Work for Labor Notes!

Labor Notes is accepting applications for two positions as we expand staff in our New York office. We are looking for people with experience in the labor movement and demonstrated capacities as organizational leaders. Start date is in October. A commitment to rank-and-file unionism is a must.

Organizer

Initial duties will focus on organizing Labor Notes’ biennial Conference April 4-6, 2014. Possible assignments include recruiting individuals and groups to attend, coordinating workshop speakers, dealing with venue and vendors, organizing volunteers, soliciting program book ads, giving scholarships, coordinating interpretation, entertainment and culture, childcare, fundraising before and during, and AV needs onsite.

After that, organizing tasks will include:

  • Coordinating local one-day Troublemaker Schools (like mini-Labor Notes Conferences) in cities around the U.S. This requires work with local committees to plan program, recruit, and organize logistics.
  • Organizing and facilitating stand-alone trainings and workshops on a variety of labor topics for local unions and caucuses, and working with our network of trainers to set up such trainings.
  • Promoting Labor Notes publications and activities through all media and assisting in fundraising efforts.

All staffers also write for the monthly magazine and daily blog and recruit others to do so, developing areas of expertise and keeping in close touch with beat contacts.

Useful skills: Spanish, social media expertise, familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop, and other layout and design software, experience with Salesforce, Drupal.

Assistant Director

Work with Director Mark Brenner to oversee strategic planning, budgeting, project management, staff coordination, and general administration. Lead fundraising, including development of new foundation grants and major donors. Plan and execute promotional campaigns for Labor Notes publications and events, and maintain connections between staff and Labor Notes off-staff leaders. Coordinate with website and database vendors. Coordinate and sometimes facilitate stand-alone trainings and workshops for local unions and caucuses. Build and maintain connections with rank-and-file activists across the country and key Labor Notes supporters. Travel for organizing and Labor Notes events.

All staffers also write for the monthly magazine and daily blog and recruit others to do so, developing areas of expertise and keeping in close touch with beat contacts.

Useful skills: Spanish, familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop, and other layout and design software, experience with Salesforce, Drupal, Quickbooks Online.

Requirements

In addition to regular office hours, there are conferences, weekend schools, speaking trips, demonstrations, and other events to attend and sometimes organize.

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Generous benefits and vacation are provided. Salary will be in the $34,000-$36,000 range. Please send resumé and cover letter to jobs[at]labornotes[dot]org.