Careers

The Miami Workers Center (MWC) is a strategy and action center whose purpose is to build the power and self-determination of South Florida’s most oppressed communities. We are a multi-racial and multi-issues organization, lead by women of color and low-income families. We employ an intersectional approach linking gender, race, and socio-economic status understanding the needs of women, girls and femmes must be the basis for a social justice agenda.

 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZER 

Location: Miami, FL

Compensation: This is a full-time, salary position.

The Community Organizer is responsible for outreach, recruitment, and retention of Miami Worker Center (MWC) members. The Community Organizer provides strategic leadership in the development of organizational base building and campaign plans. They will enlist MWC members, leaders, and volunteers in movement building efforts. This includes training and supporting members by developing their leadership roles in the movement. The ideal candidate for this position will be someone who has a passion for gender justice, who loves working directly with organizers and women leaders to build a strong powerful base. The ideal candidate will also should have a strong desire to build statewide femme power.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with other MWC staff (This involves regular meetings and coordination)
  • Community and domestic workers outreach and recruitment (Conduct consistent and targeted areas to outreach domestic workers)
  • Organize workshops and leadership development trainings
  • Organize and facilitate workshops to develop the skills of MWC members and leaders
  • Partnership work (Invest in building and maintaining MWC’s relations with key coalitions and partner organizations. This involves attending meetings, inviting members to partnership meetings, and reaching out and inviting unengaged organizations to become more involved in supporting the movement
  • Host base-building events (Create events and spaces that are educational and contribute to movement building that include entertainment, friendly, and supportive socializing
  • Create spaces for women and femme workers to demonstrate their leadership and foster empowerment and ownership over their organization
  • Collective identity (Aid MWC members and leaders into developing a collective identity and integrate them into MWC)
  • Follow-Up (Work with MWC staff to develop more systematic ways to ensure follow up of new contacts and current members)
  • New member orientation & member tracking (Coordinate and conduct individual and group new member orientations. Track members involvement in our database)
  • Conflict resolution (The organizer needs to be able to manage, aid, and facilitate in internal and conflict resolution
  • Organize and engage in direct action organizing
  • Prepare required monthly reports, communications and other documentation

Job Requirements

  • Commitment to MWC mission and vision
  • Experience working with women, femme and immigrant workers
  • 2-5 years community, immigrant, women’s rights and/or labor organizing experience
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, Creole is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent people and relationship building skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Mail, etc.)
  • Available to work on weekends and late evenings
  • Ability to travel locally and nationally.

 

To Apply

Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and one page writing sample to Marcia Olivo at Marcia@theworkerscenter.org

 

 

ORGANIZING DIRECTOR

Location: Miami, FL

Miami Workers Center (MWC) is seeking a highly experienced Organizing Director to manage and build MWC’s organizing and campaign work. MWC is looking for someone who will be both a senior strategist in the organization as well as work intensively with our organizing team to help them reach their fullest potential in base-building, leadership development, and winning strategic issue campaigns at local and state levels aiming to alleviate and end conditions of poverty. The ideal candidate for this position will be someone who loves to implement program work at the local level and working directly with organizers and leaders to build a strong powerful base. MWC is also looking for someone who has a strong desire to build statewide femme power.

The position will report to the Executive Director and will be part of the Senior Staff Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic vision and direction by collaborating with staff and leaders to build MWC's organizing department.
  • Focus on building femme power at the local and state level to win policy aiming to end the feminization of poverty.
  • As part of the senior leadership team, this position works to develop and implement a long-term strategic growth plan and will lead planning, strategy, and implementation of all organizing initiatives
  • Organizes and drives assigned strategic campaigns; researches and assesses potential organizing targets and growth opportunities; and prepares and implements campaign plans and components
  • Develop writing campaign materials, campaign messaging and outreach plans, training and supervision of campaign staff
  • Track and oversee daily campaign progress to build alliances with community and/or advocacy partners
  • Ensure organizing team meets all data and field reporting deadlines
  • Provide training coalition-building strategies to achieve issue goals
  • Provide input and strategic direction regarding local and state issues and campaigns for opportunities to engage in.
  • Hold organizing team accountable to goals and monitor progress-to-goal metrics such as doors knocked, volunteer shifts recruited, and etc
  • Manage the implementation of campaign plans and effective organizing tactics including traditional grassroots recruitment, creative earned media actions, event planning, and turnout
  • Mentors and trains organizing staff to include setting performance expectations and evaluating employees’ growth and development.
  • Provides monthly progress reports on organizing goals to the Executive Director.
  • Works to create real and positive ways to involve community allies in current organizing work.

 

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience.
  • At least five (5) years of community organizing, union organizing, political organizing, and/ or legislative issue advocacy.
  • Experience with strategic planning, campaign development, and implementation of organizing initiatives.
  • Must be able to work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience of supervising staff, setting expectations, and utilizing performance management tools.
  • Experience using and managing data to help drive organizational decisions.
  • Experience writing organizing plans and various proposals.

To Apply

Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and one page writing sample to Marcia Olivo at Marcia@theworkerscenter.org

 

MWC is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, differently- able people are strongly encouraged to apply.  

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