Job: Digital Organizer
Working Partnerships USA is seeking a talented digital organizer who can use social media and tech tools to drive transformative organizing campaigns for economic, social, and racial justice.
As our communities — particularly people of color and those working low-wage service and gig economy jobs — grapple with the impacts of COVID-19, we believe now is a critical moment to use innovative organizing models to build the collective power we need to get through this moment and build a stronger and more just future. We cannot simply go back to a “normal” that was broken for so many people, and we know that driving real change will require organizing smarter and harder than ever before.
We’re seeing both deep concern and tremendous energy in our community right now. As the digital organizer, your job will be to channel that energy into powerful campaigns by building our base of supporters, developing leaders, and helping people share their stories and demand action from elected officials and big corporations.
The ideal candidate will have both an organizer’s mindset and strong technical skills. You know how to use — and can train others to use — social media, texting, multimedia, databases, and spreadsheets to bring in new supporters and lead people up a ladder of engagement. You thrive in a fast-paced campaign environment, and can keep multiple projects moving, plan for and hit deadlines, and collaborate with partners both inside and outside the organization. You will work closely with our organizing, communications, and policy teams.
Working Partnerships USA is a community organization bringing together the power of grassroots organizing and public policy innovation to drive the movement for a just economy. Based in Silicon Valley, we tackle the root causes of inequality and poverty by leading collaborative campaigns for family-sustaining jobs, stable and affordable housing, healthy communities, and a democracy where all our voices are heard.
Our campaigns take on some of the leading issues of our time — the gig economy, the housing affordability crisis, the tech industry’s impact on our communities, the future of work. Our work draws national attention and shapes conversations and campaigns across the country.
Our Gig Workers Rising campaign has pioneered an online-to-offline organizing model that’s supported over 8,000 Uber and Lyft drivers who organized to win California’s groundbreaking AB 5 legislation that says gig corporations cannot exclude their workers from the basic protections we should all expect in our jobs.
In this moment, our focus is on helping working families and communities of color both get through the pandemic and organize to win the kinds of transformative change that seemed impossible a few months ago — strong renter protections, paid sick days and other essential benefits for gig workers, access to safety net services for undocumented families, and many more.
- Build our base of supporters through digital advertising, organic social media, texting, and other digital tools.
- Reach out to potential supporters, move them up a ladder of engagement, and deepen their leadership.
- Craft engaging social media posts, cultivate community within Facebook groups, and explore how new social media platforms and features (FB messenger, Instagram, etc) can be used for organizing.
- Create compelling graphics and videos for social posts, online ads, email blasts, etc.
- Test, setup, and train staff/supporters to use texting, relational organizing, online advocacy, and other software tools for organizing.
- Manage data and tracking systems in collaboration with the Communications & Data director.
- Work with our communications team to help supporters share their stories through videos, images, writing, press interviews, storytelling trainings, etc.
- Provide coaching and technical assistance to other organizers and community members, helping them use technology and online outreach to further organizing goals.
- Perform other duties as required to support the work of the organization as a whole.
- You understand the fundamentals of organizing, the difference between organizing and mobilization, and deeply believe your job is to help people step into leadership and drive change in the issues that affect their lives.
- You know how to run Facebook ad campaigns and/or other paid digital programs.
- You can create compelling graphics and videos for social media using Adobe Creative Suite or similar tools.
- You’ve likely used (or been wanting to try out) a good number of these tools: CRMs (ActionNetwork, EveryAction, NationBuilder), texting (Hustle, ThruText, Strive, Spoke), relational organizing (OutreachCircle, Reach, Team), online advocacy (New/Mode, Phone2Action), story collection (Soapboxx, Flipgrid).
- You know your way around Excel and Google Sheets, and can build data tracking systems that keep organizing programs moving — and make sense to organizers.
- You’ve got strong organization and tracking skills. You keep projects moving, pay attention to detail, make sure things don’t slip through the cracks, and meet deadlines.
- You get that ultimately, organizing is about building connections and relationships. You believe that technology should be in service of organizing, not the other way round.
Annual salary range from $65,000-$75,000 and will be based on experience. Generous benefits package including full family health, dental, and vision insurance; paid vacations and holiday leave; and 401(k). This is a full-time, exempt position and an excellent opportunity for those seeking career advancement over time.
During COVID-19, our entire staff is remote and the digital organizer can work from anywhere in the US, provided they are available during pacific time business hours and evenings. Long term, being located in the San Francisco Bay Area is preferable (ideally Santa Clara County), but working remote from elsewhere in the US is an option for the right candidate who is willing to travel to San José around 3-5 times a year.
Working Partnerships USA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ, and local residents are strongly encouraged to apply.