Bilingual Community Organizer (Full Time) Job at Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa, Indiana

  • Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa
  • Indiana

Job Description

Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa
Teamsters Local 238

Bilingual Community Organizer
(Full Time)

Based in Iowa City, IA

The Center of Worker Justice is a dynamic workers’ center based in Iowa City and spearheaded by a leadership of immigrants and refugees with a strong track record of organizing across language and immigration status for systemic change. Through collaboration and partnerships with a broad network of labor, faith-based, and civil rights organizations, CWJ has created a momentum of grassroots movement leading to great victories in Johnson County to defend workers’ rights, tenants’ rights and affordable housing, immigration policies, and more.

The Center for Worker Justice is seeking a passionate and dedicated Community Organizer to join our team. This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact by advocating for the rights and empowerment of workers. If you are enthusiastic about driving positive change and nurturing the next generation of construction industry leaders, we encourage you to apply.

The chosen candidate will be responsible for member recruitment, leader development, and coordination of ongoing worker justice campaigns. The ideal candidate must possess a minimum of one year of paid experience of conducting social and worker justice campaigns, facilitating membership meetings, leading direct actions, and collaborating with a diverse membership.


  • Develop campaign strategy with a focus on confronting wage theft, defending tenants’ rights, promoting economic and social justice, and advocating for good local ordinances.
  • Recruit, identify, and develop worker members to guide and lead campaigns.
  • Develop and implement community outreach campaigns with goals to include expanding CWJ’s individual and institutional membership.
  • Coordinate with allied organization and community groups in campaign building.
  • Motivate individual workers and groups of workers to take action.
  • Organize and conduct events.
  • Carry out fundraising campaigns.
  • Coordinate and supervise the activities of interns and volunteers.
  • Any other duties as dictated by CWJ vision and programs.


  • At least one year of paid experience in community or labor organizing.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Spanish. Additional languages are a bounce.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including one-on-one communication (active listening, clearly conveying ideas) and public speaking.
  • A strong commitment to CWJ’s mission and values of social and racial justice.
  • Ability to work with coalition partners in faith-based groups and labor unions.
  • Experience working with a diverse community of people, including immigrants and people of color.
  • Some understanding of current wage and hour labor laws.
  • Resilience, passion, and willingness to learn and take direction.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.


  • Good skills of social media administration and mass email systems.
  • Excellent computer knowledge including MS Office, google, Canva, and other computer applications.
  • Access to an insured vehicle and valid driver’s license.

An average of 40-50 hours per week, which may fluctuate as per the job needs. Flexibility to respond to evening and weekend duty is a must.


  • Base annual salary $50,000. Eligible to increase after six months from a satisfactory employment.
  • Health coverage.
  • 403 B retirement plan
  • Generous paid vacations.
  • Flexible work environment and scheduling.

Send a résumé and cover letter to: or . Please include “ Community Organizer Bilingual (Full Time)” in the subject line. Applications will be considered until 07/19/2024 .

The Center for Worker Justice is an equal opportunity employer embracing diversity and does not discriminate in employment based on age, race, color, creed, gender or gender identity, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. Women, immigrants, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Job Tags

Full time, Local area, Flexible hours, Afternoon shift,

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