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United Students Against Sweatshops

United Students Against Sweatshops


Domestic Campaigns Coordinator

Based in Washington, DC


United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is currently hiring a full-time Domestic Campaigns Coordinator to be based in Washington, DC. The Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all aspects of USAS Campus Worker Justice Campaigns and Student Worker Organizing Campaigns. The position offers a $50,000 salary, a comprehensive health benefits package, a union contract, flexible vacation time and opportunities for professional development and mentorship.

The position requires a two-year commitment and a willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends. This individual would be joining a small team of national staff members but will often be expected to work independently. This position begins May 1st, 2019 with some flexibility. Application accepted on a rolling basis.

USAS
Since 1997, USAS has been the largest student-worker solidarity organization in the country, with locals on 150 college and university campuses. USAS leverages the strategic role of college students to support the formation and continued strength of unions in the US and around the world, with a focus on unions representing campus workers and garment workers abroad who manufacture collegiate licensed apparel. USAS’s work falls at the intersection of the student and worker movements as an independent, student-run organization. For more information on USAS, please visit www.usas.org.

National staff work closely with students to support ongoing campus organizing; coordinate the activities of local organizations into international actions and campaigns; put together meetings, trainings, and conferences; maintain communication and coordination with domestic and international allies; and facilitate the infrastructure development of a dynamic movement.

Responsibilities will include:
National Campaigns

  • Provide local student leaders with campaign support and mentorship
  • Maintain and develop relationships with ally organizations across the United States, including unions, worker centers, and student organizations
  • Coordinate national, regional, and statewide campaigns across campuses
  • Support the Development Coordinator with the overall organizational development through fundraising and grant-writing
  • Create and disseminate campaign communications (ie, website posts, email updates and social media communications)

Leadership Development

  • Coordinate logistics and programming for twice yearly national gatherings of student leaders
  • Organize campus visits in order to outreach to new schools, host USAS workshops and trainings, and supervise student regional organizers
  • Facilitate spaces in which student leaders are able to take on increased responsibilities for national campaign coordination and organizing work
  • Develop leadership of students from historically excluded communities and identities

Administrative Duties

  • Participate in staff meetings
  • Support financial management and organizational development alongside Development Coordinator, Coordinating Committee, and Advisory Committee
  • Support operational systems to help organize information and documents

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have:

  • Organizing experience with students, workers, and/or community members (union organizing experience encouraged)
  • Ability to independently manage and direct one’s own work and work in groups.
  • Willingness to work nontraditional hours, including nights and weekends
  • Strong commitment to developing leadership of people from marginalized communities and identities (working class, people of color, women, mixed-race, transgender, non-binary, queer, people with disabilities, etc.)
  • Financial management skills and fundraising experience
  • Experience with group facilitation and public speaking
  • Experience leading direct action
  • High degree of computer literacy and comfort using Google Drive/Microsoft Office, Wordpress, Mailchimp, and Facebook (Twitter and Instagram are a plus)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in non-traditional work settings
  • Commitment to the mission of USAS, including strong social and racial justice analysis
  • Knowledge of/experience with the labor movement/global justice movement
  • Knowledge of/experience with liberation movements (Black liberation, queer, etc.)
  • Spanish or other language skills

To Apply
Click here to download the application. Follow the included instructions and email your completed application to: register@usas.org.

USAS is an equal opportunity employer. Working class folks, women, LGBTQI+ people, immigrants, people of color, people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

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