Higher Education Internal Organizer

Job Type

Full Time




2725 Clifton Ave.
St. Louis
United States


Higher Education Internal Organizer

Service Employees International Union, Local 1                         

St. Louis, MO

SEIU Local 1 has been on the cutting edge of building power for low-wage workers and fighting in larger struggles for social justice on issues such as health care, immigration reform and racial justice. Full and part-time faculty are coming together to right the disparities that have lowered the bar in higher education. We are now hiring a Higher Education Internal Organizer to work on exciting campaigns to organize adjunct faculty members in St. Louis, MO.


·       Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to higher education faculty.

·       Building one-on-one relationships with faculty union members.

·       Identifying, recruiting and developing leaders to guide and lead campaigns.

·       Conducting individual/group meetings with adjunct faculty to discuss and plan organizing campaigns.

·       Motivating individual adjunct faculty members and groups of workers to take action.

·       Engaging adjunct faculty in broader union efforts.

·       Coordinating with adjunct faculty 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. 


·       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 worksite visits.

·       Previous experience in union or community organizing is desirable.

·       A demonstrated commitment to social justice is required.

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


·       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