Internal Organizer
Higher Education Campaign

Travel around New York and into Vermont

For 100 years, SEIU has been helping workers stand up for their rights, fighting for dignity, respect and better conditions in workplaces and communities. With a membership two million strong, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the United States and our diverse leaders and staff support workers as they speak out for good jobs and better lives for themselves and their families. A union protects the rights of all, regardless of gender and gender presentation, race, sexual orientation, or country of origin. As a union, we work to raise up the voices of the most marginalized among us and strive for our team to reflect those values. Women and people of color are strongly urged to apply for this position.

SEIU Local 200United is seeking an Internal Organizer to work on aggressive campaigns in higher education. As an Organizer, your role is to work with a team of staff and members to support workers by building a powerful Union in their workplace.

Travel around New York and into Vermont will be expected.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to workers.
  • Building one-on-one relationships with workers, and educating them about the Union.
  • Identifying and developing leaders to guide and lead their campaign.
  • Training member leaders to enforce their contract through the grievance procedure and direct action.
  • Motivate and inspire workers to build their Union in the face of heavy – and often illegal – employer opposition.
  • Using house visits and phone calls to identify workers interested in building the Union.
  • Conducting individual and group meetings with workers to discuss and plan organizing campaigns.
  • Motivating individual workers and groups of workers to take collective action.
  • Working to involve community allies in organizing campaigns.
  • Supporting workers by helping interpret and negotiate contracts.
  • Conducting research and imputing data needed for a comprehensive campaign.
  • Previous experience in Union or community organizing is desirable. A demonstrated commitment to social justice is required.


  • Commitment to human rights, social and economic justice.
  • Capacity to work independently and with a team.
  • The ability to make and follow through on a work plan.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Good reading comprehension, writing and computer skills.
  • The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Willingness to conduct house visits and site visits.
  • Willingness to work long hours, nights, and weekends.
  • A car and a valid driver’s license are required.
  • Women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.

Competitive salary based on experience, full benefits package including retirement, 100% employer-paid family health and dental insurance, and a car allowance. This is a salaried position.

Reply to:
August Schneeberg, SEIU Local 200United: aschneeberg@local200united.org

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