Worker Center Network Coordinator

Interfaith Worker Justice is a national non-profit organization that educates, organizes, and mobilizes people of faith to advance the rights of working people. We have an extensive network of Interfaith Committees and Worker Centers across the country. IWJ seeks a strong worker center network coordinator to build the national and local power of the IWJ Worker Center Network by providing training and technical assistance, event coordination, and strategic planning to its members. The position will have extensive national travel.

ACCOUNTABILITY: 
The Worker Center Network Coordinator is accountable to the appropriate Program Director or the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Expand and build the worker center network.

  • Support efforts to build new worker centers.
  • Develop training resources - written and webinars – on key organizational issues that will strengthen and build worker centers.
  • Represent IWJ’s network in public settings.
  • Build relationships with other worker center networks.
  • Facilitate development and sharing of best practices.
  • Identify common challenges that exist within the network and engage centers in exploring possible solutions that strengthen all involved.
  • Build connections between worker centers and potential allies, particularly with religious communities and unions.

Provide technical assistance and training opportunities to member worker centers.

  • Build strong relationships among Worker Centers through national and regional trainings, on-site visits and mentoring relationships.
  • Facilitate communication among centers through monthly national conference calls, regular email updates and web resources.
  • Gather regular reports on affiliate priorities, activities and funding.
  • Work with IWJ staff to seek national and local resources for member centers.
  • Provide support and technical assistance to existing Worker Centers in IWJ’s Worker Center Network including assistance with goals and objectives, fundraising plans, and campaign strategies.

Coordinate with network members on regional and national campaigns.

  • Represent the interests of the worker center network, in collaboration with the Public Policy Director, at national public policy and organizing tables.
  • Develop field organizing strategies for IWJ national campaigns such as wage theft.
  • Work with affiliates to refine campaign objectives and develop strategies.

In addition to the specific job responsibilities, the staff member will:

  • Participate in regular staff meetings, board meetings and events as requested.
  • Supervise interns when appropriate.
  • Perform other tasks as requested.

EVALUATION:
The work will be evaluated based upon this job description, the specific goals and objectives established, and the person’s contributions in meeting the overall goals and objectives of the organization. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a must.
  • Experience building an organization and/or providing training and assistance on organization building issues.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Interfaith Worker Justice.
  • Commitment to building worker power and leadership.
  • Experience in worker organizing and national strategic campaigns.
  • Familiarity with popular education.
  • Experience in fundraising.
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team environment.
  • Strong time management and planning skills.
  • Comfort working with the religious community.
  • Ability to travel.

SALARY & BENEFITS: 
Salary range for this position is $45,000-$50,000, dependent upon experience. Interfaith Worker Justice is dedicated to ensuring workers’ rights and offers full and comprehensive benefits to its employees including: medical, dental and disability insurance, 401K retirement plan with organizational contribution, and pre-tax transportation plan.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send thoughtful cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@iwj.org. Put “Worker Center Network Coordinator” in the subject. No calls please.