Maine State Employees Association
SEIU Local 1989

Union Field Representative

Based in Augusta, ME

Summary: Maine State Employees Association, SEIU Local 1989, is seeking to hire an experienced union professional to serve its affiliated local unions.

Description: MSEA-SEIU Local 1989 is a labor union representing over 13,000 public and private sector employees throughout the State of Maine.


  • Facilitate a continuous internal organizing program within your assigned district
  • Recruit and develop new members.
  • Train and support member leaders
  • Develop union stewards and organize members to enforce their rights through concerted activities, public pressure, and administrative grievance hearings or arbitration.
  • Develop and implement creative organizational strategies to build the local union and advance the interests of its members.
  • May negotiate contracts with public and private sector employers.
  • Investigate and analyze facts, prepare witnesses and case presentations, handle grievances and arbitrations.
  • Assist in planning and conducting educational programs.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of organized labor to build power for working people;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate to workers from a wide range of backgrounds;
  • Ability to be self-directed, think on your feet, and solve problems creatively;
  • Must be able to work independently and follow strategic campaign plans;
  • Must have experience with negotiating contracts and advocating for union members in arbitration and administrative hearings;
  • Proficient with computers, internet research tools, and Microsoft applications;
  • Ability to write contract language, reports and summaries, and to utilize databases;
  • Must be able to travel for extended periods, and to work long hours, including weekends as needed;
  • Must have a car and a valid driver's license.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a related field.

This position is a bargaining unit position. MSEA-SEIU is committed to diversity and encourages women and minorities to apply for this position.

Send resume, references and writing sample to: Jessica Doody, Executive Assistant, MSEA-SEIU Local 1989, 65 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330 or jessica.doody@mseaseiu.org.

Application deadline: October 23, 2017

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