National Fast Food Workers Union - SEIU

National Fast Food Workers Union

Lead Organizer
Fight for $15 and a Union Campaign

Location: Midwest - Milwaukee, WI


Lead Organizer
Fight for $15 and a Union
Midwest - Milwaukee, WI
Job Type: Full Time
Reports To: Senior Lead or Coordinator
Supervises: This position does not supervise staff.

Please submit a cover letter expressing your interest and a résumé to: Jobs@thefightfor15.org.

Purpose of Position: The SEIU-NFFWU Lead Organizer is responsible for the recruitment, training and development of organizing staff and worker leaders. The lead organizer will conduct a wide array of organizing activities, including recruitment, training, strategic planning, initiating and running local organizing campaigns and implementation of citywide goals and programs.

SEIU NFFWU is working to expand the movement and deepen the successful fights to raise employment standards and unite workers in organizing their union in the fast-food industry through national, state and community campaigns.

SEIU NFFWU is affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which has more than 2 million members in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. NFFWU is united with those 2.2 million members in a shared belief in the dignity of workers and the value of their work, and in a commitment to a more just and humane society.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

  1. Recruit, train, develop and lead a team of organizers focused on mobilizing fast food workers around the Fight for 15 Campaign; including scheduling, assigning turf, debriefing and training.
  2. Develop turf plans with the goals, strategies and tactics necessary to execute the plan.
  3. Visits workers at their job sites and in their homes, and trains organizers and worker organizers in organizing.
  4. Implements effective staff development and team-building.
  5. Assists in coalition-building efforts with other unions, student and community groups to support local campaign goals.
  6. Manage lists, charts, and databases.
  7. Meet campaign goals and deadlines. Responsible for managing organizers success of meeting goals and deadlines.
  8. Coordinate and implement worksite and large-scale actions and events in support of organizational goals.
  9. Informs Coordinator or other supervisor of activities, developments and progress of assigned campaigns.
  10. Extended day and occasional overnight travel.
  11. Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
  12. Must possess a valid driver's license, auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.


  • Experienced in leading multiple staff, assignments, projects, managing timelines, and effectively using database systems, or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport and credibility with diverse groups.
  • Excellent written and oral communications.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • A demonstrated commitment to union/worker democracy and supporting and developing workers' voices and leadership in their union.

SEIU NFFWU staff enjoys top notch benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, competitive salaries, generous holiday and vacation policies, and a 401(K) Plan.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter expressing your interest and a résumé to: Jobs@thefightfor15.org.

SEIU NFFWU is an Equal Opportunity employer that values and respects the diversity of its staff. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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