LOCATION PREFERENCE: Washington, DC, Northeast, Southern California, Bay Area, Pacific Northwest
Workers are taking bold action in increasing numbers to respond to unprecedented economic inequality, demanding social justice, and building a future where average people have a voice in our lives, economic security, the hope of ecological survival, and freedom. Time and again, we see the daring and innovative leadership of tech workers on the front lines of these struggles, from game worker and Googler walkouts to stamp our sexual harassment and violence in the workplace, to the climate strikes, to workplace actions to end complicity in ICE internment camps, family separation, and the facilitation of war crimes.
These efforts continue through the courageous efforts of workplace leaders who are building organization to change our lives. These workers are organizing with their union, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) a dynamic, militant, member-led union that is building a movement for social and economic justice. Through CWA’s Campaign to Organize Digital Employees (CODE-CWA), workers from tech start-ups to AAA game studios, platform companies with global monopolies to indy game developers, freelancers, and worker co-ops have formed unions and are building a movement for worker power across the technology, media and communications (TMC) sector of the economy.
To continue these efforts, CWA seeks a highly experienced and motivated campaign organizers to coordinate one of the most dynamic organizing efforts across the labor movement today. These organizers will lead campaigns among software engineers, IT professionals, artists and designers in gaming, new media and high tech workplaces to build power.
The ideal candidate will have experience running multiple organizing campaigns with professional workers, and industry work history. They will have the organizational and strategic skills necessary to inspire and activate workers to take action. Current workplace organizers and organizers with past programming, design, and production work history are strongly encouraged to apply.
The position will report to CWA’s National Organizing Director and receive support and direction from CWA’s regional Organizing Coordinators. The position involves regular travel.
- At least a bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent relevant experience.
- Have at least 5 years of demonstrated campaign experience in either worker organizing, political or legislative work, corporate campaigns and/or movement building.
- Have demonstrated commitment to economic and social justice and the labor movement.
- Have advanced communications skills, both verbal and written
- Willingness to work long, irregular hours and may involve travel away from home/office.
- Plan, develop and prioritize strategy and tactics, analyzing what is effective
- Leads and directs campaign work
- Develop and manage a campaign budget
- Identify and work with CWA Locals and community partners
- Write and fully communicate a campaign plan and develop campaign metrics
- Will be accountable for all aspects of the campaign and work to objectives/metrics, directing the work of others towards these goals and producing regular reports
- Develop training materials and train locals, staff and community partners
- Responsible for six (6) month campaign evaluation
- Other duties as assigned
- Wages: $91,521.51- $118,505.68 Annually (Effective 10/1/2021)
- Benefits and other terms as per described in the Memorandum of Agreement.
- This position will not be used to replace regular full time CWA Staff Representatives or District Organizing Coordinators or in lieu of hiring regular full time staff for permanent positions/vacancies.
Please submit a resume with a letter of interest if you feel you have the background and experience to qualify for this position.