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New England Joint Board UNITE HERE
 

Lead Organizer
Covering New England

Massachusetts

 

The New England Joint Board, UNITE HERE, is the affiliate of UNITE HERE in the six New England states and New York, representing workers in the manufacturing, warehousing, laundry, food service, disability service, textile, and garment industries.  Included in our membership are workers from UNITE HERE predecessor unions ILGWU, ACTWU and UNITE as well as members originally organized under the UNITE HERE banner.  We are a bold progressive union at the forefront of the movement for economic and social justice. Women and immigrants make up a majority of our membership.

Responsibilities
The Lead Organizer is responsible for leading a team of organizers in bringing new workers into the union. The Lead Organizer will supervise a team of organizers to plan and implement new worker organizing campaigns. The Lead Organizer reports to the Staff Director. The Lead Organizer will:

  • Evaluate potential organizing targets;
  • Plan and conduct organizing campaigns;
  • Supervise and direct organizers’ daily activities;
  • Identify and recruit leaders;
  • Plan and lead meetings;
  • Develop and maintain consistent campaign themes, messaging, and raps;
  • Assist with ongoing organizer training and staff development;
  • Oversee the maintenance of organizing databases;
  • Construct and report to the Staff Director on campaign goals and progress.

Qualifications
The New England Joint Board is interested in developing future leaders of the labor movement. Applicants demonstrating a strong willingness to learn and grow are encouraged to apply.

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice;
  • Demonstrated skill as an organizer in the field;
  • Ability to supervise staff;
  • Ability to evaluate staff’s strengths and weaknesses and provide training;
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others;
  • Ability to communicate respectfully and comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to handle physically and mentally demanding assignments;
  • Thorough attention to details;
  • Ability to multitask, work efficiently, be well organized and reliable;
  • Willingness to work long hours, often on short (or immediate) notice;
  • Resourcefulness and talent for problem-solving;
  • Valid driver’s license and available to travel across the region;
  • Bilingual proficiency is preferred.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to wpepi@unitehere.org

The New England Joint Board is an equal opportunity employer.

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