SEIU Local 32BJ, District 615

Political Organizer, District 615

Based in Boston, MA

32BJ SEIU is one of the largest and most dynamic labor unions in the East coast, with over 163,000 members in 11 states and Washington, DC. The Union is at the forefront of building the nation’s labor movement, supporting progressive candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, including campaigns to guarantee living wages, promote responsible development and expand access to health care. Its parent organization, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is the nation’s largest labor union.

The Political Organizer is based in Boston MA and is responsible for aspects of the Union’s political work across District 615, including New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

  • Mobilizing, training, educating, and developing new member leaders and activists for legislative and electoral activity;
  • Planning and coordinating political field activities, lobby visits, phone banking and events for our public policy campaigns at the city, state and federal level;
  • Planning and supervising an electoral program for local, state and federal elections;
  • Supporting contract and organizing campaigns, including rallies, press events and targeted owner activity;
  • Building the Union’s capacity through grassroots political fundraising drives;
  • Overseeing and carrying out regional activity for federal legislative campaigns;
  • Building relationships and coordinating the Union’s work with local labor and community allies.

Qualifications include:

  • 2+ of experience in labor, political, or community organizing;
  • Ability to design and implement powerful and effective political programs;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of legislative processes;
  • Experience working on electoral campaigns and managing field programs;
  • Experience cultivating community relationships and working in coalition;
  • Excellent communications skills and experience building strong working relationships with stakeholders across the Union;
  • Fluent written and oral Spanish preferred but not required;
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends, and to travel as needed.

We offer a competitive salary based on experience. Our benefits package includes employer-paid medical and dental coverage for employees and their qualified dependents, a retirement benefit, and a car allowance.

To Apply: Please email a résumé and letter of interest to Alison Hirsh, Political Director, at HR@seiu32bj.org.

32BJ SEIU is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

This position resides within the District 615 Staff Union.

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