Organizing Campaign Coordinator, Public Service Division

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Job Category: Non-Bargaining Salary
Requisition Number: ORGAN002446
Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington | DC | 20035 | USA


SEIU (Service Employees International Union)

JOB TITLE: Campaign Coordinator



LOCATION: Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: 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.

PURPOSE: The Campaign Coordinator is responsible for representing and assisting the International Union in carrying out its overall organizing programs with special emphasis on a particular Division industry. They are also responsible for helping to manage multiple organizing campaigns and/or major elements of the SEIU Division Organizing Program; organizing resources offered to locals and/or projects and assisting with overall management of field administration.

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.)
• Supervise, lead, assign, and evaluate staff, including developing individual work plans with staff and overseeing their implementation and evaluation.
• Design and implement staff training and development plans and programs.
• Recruit, interview and recommend hiring staff.
• Review and make recommendations on appropriate allocation of International Union staff and resources.
• Formulate and administer organizing plans and campaign budgets including strategic planning, budget development and office administration. Authorizes expenditures within the campaign budget.
• Works with the appointed Division staff in organizing goals for the Organizing Program.
• Integrates organizing plans with all other headquarter and Field Services programs. Works cooperatively in collaboration with other SEIU local union and International Union staff.
• Maintain day-to-day contact with SEIU leadership; works independently to integrate strategies.
• Performs other duties as assigned in support of the work of the department.

CONTACTS: Include SEIU staff, elected leadership; local union leaders; and staff and members; International Union staff and officers. Change to Win staff; state federation and central labor council leaders and staff; staff of other unions; public officials; and key staff; and leaders.

DIRECTION & DECISION MAKING: This position reports to the Organizing Director and works independently.


Bachelor’s degree or at least three (3) years of supervisory experience and five (5) years of related work experience required. Also, the required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Thorough knowledge of labor program planning and development.
• Knowledge of strategies and techniques used by SEIU to organize and lead division workers.
• Knowledge of unions and their issues.
• Knowledge of bargaining, organizing, and organizational management
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to make formal presentations and write advocacy papers.
• Ability to use personal computer.
• Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Ability to handle multiple “priority” projects and meet established timelines.
• Ability to work effectively with elected leaders and staff in complex and sometime political situations.
• Ability to conduct training sessions.
• Ability to communicate political and policy priorities to SEIU members.

Physical Requirements: Work is generally performed in a field setting, but may be required to work in other settings conducive to performing the work required to complete the assignment, such as field assignments. Long and extended hours and travel required.

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