Organizer at WorkMoney (U.S. Remote)

Website WorkMoney

Reporting to: Deputy Field Director

Location: United States / remote, requires U.S. work authorization

Term: Full Time, Regular Employee, Exempt, Union Position

Compensation: $66,500

To Apply: https://apply.workable.com/workmoney/j/900D182B95/apply/ 

Deadline To Apply: Target start early / mid May

How many of these thoughts have you had in the past month?

  1. “Our economic and political system doesn’t work for working people.”
  2. “I want to learn new organizing and movement-building skills.”
  3. “Working people need a voice in the economy and politics of America.”
  4. “I want to spend my days organizing with people who really need help right now.”
  5. “I want to bring people together across the nation’s dividing lines.”

If the answer is all five, read on.

About WorkMoney

WorkMoney is a nonprofit organization dedicated to lowering costs and raising incomes for all Americans to make American life more affordable and American families more economically secure. We provide products, services, perks, benefits, tips, and tools to help members improve their financial lives. We are a trusted source of information about financial matters, economic policy, and public debates about the economy. We also activate and engage our members in advocacy campaigns to support policies and elected leaders to support our core vision that everyone in America can afford to live a good life. You can find out more about WorkMoney at workmoney.org and Facebook.

What are we looking for? 

We are looking for organizers to work in the field (remotely) as part of our national organizing team. Organizers build relationships with our members — everyday working people — and help them take action to address their economic challenges.

We take our mission and the profession of organizing seriously. Our work is part of a long tradition of creating opportunities for everyday people to come together to build collective power to change the way the world works. We create these opportunities by organizing both in major metro areas and in places often forgotten in the corridors of power, from rural Alaskan towns to Rust Belt cities to Appalachian hamlets. We work hard and with a fierce urgency to bring working people together across the nation’s dividing lines to build a new 21st century model of everyday people coming together that this moment desperately needs. That means meeting people wherever they’re at, organizing with people who have never organized, and talking with a lot of people who disagree with you on a lot of things.

WorkMoney seeks an energetic individual who enjoys connecting virtually with new people from different walks of life. The organizer will work closely with Deputy Field Organizers along with team members across the organization – Advocacy, Digital Engagement, Data Analytics, and Member Value teams – to share insights from the field. These insights about members’ challenges, their vision for their communities, and the kinds of solutions they believe will help them afford a good life are crucial sources of data for the broader team. Organizers are instrumental in developing and supporting members to share their stories and be a leader for the causes they care about. Organizers connect with members on daily calls and split their time between member leadership development and campaign execution. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Responsibilities

  • Daily remote organizing and some on-the-ground field work
  • Member mobilization for events, meetings, and training
  • Build new and deep relationships with other everyday working Americans
  • Canvass and deep canvass as needed
  • Lead volunteers, and organizing staff as needed
  • Work with communications team to identify and prepare working people to tell their stories to media and other outlets
  • Work with policy and advocacy team to identify and prepare working people to share their stories with elected officials and staff

WorkMoney’s model is new and innovative, a synthesis of digital-age and deep organizing. And it works. But you don’t need to be an organizer or have years of experience to succeed in this role. Maybe it’s an election, or the pandemic, or your lived experience that stirs you to act. Maybe you’ve been organizing already, and you realize it’s time to apply your hard-earned experience to build new forms of social, political, and economic power for working people. If you have no previous organizing experience, we can train you up.

Requirements & Skills

  • Clear, concrete, and concise verbal and written skills
  • High level of comfort with Google Suite and a willingness to learn digital organizing tools (P2P SMS like ThruText, ThruTalk, Strive, and others)
  • Demonstrated commitment to economic security for individuals, families, and communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to leadership development, and the elevation of directly impacted people to share their stories and voices on issues affecting their families and communities
  • Interest in virtual and digital relationship building and organizing; must be comfortable connecting with individuals over telephone, SMS, and video chat
  • Ability to take initiative and to effectively manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment at a growing organization
  • All levels of educational attainment are welcome
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Commitment for (though not necessarily expertise in) issues facing working Americans
  • Above all, the belief nothing can stop what we can do together!

Salary and Benefits

This is a union position subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement with IUPAT DC 5. The salary for this role is $66,500.

We have a generous benefits package, including employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, 20 personal / vacation days per year, unlimited sick days, 13 paid holidays per year plus the week off between Christmas Eve and New Years, student loan repayment assistance, and a 401(K) program with a generous employer matching contribution.

WorkMoney is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community. We strongly encourage applicants from historically under-represented communities and see diversity of all kinds as a tremendous asset to our work.

WorkMoney prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, expression, gender identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

To Apply

Follow the link to the application page, complete the required fields, and submit a resume and cover letter describing your experience and how you will make a strong contribution to our team. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the posting will remain published until the position is filled.

To apply for this job please visit apply.workable.com.