Overview

Political Organizer
Organizer Training and Canvassing Program

UNITE HERE Philadelphia is hiring dedicated individuals into paid positions for our full-time Organizer Training and Canvassing Program. We are seeking students and activists from across the social justice movement who are committed to building the labor movement and working-class political power, defeating Donald Trump in November, and stopping the spread of fascism in the United States.

UNITE HERE Philadelphia ran the largest door-knocking canvass in Pennsylvania in 2022, and our hustle made the difference in both the gubernatorial race and keeping control of the U.S. Senate. We are aiming to go even bigger this year. Our strategy is simple: we engage people on the doors through deep canvassing and win, one conversation at a time.

The 2024 Organizer Training and Canvassing Program will include:

  • Daily door-to-door canvassing in working-class communities of color to get out the vote for pro-worker candidates.
  • Training on labor history, labor law, and the process for organizing workers.
  • Presentations by movement leaders who have led workplace organizing campaigns, as well as other campaigns for social justice, with Q and A and discussion breakout groups, as well as racial, gender and economic justice workshops.
  • Individual leadership and skill development plans for each participant with 1-1 mentorship throughout.
  • Regular Role play training on skills including storytelling, agitation around issues, inspiring folks to act, effective follow up, use of mobile technology and data, and communications.
  • Street actions.

We are seeking people who are willing to work long hours and have ability to work a flexible schedule.

Are you ready? Please apply directly HERE.

Start date: Multiple between May 13 and July 1.

Salary: Starting rate for canvassers is $20/hour. Lead canvassers and directors paid at a higher rate.

Benefits: Excellent health benefits available at $5/week.

Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday (Sunday, Monday off); after Labor Day Tuesday through Sunday (Monday off).

Location: Work is in person and site based in and around Philadelphia, PA.

People of Color, Women and Gender-expansive people, and LGBTQIA+ applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals fluent in English and Spanish, Amharic, Bangla, Albanian, French, or Arabic are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Are you ready? Apply directly HERE! 

To apply for this job email your details to mrobertson@unitehere.org

About UNITE HERE Philadelphia

UNITE HERE Philadelphia is the hospitality workers union in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. We are 5000 food service, hotel, school cafeteria and casino workers in the Philadelphia region who have won a union in our workplaces, and the thousands of not yet organized hospitality workers in our city and region. Our fight for justice for hospitality workers is a fight for fair treatment and dignity both in and outside of the workplace; we need good union jobs, respect at work and in our neighborhoods, quality education for our children, an end to mass incarceration, racial and gender justice, immigrant rights and a safe and healthy environment for our families.