According to a recent study, nearly five out of ten farmworker households in NC cannot afford enough food for their families.
Community Organizers for CMWJ
Position: Community Organizer
Location: Dudley, NC
The Campaign for Migrant Worker Justice (CMWJ) works to support migrant workers organizing to improve conditions in the fields and in the broader community. We organize with migrant workers and allies to fight for a more equitable agricultural system where farmworkers have a voice as stakeholders, and have the right to collectively bargain and negotiate fair wages and safe, humane working conditions. CMWJ also works with address issues of social justice outside of the workplace through community organizing, training, research, and technical support to migrant workers.
General Position Summary: *Position is for a three month organizing apprenticeship, with possible offer of full time employment after three month period and evaluation* Community Organizer will work with membership of CMWJ partner, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, as well as the broader immigrant community in Eastern NC, to bring people together and develop and implement strategies to ensure equal justice for all, regardless of national origin or immigration status. Key focus areas include workplace rights, improved law enforcement practices, ending ICE collaboration with local police, supporting youth empowerment, and building networks to support families when a member is detained by law enforcement.
Qualifications: Flexible schedule, willing to travel and work evenings and weekends; able to travel for 1-2 week periods; fluent Spanish is required; applicants from a farmworker background preferred; demonstrated commitment to social justice/labor rights issues; must have valid driver’s license and a car and be willing to drive for work (mileage reimbursed)
How to apply: Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please send a cover letter and resume to Justin Flores at email@example.com.
Compensation: Apprentice will be paid $1,000 per 15 day pay period.After Apprentice period, if full-time position is offered,salary ranges from $26,000-$30,000 per year within first year with annual evaluation and potential increase thereafter; full health care benefits and generous vacation policy. Three month training period, followed by evaluation will occur before a full-time position is offered.