Lead Union Organizer


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

04/09/2018

Address

2211 East Jefferson Avenue
3rd Floor
Detroit
Michigan
48207
United States

Description

Lead Union Organizer

Service Employees International Union, Local 1

Detroit, MI                                                                          

 

SEIU Local 1 has been on the cutting edge of building the power of low-wage workers in service industries and fighting for economic, racial, immigrant, and environmental justice! We are now hiring a Lead Organizer to work on exciting campaigns to organize new workers in Detroit, MI. This position will require extensive travel.

 

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

●      Effectively lead a team of organizers to plan and implement new worker organizing campaigns.

●      Coordinate with research and communications teams to develop campaign strategies.

●      Recruit and develop the leadership ability of workplace leaders and worker committees.

●      Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to low-wage workers.

●      Building one-on-one relationships with workers.

●      Identifying and developing leaders to guide and lead campaigns.

●      Conducting individual/group meetings with workers to discuss and plan organizing campaigns.

●      Motivating individual workers and groups of workers to take action.

●      Engaging workers in broader union efforts to bring pressure to bear on industry sectors.

●      Coordinating with workers to gather information that is useful in identifying opportunities for membership growth and mobilization.

●      Working to involve community allies in organizing campaigns.

●      Other duties as assigned.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

●      Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.

●      Capacity to work independently and with a team.

●      The ability to make and follow through on a work plan.

●      Sharp communications skills.

●      Basic writing and computer skills.

●      The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

●      Willingness to conduct house visits and site visits.

●      Previous experience in union or community organizing is desirable.

●      A demonstrated commitment to social justice is required.

●      Fluency in a second language is a plus.

●      A car and a valid driver’s license are required.

 

SALARY & BENEFITS

●      Salary is competitive and negotiable (based on the Staff Union Contract).

●      Full benefits package including health insurance, a pension plan and paid vacation.

●      Car allowance.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


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