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The United Workers is looking to fill two positions: A Leadership Organizer (with a focus on communications and organizing) and a Work With Dignity Organizer. The applications are available below. 

 

1. Job Title: Leadership Organizer

Focus: Communications and Organizing

Location: Baltimore, MD

Status: Full-time

Application deadline: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Application Process: To apply, download the application here. Please complete the application, and send it, together with a cover letter and resume to info@unitedworkers.org or to United Workers, PO Box 41547, Baltimore, MD 21203. If you are sending this via email, you should include your last name and “Leadership Organizer Position 2014” in the subject line. In your cover letter, tell us a story about you. How you found out about this opportunity and why you are called to be a Leadership Organizer. Once the application has been received you may be contacted for an interview (this will take place shortly after application deadline of Wednesday, April 23, 2014).

Position Overview: We’re looking for the unique person whose skills and experiences are in both storytelling and organizing. As a storyteller, we’re seeking someone who can write the story as well as “push the story” in the press, asserting our narrative frame, and helping to shape public discourse and policy debate. As an organizer, we’re looking for someone who has experience in community organizing, base-building, and leadership development. Leadership Organizers must be highly self-managing and committed to the vision and values of the organization.

 

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2. Job Title: Work With Dignity Organizer

Focus: Organizing community support for a statewide Paid Sick Leave bill. The position is for six months. 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 (July 7, 2014 – December, 2014)

Application deadline: Monday, May 5, 2014

Application Process: Download the application here. Applicant questionnaire, cover letter, and resume must be submitted by May 5, 2014, either by emailing these materials to info@unitedworkers.org 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).

Background on the position: Maryland’s Paid Sick Leave campaign was launched last November and has continued to grow its grassroots and legislative. 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 that workers’ lives have improved and businesses succeeded. Having shown national leadership on living wage, and immigrant children’s access to 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.

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