Unemployed Workers United

Unemployed Workers United

Houston Campaign Manager

Based out of Harris County, TX


Unemployed Workers United (UWU) works in multiple states in the Southeast and Southwest to respond to our current economic and health crisis with solutions that will allow all of us to thrive—anchored by five partnered national progressive organizations: People’s Action, United for Respect, Mijente, the National Black Worker Center, and Working Families Party. Our focus is to organize with local grassroots organizations to engage unemployed, underemployed, and workers facing precarious employment in building power to change their living conditions in their cities and change the working conditions in their workplaces.

The Houston Campaign Manager will be based in Harris County, Texas. This position will work closely with the Field Director and Campaigns Director to coordinate and advance the field organizing in the greater metro area of Harris County, Texas. The Manager will direct the field organizing, campaign development and execution, coalition building and fundraising. This is a position requiring strategic thinking, tactical execution, development of best practices, and the ability to work with community members and other staff. A successful Manager will demonstrate a strong commitment to and ability to convey our organizational mission, values, and objectives to member committees, funders, staff and the public. They will also demonstrate an ability to achieve results in a fast-paced and dynamic campaigning environment while balancing short- and long-term organizational and campaign priorities.

Reports to: Field Director
Supervises: Field Organizer(s)
Key Relationships: Field Director, Campaigns Director, Legal Director, Development Director
Location: Houston, Harris County, Texas
Compensation: $75,000 – $80,000

Campaign Related

  • Manages UWU’s local Harris County Field Campaigns including the Temp Worker Organizing Campaign and all UWU local staff involved.
  • Supervises, trains, and develops UWU’s Local Field Organizer(s).
  • Participates in the evaluation process of UWU’s Field Organizer(s).
  • Manages and maintains strategic relationships and partnerships with stakeholders and organizations, including those addressing issues of economic and racial justice.
  • Works with UWU staff and member committee to set quantitative and qualitative campaign goals, assess progress, make adjustments, when and where necessary.
  • Supports the local worker and community organizing ecosystem and while advancing UWU’s organization and campaign goals.
  • Supports local organizers and partner organizations to better understand what infrastructure, support, and resources are needed to succeed in community organizing efforts.
  • Provides UWU with a regular political and local landscape analysis.
  • Identifies key issues impacting our targeted base of community members, which will inform strategic organizing priorities and campaign plans.
  • Support the development of any outreach digital and in-person volunteer or overall list-building efforts.
  • Provides strategic direction for base building efforts in Harris County.
  • Provides training to field staff.
  • Manages records and data related to the local campaign.
  • Travels at least 4-6 times a year for organizational events such as staff retreats and as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned based on capacity and needs of the campaign.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience in grassroots, labor and/or community organizing
  • Minimum 5 years experience managing staff
  • Minimum 5 years experience managing campaigns, programs or projects
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences
  • Strong writing skills across a variety of platforms and mediums (i.e., social media, email, petitions, blog, op-ed, etc.)
  • Experience collaborating with coalition partners and serving as an organization representative in coalition spaces
  • Passion for social justice, building power in multi-racial working-class communities, decolonizing political organizing spaces, empowering grassroots leaders, and enacting impactful socio-economic policies towards long-term systemic changes
  • Understanding of accessibility standards and ability to design accessible materials
  • Proven ability to handle projects set priorities, manage details, and follow through independently
  • Flexibility and a willingness to take on an array of competing tasks.

Salary and Benefits:
The annual salary range is $75,000 – $80,000, in addition to a competitive benefits package, healthcare, and generous time-off policies.

How to Apply
Please submit a RÉSUMÉ that describes your experience, commitment, and any relevant personal background to: hr@uwunited.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Campaign recruits, hires, trains, transfers, and promotes qualified candidates based on individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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