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Temporary Internal Organizer

Based in Los Angeles, CA


Responsibilities
The Internal Organizer trains, coaches and develops members and member-leaders to build power at their worksites and union-wide.

DUTIES

  • Effectively recruit, mentor, coach and develop new leaders.
  • Train member-leaders to recruit and mobilize union members to participate in the union.
  • Raise COPE funds by educating members about the connection of politics to improving their wages and working conditions.
  • Create and foster a member-leader communication infrastructure at worksites and within jurisdiction to support organizing and union priorities.
  • Effectively recruit and mobilize new members to participate in the union.
  • Recruit volunteers to participate in electoral and lobbying activities.
  • Develop and execute plans for internal organizing and contract, and worksite campaigns for issues such as member rights, local and state budgets, contract negotiations, health and safety, etc.
  • Enforce contracts at the worksite or in disciplinary appeals through organizing and advocacy.
  • Updates member case information in appropriate databases.
  • Conduct worksite meetings, informal discipline, grievance meetings and labor management meetings.
  • Prepare and manage work plans, calendars, files, reports and other records.
  • Support and assist in collective bargaining or serve as union chief negotiator.
  • Walks door-to-door, telephones or lobbies voters and/or elected officials about candidates and issues consistent with Local 99’s electoral and legislative program.
  • Moves the agenda and programs of SEIU, including participating in rallies and other activities supported or hosted by the Local
  • Submits Local 99 administrative reports such as Activity Reports, auto insurance, HelpDesk tickets, Outlook calendar scheduling, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:

  • Organizing methodology
  • English grammar and punctuation rules - proficient
  • Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and Excel (Access a plus)
  • Office equipment (fax machines, computers, copiers, etc.)

Ability to:

  • Organize members to build an infrastructure at their worksite to build power
  • Communicate with members, member-leaders, staff and management with a professional and courteous attitude
  • Exercise good judgment and establish priorities when faced with many tasks and while working with minimal supervision
  • Recognize, handle and/or refer politically sensitive situations
  • Listen, speak and write exceptionally well
  • Model and encourage positive interpersonal relations among colleagues
  • Motivate co-workers while working both independently and on a team
  • Be well-organized and self-motivated
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Work in a high-pressure environment and organize time wisely to meet unpredictable deadlines
  • Negotiate collective bargaining agreements
  • Represent individual members in disciplinary appeals
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with senior management staff, including school district superintendents, elected officials, and others
  • Read, write and/or speak in Spanish (desirable)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIRMENTS
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent a plus but not required

Experience:

  • 1 or 2 years’ experience as an Organizer in the labor movement or with a community group

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong commitment to progressive social change and activism and understands and commits to SEIU Local 99’s members and mission
  • Work long, varied hours including evenings and some weekends
  • Maintain a valid Driver’s License, current auto insurance, and reliable automobile
  • Drive for extended periods of time and walk to and from schools, worksites and other locations which may involve climbing stairs

To Apply
Potential candidates, please send Coverletter, Resume, and 3 References to kbrown@seiu99.org.

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