One Fair Wage

One Fair Wage

Connecticut Lead Organizer

Based in Hartford, CT


Connecticut Lead Organizer
January 2023
Hartford, Connecticut
Salary: $60,000 – $70,000

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 Lead Organizer to conduct worker organizing and policy work in Connecticut to end subminimum wages for tipped workers. The Lead Organizer 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 political campaigns. The candidate will bring strong organizational, worker relationship building, and planning skills to this role and will serve as a driving force behind the legislative measure campaign. This is a full-time position, but candidates seeking other types of arrangements are welcome to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute the worker organizing and legislator engagement programs for Connecticut bill.
  • Recruit and train service workers on the ground (in person) to conduct outreach to their fellow workers and engage them in the CT bill campaign,, using established metrics to meet key worker membership and leadership development. Track these metrics in various tools and data systems.
  • Conduct regular in-person local worker meetings, press events and actions in both states, and engage worker leaders in leading and participating in these meetings and events.
  • Identify worker spokespersons for in-person press events and meetings and to represent the campaign in both states.
  • Oversee regular phone banking programs to supplement the outreach, and track phone banking metrics using our EveryAction database.
  • Attend scheduled organizational meetings and trainings.
  • Hold in-person member meetings with new members and key leader members on a weekly/bi-weekly basis


  • 1-3 years’ experience in organizing for labor and/or social justice movement organizing, with strong understanding of worker leadership development
  • 3-5 years organizing experience, especially worker organizing
  • Experience with computer software, team management apps, and social media platforms, including Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Zoom, VAN, 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 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 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 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 in 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.

Former service workers, women, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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

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