Job Opportunity: Fast-Food Organizer

The Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI) is a nonprofit research and action institute dedicated to advancing economic equity for working people and diverse communities throughout the San Diego region. CPI works to increase access to good jobs and quality healthcare, and to improve conditions for low-wage workers and families. We are now hiring an Organizer to work on the exciting Fast Food organizing campaign.  This position will require some travel.

• Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to low-wage workers.
• Building one-on-one relationships with workers.
• Identifying and developing leaders to guide and lead campaigns.
• Conducting individual/group meetings with workers to discuss and plan organizing campaigns.
• Motivating individual workers and groups of workers to take action.
• Engaging workers in broader union efforts to bring pressure to bear on industry sectors.
• Coordinating with workers to gather information that is useful in identifying opportunities for growth and mobilization.
• Working to involve community allies in organizing campaigns.
• Other duties as assigned

• Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
• Capacity to work independently and with a team.
• The ability to make and follow through on a work plan.
• Sharp communications skills.
• Basic writing and computer skills.
• The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
• Willingness to conduct house visits and site visits.
• Previous experience in union or community organizing is desirable.
• A demonstrated commitment to social justice is required.
• Fluency in Spanish is preferred.
• A car, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance are required.


Salary ranges $31,000-$36,000 and based on experience

Benefits package including health insurance, paid vacation, and sick days.

CPI actively supports affirmative action. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

DEADLINE: Application are due no later than April 18, 2014. To apply please email your resume and cover letter to Christal Padilla.