Organizing Director labor union Los Angeles, CA ref
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The Organizing Director oversees the locals work related to external organizing activities. As part of the senior staff body, the Director collaborates in the overall development and implementation of the strategic organizing plan for Local 2015.
Duties & Responsibilities
A minimum of five to seven years of experience leading large teams of organizing staff/members and demonstrated experience in developing and successfully executing large scale organizing campaigns. .
In depth knowledge of relevant special body of knowledge including labor law like NLRA, MMBA, FLSA, Cal OSHA, FMLA, Title 22, ADA, Workers Compensation, etc.
Knowledge of workers, the workplace, labor, and political issues
Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to relate, establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
Adept at leading and motivating workers in necessary struggles
Dedication to workers' rights and social justice
Skilled at managing and meeting many and varying deadlines
Effective informal and formal negotiating skills
Effective demonstrable oral, written and listening skills in English; bilingual skills highly desirable
Excellent analytical and judgment skills as demonstrable by the ability to assess information and evidence and act strategicall
Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills showing flexibility as needed; adept at dealing with conflicting/changing priorities
Effective facilitating and organizing meeting skills
Experience organizing independently and as part of a team
Working knowledge of computer programs including Word, e-mail, accessing the Internet, and databases
Program planning and administrative skills
Previous staff supervisory experience
The Director is required to work long and varying hours including weekends, nights and holidays. Driving long distances for extended periods of time is also required.
Travel both statewide and out of state with overnights and periods away from home may be required.
The Division Director is required to have a valid drivers license, automobile insurance and a working automobile.
The Department Director is expected to embrace, promote and demonstrate the organizations core values - Excellence, Diversity, Accountability, Transparency, Empowerment--, which include but are not limited to:
High ethical standards
Train, develop, nurture and mentor all staff and members
Encourage team work and participation by all staff and members
Lead by example Ensure outstanding representation of the organization to internal and external allies and constituents.