One Fair Wage

One Fair Wage

Colorado Lead Organizer

For covering Colorado


One Fair Wage is an organization seeking to raise wages, enhance working conditions in the service sector and end all subminimum wages in the United States.

With the Great Resignation, millions of workers are refusing to work for subminimum wages, employers are raising wages to recruit staff, and the political landscape to advance policy to raise wages has changed dramatically. Given the historic moment, One Fair Wage has launched an ambitious campaign to advance bills and ballot measures in 25 states nationwide to raise wages and end subminimum wages in the US - and through the process, engage millions of unlikely, low-wage worker voters politically. One Fair Wage is thus advancing policy, voter engagement, employer engagement, and culture shift activities to ultimately lift millions of tipped workers out of poverty nationwide and engage them in the political process that governs their lives.

The Opportunity
One Fair Wage is hiring a CO Lead Organizer to conduct worker and employer organizing in support of CO state policy for One Fair Wage. The Campaign Manager would report to the National Co-Organizing Directors.

The ideal candidate for this position is strategic, energetic, and innovative, and has experience in both worker organizing and organizer supervision. The candidate will bring strong organizational, worker relationship management, and planning skills to this role and will serve as a driving force behind the ballot measure campaigns in these states. This is a full-time position, but candidates seeking other types of arrangements are welcome to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities
Worker Organizing (½)

  • Recruit and develop worker members and leaders from One Fair Wage’s existing database of restaurant and service workers and in person outreach in Colorado. Track growth and development of the base in Every Action, and then continue to recruit members and develop leaders from that enlarged base. Hold bimonthly meetings with members, and mobilize active members and leaders to engage in CO state policy campaign for One Fair Wage.
  • Conduct as-needed actions and events in CO, and prepare worker leaders to conduct visits with legislators and to speak to legislators and at events.
  • Support the work of the OFW Organizing Department as necessary and when needed, and attend OFW organizing scheduled meetings and trainings

Employer Organizing (½)

  • Conduct one-on-one meetings with the existing list of OFW RAISE employer members in CO about the bill
  • Conduct outreach to employers in specific districts and recruit 4-5 new RAISE members per month
  • Identify and prepare employer leaders to conduct visits with legislators and speak to press.

QUALIFICATIONS: 3-5 years experience in organizing for labor and/or social justice movement organizing, with strong understanding of online leadership development

  • 3-5 years experience organizing experience, especially worker organizing
  • Experience with computer software, team management apps, and social media platforms, including Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Zoom, EveryAction, Asana, Slack, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc
  • Maintenance of a professional attitude and strong ethical practice and a willingness to learn and grow; ability to consistently represent OFW publicly, professionally online and in person
  • Self-starter, motivated to get work done in an aggressive but supportive team environment
  • Strong supervision, communication, time management, and team leadership skills, including active listening, empathy, well structured agendas, delegation, facilitation skills, documentation of work and strong writing skills
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, with strong boundary and self-care skills, ability to manage up and work independently as well as collaborate, coordinate, and prioritize multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships and partnerships across organizations
  • Ability to work under high pressure and short deadlines
  • Commitment to racial, social, and economic justice; and significant experience working collaboratively with persons of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic status, ages, and sexual orientations
  • Willingness to travel and work in the work office .
  • A valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and auto insurance coverage when driving are needed
  • Experience as a tipped worker or restaurant worker preferred
  • Fluency in a language other than English preferred

One Fair Wage can offer $55,000-$70,000 based on experience, medical and dental benefits, and a very capable and motivated team to work with.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and will provide reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

To Apply:
Please send résumé and cover letter to apply@onefairwage.org

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