Organizing Director

Website SEIU Healthcare Michigan

SEIU Healthcare Michigan

The Organizing Director oversees organizing and member leadership development in
the Union. Additionally, the Organizing Director provides leadership on the development
and execution of union wide political and community programs. As part of the senior
staff body, the Organizing Director collaborates in the overall development and
implementation of the strategic organizational plan for SEIU Healthcare Michigan.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Directs Organizers in developing the leadership of the organization including the
design and implementation of organizing, political campaigns and community
partnerships to build organizational leadership identification, recruitment, development,
and training
• The Organizing Director oversees and directs the work of all staff in the State,
including the development and training of members
• Develops specific organizing campaigns for represented facilities and works closely
with the Internal Organizing Director to ensure the targets are aligned with Int’l Division
priorities and local union priorities
• Develops uniform standards for review and evaluation of campaigns
• Coordinates the organizing with legal, research, and communication staff.
• Provides direction, staff development and accountability measures including
disciplinary action (if needed) to staff.
• Develops recommended budgets, allocates resources effectively and plans and
implements program activities as appropriate
• Works collaboratively with local, state, and International staff and leaders.

• Proposes and implements innovative ideas and plans to achieve campaign goals.
• Testifies as expert witness before various agencies

• A minimum of five years of experience as a Union staff person leading multiple teams
of staff.
• In depth knowledge of relevant special body of knowledge including labor law like
NLRA, MERC, MIOSHA, FMLA, ADA, Workers Compensation, etc
• Knowledge of workers, the workplace, labor, and political issues
• Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to relate, establish and
cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
• Adept at leading and motivating workers in necessary struggles
• Dedication to workers’ rights and social justice
• Skilled at managing and meeting many and varying deadlines
• Effective informal and formal negotiating skills
• Effective demonstrable oral, written and listening skills in English; bilingual skills highly
• Excellent analytical and judgment skills as demonstrable by the ability to assess
information and evidence and act strategically
• Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills showing flexibility as needed; adept at
dealing with conflicting/changing priorities
• Effective facilitating and organizing meeting skills
• Experience organizing independently and as part of a team
• Working knowledge of computer programs including Word, e-mail, accessing the
Internet, and databases

• Program planning and administrative skills
• Previous staff supervisory experience
• The Organizing Director is required to work long and varying hours including
weekends, nights and holidays. Driving long distances for extended periods of time is
also required. * * *Travel both statewide and out of state with overnights and periods
away from home may be required
• The Organizing Director is required to have a valid driver’s license, automobile
insurance and a working automobile
Expected Behavior:
The Organizing Director is expected to embrace, promote and demonstrate the
organizations’ core values.
Ensure outstanding representation of the organization to internal and external allies and
To Apply:
Mail, e-mail or fax a detailed resume, cover letter to:
In subject of email: Title of Position for which you are Applying
SEIU Healthcare Michigan
c/o Human Resources Human Resources
3031 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202

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