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OUR - United for Respect

United for Respect

National Organizing Director
(Location Flexible)

Can be based anywhere in US
with Oakland, CA; New York; or New Orleans preferred

The Organization United for Respect (OUR) seeks a dynamic Organizing Director to grow a powerful network of action among people working for America’s largest low-wage retail corporations.

OUR is a national organization building an industry voice of people working for the country’s largest retail corporations. Through scaled leadership development and base-building, OUR’s growing network is challenging major corporations and policymakers to provide family‐sustaining jobs for all working people. We leverage technology — social media and our digital platform, WorkIt — and bring the retail workforce into a shared community of support and advocacy. Learn more about OUR’s core programs here: OUR Walmart and Rise Up Retail.

Job Responsibilities
The Organizing Director will work with a talented organizing team to build a scaled worker organizing program that advances high impact worker-driven campaigns across the retail sector.

The Organizing Director will report to an OUR Co-Director, and will supervise Deputy Organizing Directors and, as needed, lead organizers in emerging programs.

Job duties include working with the Deputy Organizing Directors and broader organizing team to:

  • Advance national and local worker-driven campaigns to raise standards in the service sector and raise awareness about the challenges people face in low wage retail jobs.
  • Develop and manage a integrated, robust field program across multiple employers, campaigns and program areas nationally and in key states through OUR’s online to field organizing model.
  • Build a program that grows through workers organizing their peers, specifically integrating organizing skills building, setting up the infrastructure for members to organize to scale, and launching an organizer-in-training and member volunteer organizer program.
  • Collaborate with partners to organize national days of action, support our campaigns and offer OUR’s support to the broader progressive movement.
  • Work with the Digital Director and her team to integrate online organizing strategies nationally and with our field partners to support worker outreach, engagement, and leadership development.
  • Develop and implement strong field metrics, data management systems and workflow to create an effective and efficient organizing program.
  • Build a scaled story collection and spokespeople development program that supports our campaigns.
  • Train allied grassroots organizations in online to field organizing through direct field support, weekly coaching session by phone, and developing trainings for a cohort of worker organizers.
  • This position will involve extensive travel.


  • Minimum 2 years management experience running a worker organizing team.
  • Minimum 5 years organizing campaign experience including in a campaign leadership capacity.
  • Experience identifying and recruiting members and leaders in worker organizing campaigns.
  • Strong writing, research and communication skills.
  • Strong listening, persuasion, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent self-management skills, with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong database management skills that help to scale the program and inform analysis of the base and strategy.
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse groups of people as well as an understanding of the daily challenges faced by low-income communities of color.
  • Strong database management skills that inform analysis of the base and strategy.
  • Familiarity with digital strategies and online to offline organizing.
  • Ability to work varied hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must have car and be able to drive and maintain a valid driver’s license, and travel as needed on a regular basis.

Salary range is $76,000 – $90,000 dependent on experience and location. OUR is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to equity. People of color, women, and LGBT candidates are encouraged to apply.

Location: Oakland, CA


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