Friday, November 4, 2016

Hiring: Entry Level Field Staff

We're excited to announce have filled our office staff positions and would like to thank all applicants. W

e still have opportunities to work with Local 1500. We are accepting applications for entry level Field Staff positions with Local 1500.

E-mail cover letter and resume with subject line of the job which you are applying for  to More details are below:


Job title: Field Staff
Position location: New York Metropolitan Area
Start date: 12/5/16


The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 is the largest grocery retail union in New York with over 20,000 members working in grocery stores, pharmacies, and other industry jobs. We are a committed to building a powerful union that fights for economic, political, and social justice in our workplaces and communities.

We are seeking a self-motivated, skilled and enthusiastic person to assist our Union Representatives team.

Principal duties and requirements:


  • Bilingual speaking (Spanish) is preferred.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work long hours, early mornings, evenings, and weekends. Evenings and weekends are required
  • Must have a reliable insured car and valid driver's license.
  • Build one-on-one relationships with workers.
  • Lead, motivate and mobilize worksite leaders, stewards and members in internal and external organizing, politics, community alliance building and other union activities.
  • Motivate individual workers and groups of workers to take action.
  • Engage workers in broader union efforts to bring pressure to bear on industry sectors.
  • Ability to engage and inspire people regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, class and/or experiences is required.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Basic writing and computer skills, general knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Preferably live centrally within Local 1500’s jurisdiction.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Labor, political, or community activism/organizing experience preferred.
  • Develop and maintain rapport with staff and member leaders, working in a team environment.
  • Identify, recruit, train and develop worksite leaders and stewards.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication networks in worksites.
  • Manage working relationships with member leaders, stewards, and grievants.
  • Fills out and processes forms and documents in a timely and accurate manner.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport and credibility with diverse demographic groups, as well as with professional, technical, administrative and service workers.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to listen actively, take direction and articulate issues.
  • Ability to work long hours as necessary or travel frequently or as needed.
  • Valid driver's license, car and insurance.


This position offers a competitive salary, full benefit package, commensurate with experience. 

To apply:

E-mail cover letter and resume with subject line of the job which you are applying for to No mail applications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Position will remain open until filled.

The United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1500 is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of our staff.


Have a great day,

UFCW Local 1500


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