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 [ciwc.director@gmail.com] 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.


Victory Party and Anniversary Celebration

December 1, 2016, 6:00pm -8:00pm



Please join the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center’s Victory Party at Woodward Theater on December 1st.  We are commemorating many transformative victories for immigrant and other at-risk workers in 2016.

This year’s other honored guests include Mayor Cranley, Mayor Nan Whaley, and Tim Burke (Hamilton Co. Democratic Party Chair).

Other special guests include our “celebrity bar tenders”: Larry Oberding (Cincinnati Building Trades – pictured below), Janaya Trotter (NAACP award winning attorney at Gerhardstein & Branch), Leo Pierson (Reverb Design), Hannah Halbert (Policy Matters Ohio), Troy Miller (ATU 256 and Ohio AFL Trustee).

A flyer is below, followed by our 2016 Victory Report.  Please let us know if you can attend.

We hope to help pass a wage theft ordinance and build the workers center movement throughout Ohio.  We want to celebrate what we are building, together with your help.  We think you will also have fun at the event. Last year it was a great celebration. There is no formal agenda.  The event serves as a great way for you to meet people like you – members of the broad and committed coalition that has been built up around the Interfaith Workers Center in Cincinnati.

Food Justice Campaign Meeting – Good Food Procurement Program 

August 29, 2016, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

GFPP flyer 8-29-16

The Good Food Procurement Policy (GFPP) was created by the Los Angeles Food Policy Council to make sure public food dollars reflect public values. It has been adopted by the LA and San Francisco school systems. There are now campaigns around the country to replicate the LA breakthrough.  For an overview on the Cincinnati effort, check out Local Activists: ‘Good Food’ pledge could help Cincinnati, the recent article at Cincinnati.com.  For a brief policy memo from Policy Link on what has been accomplished in LA go to: http://tinyurl.com/zw8h7e3Cincinnati people have been gathering together over the past few months to discuss how to bring the policy here.  On August 29th at noon we will be gathering to review a proposed strategic plan for the campaign and release the policy memo prepared by “Good Food Fellow” Walter Stepanenko.  (For a copy of the strategic plan and the memo email: info@cworkers.org.)




OSHA 30 Worker training

Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 27-28 & Sept. 3-4 from 8:00am-4:30pm

Location: CIWC

Please RSVP (513) 621-5991


CIWC Labor in the Pulpits Presentation

Sunday, Sept. 4 – 10:00am

Location: First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati, 36 Linton Street


Labor Day Picnic

Monday, Sept. 5 – 12:00pm

Location: Coney Island

Let us know if you can bring a dish to share!


Labor Rights Week Commemoration

Department of Labor and Mexican Consulate Presentation

Wednesday, Sept. 7 – 11:00am


Worker Justice Committee – Celebrating Wage Theft Victories

Wednesday, Sept. 14 – 6:00pm


CIWC Eventos

Reunión del Programa para Procurar Comida Buena (GFPP)

lunes, agosto 29 – 12:00pm

Lugar: Peaslee

Por favor RSVP (513) 621-5991


OSHA 30 – Instrucción en la salud y la seguridad de los trabajadores

sábado y domingo, agosto 27-28 & septiembre 3-4 de 8:00am-4:30pm

Lugar: CIWC

Centro de Trabajdores de Cincinnati

Por favor RSVP (513) 621-5991


CIWC presentación del trabajo

domingo, septiembre 4 – 10:00am

Lugar: First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati, 36 Linton Street


Labor Day Picnic

lunes, septiembre 5 – 12:00pm

Lugar: Coney Island

¡Dinos si puede traer un plato para compartir!


Conmemoración por Semana de los Derechos de los Trabadores `

Departamento de Trabajo y Presentación Consulado Mexicano

miércoles, Sept. 7 – 11:00am

Lugar: CIWC

Voluntarios necesitados


Comité de Justicia trabajador de los Derechos Laborales Celebración

miércoles, septiembre 14 – 6:00pm

Lugar: Peaslee, 215 E. 14th Street

 *Unless noted otherwise, all events at: Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, 215 East 14th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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