Political Program Manager

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Service Employees International Union - SEIU

Published 9 days ago

$96,019 - $96,020

SEIU (Service Employees International Union)

JOB TITLE: Political Program Manager

GRADE: MGT D; Annual salary starts at $96,020

LOCATION: Washington, DC (Headquarters)

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: The 2 million members united in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are at the forefront of a movement to build power for working people and empower all workers to form unions, no matter what job they do. SEIU members are from every race, gender, and sexual identity, every walk of life, every political party, every background, every faith. They come from communities with their own stories and strengths, and that makes the Union all the more powerful because there's strength in numbers. SEIU members work across the healthcare spectrum providing high quality care and services. They are the workers who keep our nation's airports running and make sure landmark buildings are clean and secure. They provide essential public services and give a foundation of learning to our youngest and brightest. SEIU members believe in and are fighting for a Just Society where all workers are valued and all people respected—no matter where they come from or what color they are; where all families and communities can thrive; and where we leave a better and more equitable world for generations to come.

PURPOSE: To provide support to the National Political Director and Political Department in the coordination and implementation of union-wide and priority programs and projects, and to serve as a liaison with staff, officers, and external contacts throughout the union.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

  • Support the National Political Director in their work with International Union Officers, Staff Leadership Team, Staff Operations Team, Campaign Directors, and Political Department leadership team to execute and integrate union and department priorities and projects within the scope of job responsibilities
  • Produce accurate, well-written, and analytical memos, letters, and other documents that help inform leadership and senior staff decision-making
  • Research and synthesize information from meetings and other conversations, with recommendations on next steps
  • Help to drive internal communications throughout the union, including preparing documents and presentations for the International Executive Board, Executive Committee, Executive Office, and staff
  • Assist in the preparation of materials for meetings and presentations for or with International Executive Board, Executive Committee, Officers, union-wide committees, and senior staff
  • Work as part of a team on prep documents for the International Union President and Officers
  • Occasionally represent SEIU Political Department in public forums internally and externally as an advocate, consistent with the values and vision of the union with general supervision or direction
  • Handle sensitive issues that require high-levels of confidentiality
  • Adhere to strict deadlines for completion of all assigned work
  • Performs other duties as required to assist the International Union and Local Unions

CONTACTS: SEIU Executive Officers and various senior leaders; Political Department leadership and staff; SEIU International staff; employers; political, community, and union leadership and staff.

DIRECTION AND DECISION-MAKING: This position reports to the National Political Director and must often work without supervision.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three-to-five (3-5) years of related work experience OR a combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Outstanding writing, verbal, and analytical communication skills;
  • Knowledge of labor unions and their operation;
  • Skill in the use of Microsoft Office programs;
  • A high level of judgment, ability to take initiative, and work independently;
  • Ability to work with diverse group of SEIU leaders, SEIU members, and staff in complex and political situations;
  • Ability to exercise limited independent judgment and make decisions in consultation with peers or higher-level managers
  • A high level of curiosity about SEIU and social/economic justice movements;
  • Passion for improving the lives of SEIU members and working people everywhere;
  • Ability to model consistently the vision and values of the union, as well as our leadership standards;
  • Must be able to handle multiple, complex, projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is generally performed in an office setting, but the job may require work in the field or in other settings to perform the tasks required to complete assignments. Must be available for frequent travel with overnight stays. Travel and work beyond traditional business hours is required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: A resume and cover letter are required for all applications.

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SEIU (Service Employees International Union)

JOB TITLE: Political Program Manager

GRADE: MGT D; Annual salary starts at $96,020

LOCATION: Washington, DC (Headquarters)

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: The 2 million members united in the Service…

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  • Full Time Schedule
  • Professional


Washington, DC

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