Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center is hiring

POSITION TITLE:        Communications & Events Coordinator

REPORTS TO:               Brennan C. Grayson, Executive Director

DATE:                              January 25, 2016

Communications & Events Coordinator

The Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center (CIWC) is a member-based organization where workers whose rights are at risk come together through community based collective action. Our mission is to mobilize, educate, and organize immigrant and other at-risk workers to achieve positive change. We provide workers with the tools and support they need to transform their workplaces and communities as a whole. We are building power for working families through member-driven campaigns that combine service, education, and organizing.

We are looking for an energetic, creative, well organized, and optimistic colleague who can help us implement successful programs that carry out the CIWC’s vision for greater social and economic justice. Specifically, the Communications & Events Coordinator will be responsible for implementing projects in several important areas, including: communications, community trainings, employee rights enforcement actions, events (internal and external), member and donor support.

 Overview of Position

The Communications Coordinator will report directly to Executive Director, and will work with other CIWC staff, board members, and volunteers to achieve successful results for the promotion of the CIWC’s social and economic justice goals, including: reducing wage theft and wage discrimination, seeking racial justice, immigrants’ rights and safety in the workplace and community.


Areas of Responsibility & Description of Duties:

  • Coordinate external communications efforts like the newsletter, e-blasts and social media.
  • Community Trainings. Prepare and conduct trainings in CIWC program areas such as workers’ rights, immigrant rights, safety & health, community power building. Also assist with reports and follow up activities like participant surveys.
  • Enforcement Actions. Assist with CIWC worker rights enforcement cases by interviewing workers affected, coordinating case meetings, liaising with enforcement agencies and legal team of CIWC allied attorneys. Prepare case reports, correspondence to employers, legal team, and allies.
  • Assist in coordinating internal events including workers’ committee meetings, general membership meetings, and board of directors meetings. Also coordinate external events like public forums, direct actions, and fundraising events. This includes follow up activities related to these meetings and actions.
  • Member and donor support. Assisting members in becoming more active in the organization. Maintain and update contact information and donor information for all CIWC members, allies, and supporters.


  • At least two (2) years of labor, community, political organizing or related experience.
  • Experience working with a broad array of organizations in a coalition or alliance formation on issues of social and economic justice.
  • Demonstrated organizing experience in building unity among diverse groups.
  • Experience working with labor movement and social justice organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to administer effective and creative programs, convene and facilitate meetings and balance competing demands.
  • Self-directed and willingness to work on multiple projects.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, and at times over the weekend.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency and social media skills are required; database/spreadsheet, email, Internet, including experience with Microsoft office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Active license to drive a car with insurance, and ability to travel locally.
  • Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
  • Grant writing or other fundraising experience is a plus.
  • A two-year or four-year degree is preferred, or alternatively, five years or more of labor, social and economic work experience.
  • Proficiency in Spanish as second language is preferred.
  • Position is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, salaried position with good benefits, but candidates interested in less than full time are also encouraged to apply. If you would consider a less than full time offer put that in your Salary dependent on experience and qualifications.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit: (1) A cover letter, including salary requirements, (2) Resume, (3) Three work-related references, and (4) Two writing samples which must postmarked or received by Friday, February 17, 2017, via email [] or by regular U.S. mail to:


Brennan Grayson

Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center

215 East 14th Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


The Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center is an equal opportunity employer—women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


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