United Healthcare Workers East

Fight for $15 Business Organizer

Based in Baltimore, MD

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

Primary Purpose and Function
Fight for $15 is searching for a Campaign Business Organizer who will work closely with leadership, Campaign Director, and partner organizations to recruit small and mid-sized business owners/ leaders statewide in support of the initiative. S/he will identify, recruit and develop business supporters so they can provide effective testimony at meetings, hearings and events. This includes direct engagement of business owners/leaders so effective presentation is critical.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Recruit members of business community to provide public support for increasing the minimum wage to $15.
  • Assist in coordinating actions and events with business owners to promote initiative and foster public support.
  • Message Fight for $15 to community activists and leaders, encourage them to sign on to the initiative, and organize them in support of our efforts.
  • Work with Communications Director, other Campaign Staff, and Partners to drive social media efforts around Fight for $15.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with business owners/leaders.
  • Attend meetings and events.

Required Skills
Some experience with business organizing and outreach. A sincere passion and commitment to social, economic, and racial justice. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Critical thinking and problem solving skills to ability to recommend actionable solutions. Relentless drive, tenacity, and a willingness 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. Experience in grassroots non-profit, labor, or political organization. Ability to work independently, solve problems, and manage time and priorities; 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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