Website Miami Workers Center
Location: Miami, FL
Compensation and benefits: Salary is $70,000. Generous benefits package including health insurance, and vacation for full-time employees.
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2023
About the Role
Miami Workers Center is seeking a full-time Organizing Director that will oversee and implement the organization’s grassroots campaigns and policy/structural interventions to advance the rights of working class tenants and workers across Miami-Dade County. The Organizing Department will supervise the organizing department and staff and report directly to the Executive Director.
You are an experienced organizer with base-building, leadership development, and popular education. You are committed to the values of racial, economic, and gender justice and have a well-developed understanding of the social justice movement in particular housing, labor, and gender justice. You have experience ideating, developing, executing, and winning grassroots campaigns. You believe in working in coalitions with partners, allies, community, and staff. You have supervisory and coaching experience in managing staff, building short and long term goals and work plans, and holding people accountable.
About the Organization
The Miami Workers Center (MWC) organizes towards dignity, power, and self-determination with workers, tenants, women, and families across Miami. We fight for the rights, resources, and respect our community deserves. Our members are working-class Black and Brown women who hail from Latin America, the Caribbean, and African American communities of Miami-Dade. Our members are predominantly tenants, and many work in the cleaning and caring economies as domestic, child & homecare workers both formally and informally. We believe in self-determination over our bodies, our homes, our labor, our land. We believe in a Miami where all of us can live, work, and grow in our full dignity.
Lead all base building efforts to maintain our existing base and recruit new dues paying members to build power of our base.
Co-design, execute, manage, and evaluate grassroots campaigns and programs designed to transform material conditions for working-class tenants and workers in Miami-Dade County.
Build an organizing team culture that is innovative, hungry to learn, and inspired to create tangible changes for working-class communities–including rigorous base building, popular education and leadership development.
Mentor, train, and supervise organizers and member leaders in the execution of outreach, membership recruitment, campaign strategy and escalation through weekly meetings, work plans, and constructive feedback
Remain abreast of current events and assess the impact of the socio-political, environmental, and economic context on our base and campaign strategy.
Co-develop popular education curriculum for membership orientations, trainings, workshops, and institutes
Build relationships with strategic coalition partners to advance campaign aims and leverage points for potential policy interventions and mobilizations
Support our internal operations including managing our member database, tracking our organizing department budget and finances, tracking outcomes and writing reports, and supporting the administrative work of leading our team.
Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
Applicant must share a commitment to the organization’s mission; including a strong commitment to racial, gender, and economic justice and their intersections,
Experience in campaign development and execution for labor, housing, gender, and/or immigrant rights.
Experience training and developing staff and community members in organizing, community advocacy and/or political operations.
Demonstrable focus, resilience, and the problem-solving skill to develop solutions under challenging circumstances.
Impeccable writing, presentation and oral communication skills, as well as an ability to synthesize and translate complicated information into clear, compelling language.
Ability to think critically, make decisions, and justify recommendations based on data and analysis.
Ability to excel in a high paced environment with diverse teams of staff, members and partners;
Ability to relate to people of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds;
Fluency in English is required, and capacity in Spanish or Creole is recommended;
Ability to work nontraditional hours, including evenings and weekends;
Valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation.
Miami Workers Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination because of sex, marital status, race, age, creed, national origin or the presence of disabilities. False or misleading statements during an interview and/or on the application form are grounds for terminating the application process or, if discovered after employment, terminating employment. A felony conviction will not necessarily bar an applicant from employment.
This search is being led by NRG Consulting Group. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.