Based in Chicago, IL

SEIU Healthcare IL/IN/KS/MO is seeking an Illinois based organizer. Our union is on the cutting edge of progressive movement building in Illinois beyond: positioning our members to fight and lead against 1% attacks and building power and strength within our industries, communities, and shops.

We are looking for candidates who believe in developing members and workers to lead in all aspects of union building and who are committed to closing the gap for income inequality for all working people so we can all live in a just society.

Organizers who are inspired to fight for: racial justice, immigration reform, access to affordable childcare and healthcare, and the Fight for $15 are encouraged to apply.

Organizer is responsible for building workers’ leadership and their ability to organize and build power at work and in the community. Organizers engage workers and identify and develop leaders through a variety of campaigns, including organizing, contract, and community / political campaigns. Organizers will be expected to build organizations and committees of workers that can fight for a voice on the job and in their communities through collective action.

Location: Chicago

Duties and Responsibilities:
Organizer performs a wide range of duties, which may vary according to the needs of the overall program or a specific campaign. Examples of those duties and responsibilities are listed below:

  • Organize the un organized work forces in our industries to build power at their worksites and in their communities.
  • Develop members to ensure they have the chance to grow, learn and lead
  • Take a lead role in building worker leadership structures in traditional and non-traditional workplaces.
  • Mobilize workers and coordinate meetings, actions and other activities
  • Effectively communicate the Union’s vision and mission Critical thinking under pressure, and strategizing in support of campaign goals
  • Develop and lead campaigns with leaders based on workers’ issues Electoral and political organizing, including COPE recruitment Organize community support
  • Develop relationships with allied organizations or community partners Train leaders on contract enforcement and to lead labor/management meetings

Key Qualification Criteria:

  • A strong commitment to social justice and alignment to values of our union.
  • A belief in workers’ ability to organize and collectively bargain and achieve desired goals together.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire workers to develop into leaders and participate in key union organizing activities even in the face of employer opposition and intimidation (i.e. building organizing committees, member to member organizing, actions, etc.)
  • Ability to think strategically, take initiative and be creative in engaging workers in campaigns and provide the support needed to be successful.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Company-paid Benefits are included. Bi-lingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please use the following link: http://seiuhcii.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2wlmka1awhl

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