Campaigner at International Labor Rights Forum

The International Labor Rights Forum is a human rights organization that advocates for workers globally.  We hold global corporations accountable for labor rights violations in their supply chains; we advance policies and laws that protect workers; and we strengthen workers' ability to advocate for their rights.

This position will require experience mobilizing people to get involved in campaigns; enthusiasm to travel frequently; excellent writing skills; and knowledge about international labor rights issues with the ability to speak persuasively and compellingly to audiences of all sizes on topics including freedom of association, living wages, child labor, forced labor, and the power of organizing for achieving social change.  An ideal candidate is one who has been active in anti-sweatshop or other economic justice campaigning and is an independent, innovative and driven individual with excellent communication skills.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Write content for ILRF’s website, blog, and social media pages, and draft campaign and outreach materials, action alerts, and other communications;
  • Research to help support and develop multiple campaigns housed at ILRF
  • Outreach and travel, in the United States and abroad, to promote and expand ILRF’s campaigns; build a broader activist network with unions, faith-based organizations, NGOs, and other allies; strengthen ILRF’s connections with and support for grassroots partners abroad; and deepen relationships with supporters by representing the organization publicly at speaking events, conferences, coalition meetings, and actions
  • Design, plan and implement a range of campaign activities, including organizing rallies, protests, press conferences, workshops, and other events
  • Assist in the writing and dissemination of public reports
  • Assist in the organization’s fundraising activities, including grant reporting and proposal writing

Qualifications:

  • At least two years campus-based, union or community organizing experience developing, implementing and running corporate-focused or legislative campaigns on labor, economic justice or other social justice issues
  • Experience in organizing demonstrations, creative actions, and educational events
  • Experience as a trainer, workshop leader, and public speaker
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Interest and availability to travel extensively within the United States, and also available for travel abroad
  • Experience and skilled in working in coalitions and project teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple work streams
  • Ability to multi-task and work creatively
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Fluency in English a must; fluency in Bangla, Spanish, or another language is preferred
  • Strong computer and research skills, basic knowledge of layout and design a plus
  • Knowledge and experience in online organizing and using social networks for social change
  • Bachelor’s degree

Job title: Campaigner

Location: Washington DC

Salary: Dependent on experience

Contract: Full-time, exempt, bargaining unit

Closing date: 28 February 2015