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Rideshare Drivers United

Rideshare Drivers United
www.drivers-united.org


Field Director

For covering California

 

To Apply:
Email résumé to: DriversUnitedLA@gmail.com.

Who We Are:
Founded in 2018, Rideshare Drivers United-CA is a driver-led, driver organization fighting for fair pay and respect for our profession. We are leaders in a national and international movement to achieve basic labor rights for all app-based workers. We believe that victory is possible, and that by building real worker power through grassroots organizing and campaigning, and by developing driver leadership for our movement, we can win the right to organize our own union, as well as achieve real advances to drivers' work-lives and income, while raising the bar for all workers.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Field Director is responsible for the development and management of our campaigns and field activities. This requires coordination and project management, as well as identifying and developing leaders throughout our organization. The Field Director is supervised by the RDU President, and works closely with the RDU President and Board of Directors, as well as regional Chapter leadership, key staff, and volunteers.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Work with the President and Board Manager to conceptualize and construct campaign field strategy, plans, and goals for campaigns, including timelines and budgets where required;
  • Monitor, assign, and ensure member communication and public communication strategies are handled;
  • Identify and develop high level driver leaders throughout the state, developing and managing our programs to develop driver volunteers into driver organizers.
  • Keep Board of Directors and staff fully informed on progress and needs of the campaign, including issues that might impact organizational objectives.
  • Supervise and develop core and paid and volunteer staff.
  • Establish accountability systems in the field to ensure that campaign goals are met, including the implementation of post-campaign debriefs and assessments;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with a minimum of 2 years of union campaign experience;
  • Experience drafting field plans;
  • Experience in developing a diverse volunteer and staff team; developing leadership is a worker-led organization or union.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and motivate teams and work effectively in a team environment in both a management and support role;
  • Knowledge of and experience with both national, state and local structures of the labor movement;
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts while maintaining important and effective relationships;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments, using good judgement and discretion;
  • Ability to work independently within context of a plan;
  • Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, and demonstrated experience in developing campaign and personal work plans and goals;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Computer proficiency is required: email, internet, database/spreadsheet, word processing, and web conferencing; Able to learn new technology and teach it.

SALARY & HOW TO APPLY
$50,000 – 65,000: DOE
Please send your résumé, contact information for three professional references, and a cover letter to: DriversUnitedLA@gmail.com.

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