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Campaign Business Organizer
Fight for $15 Baltimore

Baltimore, MD


Title: Campaign Business Organizer - Fight for $15 Baltimore
Location: Baltimore City, Maryland
Duration: Temporary

Fight for $15 Baltimore is an issue initiative seeking to improve wages for Baltimore’s workers. Increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour will improve the economic stability of Baltimore City workers and their families, as raising the minimum wage reduces poverty. It also benefits the local economy by putting money in the hands of consumers and boosting demand for goods and services.

Fight for $15 Baltimore includes building a strong coalition of advocates from the grassroots, faith, labor, and business communities as well as elected leaders to raise the issue in the public consciousness and advance the initiative through legislative means.

Position Description
Fight for $15 Baltimore 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 in Baltimore City in support of 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.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Recruit members of business community to provide public support for Fight for $15 Baltimore.
  • Assist in coordinating public actions and events to promote initiative and foster public support.
  • Message Fight for $15 Baltimore 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 write blog entries and drive social media efforts around Fight for $15 Baltimore.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with business owners/leaders in Baltimore City

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Monitor news/social media for news relevant to minimum wage and local economy.
  • Attend meetings and events.
  • Attend events to staff information booths and gather supporters for Fight for $15 Baltimore.

Requirements

  • Some experience with business organizing and outreach.
  • Work closely with field and communications staff to identify and develop compelling narratives around our campaign 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.
  • Experience in grassroots non-profit, labor, or political organization.
  • Driver’s license and willingness for regular in-state travel.

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

To Apply
Please email a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to
Ricarra.jones@1199.org with “FF$15-Baltimore” in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted through January 2017.

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