Brand Accountability Organizer – Garment Worker Center

10/01/2019

Position Title: Brand Accountability Organizer

Position Type: Full Time Location: Los Angeles

Start Date: Immediately Application Deadline: Rolling

About GWC: Founded in 2001, the Garment Worker Center is a worker rights organization leading an anti-sweatshop movement to improve conditions for tens of thousands of Los Angeles garment workers. Through direct organizing, GWC develops leaders who demand enforcement of strong labor laws and accountability from factory owners, manufacturers, and fashion brands. We center immigrant workers, women of color, and their families who are impacted by exploitation in the fashion industry.

Position description: GWC seeks a dynamic, motivated individual to join our team. The primary focus of this position is to develop and lead our campaigns to hold fashion brands accountable for unjust wages and working conditions in their Los Angeles supply chains. This organizer will develop and facilitate strategic plans and tactics, conduct industry and corporate research, and do all in close, consistent collaboration with worker members. We are looking for an energetic individual with the ability to work both independently and in teams to deliver high quality work in a fast-paced environment. This is an ideal position for an individual with previous corporate campaign or labor organizing experience, who is interested in being part of innovative campaigns in the US anti-sweatshop movement.

Duties

  • Develop and implement campaign strategies and tactics, actions, and member engagement for all brand accountability campaigns:

– Build out GWC’s long-term plans for enforceable brand agreements.

– Coordinate with GWC leads on policy campaigns.

  • Coordinate research on companies, including corporate and individual profiles, financing, legal claims, competitors, and consumers.
  • Conduct field research on companies, including building worker contact lists.
  • Perform company and industry analysis, and produce reports for workers, staff, and stakeholders.
  • Build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including workers, community organizations, unions, government officials, and high-road employers.
  • Support member recruitment and development, including within worker committees.
  • Plan and facilitate member meetings and trainings.
  • Support fundraising efforts and other GWC activities, as needed

Qualifications and Skills

  • Corporate campaign experience, including company/industry research. (2-3 years)
  • Labor or community organizing experience. (2-3 years)
  • Experience in leadership development and popular education (2-3 years)
  • Strong commitment to social, racial, gender, and economic justice and their intersections
  • A desire to grow base-building organizations and build worker power
  • A hunger to learn and experiment in a campaign setting
  • Self-motivated but also works well in collective settings
  • Able to prioritize and set goals
  • Able to work flexible hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends.
  • Must be proficient with LA’s public transportation system, or able to drive their own car or GWC’s van.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; Google Calendar, Google Drive

Benefits

  • Paid sick time and holidays
  • Health, dental, and retirement benefits

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Fluency in English and Spanish – both written and oral skills
  • Fluency in Korean, Chinese, and/or a Mayan dialect, useful but not required
  • Fashion industry or anti-sweatshop movement experience, preferred but not required

How To Apply

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and three work references to Marissa Nuncio, GWC Director (mnuncio@garmentworkercenter.org). If selected for an interview, be prepared to participate in a strategic planning exercise as part of your interview.


THE GARMENT WORKER CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, SEX, GENDER, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR AGE. ALL PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.