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Political Organizer

Oakland, CA
 

Purpose:
To represent and assist SEIU Local 2015 in achieving the Political Department goals in the field; to supervise, train and direct political organizing staff in assigned turf; designs and implements political plans in assigned turf.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Political Organizer performs a wide range of duties and responsibilities which may encompass many of those included in the Lead Political Organizer job description. Such as:

  • Lead a staff of political organizers—developing staff, working with the team to accomplish goals, etc.
  • Working knowledge of all the turf assigned to organizers that are direct reports.
  • Lead staff in meeting COPE fundraising goals.
  • Lead staff in meeting Membership Sign-Up goals.
  • Develop a strategic plan for Building, Staffing, and Planning Political Team development.
  • Monitor member leadership development goals and work with staff to meet them.
  • Make Strategic assessments about where to use political resources (e.g. which campaigns).
  • Work with staff to Develop and execute electoral campaign plans.
  • Monitor and direct the local’s endorsement process and the SEIU One Voice Process.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for community and electoral relationships.
  • Plan work as assigned; make and execute daily, weekly, and monthly work plans based on assigned goals and objectives.
  • Complete all required reporting of data, member outreach, etc.
  • Monitor and implement plans to ensure that the local is meeting all political and lobbying reporting requirements.
  • Work independently exercising judgement within the scope of responsibility.
  • Other duties as assigned.

In addition, the Political Coordinator will routinely:

  • Supervise, lead, assign, and evaluate staff including developing individual work plans with staff and overseeing their implantation and evaluation. Administer corrective discipline including termination if necessary
  • Recruit, interview, and recommend hiring staff.
  • Formulate and administer political plans and campaigns, develops campaign budgets, oversees office administration. Authorizes expenditures within the campaign budget.
  • Mentors staff in building political power, training among staff as it relates to member political organizing, COPE growth, new member organizing and coordinate multiple campaigns.

Qualifications:

  • The Political Organizer position requires a high level of judgment, leadership, and commitment to the goals of SEIU local 2015 and its leaders.
  • The Political Organizer must be able to work independently with members and elected leaders in complex political situations.
  • The Political Organizer must have experience in all elements of a political campaign, including leading staff, staff development, planning, and budgeting.

Working Conditions:

  • The Political Organizer must be available for travel. The position often requires long and irregular hours.

Scope and Nature of Supervision:

  • The Political Organizer must be able to act and organize his/her time independently and report regularly to his/her supervisor.

To Apply For This Position:
E-mail or fax a detailed resume, cover letter, a one-page writing sample and the name, job title, address, and phone number of three professional references to

E-mail:
jobs@seiu2015.org

In subject of email: Position Title of Position you are applying for

Fax:
(213) 368-0699
Attn: Human Resources

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