LEAD ORGANIZER – BAY AREA/NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Reports to: Organizing Director
Salary: $70,000 – $80,000 (Based on Experience)
Work Schedule: Full-time
Location: Bay Area/ Northern California
Deadline to Apply: Until Filled
In response to disproportionately high levels of unemployment and low-wage work in Black communities, the National Black Worker Center (NBWC) – a national network of Black worker centers – launched in 2011. We support and incubate worker centers that empower Black workers to advance their rights and improve the quality of jobs in key employment sectors through policy change and creation. We provide education and opportunities to mobilize around the impacts of low-wage work and unemployment in Black communities and work to prevent racial discrimination in hiring and other employment practices and policies. Through our network, we intervene in the labor market to improve racial and economic employment conditions. Our network consists of membership-based, and member-driven organizations that mobilize through a lens of joyous militancy, utilizing leadership development, organizing, policy advocacy, Black culture, and strategic communications to build power to address the Black job crisis.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The ideal candidate is a seasoned community organizer and strategist with extensive coalition-building experience. The Lead Organizer will be responsible for building a Black Worker Center in Oakland, CA, mapping out and executing a strategic organizational development plan that is centered around eradicating oppressive, harmful, and unsafe workplaces for Black people. S/he will be responsible for doing all of this in collaboration with, member leaders, and community allies. The ideal candidate must be able to manage volunteers, mobilize and train community members and effectively communicate at all levels.