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Organizer-in-Training

Based in Washington, DC


UNITE HERE Local 25 represents 7,500 hotel and casino workers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and has been fighting for justice in the hospitality industry for nearly 80 years. We are currently seeking applications for the position of Organizer-in-Training.

Grassroots Organizing and Areas of Responsibility
Organizers-in-Training and Internal Organizers are responsible for recruiting, training and supervising rank-and-file leaders and further developing our current rank-and-file leadership structure. Organizers also work to increase the participation and mobilization of the union’s membership for large-scale action to organize non-union workers, fight for higher wages and better benefits, and increase the rights of hotel workers across D.C.

Organizers-in-Training may be assigned to work on short- or long-term projects and be given areas of responsibility that include, but are not limited to:

Internal and External Organizing ● Member Mobilization● Political Action ● Operations ● Contract Enforcement ● Supervision

Training and Advancement
This is an entry-level position with strong prospects for advancement. All newly hired organizers will spend several months training with experienced organizers in New York City.

Resourceful and committed staff members who become familiar with the union's operations and distinguish themselves will have numerous opportunities for rewarding and interesting work.

Qualifications Required

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Ability to communicate effectively, respectfully, and comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to learn quickly and grow into positions of greater responsibility
  • Resourcefulness and talent for problem-solving
  • Ability to multitask, work efficiently, and be well-organized
  • Integrity, persistence and determination
  • Good judgment
  • Ambition to take initiative and responsibility for assigned projects
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Candidates who are bilingual in Spanish and English are strongly preferred, though not required. Candidates with language skills in Vietnamese or Amharic will also be given extra consideration.

Extra consideration will be given to candidates who possess any of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to write persuasively, clearly, and concisely
  • Ability to learn new computer applications quickly
  • Experience working in the hotel, restaurant, hospitality, or other service industries

Salary and Benefits

  • Annual salary will start at $40,000
  • Excellent benefits and retirement package.

Application Instructions
Applicants must include a résumé and cover letter. The cover letter should be clear and concise and explain the specific reasons for your interest in the position. Please also specify, with appropriate explanation, which of the listed qualifications you possess and which ones you do not possess.

To Apply
The cover letter, résumé, references and additional materials should be emailed to: careers@dchotelworkers.org.

UNITE HERE Local 25 is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender expression, religious affiliation or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply. People of color, women, and members of the LGTBQI community are strongly urged to apply.

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