LABWC - LA Black Worker Center

Los Angeles Black Worker Center

Lead Organizer

Based in Los Angeles, CA


“We are building a world where Black workers thrive in an equitable economy that sustains and builds vibrant families and communities.”

The LA Black Worker Center (LABWC) seeks a Lead Organizer who is ready to build power with Black workers and make history while working with the first Black Worker Center in California, an emerging lead voice on Black work and economic justice.

Our mission works toward economic justice in low-income communities of color by building power amongst Black workers and their communities to expand access to quality employment and promoting policies for sustainable economic development in LA’s Black neighborhoods. To effectively address the needs of the Black unemployed and underemployed workforce the LABWC’s programmatic functions cover these areas: leadership development, political education, training (organizing), coalition building, advocacy, research, and communication.

The Lead Organizer will work under the direction of the Organizing Coordinator to assist with developing campaign strategies and leading on shaping organizing plans that advance the vision, mission and goals of the LA BWC. The Lead Organizer will supervise and manage a 2+ organizing team to recruit new members; develop leaders and build committees; and mobilize members for direct action campaigns. The position also includes cultivating key elected officials.


  • Develops campaign plans with the goals, strategies, and tactics necessary to execute the plan, including effective management of staff, volunteer, and administrative resources.
  • Works with Managing Director to supervise activities, developments, and progress of assigned campaigns.
  • Supervise and develop, including training and coaching, staff and outreach volunteers.
  • Prepare organizing workplans, calendars, files, reports and other records.
  • Assess and builds member leaders to support campaign goals by through various trainings and activities.
  • Visits workers at their job sites, in the community and in their homes and provides organizing training members.
  • Writes leaflets and other materials for campaigns.
  • Manage lists, charts, and databases.
  • Meet strategic goals and deadlines and manage organizers success of meeting local and statewide goals and deadlines.
  • Implements effective staff development and team building.
  • Supports workers’ efforts to get support on labor and anti-discrimination laws.


  • Experienced organizer who knows the fundamental principles of organizing.
  • Experience leading and/or supervising multiple staff at various levels of experience.
  • Able to manage competing, assignments, projects, managing timelines, and effectively using database systems, or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills: (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.)
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, hardworking and self-disciplined.
  • Ability to work well with a team and motivate others to take action.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage time efficiently.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting unemployed and underemployed Black workers, poor and working-class communities, and of the Los Angeles labor movement a plus!
  • Strong commitment to racial justice, workers’ rights, and Black community empowerment.
  • Valid CA driver’s license and access to a car for work related travel.

Full‐time position up to $24 per hour, depending on experience and a generous benefit package. We are committed to our employees' health, safety, and well‐being by providing flexible work hours and wellness opportunities. We are temporarily working remotely during COVID.

Application Process: Email cover letter and résumé to: careers@labwc.org, add "Lead Organizer" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

LABWC, is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. The LABWC is also an affirmative action employer. People of color, women, and LGBTQ ae strongly encouraged to apply.

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