wages and affordable health care for low wage workers. Local 2 works closely with other UNITE HERE! locals in Northern California and throughout North America.

To apply, please contact Matthew Stewart at (415) 864-8770 x731 or mstewart@unitehere2.org, or visit http://jobs.unitehere.org.

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