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External Organizing Coordinator

Company: United Farm Workers of America
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARYThe External Organizing Coordinator performs a wide range of duties as assigned by the Regional Director. Plans, directs, and coordinates UFW membership growth in the Santa Maria area. Responsible for managing and directing worker activities in the collective bargaining process. Work involves developing operational plans that meet the demands of the organization's needs, political and Union organizing objectives. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Planning & Administration

  • Work with Organizing Team & Regional Director to develop operational plan.
  • Participates in MOR meetings.
  • Ensures maintenance and accuracy of database in assigned companies. Worker MOBILIZATION
    • Ensures development and maintenance of a functioning and complete worker leadership structure.
    • Directs and participates in the development and training of a volunteer organization.
    • Implements programs designed to attract worker participation.
    • Trains worker leadership in developing their agendas to conduct their meetings.
    • Identify and Leverage workers' issues.
    • Use state and federal agencies as appropriate.
    • Built majority support in assigned companies.
    • Conduct NLRB/ALRB elections.
    • Conduct card check recognition.
    • Conduct a third party recognition election.
    • Must be able to begin and complete organizing campaigns Contract Development & NEGOTIATIONS
      • Plans with the negotiating committee to prepare and conduct negotiations.
      • Develops industry, and area councils to increase bargaining power.
      • Use innovative strategies to sign the first contract.RELATIONSHIPS
        • Develops and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with management at the assigned companies.
        • Develops and maintains relationship with organizing committee and negotiations committee
        • Refers media inquiries to Regional Director.
        • Develops and maintains relationships with religious, political and community leaders. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES MAY BE ASSIGNED SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Supervise the organizing team, organizing committee and negotiations committee QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty effectively. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
          • Education:High school diploma, or equivalent.
            • Experience:Minimum of three (3) years experience organizing, building committees, identifying and developing leadership.
              • Knowledge:Ability to use the MOR planning process and use effective training methods for both members and workers. Must have good organizational skills and ability to work independently. Must be familiar with the history and mission of the UFW and be willing to make long-term commitment. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Bilingual ability in Spanish and English. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages. REASONING ABILITY Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Requires a valid Class "C" Driver's License. Must be proficient with MS office applications (Word, Excel, E-mail and Internet). PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate, though may be loud at rallies and similar events. PI4d3f2c330a92-31181-33133764

Keywords: United Farm Workers of America, Santa Maria , External Organizing Coordinator, Other , Santa Maria, California

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