Job Opening: Organizing Position

General statement of duties:

  • Organizes private and public sector
  • Makes initial contact with workers
  • Develops worker leads
  • Develops organizing committees
  • Develops and coordinates campaign
  • Performs related work as assigned

Supervision Received:

Works under the supervision of the organizing director (or his/her designee) who reviews work for effectiveness, timeliness, scope, and accuracy in accordance with the needs of the campaign.

Examples of duties:

  • Develop organizing leads
  • Assesses worker interest in organizing a union
  • Maintains consistent contact with unorganized workers
  • Plans organizing committee meetings
  • Maintains files and organizing lists
  • Develops and makes recommendations on specific targets and strategy
  • Recruits member organizers to support organizing efforts
  • Builds support for organizing among SEIU 509 members
  • Attends staff meetings and other related meetings and training
  • Performs work in a timely fashion
  • Keeps accurate records and files of campaigns
  • Assists other locals as requested in organizing efforts


  • Commitment to the labor movement
  • Ability to move workers through house-calls and one on one conversation to organize a union
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours including nights and weekends
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (listening, speaking, and writing)
  • An insured, registered vehicle and a valid drivers’ license are required


Salary & Benefits:


This is a union bargaining unit position. SEIU Local 509 offers competitive salaries (commensurate with experience) and a generous benefits package – including car allowance.


Application Process:


SEIU Local 509 is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity — women, people of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit a résumé, cover letter to the Organizing Director


The deadline for application is August 15, 2018. No phone calls please.

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