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WJW advances justice in our community by building collective worker power together with Faith and Labor allies. Our worker center partners primarily with low-wage and immigrant workers, empowering them to fight workplace injustice through education, community building, and collective actions.
The Faith Organizer will be a critical contact point between Worker Justice Wisconsin, faith congregations and unions, and will play a critical role in empowering workers of faith to organize their workplaces.
- Reports to: Executive Director
- Location: Office/Field
- Time Commitment: 40 hours per week
- Starting Salary: $50-52 per year plus benefits
- Outreach: Lead consistent outreach to current and future faith community partners. Organize and facilitate meetings and events with faith partners, including congregations and organizations such as the Wisconsin Council of Churches (WCC), the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ, and the Catholic Diocese of Madison.
- Program: Organize and execute the annual Labor in the Pulpits/On the Bimah/In the Minbar program event that takes place every September. Dialogue with workers about their faith and their faith communities’ teachings on social justice to encourage them to organize.
- Educate: Empower workers and increase the power of the coalition by:
- Creating, developing, and maintaining the content for faith outreach resources, which include but are not limited to, the annual Resource Packet for Labor in the Pulpits, the Worker Justice Study Guide (published with the WCC), and other informational handouts.
- Presenting the faith aspects of worker justice in congregations and other community spaces.
- Collaborating with the Program Director to develop faith-specific and interconfessional in-house programing that helps workers grow their organizing capacity and leadership skills (i.e. utilizing Liberation Theology and Catholic Social Teaching).
- Unite: Bring faith and labor allies together to strengthen the power of workers organizing for justice.
- Motivated: Able to initiate and maintain relationships with faith partners, and to offer presentations on the intersection of faith and labor throughout the community. Willing to learn about various religious beliefs and customs, and to attend ecumenical and interfaith services and programs. Able to mobilize faith leaders and congregations to participate in workplace campaigns.
- Committed to Justice: A strong interest in social justice, particularly as it pertains to workers’ rights and labor organizing.
- A Team Player: Dependable and follows through on tasks. Flexible and adaptable. Organized, personable, with the ability to build connections and trust with people.
- Reliable Transportation: This role requires frequently going out into the community.
- Education and Experience: Degree in Theology or Religious Studies, or MDiv, or experience in religious community engagement.
- Language: Bilingual in Spanish and English.
- Paid vacation (2 weeks first year, 3 weeks after completions of 2nd year)
- Paid sick leave
- Paid holidays
- Health insurance
- Yearly evaluations with possible merit increases