United Healthcare Workers East

Fight for $15 Community Organizer

Based in Baltimore, MD

POSITION TITLE: Fight for $15 Community Organizer
AREA: Baltimore, Maryland
ASSIGNMENT: New Organizing
REPORTS TO: Coordinator

Fight for $15 is searching for a Community Organizer who will work closely with leadership, Campaign Coordinator, and partner organizations to build and expand the coalition, coordinating efforts with partners and stakeholders, and implementing local grassroots and grass-tops advocacy efforts.


  • Promote Fight for $15 to community activists and leaders and encourage them to sign on to the initiative and organize them in support of our efforts.
  • Recruit and manage diverse coalition members
  • Organize and participate at community outreach activities to educate the broader
  • community about the campaign, our activities and projects.
  • Participate and implement public events, meetings, open house information sessions, etc.
  • Attend relevant community meetings; participate in relevant councils, roundtables and committees to promote initiative and foster public support.
  • Collaborate effectively with staff and partners to lead in developing
  • targets and deliverables.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with activists, advocates and elected leaders at the local level.
  • Monitor news/social media for news relevant to minimum wage and local economy.
  • Work with Communications Director and other staff to write blog entries and drive social media efforts around Fight for $15.

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in grassroots, non-profit, labor, community or political organization.
  • Experience with outreach.
  • Effectively communicate compelling narratives around our campaigns, and ensure all actions and messaging reinforce our brand and values.
  • A sincere passion and commitment to social, economic, and racial justice.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills to assess threats and recommend actionable solutions.
  • Relentless drive, tenacity and a willingness to do whatever it takes to advance our mission and values.
  • Attention to detail and strong follow-through and self-direction on assignments.
  • Ability to work effectively with strong personalities, peers, public officials, and allies.
  • Driver’s license and willingness for regular in-state travel.

Salary for this position is commensurate with the amount of relevant professional experience that a candidate possesses.

General Information
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title and every position does not necessarily require the same duties.

To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to ricarra.jones@1199.org with “FF$15-MD” in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2017.

1199SEIU is an equal opportunity employer.

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