Strategic Organizing Center

Strategic Organizing Center

Digital Associate

Based in Washington, DC and/or New York, NY
(hybrid remote)


The Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) engages in paradigm-shifting campaigns that confront corporate misconduct, racism and sexism, and challenges existing anti-worker policy and corporate-friendly law in order to grow union membership throughout the US economy. We do this work in partnership with our affiliated unions and with the broader progressive community in the US and globally. Since our establishment in 2005, we have been mission focused on helping workers and unions organize for power at work. Today, our work is focused on such companies as Amazon, Google, McDonald’s, Uber, and campaigns including the Fight for $15 and Code CWA.

The Strategic Organizing Center is a democratic union federation whose three affiliated unions – the Service Employees International Union, the Communications Workers of America, and the United Farmworkers – represent some 3 million workers. These unions have been leaders of the American labor movement’s efforts to help workers form unions to secure fair pay, benefits, and justice on the job.

Through cutting-edge research and innovative campaigns, the SOC advocates for workers, consumers and other constituencies harmed by concentrated corporate power across a wide range of industries, including food service, transportation and logistics, communications, healthcare and more.

The Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) is seeking a Digital Communications Professional who is excited to work on effective digital media campaigns at an organization that focuses on helping workers build power at work and confronting corporate misconduct.


  • Help develop and implement digital communications strategy across web, social, and email channels, ensuring messaging continuity across channels.
  • Serve as project manager for the transformation and upkeep of the Strategic Organizing Center’s website assets.
  • Design and produce social media graphics, reports, presentations, and other design assets.
  • Help extract digital and social media analytics, gather data to assist in building custom reports that build intelligence about the company’s digital/online audiences and guide an understanding of where we are effective and where improvements need to be made.
  • Stay on top of digital industry trends, as well as general labor movement issues.
  • Contribute to and/or lead other department specific or cross-functional initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as required to support the SOC Digital Team.

An individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position successfully:

  • Communications and Digital: Ability to communicate our work with other labor organizations, with our digital audiences, and internally with team members regarding questions or concerns that may arise.
  • Attention to Detail and Accuracy: Thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Project Management: Ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and meet deadlines in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Self-Management: Works independently and takes initiative. Able to critically evaluate their own work before submitting projects to their supervisor.
  • Adaptability: Ability to navigate ever evolving regulatory requirements and standards and keep up to date with the latest developments.
  • Collaborative: Works harmoniously with others to get a job done; responds positively to instructions and feedback; able to work well with co-workers, peers, and external staff on a variety of tasks, including occasional administrative work.

The Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) is seeking candidates who are passionate about our mission and are highly proactive. Candidates for employment at SOC, regardless of position, will consistently demonstrate the following:

  • Strong commitment to social justice and workers’ rights
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards -- for self and colleagues
  • Continuous learning by engaging in reflection, self-assessment, and individual professional development.
  • Use of deep research and investigation to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to thrive as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Self-motivation and initiative with solutions-oriented disposition
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively handle challenging situations.
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office applications and a curiosity and propensity to push own adoption of new technology and approaches.

While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications below, our ideal candidate would bring:

  • Technical and creative know-how.
  • A keen eye for aesthetics, detail, and design trends; able to facilitate creation of final design products.
  • Proficiency in digital communications strategy and tools, including social media platforms, digital media analytics, and platforms.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with an ability to write clear, compelling, and succinct content that effectively frames our messaging to multiple audiences.
  • Attention to detail and analytical thinking.
  • Ability to thrive in a busy, multi-tasking, and time-pressured environment.

Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience in digital campaigning, at a labor union or other progressive advocacy organization.

Physical Demands & Working Environment

  • Under current policy, SOC employees spend two days per week in-office and may work remotely otherwise.
  • Some travel required.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required.
  • Weekend and evening monitoring of social media required.



  • Salary is calculated based on years of experience, with annual increases according to an established salary scale. The salary range for this position is $59,728 – $63,983. This is a full-time (35-hour work week) exempt position.

Benefits: The SOC offers:

  • 100% employer-paid comprehensive health insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision and prescription benefits) for employees, their spouses or domestic partners, and children.
  • 12% of salary contribution paid by the SOC to a 401K retirement plan after six months of employment.
  • 100% employer paid premiums for life insurance, short- and long-term disability.
  • Other benefits include cell phone provision, Commuter Benefits, and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA),
  • 13 days of accrued sick leave, 14 paid holidays, 10 days of paid vacation (vacation time increases with seniority to up to 25 days per year), 2 personal days and 4 days of compensatory time.
  • 8 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • A commitment to employee growth and advancement, with a $1,000 professional development budget each year for each staff member.

Please Note: SOC staff enjoy a hybrid telework (three days) /in-person (two days) schedule. There are offices in Washington, DC, and New York City. We have a mandatory vaccine policy and safety protocols in our facilities. The SOC is not currently requiring proof of vaccination however, staff are required to fill out the health screening survey in a timely fashion and accurately when they are on site. The only exemptions to this policy provided by the SOC are for medical and religious reasons. All candidates applying for this role will be expected to adhere to these policies.

Application Requirements:
A résumé is required for all applications and a cover letter is highly suggested. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for us, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position, and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan. Please go to our website www.thesoc.org, scroll to the bottom and click on “Careers at the SOC” to be taken to our job board.

How to Apply:
Submit résumé and application to https://jsco.re/eygkg

Women and people of color are strongly urged to apply. The Strategic Organizing Center does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, caste, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, pregnancy and pregnancy related condition(s), veteran status, sexual orienta¬tion, gender identity and expression, genetic information, natural and protective hairstyle and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in employment and application for employment.

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