Job Opening: Digital Organizer

CTUL’s Mission 

CTUL is a worker-led organization where workers organize, educate, and empower each other to fight for a voice in their workplaces and in their communities. We partner with other organizations and leaders to build a movement to win racial, gender, and economic justice. We identify the root causes of injustice and work to shift the balance of power between those who have it and those who don’t to improve the lives of our communities for present and future generations.

 

Organization Summary

Over the past thirteen years, CTUL has forged a new path for worker leadership development in the Twin Cities, opening new spaces where working people of color have a voice in their workplaces and in their communities. 

CTUL has a vision of organizing the most marginalized workers in our economy to directly confront the elite corporations and 1% that control our economy, make demands, and win concrete and structural changes for communities across the metro area. Through worker-led campaigns with CTUL, workers have:

  • Worked in coalition to win increased wages and benefits for hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers through the $15 minimum wage and Earned Sick & Safe Time ordinances in Minneapolis and Saint Paul;
  • Transformed the retail janitorial industry, making the Twin Cities the first metro area where the industry is unionized;
  • Recovered over $2 million in unpaid wages and damages in cases of wage theft; and
  • Won long-term changes in their workplace that bring over $7 million in additional income per year into the poorest communities in the metro area.

 

Position Summary 

CTUL is seeking a Digital Organizer to build our capacity to grow and organize our online base. This is a new position on our organizing team. The Digital Organizer is a full-time, salaried position and a year-long commitment with the possibility of extension. This position will be responsible for planning and executing our digital recruitment and engagement strategy. We currently use digital and data management tools including Facebook, Whatsapp, Hustle, Twitter, Instagram, Powerbase, ActionBuilder. CTUL Staff currently work remotely due to COVID-19, but we anticipate moving back to in-person organizing in mid-2021.  

 

The ideal candidate is passionate about leadership development and moving people from online activism to offline organizing, and is equally experienced creating a petition or campaign narrative. 

 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement unique digital strategies to build worker contacts in our targeted universe including surveys, social media posts, emails, and peer-to-peer conversations. 
  • Create and lead a digital engagement plan with new contacts and leaders using digital strategies that move people from online supporters to offline leaders
  • Collaborate with Communications and Organizing staff to determine goals, coordinate activities, and develop messaging, content, and other tools 
  • Track and manage new contacts, leadership development, and analytics that support worker organizing 

 

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to CTUL’s mission and vision
  • Commitment to racial, gender, and economic justice as an integral part of our multiracial team
  • Minimum two years organizing or campaign experience with building and managing a base of leaders online and offline using a range of online campaign tools and tactics 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills 
  • Experience developing digital strategy and content for worker organizing, issue based or political campaigns 
  • Knowledge of digital organizing trends and best practices for communicating on social media
  • English proficiency required, bilingual in Spanish is helpful but not necessary 
  • Flexible schedule, including some early mornings, nights and weekends

 

Salary & Benefit

CTUL has a tiered salary range set by the Staff and Board based on the principles of economic justice and inclusion. This is a salaried position currently compensated between $49,500 – $51,000 a year for 2021 depending on experience with an annual cost of living raise of 3%.  

Benefits include: 3 weeks paid vacation, 12 paid sick days, 5 floating health days, medical and dental insurance for you and your immediate family at 10% cost, annual end of year payment of 5% of yearly salary towards retirement fund, and others. 

This position reports to: Lead Organizer 

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to operations@ctul.net using the subject: “CTUL Digital Organizer”

Applications will begin to be reviewed on Monday, January 18th, 2021: Position open until filled 

CTUL is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, and people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, women, immigrants, folks from working class backgrounds and formerly incarcerated people.