Field Organizer – Wisconsin Jobs Now – Milwaukee & Madison

Field Organizer – Wisconsin Jobs Now – Milwaukee & Madison, WI
 

Summary
Field Organizers needed for full-time work in Milwaukee & Madison.  Primary responsibilities will be organizing low-income and working class people to fight for economic justice. Organizers empower folks in their neighborhoods and at their workplace to take collective action to raise wages and expand economic security.

Organizing with Wisconsin Jobs Now is about being a leader in the struggle to transform people's lives. Organizers empower workers and community members to make gains in areas that matter to them and their families: higher wages, economic opportunity, dignity & respect, and a voice in politics & on the job. You'll learn skills from some of the best organizers in the progressive and labor movements.  Organizers help grow the movement to win higher wages in the defining struggle of our time.

Wisconsin Jobs Now is building an innovative campaign to increase political power and economic security; integrating worker & community organizing, issue campaigning, and political action.  Field organizers will play a crucial role empowering our communities to exercise collective political power.

Description
A Field Organizer at Wisconsin Jobs Now is responsible for:
•    Organizing workers to overcome opposition and win
•    Identifying, recruiting and developing worker leaders, neighborhood leaders, and community allies
•    Communicating a vision of change and a plan to win
•    Building an organization of low-income workers within and across employers
•    Mobilizing workers for direct action
Who is Wisconsin Jobs Now?
Wisconsin Jobs Now is a community based organization fighting every day, in every way, to win economic justice for workers and for our communities.  We are a membership-based organization that believes deeply in the power of the strength in numbers. We organize our communities to fight and win in workplaces, in the streets, in neighborhoods, at the ballot box, and in the halls of government. 

Qualifications
•    A passion for justice, a fighting sensibility, a willingness to learn, the ability to work hard with irregular hours, and the ability to work independently with guidance as well as with a team.
•    Good communication skills, personal discipline and organization, good judgment, and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
•    Demonstrated leadership ability through experience
•    Thorough attention to detail, resourcefulness and a talent for problem-solving, tenacity and determination in challenging situations, a high sense of urgency, and an ability to carry out a plan
•    Computer skills needed (word processing, spreadsheets/databases, internet/email)
•    Union or community organizing or other activist experience is preferred.
•    Bilingual (Spanish) skills are a plus
•    Automobile and valid driver’s license required
Wisconsin Jobs Now is an equal opportunity employer. Women, People of Color, and LGBT folks are encouraged to apply

Details
Wisconsin Jobs Now offers competitive salaries and health insurance, as well as opportunities to advance.  Field Organizers will be hired for six months with the possibility of a permanent position. 

To view the job description for the Field Organizer (Milwaukee) http://www.unionjobs.com/listing.php?id=4528

To view the job description for the Field Organizer (Madison)

 http://www.unionjobs.com/listing.php?id=4529

Send cover letter and resume to Peter Rickman at peter.rickman@wisconsinjobsnow.org