Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives

Publicado por
Service Employees International Union - SEIU
Washington, District of Columbia
Publicado há 21 dias

Job Category: Non-Bargaining Salary
Requisition Number: DEPUT002684
Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington | DC | 20036 | USA


SEIU (Service Employees International Union)

JOB TITLE: Deputy Director, Strategic Initiatives (Chief Economist/Policy Director)

LOCATION: Washington, D.C. (Headquarters)

GRADE: MGT G; $131,578


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 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.


The Chief Economist/Policy Director, as a Deputy Director in the Strategic Initiatives department, oversees the planning, development, and implementation of the International Union's economic and public policy positions.

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.)
  • Serve as a relentless advocate for public policy that builds worker power through collective bargaining and unionization.
  • Manage and oversee all policy staff and policy-related projects within the Strategic Initiatives department, coordinating closely with Divisions on projects of interest to them.
  • Work with the Director of Strategic Initiatives, Government Relations staff, and other senior staff to develop and execute the International Union's public policy programs, and strategies on legislative and regulatory issues including promoting unionization and developing economic policy initiatives that promote full employment, raise wages, provide access to quality health care, ensure fair taxation and budgets, and other policy issues affecting workers.
  • Develop economic policy positions that support SEIU's commitment to racial and economic justice.
  • Provide analysis of economic trends and developments for SEIU staff and leaders with a racial justice focus.
  • Coordinate key parts of SEIU's Federal administrative advocacy work.
  • Work with organizing, communications, politics and other departments to ensure SEIU communications and messages accurately reflect economic trends and developments.
  • In coordination with the Government Relations department, direct, review and develop all written testimony, correspondence and other materials on the International's legislative and other public policy positions ensuring timely and high-quality products.
  • Develop and present the International's positions before SEIU conferences, government groups, national commissions and public forums and with allies.
  • Direct and/or prepare public policy reports and memoranda to support legislative and organizing campaigns and other SEIU initiatives.
  • Work with other Strategic Initiatives teams, the Government Relations department, and other Departments/Divisions to design and implement federal and state policy and legislative strategies and related materials.
  • Brief the International Union's officers, Department and Division directors, and other senior officials on public policy issues, the positions of other unions and the long-term impact on SEIU.
  • Represent SEIU economic positions in public through writing, speaking, or other presentation.


Include SEIU International and Local Union staff leaders and officers, elected officials, congressional staff, leaders of allied organizations, academics and other experts in public policy issues.


This position reports to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and works independently.


Masters or PHD in economics/public policy or a related field. At least five (5) years of supervisory experience and (7) years of work-related experience in policy analysis including issue campaigning in an organizing, advocacy or political context, or a combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Knowledge of unions and other advocacy groups.
  • Thorough understanding of labor and employment issues, federal and state budgets, public finance, and macroeconomic policy.
  • Experience working in a union, government agency or policy advocacy organization.
  • Basic understanding of relevant public policy issues including one or more of; health care policy, immigration, procurement, or taxation.
  • Ability to conduct policy analysis and issue development and develop strategies
  • Ability to lead issue campaigns that require coordinating the work of multiple staff and external allies.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts while maintaining important and effective relationships.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet established timelines.
  • Ability to recruit, manage and develop staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to make presentations.
  • Skill in the use of personal computer and associated software used to perform analysis.


Work is generally performed in an office setting. Long and extended hours and travel may be required.


A resume is required for all applications and a cover letter is highly suggested. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long- term career plan.


Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for either a) a certain medical condition(s); or b) on the basis of sincerely held strong religious beliefs and practices; c) as otherwise required by law.

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Job Category: Non-Bargaining Salary
Requisition Number: DEPUT002684
Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington | DC | 20036 | USA


SEIU (Service Employees International Union)

JOB TITLE: Deputy Director, Strategic Initiatives (Chief…

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