Philadelphia Area Jobs with Justice is a coalition of labor unions and student, community, and faith groups. Together, we fight for the fair treatment of working people, organizing in local communities and workplaces. We believe in long-term multi-issue coalition building, grassroots base-building, organizing, and strategic militant action as the foundation for building a workers’ movement, and we believe that by engaging a broad community of allies, we can win bigger victories.
Philadelphia Jobs With Justice is working in collaboration with other Philadelphia-based organizations on a long-term campaign targeting large corporate employers, whose workplace practices have significant impacts on both workers and the surrounding communities. This multi-issue campaign will center labor justice, racial justice, and environmental justice. We are seeking new organizers who want to expand their skill set through hands-on worker organizing. This is an in-person, Philadelphia-based position. While organizing experience is certainly welcome, this position is intended to be an on-ramp for new organizers interested in gaining experience.
- Recruiting new members through outreach at worksite, personal visits, and phone and text banking;
- Building engagement and commitment of worker leaders;
- Working with other field organizers to build and execute an organizing plan;
- Maintaining data tracking systems with regular input of new contacts and member participation into a database.
- Strong relational skills and ability to connect, engage, and inspire low-wage workers;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
- Willingness to work an unconventional schedule, including night hours;
- Strong and effective communicator;
- Basic computer skills;
- Demonstrated leadership experience, hard-working, and self-disciplined;
- Ability to work well with a team and motivate others to take action;
- Ability to work well under pressure and manage time efficiently;
- Understanding of and commitment to a broader working class perspective;
- A valid driver’s license and access to a car preferred but not required.
Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Organizing Fellowship Application.” Interviews will be on a rolling basis.