United for Respect

United for Respect

Electoral Organizer

(based in Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, or Texas)


Reports to: Political Director/Chief of Staff
Supervisory Responsibilities: This is a contract position.
Supervises: N/A
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: MI, GA, NC, TX (Remote)

United for Respect (UFR) is a national non-profit organization building an industry voice of working people working for the country’s largest retail corporations. Through scaled leadership development and base-building, UFR’s growing network is challenging major corporations and policymakers to provide family-sustaining jobs for all working people. We leverage technology — social media and our digital platform, WorkIt — to bring the retail workforce into a shared community of support and advocacy.

United for Respect (UFR) is seeking Electoral Organizers to join our Civic Engagement Team.

Our campaign is seeking to grow the leadership of low wage workers by empowering volunteers, activist leaders, and supporters to organize their communities around the upcoming elections. Electoral organizers are responsible for empowering volunteers and supporters to engage voters and organize their own personal networks (friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, etc.) in order to win for working families at the ballot box.

We encourage you to apply for this position if you are excited about direct volunteer empowerment and are passionate about investing time and resources into deep organizing and training. The ideal candidate excels at relationship-building, interpersonal communication, and leadership development.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Utilize digital tools and databases including, phone banking, text banking and 1:1 meetings to recruit, mobilize and train a diverse group of UFR leaders, members, and supporters statewide to make phone calls, send texts and write letters to elect chosen candidates.
  • Track all volunteer outreach and engagement in EveryAction/VAN and submit daily reports.
  • Plan and execute organizing actions, events and trainings, including phone banks, text banks, virtual meetings and friend to friend organizing events.
  • Develop relationships with Coordinated Campaign partners, and other progressive leaders in the community and work with them on events and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Will Bring:

  • At least 2 cycles of electoral work, 1 cycle of distributed organizing strongly preferred
  • Ability to multitask, create and achieve goals, meet deadlines and creatively solve problems in a fast-paced work environment
  • Proficiency using digital tools such as Hustle, the GetThru Suite, VAN/EveryAction, & Google Suite Tools
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and listening skills
  • Successful experience working with teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds and perspectives
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong willingness to learn and adapt
  • Ability to take feedback and implement changes in real time
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working or volunteering on electoral, union, or community organizing campaigns

Pay Range: $5000/monthly, plus $500/monthly healthcare stipend. This is a contract position through December 31, 2022.

United for Respect is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. United for Respect provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

To Apply:
Please submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter online here: https://ufr.hiringthing.com/job/462804/electoral-organizer-contract.

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