Coordinator of Field Services for Higher Education Faculty

Boston Area, MA


  • Supervises internal organizers
  • Oversees negotiations at universities
  • Coordinates internal organizers' work with other components of the Local Union such as, grievance representation, organizing and politics
  • Consults with and advises Higher Education chapter leadership regarding chapter issues, strategies and tactics
  • Coordinates community, research and political support for Higher Education bargaining and contract campaigns
  • Coordinates with SEIU Adjunct Action program
  • Advises and directs stewards and officers on internal organizing.
  • Plans, develops and coordinates leadership development
  • Develops and coordinates chapter wide faculty committee
  • Maintains liaison with various college and university personnel to facilitate problem solving on all levels
  • Meets with management to discuss various issues
  • Attends membership, chapter and local meetings
  • Responds to member concerns and complaints
  • Performs related work as required
  • Evaluates work performance of staff


  • At least 4 years of union experience at a senior level
  • At least 1 year experience with a faculty union
  • At least 1 year supervisory experience
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in stressful situations
  • Willingness to work long hours, travel in and out of Massachusetts, and work on weekends and evenings
  • Good understanding of the contingent faculty labor market
  • Good knowledge of contract interpretation, and federal and state employment laws
  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with Web based membership databases such as: Emembership, VAN, or Unionware

SEIU Local 509 is an equal opportunity employer. Local 509 provides excellent benefits. Depending on experience and qualifications the salary for this position ranges from 70-80K.

Resumes should be sent to Cliff Cohn, ccohn@,seiu509.org. by July 7, 2017

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