For 50 years, the United Farm Workers (UFW) mobilized farm workers and their organizations across the country to advocate for more equitable policies, such as immigration reform, pesticide protections, heat standards, hazard pay, and other worker protections. We engage constituents in systemic change to break the cycle of poverty while also providing critical services. The organization has staff in California, Idaho, Ohio, Oregon, Maryland, New York, Utah, Washington D.C., and Washington State. As part of pandemic farm worker assistance, the UFW will provide outreach and intake programming as part of the USDA Financial Relief for Farm Workers Program. 


Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Outreach Specialist will (1) provide education, and outreach to farm workers in hard-to-reach areas regarding the USDA Farm and Food Workers Relief (FFWR) Grant Program, and (2) complete the intake application process for disaster-relief payment distribution. A deep understanding of the farm labor workforce is critical to this position. Communication directly with farm workers and UFW Organizing Team is a key part of this role. This position is located in the Washington State Tacoma area and is a remote position. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Participate in outreach activities and events. 

  • Provide support and assistance for farm workers to complete applications for the USDA FFWR Grant Program. 

  • Learn and use UFW’s peer-to-peer texting platform during assignments. 

  • Document worker participation. 

  • Create engaging bilingual social media posts; cultivate community within Facebook groups and digital methods that assist in advancing the UFW’s organizing goals. 

  • Assist in creating and writing compelling content for digital and texting communications. 

  • Report weekly on outreach efforts outcomes and the performance of digital media campaigns. 

  • General office support work as needed. 

  • Other project tasks as assigned. 

Supervisory Responsibilities 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities. 

Minimum Requirements and/or Qualifications: 

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a high-pressure environment. 

  • Capacity to work independently and as part of a team within the context of an overall plan and structure. 

  • Ability to work with teammates in a professional and solutions-oriented manner. 

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a diverse group of people in various settings. 

  • Dedication to Mission. A genuine interest in immigrant and farm worker rights. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of people in various settings. 

  • Excellent oral and written communication in Spanish. 

  • Must be familiar with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, etc. 

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills. 

  • Strong organizational skills. 

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations 

Requires a valid Class “C” Driver’s license. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the initial functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and p, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 

Language Skills 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, government officials and their staff members, and the public. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Bilingual ability in English and Spanish. 

Mathematical Skills 

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and, percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra. Must have basic accounting knowledge and the ability to keep accurate financial records. 

Reasoning Ability 

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the initial functions. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement 

The UFW seeks to minimize the exposure and transmission of the COVID-19 virus in the workplace by providing occupational safeguards to its staff, thereby helping to prevent exposure to members of the communities that we serve. To ensure this objective, all UFW’s employees (full-time, part-time, and temporary), interns, and volunteers must receive the vaccine no later than thirty (30) calendar days from the date of hire. Staff must fully complete the Mandatory UFW COVID-19 Vaccination form and submit via it email. You also have the right to seek a waiver from the vaccine requirement due to a medical condition and/or disability or sincerely held religious beliefs and submit it no later than five (5) business days from the date of hire. 


This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor. 

Pay Range 

$20 -$25 per hour, part-time, approximately 10 hours per week. 


No benefits with this part-time position. 

The United Farm Workers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe a strong commitment to equal employment opportunity is more than a legal and moral obligation – it is also a sound business practice to realize the potential of every individual. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all! To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the UFW will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Except where required or permitted by law, employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, age, or any characteristic protected by law. 

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for a position fighting for farm workers and immigrant communities! The UFW believes in second chances. As an organization, we will rely on individualized assessments in the hiring of those with past criminal convictions. The UFW will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with qualified disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Persons of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, persons with disabilities, persons who have lived in poverty, formerly incarcerated, persons 40 years old or older, and people fluent in more than one language are strongly encouraged to apply for open positions with the UFW. 

This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, counseling, discipline, termination, access to benefits, and training. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers. 

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