Community Organizer – Central Labor Council of Contra Costa County , AFL-CIO – Martinez, CA

The Community Organizer is a key member of the Labor Council team with primary responsibility for community outreach and engagement as we develop a grassroots movement to build power for working families and bring about positive social change in Contra Costa County.


Identify, engage, and mobilize local community organizations and leaders for Labor Council and Coalition programs and campaigns.
Develops and coordinates programs designed to support campaigns, initiatives and goals of the Labor Council and community coalitions
Promotes activities and services through various forms of media.
Identify, recruit, train, supervise and schedule volunteer workers.
Maintains a database of community organizations, leaders and volunteers leaders
Prepare a weekly work plan and regular progress reports
Promotes activities and services through various forms of media.
Represents the Labor Council and Coalitions to affiliated unions, elected officials, businesses, community groups
Other duties as assigned


Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
One to two years political or community organizing campaign experience, as volunteer or staff
Commitment to the labor, social and economic justice movement
Ability to work with diverse religious, racial, and ethnic communities
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, email, internet and basic social media skills.
Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.
THIS IS NOT A NINE-TO-FIVE JOB. Ability to attend weekend and evening meetings and events.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license, an automobile, and maintain automobile insurance at a level required by the employer,
Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Political Science, Communications, or a relevant academic degree preferred and/or equivalent life experience/community involvement.

How to apply

TO APPLY: mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter, detailed resume and the name, address, and phone number of three references to Margaret Hanlon-Gradie, Contra Costa Labor Council, AFL-CIO, 1333 Pine Street, Ste. E, Martinez, CA 94553. Fax to (925) 228-0224. For information email. No phone calls please.