CWA Local 1180

CWA Local 1180

Staff Representative
Non-Profit Sector

Based in New York City, NY


Starting Compensation will be $89,698.

The Communications Workers of America Local 1180 represents over 9,000 members who work in advocacy and social service in the public and private sectors in New York City. We represent members at many influential international human rights and domestic advocacy organizations and are growing every day. We are committed to lifting standards and improving transparency in the non-profit industry in New York. We believe an informed, active membership is key to a strong union. We are seeking a self-motivated individual who has experience working in the industry to work with our members at non-profit organizations. Only qualified applicants need to apply.


  • Work with members to engage more deeply in the local, focusing on participation in organizing, political and legislative initiatives, and local committees.
  • Ability to interpret collective bargaining agreements and file grievances.
  • Develop and train shop stewards in how to lead job actions, carry out grievance and arbitration procedures, and communicate consistently with their members.
  • Negotiating contracts and leading mobilization campaigns.
  • Assist with organizing campaigns and lead generation among existing membership.
  • Be able to work long and extended hours including weekends.
  • Other related duties.


  • BA or BS in a relevant field. Equivalent experience may be submitted.
  • At least one (1) year of experience in representing/organizing workers.
  • A strong commitment to social justice and labor
  • Experience working at a non-profit advocacy or social justice organization
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills.
  • The creativity and motivation to foster member leaders and activists
  • Be able to communicate effectively and establish a rapport with workers of diverse backgrounds and demographics.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize effectively, manage multiple projects, and meet competing demands and deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively in a team.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

Rank and file union activists and non-profit staff are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply
Interested candidates should email Soruoeginee Somwaru (Sam),Human Resources Assistant at samanthas@cwa1180.org by 12/09/2022 and include a cover letter and résumé.

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