Jobs at Pittsburgh United

Housing Justice Coalition Organizer (Temporary)

The temporary Coalition Organizer is responsible for leading and coordinating the Housing Justice Table campaigns of Pittsburgh United. The temporary Coalition Organizer will be responsible for working closely with the Organizing Director and coalition partners to execute existing campaigns, educate and engage community members and partners on those campaigns, and implement effective actions over a 12 week period.  The temporary Coalition Organizer is responsible for organizing campaign table partners to achieve the Table’s goals. The Coalition Organizer will build strong relationships and support the leadership of others. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with and between table partners, allies, community members, elected officials, stakeholders, and leaders in the Housing Justice Space
  • Facilitate regular check-ins and group meetings with table partners
  • Lead the development of strategic campaigns
  • Create processes that allow partners to effectively participate in campaign planning and implementation
  • Plan and execute meetings, events, actions, or other strategic activities that further the goals of the Table’s campaign(s)
  • Monitor and/or participate in governmental and public meetings and processes related to Housing Justice campaigns, including lobbying and testifying on behalf of the campaign
  • Work with the digital organizer and communications team to promote events, resources, actions, etc.
  • Actively provide content for campaign marketing to digital organizer
    Act as a spokesperson for the campaign

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with coalition organizing
  • Experience implementing a successful campaign plan
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse array of individuals and communities
  • Experience leading a team in project work
  • Experience with housing justice advocacy and/or public policy
  • Shows commitment to understanding race, class, gender, and other equity issues as part of your work as well as the impact these structural issues have on our collective work environment
  • Demonstrates commitment to progressive social, racial, and economic justice
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to receive and integrate performance-based feedback into ongoing work plans as well as the ability to provide relevant and timely feedback to peers in a constructive manner

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to info@pittsburghunited.org, subject line “Housing Justice Organizer.” Preferred start date: 2/22/21

This is a temporary hourly position up to 40 hours per week. Pittsburgh United anticipates that this position will last up to 12 weeks but may be extended. The hourly range for this position is $20.00-$25.00/hr, commensurate with experience. Additionally, the temporary employee will receive a monthly stipend to defray cell phone and home office costs.  

Pittsburgh United is an affirmative action employer. Women, LGBTQIA people, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Pittsburgh United’s office is accessible, however, Pittsburgh United staff are currently working remotely

 

 

Economic Justice Organizer 

The Economic Justice Coalition Organizer is responsible for leading and coordinating Economic Justice campaigns of Pittsburgh United to raise the minimum wage, support workers organizing, and expand our collective capacity to work with coalition partners to win city and state-wide campaigns. This position is fundamentally about building a coalition of organizations that maintain deep relationships and shared campaigns.

The Coalition Organizer will be responsible for working closely with the Organizing Director and coalition partners to develop, implement and win strategic issue campaigns. This will include developing effective policy and/or campaign goals, educating community members about the campaign, and planning and implementing effective actions to forward those goals.

The Coalition Organizer is responsible for recruiting and organizing campaign partners to set collective goals and achieve them. The Coalition Organizer will build strong relationships with staff and members of partner organizations, and support the leadership of others.

The successful applicant for this position will have the opportunity to win significant gains for workers and poor and working class people in PA with a set of coalition partners who have been committed to working in coalition for over five years.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coalition Organizing and Management
    • Building and maintaining effective relationships with and between table partners, allies, community members, elected officials, stakeholders, and leaders in the Economic Justice Space
    • Recruit new partners to join the Worker Organizing Table.
    • Facilitate regular check ins and group meetings with table partners
  • Campaign Planning and Execution
    • Lead the development of strategic campaigns
    • Create processes that allow partners to effectively participate in campaign planning and implementation
    • Plan and execute meetings, events, actions, or other strategic activities that further the goals of the Table’s campaign(s)
    • Monitor and/or participate in governmental and public meetings and processes related to the coalition’s campaigns, including lobbying and testifying on behalf of the campaign
  • Communications and Data
    • Work with the digital organizer and communications team to promote events, resources, actions, etc.
    • Actively provide content for campaign marketing to digital organizer
    • Act as a spokesperson for the campaign
  • Fundraising
    • Participate in all staff fundraising activities such as Giving Tuesday or the annual fundraiser
    • Build relationships with funders/program officers in coordination with the Executive Director

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with coalition organizing
  • Experience implementing a successful campaign plan
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse array of individuals and communities
  • Experience leading a team in project work
  • Experience with advocacy and/or public policy
  • Shows commitment to understand race, class, gender, and other equity issues as part of your work as well as the impact these structural issues have on our collective work environment
  • Demonstrates commitment to progressive social, racial, and economic justice
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to receive and integrate performance-based feedback into ongoing work plans as well as the ability to provide relevant and timely feedback to peers in a constructive manner

Other Information:
The work schedule can at times be greater than 40 hours per week and includes evening and weekend meetings and events, as necessary. It is not a strictly 9am-5pm position. Travel is occasionally required, but the staff of Pittsburgh United is currently working remotely.

Pittsburgh United is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. Women, LGBTQIA people, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Pittsburgh United’s office is accessible. This is a full time position and is part of the PA Workers United (IFPTE Local 70) bargaining unit. The salary range for this position is $43,000-$53,000. Pittsburgh United provides an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, and other benefits as described in the collective bargaining agreement.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to info@pittsburghunited.org, subject line “Economic Justice Organizer.”