Solidarity Center

Solidarity Center

Organizing Strategist/Trainer
Trade Union Strengthening Department

Based in Washington, DC

The Solidarity Center (SC) is looking for an experienced Organizing Strategist/Trainer who is an experienced union organizer, to help build organizing strategis, collective bargaining strategies, and learning programs for union partners in countries around the world. Extensive experience as an organizing director or lead organizer for a labor union is required. Additional experience in union management and internal organizing is highly desirable. The position requires regular international travel and strong writing and analytic skills.

The Solidarity Center:
The Solidarity Center is committed to empowering women and men around the world to attain safe and dignified livelihoods exercise their fundamental labor rights and have a voice in shaping work conditions and public policies that impact their lives. The Solidarity Center believes workers accomplish this by organizing and joining unions, through which they negotiate collective improvements as well as build and balance power at the workplace and within the global economy.

Allied with the AFL-CIO, the Solidarity Center’s professional staff of over 230 work in more than 60 countries with 400-plus labor unions and allied organizations. The Solidarity Center is the largest US-based international worker rights organization supporting workers—in garment factories, hotels, home service, seafood processing, mining, agriculture, informal marketplaces, manufacturing, the public sector and beyond—as they exercise their rights, including organizing for safer work sites, demanding living wages and improving laws (and the enforcement of existing laws) that protect working people, and fighting exploitation and abuse.

Summary of Position:
The Organizing Strategist/Trainer is a senior level position responsible for union building. In doing so the Organizing Strategist/Trainer develop, implement and monitor organizing campaigns for multiple unions, regions, and staff teams. Building the capacity of our partner unions to create winning campaigns in both external and internal organizing. As well as supporting union bargaining teams in developing their collective bargaining strategies.

To be successful in the work the Organizing Strategist/Trainer must provide advice, guidance training and mentoring to the Center’s union partners at the national and local levels. S/he prepares and exchanges information and coordinates activities with field offices, other departments of the Center, the AFL-CIO and other allied worker rights organizations. S/he produces well-written program reports and evaluations, in addition to monitoring programs to meet budget targets and programmatic results.

Personal Qualities:
The successful candidate will bring a sound union organizing background with at least 7-10 years of experience. Candidates should also have a strong social justice orientation with a passion for worker rights. S/he will have good judgment in U.S. and international political environments and the confidence, tenacity, energy, patience, and drive to work with others in this multilayered international organization to advance the cause of workers around the world.

Basic Qualifications:
Organizing Strategist/Trainer must have the ability to work independently and must be capable of managing multiple assignments simultaneously. S/he must have, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, labor relations or related fields and/or ten years equivalent work experience. Good communications and writing skills are a must. Computer literacy for word processing and simple spreadsheets is required. S/he must have the ability to work and interact easily with a diverse group of people. Fluency in a foreign language is a plus.

Supervisor: Director, Trade Union Strengthening Department

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

If interested, complete the application and upload cover letter and résumé.

The Solidarity Center does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation or any other characteristics protected by law.

Only finalist applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Closing date of application: When filled.


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