Steve Rufo Jr.

Steve Rufo Jr.

Lead Organizer

Chicago, Illinois (Greater Chicago Area)
Nonprofit Organization Management

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Steve Rufo Jr.'s Overview

  • Lead Organizer at Fight For 15- Workers Organizing Committe of Chicago
  • Regional Director at Greenpeace USA
  • Residential Supervisor at Progressive Health of

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Steve Rufo Jr.'s Summary

An increasingly successful leader and manager for non-profit and community organizations. Numerous achievements in fundraising, leadership, staff management and staff development.

Steve Rufo Jr.'s Experience

Lead Organizer

Fight For 15- Workers Organizing Committe of Chicago

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months) Chicago

Lead, manage, and train teams of organizers working to empower fast food workers in Chicago.

Lead on operations and personnel management, coordination of activity between communications department and field organizing, and coordination of events and public actions.

Helped plan and execute successful large worker rallies in Chicago and Indianapolis.

Helped create a model of of organizing fast food and retail workers that has become a national movement.

Regional Director

Greenpeace USA

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

December 2006July 2010 (3 years 8 months) Chicago, IL

Director of a region made up of 5 offices in U.S. cities reaching from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest and Southwestern United States.

Led region to achieve all time best results for fund-raising and membership totals.

Started at entry level, then was promoted to Team Leader, City Coordinator, Senior City Coordinator, and Regional Director.

As City Coordinator, started new chapters in CA and PA, quickly developing them into greatly successful grassroots operations.

Residential Supervisor

Progressive Health of

January 2002May 2005 (3 years 5 months) Sparta, NJ

Managed group homes and staff of a residential rehabilitation program for victims of traumatic brain injury on overnight and afternoon shifts.

Elevated to management role after 1 year

Steve Rufo Jr.'s Skills & Expertise

  1. Non-profit management
  2. Distance management
  3. Supervisory Skills
  4. Direct Sales
  5. Non-profits
  6. Management
  7. Budgets
  8. Fundraising
  9. Social Media
  10. Event Management
  11. Community Organizing
  12. Training
  13. Event Planning
  14. Nonprofits
  15. Public Speaking
  16. Leadership
  17. Community Outreach
  18. Program Development
  19. Time Management
  20. Volunteer Management
  21. Grassroots Organizing
  22. Community Development
  23. Leadership Development
  24. Political Campaigns
  25. Policy Analysis
  26. Grants
  27. Public Policy
  28. Coalitions
  29. Workshop Facilitation
  30. Politics
  31. Community Engagement
  32. Branding
  33. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  34. Highly detail oriented
  35. Strategic Partnerships
  36. Crisis Management
  37. Environmental Awareness
  38. Grassroots

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Steve Rufo Jr.'s Education

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Bachelor's Degree, Arts; Literature


Sussex County Community College

Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts


Steve Rufo Jr.'s Additional Information


music, playing in a band, traveling

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