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Missouri Workers Center

Missouri Workers Center


Worker Organizer

Based in Kansas City or St. Louis, MO

 

Job Type: Full Time

Purpose of Position: To build a movement of organized low-wage workers with the power to win better wages, working conditions, and racial and economic justice for all Missourians. This is a full-time position. No experience is required. Organizers will receive extensive training and support from veteran labor organizers with decades of combined experience, and join a supportive team with a culture of excellence.

Location: This position is in-person and can be based in St. Louis or Kansas City.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
To identify, engage, and organize low-wage workers by:

  • Building relationships with workers, transforming them into workplace and community activists.
  • Identifying and developing worker-leaders.
  • Creating workplace and city-wide, worker-driven organizing committees.
  • Planning and preparing workers on collective action to win workplace and community improvements.
  • Coordinating with workers to gather information that is useful in identifying opportunities for movement building and mobilization.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
No prior organizing experience is required, however, the following will be necessary:

  • A commitment to building a multi-racial movement of workers.
  • A willingness to conduct worksite and home visits.
  • The ability to be on time and work long and irregular hours, including some nights, weekends, and occasional holidays according to campaign demands.
  • A commitment to deep listening, to mastering organizing conversation skills, and to receiving and incorporating feedback from the organizing team.
  • Being detail-oriented and able to carry out plans with direction from the lead or supervisor in a timely and effective manner.
  • The ability to make and execute a weekly work plan.
  • Strong communication, writing, and computer skills.
  • Willingness to travel on occasion.
  • Must have a valid U.S. driver's license, auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Bilingual ability in any language is sought but not required. Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, French, or Bosnian speakers are especially encouraged to apply.

Compensation:

  • Starting annual salary of $55,000.
  • Employer-paid health insurance and life insurance.
  • $300 monthly gas stipend.
  • $75 monthly phone stipend.

To Apply:
Please send résumé and cover letter to: Apply@MoWorkers.org, with “Worker Organizer Job Applicant from UnionJobs.com", or a similar description indicated in the subject line.

About Missouri Workers Center: The Missouri Workers Center is an organization of low-wage workers, Black, white and brown, urban and rural, dedicated to fighting racism and winning economic justice for all.

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