San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO

San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Census Outreach Project Director

Based in San Francisco, CA

The Organization: Founded in 1893, the San Francisco Labor Council is the local body of the AFL-CIO and works to coordinate over 140 unions representing over 100,000 working families in the City & County of San Francisco. The mission of the SFLC is to improve the lives of workers, their families, and our communities. We accomplish this mission by building working class power through political education, organizing and direct action in support of our affiliate unions. By building power among democratic worker organizations like unions, we empower everyday workers to fight back against greed and income inequality.

Position Summary: The San Francisco Labor Council seeks an enthusiastic, hard-working Census Outreach Project Director to oversee our Census 2020 program. We are committed to a complete count in San Francisco County to fund the programs our communities rely upon and ensure a fair democracy that works for all of us. This is a temporary project-based position tied to the US 2020 Census.

The ideal candidate will have experience with civic engagement and a demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity for workers. The Census Program Manager will need to be a confident leader as well as an on-the-ground organizer with the ability to develop and maintain relationships with other labor unions and civic organizations and run successful field campaigns in a team setting. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and relentless in pursuing campaign goals.

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with staff and officers of the Council, the Census Outreach Project Director will be responsible for implementing the Census 2020 program for a coalition of affiliate unions and community partners.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develop long- and short-term organizing strategies and goals with active support and input from supervisor.
  • Recruit, train, and develop leaders to educate and move workers to participate in Census 2020 and ensure overall organizational goals are met, including satisfying Census grant deliverables.
  • Lead and manage a coalition of affiliate unions to meet a County-wide participation goal.
  • Manage, track and analyze data to inform campaign planning, including identifying and problem solving obstacles to Census participation for low wage, immigrant and otherwise hard to count worker populations/
  • Organize and staff Census outreach clinics to aid with participation in Census 2020.
  • Develop materials including talking points, flyers, fact sheets, etc.
  • Perform other duties as required to support the work of the organization and assist with meeting grant requirements for Census funding

Required Qualifications:

  • Commitment to social, racial, economic and gender justice
  • Demonstrated experience leading electoral organizing campaigns, and union or community organizing experience a plus
  • Ability to work nights and weekends regularly as needed
  • Strong work ethic and personal commitment to excellence
  • Willingness to learn, be flexible and ability to work well with others
  • Three years of previous campaign, union or community organizing experience
  • Multitasking and attention to details while managing and meeting timelines
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle


  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure
  • Respect for people from all walks of life
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and experience using databases preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish or Cantonese or Mandarin strongly preferred

Compensation and Location: This position is based in San Francisco, CA. Annual salary range from $60,000 to $65,000 and will be based on experience. Generous benefits package including full family health, dental, and vision insurance; paid leave; and 401(k). This is a project-based full-time, exempt position and an excellent opportunity for those seeking career advancement over time.

To Apply:
Please submit résumé with cover letter by email to: sflc@sflaborcouncil.org.

San Francisco Labor Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ, and local residents are strongly encouraged to apply.

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