Hotel and Gaming Trades Council

Hotel and Gaming Trades Council

Member Mobilization Director #ORG#

Based in New York City, NY


Who we are:
HTC is the union of hotel and gaming workers in New York and New Jersey. We are widely recognized as the most powerful union in this industry in the world, with the best contracts. Our largely immigrant membership enjoys a middle class lifestyle that is unheard of in an industry where workers are generally exploited and living in poverty. The children of our members have the opportunity to go to college and become professionals because of their parents’ hard work.

Unlike most unions, our membership is expanding, and in the last ten years our membership has grown from 25,000 to over 40,000. In state and local politics, we are famous for our clout and for “punching above our weight.” That’s because our membership loves their union and actively volunteers more than most union members. This is largely due to the fact that we are very serious about having an excellent, talented staff.

If you want to fight for and win social justice, this is the best place to do it.

This role:
We’re looking to hire an accomplished organizer, with past experience managing a team and mobilizing volunteers for large-scale action, to work as our Member Mobilization Director.

The Member Mobilization Director will fill one of the most important roles at our Union: growing and building the bargaining power, political influence, and solidarity of our Union. They will be responsible for managing a dedicated, smart, and resourceful team of organizers and rank-and-file leaders that make up our Union’s HEAT System, educating members about important issues facing our Union, and coordinating and overseeing turnout and logistics for Union events such as rallies, picket lines, and political events including canvassing, hearings, and bill signings.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience working as a union, community, or political organizer
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Experience juggling multiple assignments and supervising staff
  • Ability to multitask, work efficiently, be well organized and reliable
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others and communicate well, both verbally and in writing    
  • Ability to communicate respectfully and comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to handle physically and mentally demanding assignments
  • Thorough attention to details and accuracy
  • Willingness to work long hours, often on short (or immediate) notice
  • Resourcefulness and talent for problem-solving
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly and grow into positions of greater responsibility
  • Persistence and determination
  • Loyal to the organization, with a sense of integrity
  • Good judgment

Extra consideration will be given for ANY of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Bilingual (in addition to English), especially in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian, Polish or Bengali
  • Experience working in the hotel, restaurant, hospitality, or other service industries

Starting Annual Salary: $105,000

Medical, Dental, Optical, and Prescription Drugs with family coverage (including domestic partners), Pension, 401(k), Pre-paid Legal, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Cycle Benefits, Long-Term Care Insurance, and other benefits.

How to Apply:
Please submit a résumé and a cover letter to careers_org@nyhtc.org with the subject line “Member Mobilization Director.” The cover letter should be clear and concise and explain the specific reasons for your interest in the position, and specify (with appropriate explanation) which of each of the listed qualifications you possess and which ones you do not possess.

The Hotel and Gaming Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

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