Campaign Organizer - Gig Worker
Working Washington and Fair Work Center joined forces in 2018–bringing together two organizations with storied histories full of victories for workers. Together, we fight for new rights for working people and make those rights real through community-based education and legal services, all while building a powerful movement of working people.
We are seeking a creative, talented, and ambitious person to join a top-notch online organizing & digital campaign program dedicated to substantially growing our movement and building power for workers. This role will primarily focus on organizing for the Pay Up campaign, our national campaign for better pay for workers in the gig economy.
The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the lived experience of low-wage work; interest in connecting one-on-one with workers; the ability to use online and field organizing tools and tactics; a creative, experimental approach to campaigns; and a strong ability to independently move projects forward.
Working Washington’s main office is located in Seattle, WA.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $48,843 to $53,847/year
The campaign organizer will work primarily out of our office in Lower Queen Anne. We have flexible scheduling practices, including the ability to work from home occasionally. What the job is like day to day may vary, but you’ll spend most of your time connecting directly with individual workers involved in the gig economy campaign. A typical day of work could involve texting gig workers on our list to invite them to an upcoming action, setting up a few individual phone calls with workers to learn more about their issues & bring them into leadership roles on the campaign, drafting a blog post, or working with the campaign team to plan an action.
Principal duties and responsibilities include:
- Support Digital Organizing Manager & Pay Up campaign team to engage workers on our gig economy campaign and move them to action and leadership
- Assist in mobilizing workers towards campaign goals by organizing online meetings, offline meetings, events, and one-on-one conversations by phone, text, and in person
- Track campaign data by importing & maintaining lists in database
- Reach out to gig workers via social media, email, phone, text, and in person
- Take part in organizational fundraising
- Experiment with innovative and forward-thinking tools & tactics to advance our campaigns, and be ready to adjust strategies as campaigns progress
- Help strategize on how to move the campaign forward by organizing actions, holding events, attending legislative hearings, etc.
- Participate in rallies, marches, and other events
- Work directly with workers and community supporters as needed to fulfill campaign goals, including phonebanking, texting, in-person outreach, and other political/campaign work
- Ability to communicate & develop relationships with people from a diverse range of backgrounds
- Demonstration of a strong commitment to racial equity, and dedication to developing organizing strategies that promote racial justice
- Comfort with learning on the job, experimenting with new approaches, and adapting as campaign needs change
- Comfort with various social media and online platforms
- Ability to move workers towards campaign goals, both on a large scale and one-to-one
- Eagerness to engage with low-wage workers across the state and amplify their voices
- Willingness to work long and irregular hours when campaign needs require it, including some evenings and weekends
Not required, but a plus:
- Experience working in gig economy, service industry, or other low-wage work
- Some amount of organizing experience
- Fluency in a second language (for example - Spanish, Somali, Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, etc.) a major plus
Staff union pay scale, with starting pay between $48,843 and $53,847, based on experience, and significant annual step increases each year. Generous benefits package, including fully-paid family health care, employer matched 401k, vacation and sick leave, and ORCA card.
Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, let us know why you’re interested in organizing on this campaign, what skills you have that you believe will make you a good organizer, and how those skills have shown up in your work in the past. Please feel free to share any experience you have with gig work or other low-wage work!
Applications will be considered as they arrive. Please submit application by Jan. 22 to ensure consideration.
Working Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We bring an equity lens to hiring and strongly encourage people of color, immigrants, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans, and gender non-conforming people to apply. We seek candidates whose lived experiences reflect the lived experiences of the workers organizing with our campaigns.