National Fast Food Workers Union - SEIU

National Fast Food Workers Union

Community Organizer
Fight for $15 and a Union Campaign

Based in Alabama and Georgia


JOB TYPE:        Full Time
REPORTS To:    Senior Lead Organizer and Coordinator
SUPERVISES:    This position does not supervise staff.
SALARY:        Salary is commensurate based on experience.

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:    To represent and assist the SEIU-NFFWU in organizing fast food workers and implementing organizing goals of the Campaign.  This is a bargaining unit position.

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.

(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.)

  • Coordinates outreach, recruitment, and the engagement of coalition partners.
  • Develops functioning coalitions with supporters and allies.
  • Builds community, political, and religious support for organizing projects and political or issue campaigns.
  • Plans and executes large scale mobilizations including demonstrations under the direction of the city coordinator.
  • Plans and executes media events including press conferences, actions, etc. under the direction of the city coordinator.
  • Writes newsletters, leaflets, editorials and other literature to support the campaign.
  • Performs other duties as required to support the union and its mission especially as it relates to organizing.


  • Graduation from high school or equivalent, some college preferred and at least 2 -4 years of community or political organizing experience and / or a combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Knowledge of labor, political or community organizing.
  • Knowledge of unions and their political and organizing strategies and campaigns.
  • Knowledge of legislative processes.
  • A commitment to economic and racial justice, and the labor movement
  • Ability to train, lead, represent and motivate workers for successful results.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan and implement strategic legislative, electoral or community support campaigns.
  • Ability to carry-out goals and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good community, political and union leader relationships.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers to develop reports, leaflets, brochures and other written materials.

The position is nationwide.  Work is generally performed from a field office setting or other location to complete the required assignments of the position.  Long and extended hours and a minimal amount of overnight travel may be required.

Probationary period:    4 months.

Application Requirements: A cover letter, résumé and writing sample is required for all applications.  Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for the union, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.

Benefits: 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 send résumé to: Jobs@thefightfor15.org. In the subject line, please include the location and job title.

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.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.