Worker Organizers, various affiliates of Center for Popular Democracy

Location: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington

Join the next wave in the movement for economic justice in America.

Across the country, low-wage hourly workers struggle with unpredictable part-time hours that wreak havoc on their lives and cause economic insecurity. CPD affiliates in several states are developing the leadership of working people to have a voice in their workweeks. Worker Organizer positions are with organizations in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington. Organizers will work with our community affiliates and allied partners to help build communities of support, action, and leadership among people working in low wage service sector jobs to drive industry-change and policy campaigns.

About The Fair Workweek Initiative

Anchored by the CPD and CPD Action, the FWI is driving the growing momentum to restore a workweek that enables working families to thrive. We are committed to elevating the voices of working people to ensure they shape the solutions that work for their families – through improved industry practices or workplace protections. Learn more at:

Position Overview:

The Worker Organizer will help grow the organizing programs of local affiliates through outreach, engagement, and leadership development in both the field and online.  The responsibilities of the organizer include:

  • Recruit and develop new leaders and activists through ongoing field and online outreach.

  • Educate low-wage workers about their workplace rights and develop their leadership to exercise those rights in strategic action.

  • Organize workers to take action and develop their leadership to speak to the media and policymakers.

  • Work with the senior leadership team to develop and implement the long term strategic growth plan.

  • Participate in planning, strategy, and implementation of all work and campaigns.

  • Learn and utilize organizing tools and technology that supports the organizing work.

  • Grow and develop a constituency base and online network.

  • Build meaningful partnerships with community allies to support campaigns, members, and core organizing work.

  • Perform other duties as needed to support the overall mission.


  • Minimum 2 years organizing campaign experience.

  • Experience identifying and developing grassroots leadership in campaigns.

  • Strong oral communication, listening and interpersonal skills.

  • Solid writing and communications skills.

  • Ability to communicate verbally in Spanish preferred.

  • Excellent self-management skills, with the ability to work independently as needed.

  • Knowledge of basic word processing (Microsoft Word/ Google Docs), spreadsheet software (Excel), email and Facebook.

  • Maintain a flexible working schedule, with the ability to work evening, weekends or over holidays as needed.

  • Must have car and be able to drive and maintain a valid driver’s license, and travel as needed.


To apply, submit resume and cover letter through our hiring portal to:

Candidates must be available to start as soon as possible.

CPD affiliates are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community.