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Student Labor Organizer Internship
University of Minnesota Campus

Based in South St. Paul, MN


SEIU Local 284 is Seeking Four (4) Student Labor Organizer Interns

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 284 is an almost 9,000-member union for school employees and higher education workers in Minnesota. SEIU unites over 2 million diverse members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to improve their lives and the services they provide.

Indigenous, queer (lesbian, gay, bisexual) transgender, gender nonconforming, people of color and women are highly encouraged to apply!

Interested persons should send a resume and letter of interest to: SEIU Local 284, 450 Southview Blvd., South St. Paul, MN 55075. Attn: Nadine Wikstrom or via email to: nadinew@local284.com.

Job Title: Part-Time Student Labor Organizer
Date: Fall Semester 2017
Starting Rate: $16 per hour, 20 hours per week
Application Deadline: Friday, 8/18/17 at 4pm
Location: University of Minnesota Campus

SEIU Local 284 is looking for 4 energetic and passionate students who are ready to organize their peers to build student power on the University of Minnesota campus. This is an opportunity to put your commitment to social, economic and racial justice to work. You will work alongside union organizers to develop grassroots organizing skills and be mentored to organize a powerful base of students and student worker leaders.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Student outreach through campus events, student groups, and workplaces.
  • Motivate and agitate students to take action within their campaign and support other campaigns.
  • Identify and develop potential leaders in students.
  • Set up 1-1 meetings with students identified.
  • Commit students to take action.
  • Develop meeting agendas and facilitate meetings to engage students.
  • Meet regularly with the team of organizers to evaluate and improve work.
  • Participate in creating new strategic ideas on how to engage students.
  • Participate in and lead direct action.

A successful applicant for the Student Labor Organizing Internship should have the following:

  • A strong commitment to social justice and grassroots organizing.
  • Desire to develop as an organizer.
  • Willingness to take direction from supervisor and work closely with fellow interns and organizers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent listening skills and the ability to comprehend the concerns of others.
  • Ability to manage your time and carry out work plans.
  • Ability to work irregular hours, including some nights and weekends.
  • Possession of sharp problem-solving skills.
  • Possession of computer knowledge for data entry, correspondence and flyers is a plus.
  • Access to a cell phone at all times.
  • Previous organizing experience preferred but not required.

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