The LA Black Worker Center (LABWC) seeks a Lead Community Organizer who is ready to make history while working with the first Black Worker Center in California, an emerging lead voice on Black work and economic justice.
The Lead Community Organizer will work under the direction of Organizing Director to assist in developing, executing and leading organizing campaigns and special organizing projects. The Lead Community Organizer will lead and support Community Organizers in achieving their goals to develop and recruit leaders, recruit new members; build committees; mobilize members for political campaigns and cultivate and maintain relationships with key community organizations and elected officials.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supervise the organizing and development of a team of staff organizers and member leaders and provide support, feedback and coaching for staff development.
- Supervise all external and internal organizing and enforcement activities. Participates in hiring, and evaluation of staff.
- Prepare work plans, calendars, files, reports and other records.
- Develops and support local campaign plans with the goals, strategies and tactics necessary to execute the plan, including effective management of staff, volunteer, and administrative resources.
- Builds member committees and develops leadership among member activists.
- Visits workers at their job sites, in the community and in their homes and trains organizers and members in organizing.
- Writes leaflets and other materials for campaigns.
- Implements effective staff development and team building.
- Lead coalition-building efforts with other unions, community based- organizations and students to support local and statewide campaign goals.
- Manage lists, charts, and databases.
- Meet strategic goals and deadlines and manage organizers success of meeting statewide goals and deadlines.
- Supports workers efforts to get support on labor and anti-discrimination laws.
- Works with Organizing Director to supervise activities, developments and progress of assigned campaigns.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Experienced in leading and/or supervising multiple staff, assignments, projects, managing timelines, and effectively using database systems, or equivalent experience.
- Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
- Basic computer skills: (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.)
- Demonstrated leadership experience, hard working and self-disciplined.
- Ability to work well with a team and motivate others to take action.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Ability to work well under pressure and manage time efficiently.
- Knowledge of issues affecting unemployed and underemployed Black workers, poor and working class communities, and of the Los Angeles labor movement a plus!
- Strong commitment to racial justice, workers’ rights, and Black community empowerment.
- Valid CA driver’s license and access to a car for work related travel.
Full-time position: Salary up to $43,680 per year depending on experience.