We are an independent political organization by and for the 99%. Funded completely by working-class people and their organizations—labor unions, community groups, and committed individuals—UWF represents over 100,000 working people across Illinois. UWF combines the experience, resources, and mass base of organized labor with the energy and innovation of the grassroots to recruit, train, and run candidates, and to build durable, year-round, volunteer political organization. UWF member organizations include: Action Now, Chicago Teachers Union, Cook County College Teachers Union, Grassroots Illinois Action, SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana, Workers United CMRJB, 22nd Ward Independent Political Organization, 25th Ward Independent Political Organization, and 33rd Ward Working Families. Organizing Director: United Working Families seeks an Organizing Director to build out robust year-round political organizing programs that recruit the electorate to a bold left agenda and to the people-powered political organization required to realize it. Candidates should be experienced community and/or labor organizers with management experience, and should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a sophisticated analysis of the current political landscape. This is an organizing position in a collaborative, fast-paced, and innovative environment; the work will require travel, weeknight, and weekend hours. This position is based in Chicago. Read the full job description here.
Political Director: United Working Families seeks a Political Director to develop and execute UWF’s workplan to build durable political will, organization, and a candidate pipeline to move a bold left agenda. Candidates should have a proven track record of managing complex electoral, legislative, and organizing campaigns, with excellent verbal and written communication skills and a sophisticated analysis of the current political landscape. This is a political position in a collaborative, fast-paced, and innovative environment; the work will require travel, weeknight, and weekend hours. This position is based in Chicago. Read the full job description here.
How to Apply: Please submit a RESUME and PERSONAL ESSAY (1-2 pages) that describes your interest, commitment, and any relevant personal background to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the position you are interested in as the subject line. United Working Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.