Young Workers United Organizer

Young Workers United · San Francisco, California
Department Young Workers United
Employment Type Full-Time

Young Workers United Organizer 

Organizational Description 

Young Workers United is dedicated to improving the quality of jobs for workers in SF. We are a bad-ass worker center that, (despite our name!), organizes primarily with Latinx low-wage “working adults” (typically 30 - 65 years old) in San Francisco. We are a base-building organization focused on building power with low-wage workers through Know Your Rights outreach, strategic services for (mostly) restaurant workers experiencing wage theft of all forms, and campaigns at or around workplace issues that seek to build density to win with working class people. Young Workers United is a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese Progressive Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that will be responsible for all hiring.

Employment Opportunity:

Young Workers United is seeking a new bilingual (English/Spanish) Organizer to help build out our organizing priorities with immigrant workers in low-wage industries in San Francisco. Our organization is making shifts in our organizing tactics because of COVID-19 conditions, and for the near future includes a substantial Digital / Online organizing component.


Organizing (60%)

  • Building YWU’s membership of low-wage immigrant workers, many of whom are from the Latinx community, to use collective power and advance economic justice.

  • Develop and implement base-building plans and activities for YWU membership. Implement worker-led campaigns and priorities as determined by YWU Co-Directors. 

  • Coordinate and conduct recruitment of community members to community programs, events and actions, including phone calls, in-person meetings and use of social media. Our priority right now is the use of digital tools which can include but are not limited to: zoom, whatsapp, and facebook. 

  • Coordinate membership political education and activities.

Outreach & Worker Services (20%)

  • Coordinate and help implement community outreach and education activities related to workers rights, including planning and facilitating educational workshops, conducting street outreach, and developing outreach materials

  • Coordinate and conduct individual or group meetings with low-wage workers experiencing workplace issues and manage cases, including documentation and filing of appropriate administrative claims.

Administrative & Organizational Support (10%)

  • Processing administrative tasks as needed in a small organization, which can include organizing and keeping appropriate documentation as well as records of all services provided; managing detailed information on community members seeking services; and reporting information as appropriate to funders and other stakeholders.


  • Experience doing labor or worker organizing with immigrant workers required. 

  • Strong written and verbal communications in both English and Spanish required. 

  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision; must be well organized, persistent, and self-motivated.

  • Commitment to worker and member leadership in all aspects of the organization’s work as well as to gender, racial, social, and economic equality

  • Ideal candidates have experience working and building trust with low-income immigrant workers including at least one year experience as an organizer or community advocate. 

Employment Terms: This is being offered as a full-time position, with an estimated salary of $51,000, DOE, with medical and dental benefits, plus paid vacation, sick time, and generous holidays (including a 2 week winter closure). We have a generous benefits package that includes gym benefits and other goodies! 

To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and submit three references. All submissions may be made to Open until filled.

Chinese Progressive Association is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, queer & gender nonconforming people are strongly encouraged to apply. Pursuant of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

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  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Department
    Young Workers United
  • Employment Type