DEADLINE EXTENDED! USAS is hiring!

Want to work full-time for USAS? Deadline to apply for either position is May 15th, 2018.

See both job descriptions below with instructions on how to apply.

International Solidarity Campaigns Coordinator

United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is currently hiring a full-time International Campaigns Coordinator to be based in Washington, DC. The Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all aspects of USAS International and Garment Worker Solidarity Campaigns. The position offers a competitive non-profit salary, a comprehensive health benefits package, a union contract, flexible vacation time and opportunities for professional development and mentorship.

The position requires a two-year commitment and a willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends. This individual would be joining a small team of national staff members but will often be expected to work independently. This position begins July 1st, 2018 with some flexibility. Application deadline is May 15, 2018.

USAS

Since 1997, USAS has been the largest student-worker solidarity organization in the country, with locals on 150 college and university campuses. USAS leverages the strategic role of college students to support the formation and continued strength of unions in the US and around the world, with a focus on unions representing campus workers and garment workers abroad who manufacture collegiate licensed apparel. USAS’s work falls at the intersection of the student and worker movements as an independent, student-run organization. For more information on USAS, please visit www.usas.org.

National staff work closely with students to support ongoing campus organizing; coordinate the activities of local organizations into international actions and campaigns; put together meetings, trainings, and conferences; maintain communication and coordination with domestic and international allies; and facilitate the infrastructure development of a dynamic movement.

Responsibilities will include:

National Campaigns

  • Provide local student leaders with campaign support and guidance
  • Resource development
  • Maintain and develop relationships with ally organizations domestic and abroad
  • Development and guidance of nationally-coordinated campaigns
  • Support the development of the overall organization through fundraising and grant writing alongside Development Coordinator
  • Coordinate campaign communications (ie, website posts, email updates and social media communications)

Leadership Development

  • Extensive travel and campus visits
  • Outreach to new schools
  • Develop the skills of students and youth through USAS workshops and trainings
  • Supervise student regional organizers and set concrete goals
  • Facilitate spaces in which student leaders are able to take on increased responsibilities for national campaign coordination and organizing work
  • Develop leadership of students from marginalized communities and identities
  • Coordinate logistics and programming for national gatherings of student leaders.

Administrative Duties

  • Participate in staff meetings
  • Support financial management and organizational development alongside Development Coordinator, consultants, allies, and community members

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

  • Organizing experience with students, workers, and/or community members (union organizing experience encouraged)
  • Ability to independently manage and direct one’s own work and work in groups.
  • Willingness to work nontraditional hours, including nights and weekends
  • Strong commitment to developing leadership of people from marginalized communities and identities (working class, people of color, women, mixed-race, transgender, non-binary, queer, people with disabilities, etc.)
  • Financial management skills and fundraising experience
  • Experience with group facilitation and public speaking
  • Experience leading direct action
  • High degree of computer literacy and comfort using Google Drive/Microsoft Office, WordPress, Mailchimp, and Facebook (Twitter and Instagram are a plus)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in non-traditional work settings
  • Commitment to the mission of USAS, including strong social and racial justice analysis
  • Knowledge of/experience with the labor movement/global justice movement
  • Knowledge of/experience with liberation movements (black liberation, queer, etc)
  • Spanish or other language skills

To apply, click here to download the application. Follow the included instructions and email your completed application to email hidden; JavaScript is required by May 15, 2018.

USAS  is an equal opportunity employer. Working class folks, women, LGBTQI+ people, immigrants, people of color, people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Development Coordinator

United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is hiring a full-time Development Coordinator. The Development Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all aspects of USAS’s budget and fundraising. The position offers a competitive non-profit salary, a comprehensive health benefits package, a union contract, flexible vacation time and opportunities for professional development and mentorship.

The position requires a two-year commitment with an option to extend, and a willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.  The Development Coordinator will work alongside two other national staff members, but will often be expected to work independently. While USAS is located in Washington, DC, candidates who are willing to be located in or within an hour of New York City may also be considered. This position begins July 1st, 2018 with some flexibility. Application deadline is May 15th, 2018.

USAS

Since 1997, USAS has been the largest student-worker solidarity organization in the country, with locals on 150 college and university campuses. USAS leverages the strategic role of college students to support the formation and continued strength of unions in the US and around the world, with a focus on unions representing campus workers and garment workers abroad who manufacture collegiate licensed apparel. USAS’s work falls at the intersection of the student and worker movements as an independent, student-run organization. For more information on USAS, please visit www.usas.org.

Responsibilities will include:

Development

  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with new and existing funders, including foundations, labor unions, and individual donors
  • Oversee and manage organizational budget
  • Research and pursue new funding opportunities
  • Draft grants, proposals, letters of inquiry and reports
  • Oversee and grow existing donor program

Administrative Duties

  • Participate in staff meetings
  • Support financial management and organizational development alongside organizing staff, consultants, allies, and community members

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in organizational fundraising and development
  • Strong financial management skills and experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, particularly grant writing and proposals
  • High degree of computer literacy and comfort using Google Drive/Microsoft Office, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
  • Experience in content creation including reports, newsletters, blog posts and materials for funding purposes
  • Ability to thrive in non-traditional work settings
  • Commitment to the mission of USAS, including strong social and racial justice analysis
  • Ability to independently manage and direct one’s own work and work in groups.
  • Spanish speaking ability or other languages encouraged but not required  

To apply, click here to download the application. Follow the included instructions and email your completed application to email hidden; JavaScript is required by May 25, 2018.

USAS is an equal opportunity employer. Working class folks, women, LGBTQI+ people, immigrants, people of color, people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.