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Position: Field Organizer

Position: Short-Term Field Organizer at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice
About the Organization:
The New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice is a multi-racial membership based organization dedicated to building the power and participation of poor people in order to expand democracy and transform the economy. We organize directly affected people, and couple their courage with strategic legal, policy, and communications work to build campaigns that advance racial justice, immigrant rights, and a fair economy. Our members are African American and immigrant workers and families in New Orleans and rural Louisiana. The Workers’ Center anchors three grassroots membership organizations: the Congress of Day Laborers, Stand With Dignity, and the Seafood Workers Alliance, as well as a strategic legal department that innovates law and policy strategies that build grassroots power. Over the last more than ten years, the Center’s organizing and policy victories have been highlighted in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and Newsweek. For more information go to www.nowcrj.org.
About the Campaign:
We are hiring two full-time and one part-time field organizers for a short term position to support our new campaign, Unleash Local. Unleash Local is a coalition of Louisiana working families, local elected officials and community organizations fighting for local control over labor standards. We believe that local communities should have the power to decide what kind of local economy we want to build, and that local leaders should have the power to ensure local jobs pay family-sustaining wages. We are working to educate Louisiana voters about the way our leaders’ hands have become tied. Ultimately, we hope to unleash local economies.
Prompted by corporate lobbyists, the Louisiana Legislature passed a law in 1999 that bans local governments from setting standards for pay and other benefits. These same lobbyists have prevented the legislature from passing a state minimum wage and other worker protections. With the federal minimum wage stuck at $7.25 for the past decade and cost of living on the rise, local lawmakers have watched helplessly as families in their communities fall further and further behind. Leading up to the November elections, we want to educate voters about the importance of restoring power over local labor standards to local leaders so they can unleash the potential of local economies.

Location:
Our office is based in New Orleans, LA. We are open to the organizer being based anywhere in south Louisiana, ideally in New Orleans, Lafayette, Baton Rouge or Houma.
About the Position:
The Field Organizers will support NOWCRJ’s organizing and voter mobilization efforts in Orleans, Lafayette and Terrebone Parishes. Significant travel is required. This is a short-term position that will run from the spring through the November elections. Hourly pay commensurate with experience. The Field Organizers will report to the Lead Organizer of the Seafood Worker Alliance. The Field Organizers will:
• Implement NOWCRJ’s field organizing strategy with support from our Lead Organizer
• Mobilize and educate voters
• Build our ally and support networks
• Work with our staff and membership bases to make sure workers’ stories are centralized in public debates
• Connect voters to local lawmakers
• Coordinate candidate forums
• Provide strategic guidance to our Lead Organizer
Who You Are:
The job requires a high degree of motivation and the ability to take initiative. This is not a 9 to 5 job—it requires long and varied hours, with early morning, evening, and weekend work. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. In addition, successful applicant will have the following qualities:
• Deep dedication to the leadership of directly affected people
• Faith in poor peoples’ ability to lead
• Curiosity about using electoral campaigns to support long-term basebuilding
• Patience and stamina
• The ability to work well under pressure
• Love of teamwork and a good team player
• Sense of humor
Spanish fluency is strongly preferred, as is prior experience in community, labor, or grassroots electoral organizing.

Application Requirements:
NOWCRJ is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email 1) a cover letter describing your qualifications and why you are interested and 2) your resume to [email protected] and mention this job title in the subject line of your email. Please include a daytime phone number where we can contact you. Please indicate whether you are interested in full time or part time positions. The application process will remain open until the positions are filled.

Job Posted:
08/07/2019
Application Deadline:
01/01/2020
Contact:
[email protected]


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