Coordinator / Lead Organizer
Fast Food Workers Campaign
Job Title: Coordinator/Lead Organizer
Position Reports to: Regional Director
Position Location(s): Pittsburgh, PA
Start Date: Varies, Applications accepted on a rolling basis
The Pennsylvania Workers Organizing Committee - Fight for 15 PA was founded by Fast Food workers in Pittsburgh in the winter of 2013 and spread to Philadelphia in the beginning of 2014. After realizing we were facing similar issues across PA, we decided that we needed to unite for better wages, working conditions, and respect on the job. The “Fight for 15” campaign is a national coordinated campaign that demands a $15 living wage and the right to form a union without retaliation. Inspired by the courage and action of the fast food workers, other low wage workers have also joined the national Fight for 15 to demand a living wage and the right to form a union.
Since our founding hundreds of workers have come together, shared our stories with the press, and gone on strike. The editorial boards of the New York Times, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the Baltimore Sun, the Boston Globe, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have all backed our campaign. We have won concrete victories in our work sites like raises, promotions, increased hours, and changes in store policies. 340 cities and 40+ countries joined us during the last worldwide strikes and protests. Everyday more of our coworkers are joining with us to fight for a living wage.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate, and a dedicated coordinator to join our team. Past organizing experience is strongly preferred. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. As part of our commitment to economic justice we do not have an educational requirement. Relevant organizing experience is a plus.
Coordinators/Lead Organizer will be tasked with supporting the field organizing team who are responsible for empowering low wage workers to organize their coworkers in order to demand living wages and dignity on the job. In addition to managing the field staff, the coordinator will be responsible for maintaining and growing the community table.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the National FF15 Director and the supervising Coordinator, implements the plan for the organizing project. Specific responsibilities include:
Skills and Abilities:
This position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Full time position is subject to trial period of 90 days.
Email resume and cover letter with the subject heading “FF15 Coordinator - Pittsburgh” to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Cover letter is required. No mail applications. Position will remain open until filled.
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