Trade Justice Organizing Positions in PA, FL and NY

Seeking Trade Justice Organizers
Openings in Pennsylvania, Florida and New York

Citizens Trade Campaign ( is seeking experienced organizers to lead in-state campaigning on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Pennsylvania, Florida and New York.

Trade justice organizers will work with labor, environmental and other social justice organizations to educate community leaders and the public about the local impacts of NAFTA and to mobilize them to participate meaningfully in the current trade policy debate in order to directly influence policymakers’ decisions.

This is currently a six-month contract position, paying between $3,500 – $4,500 per month depending upon experience.

Principle Responsibilities
CTC is organizing to not only safeguard against a sham NAFTA renegotiation that further entrenches corporate power, but to fight for a comprehensive NAFTA replacement that, among other things, actually promotes good-paying jobs, respect for human rights, higher wages and improved environmental conditions throughout the continent.

Trade justice organizers will first-and-foremost be responsible for leading in-state campaigning designed to educate and mobilize civil society organizations, their members and other activists around the current NAFTA renegotiation in order to influence policymakers’ positions.  This includes:

* Meeting with the leadership of various labor, environmental, family farm, civil rights, faith and community organizations to solicit their involvement
* Convening leaders from various organizations via face-to-face meetings and/or conference calls to develop, update and execute Congressional district-by-district campaign plans surrounding the current NAFTA renegotiation
* Organizing public events, conducting earned media and leading other campaign tactics
* Staying on top of national and local trade policy developments
* Communicating with the state’s Congressional delegation and other elected officials
* Coordinating regularly with Citizens Trade Campaign’s national staff

Other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to…

* Identifying key leaders for long-term participation in a permanent state-based fair trade coalition and building relationships with them
* Soliciting funds from supportive local organizations and others to aid in short-term and long-term in-state campaigning

Only highly-organized self-starters should consider applying for these positions.  A successful candidate will:

* Have a deep commitment to and passion for social and economic justice
* Work well independently and possess an entrepreneurial spirit
* Have at least three years organizing experience, ideally with legislative campaigns
* Have experience working with volunteers and developing leadership
* Have strong communication skills and be comfortable with public speaking, meeting facilitation and writing
* Be able to work within a budget
* Be comfortable working with labor unions, environmental groups, faith organizations and people of diverse races, sexualities, gender identities, faiths and political backgrounds
* Fluency in languages beyond English is a strong plus

Hours, Location & Compensation
These positions are based in Pennsylvania, Florida and New York states.  Other locations in the Midwest could be considered for the right candidate.

This is a full-time, six-month contract paying $3,500 – $4,500/month.  There is some potential to extend a contract and/or transition into a permanent salaried position, but that is not guaranteed.

To Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to as soon as possible.  We will consider resumes until the positions are filled.  No calls please.