Nonprofit

Organizer (Dallas - Fort Worth Area)

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Dallas, TX
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Published 29 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Salary
Up to USD $50,837 / year

Description

SEIU Texas unites more than 6,000 healthcare workers and janitors in Corpus Christi, El Paso and Houston who have secured better wages, benefits and working conditions through their union. We are an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union, which is over 2 million members strong who are united by their belief in the dignity and worth of workers. Together, we are raising industry standards, making life better for working families and our communities, and building a fair economy that works for everyone, regardless of where we come from or what language we speak.


SEIU TX is seeking full-time Organizers/Member Representatives in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Organizer/Member Representatives perform several duties, including recruiting new members, identifying potential leaders and activists, organizing unionwide campaigns, organizing campaigns specific to assigned worksites, tracking data for assigned worksites, assisting members through potential concerns or issues, and other duties as required by the campaign. Our organizers help develop strong worksite leaders by guiding and coaching members in organizing, problem-solving, communications, and member engagement.


Applicants should have a working knowledge of unions, familiarity with the Service Employees International Union, and a strong commitment to social justice. Organizing experience is important. This job requires irregular hours, some weekend work, and occasional travel. Open to frequent travel between Houston and DFW.


RESPONSIBILITIES: 


  • Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union and union workers.
  • Identifying, recruiting and developing worker leaders.
  • Conducting individual and group meetings with workers to move organizing campaigns forward.
  • Engaging, motivating and mobilizing workers to take action.
  • Planning and carrying out actions and events to support worker organizing efforts. 
  • Handle individual and group problem-solving and grievance-related issues that arise at assigned worksites. 
  • Make appointments for worksite visits and one-on-one visits.
  • Attend daily or weekly meetings with supervisors to discuss progress and make plans.
  • Enter assessments and other data collected in a database on a weekly and daily basis.
  • Assist with the overall union organizing program and growth of the local.
  • Utilize numerous organizing tactics including home visiting, cold phone calls, worksite visits.
  • Be able to communicate effectively in writing, in speaking, and via electronic media.
  • Be able to work with databases, able to create basic flyers and other written material.
  • Lead and assist with training.
  • Conduct daily worksite visits to demonstrate a Union presence to both the members and management.
  • Distributes all Union leaflets, bulletins, and information in institutions amongst delegates and members.
  • Form joint employer / Union committees to ensure CBA is followed.
  • Conduct new member orientation.
  • Attend and assists with leadership trainings as well as delegate trainings.
  • Attend and participate in staff and team meetings
  • Writes up reports, grievances, and arbitration requests and withdrawals.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum one-year of professional organizing experience; union organizing preferred.
  • Some knowledge of unions in non-collective bargaining situations, understanding of labor unions, and social movement values.
  • Ability to calendar and schedule meetings and other tasks.
  • Computer literacy is required, some database experience is preferred, and knowledge of G-Suite, and Canva is necessary.
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel to assigned worksites.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems, and manage time and priorities.
  • Ability to work long hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Bilingual – Arabic / English preferred.


SEIU Texas is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. SEIU Texas reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


SEIU Texas unites more than 6,000 healthcare workers and janitors in Corpus Christi, El Paso and Houston who have secured better wages, benefits and working conditions through their union. We are an affiliate of the Service Employees…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual - Arabic and English preferred.

Bilingual - Arabic and English preferred.

Location

On-site
Dallas, TX, USA

How to Apply

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Resha Thomas (rthomas@seiutx.org)

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Resha Thomas (rthomas@seiutx.org)

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