External Organizer

Based in San Francisco, CA

UNITE HERE Local 2 is seeking to hire an experienced External Organizer to develop leadership among rank and file members, organize the unorganized, and build a strong union based on membership involvement and participation.

Job Responsibilities

  • Identify, recruit, train and develop worker-leaders through one-on-one communication.
  • Train workers to organize their coworkers.
  • Build and maintain worker committees.
  • Organize and lead worker committee meetings.
  • Help to organize and run large actions such as picket lines and civil disobedience.
  • Perform administrative tasks necessary for worker organizing (such as maintaining databases, producing materials and correspondence).

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Experience as an organizer and/or union representative preferred.
  • Willing to work long, irregular hours (including weekends), as needed.
  • Willing and able to travel as needed.
  • Commitment to rank and file leadership development.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with a diverse, multi-cultural membership.
  • Ability to speak Cantonese and/or Spanish preferred.
  • Must have a car and a driver’s license. Please indicate in your application whether you have these.
  • Commitment to organizing the unorganized.

UNITE HERE Local 2 is a union of 14,000 hotel and food service workers in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. It is affiliated with the UNITE HERE!, a progressive labor union that fights for dignity, living wages and affordable health care for low wage workers. Local 2 works closely with other UNITE HERE! locals in Northern California and throughout North America.

To Apply
Please contact Matthew Stewart at (415) 864-8770 x731 or mstewart@unitehere2.org.

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