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United Workers is looking to hire a Work With Dignity Organizer. The application is available below along with internship opportunities.
Job Title: Work With Dignity Organizer. Focus will be on organizing community support for a statewide paid sick leave bill. The position is for six months.
Focus: Base building and committee organizing. We’re looking for someone who has experience in community organizing, base-building, and leadership development. This position requires a deep commitment to a human rights analysis of social ills, a dedication toward developing the leadership of those most directly affected by social injustice, and a willingness to learn.
Location: Maryland. Position will require statewide travel.
Status: Full-time for six months (Late November ‘13 – April ‘14)
Salary: $16,000 paid in twelve installments
Application deadline: Friday, November 8, 2013
Position Overview: Maryland’s Paid Sick Leave campaign was launched last November and has continued to grow its grassroots and legislative fight since then. Everyone gets sick and everyone deserves the opportunity to recover without risking income or job loss. More than 700,000 Maryland workers cannot earn paid sick days and often go to work sick, send sick children to school or daycare, or in the worst situations, lose their job because they cannot come to work. In jurisdictions where state and local standards allow workers to earn paid sick days, surveys show workers’ lives improved and businesses succeeded. Having shown national leadership on living wage, and immigrant children’s access public universities (the DREAM Act), Maryland has the opportunity to turn its attention to the plight of workers who are unable to earn paid sick days.
How to Apply: Download the application here. Applicant questionnaire, cover letter, and resume must be submitted by November 8, 2013, either by emailing these materials to email@example.com with the subject line “Work with Dignity Position”; or by sending to United Workers, P.O. Box 41547, Baltimore, MD 21203. Once the application has been received you may be contacted for an interview (this will take place shortly after application deadline).
Internships: The United Workers is looking for interns/volunteers for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 to support our social media, media, press, and organizing work. Tasks will vary. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.