Organizer

SEIU

Job Category: UUR
Requisition Number: ORGAN002733
Type: Full-Time
Location: Las Vegas | NV | 89102 | USA

Description

JOB TITLE: Organizer I, National Organizing Department

GRADE: Annual Salary is $59,367

LOCATION: Chicago or Las Vegas area is preferred, however qualified candidates with a home base in close proximity to a major continental US airport are encouraged to apply

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:

We are the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a union of about 2 million diverse members in healthcare, the public sector, and property services. We believe in and fight for our Vision for a Just Society: where all workers are valued and all people respected—no matter where we come from or what color we are; where all families and communities can thrive; and where we leave a better and more equitable world for generations to come. We are an anti-racist union determined to check corporate power and uproot structural racism through unions—worker power and collective action—and government—legislative and political action. We fight for Unions for All and a Government that Works for All so that all of us, across race and place, can have power together in unions and participate fully in our democracy.

PURPOSE:

To represent and assist the International Union in empowering non-union workers to join unions; to assist SEIU Locals in new union organizing; and to carry out organizing and other projects on behalf of SEIU members. The Organizer’s role is to organize new workers into the Union and support the organizing goals of SEIU. The Organizer will support organizing strategies that will allow new workers to join SEIU. The Organizer will work on implementation of strategies as part of a campaign plan as directed by the campaign director or a designee.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

(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.) Perform a wide range of duties as assigned by the International Union, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Assist and support the execution of organizing strategies to help workers build power and win union recognition in unorganized workplaces through leadership identification and development, building organizing committees, and preparing workers for NLRB and other elections, and/or strategic recognition campaigns
  • Communicate with workers including listening, framing issues, and motivating them to actively participate
  • Represent the Union as assigned in community and labor coalition activities
  • Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union workers at their homes, worksites, and other settings
  • Engaging, motivating, and mobilizing workers to take action
  • Identifying, recruiting, and developing worker leaders
  • Work closely with member organizers including assisting in training and developing their organizing skills
  • Build and develop organizing committees on active new organizing campaigns
  • Conducting individual and group meetings with workers to move organizing campaigns forward
  • Planning and carrying out actions and events to support worker organizing efforts
  • Utilizing digital, communication, data, and work planning tools to execute relevant campaign strategies and plans

Job Requirements

  • Required to work long and varying hours including weekends, nights and holidays
  • Requires independent judgment and self-motivation
  • Travel in addition to long and extended work hours may be required

CONTACTS:

  • Assist and support the execution of organizing strategies to help workers build power and win union recognition in unorganized workplaces through leadership identification and development, building organizing committees, and preparing workers for NLRB and other elections, and/or strategic recognition campaigns
  • Communicate with workers including listening, framing issues, and motivating them to actively participate
  • Represent the Union as assigned in community and labor coalition activities
  • Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union workers at their homes, worksites, and other settings
  • Engaging, motivating, and mobilizing workers to take action
  • Identifying, recruiting, and developing worker leaders
  • Work closely with member organizers including assisting in training and developing their organizing skills
  • Build and develop organizing committees on active new organizing campaigns
  • Conducting individual and group meetings with workers to move organizing campaigns forward
  • Planning and carrying out actions and events to support worker organizing efforts
  • Utilizing digital, communication, data, and work planning tools to execute relevant campaign strategies and plans

Job Requirements

  • Required to work long and varying hours including weekends, nights and holidays
  • Requires independent judgment and self-motivation
  • Travel in addition to long and extended work hours may be required

DIRECTION & DECISION MAKING:

  • The position reports to the National Organizing Department and works at the discretion of campaign leadership.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Applicants must have a minimum of 9 months of external union organizing experience with a proven ability to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the job
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and listening skills
  • Ability to establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights and social justice
  • Effective demonstrable oral, written, and listening skills in English
  • Effective analytical and judgment skills as demonstrated by the ability to analyze and assess data and information, and act strategically based on the analysis

“Skills Desired” Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational and prioritizing skills showing flexibility as needed
  • Adept at handling rapidly changing circumstances
  • Effective facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team setting with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Working knowledge of the Organizing VAN, Microsoft Office and Google Workspace products
  • Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and an automobile for business use

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must have the ability to work in an office and or field setting with or without reasonable accommodation. Travel in addition to long and extended work hours are required.

Probationary Period:

Twelve Months

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: 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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