Internal Organizer Representative

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $50,000

Published

10/10/2018

Address

1914 North 34th Street, Suite 100
Seattle
WA
98103
United States

Description

About us:

The Service Employees International Union Local 925 (SEIU 925), is 17,000 working people united to improve our jobs and our communities. We are education workers from early learning to K-12 through higher education, as well as non-profit and local government workers. We are clerical, computer and lab techs, food service, custodial, transportation, child care workers, adjunct professors, public defenders, medical professionals, and many other jobs.


We are building a state that puts children and working families before big corporations and the rich and ensures that our education system is fully funded, birth through graduation.


About the position:

SEIU Local 925 is looking for a strategic and collaborative Internal Organizer. As our country is in a period where working families, the labor movement, and the broader progressive movement are under sustained attack, we are looking for someone who is creative, dedicated to organizing, and unafraid to take risks and try new tactics and organizing styles.


Under direction of a Field Director, the Internal Organizer will:


1. Develop and grow member leaders

  • Identify, organize and coach members to engage and lead their fellow union members. 
  • Create individual member development plans to further leadership development, including recruiting and preparing members to be stewards, officers, and other roles in their union
  • Seek out campaigns and issues that engage the full diversity of our membership, and develop workplans that specifically engage members who are immigrants, refugees, women, young adults, and/or from marginalized communities.


2. Plan and implement member organizing campaigns within an assigned turf                                                                                                                                                                         

  • Identify member workplace issues
  • Identify member leaders and engage members in workplace and community issues
  • Develop and implement plans to effect change in workplace and community


3. Participate in legislative and political work and engage members to do so


4. Lead and maintain relationships with community allies, partner organizations and labor coalitions on issue campaigns.


Desired experience:

  • At least two years of union, political, community, or organizing with demonstrated increasing responsibility or similar experience
  • Committed to developing leaders and organizing to win issue campaigns
  • Able to manage multiple competing priorities at once and prioritize appropriately
  • Organized and technology-friendly
  • Creative and unafraid to take risks in a supportive environment
  • Possession of a car and valid driver’s license required; this position will call for night and weekend work, and may require travel throughout the state, and may require extended out of state travel.
  • A strong personal commitment to racial equity is required; experience applying a racial equity lens to campaign development is desired.
  • Experience working alongside communities of color and/or immigrant and refugee communities strongly preferred, as is fluency in a second language.
  • Good written communication skills.

Benefits

This position is represented by a staff union, and salary is set by the union contract. Benefits include fully paid health benefits including vision and dental, generous vacation time, paid retirement, car allowance, and cell phone reimbursement.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

tbass@seiu925.org
http://seiu925.org

Interested in applying? Send a resume, 1-2 writing samples, and a cover letter highlighting what interests you specifically about this position. Put “Internal Organizer” in the subject line and email your materials to the email above.


SEIU 925 is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons living with disabilities and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer are particularly urged to apply.

 



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