SEIU Healthcare Michigan

Political Director

Based in Detroit, MI

The Political Director will develop and lead our strategy to use the political and legislative processes to improve the lives of HCMI members and working people across the state. This position reports to the HCMI Trustees and Chief of Staff.

Core Duties:

  • Build and support strategic campaigns to win economic, racial, gender, immigrant and environmental justice at the federal, state and local levels and to hold elected officials accountable to those issues.
  • Build and help drive programs that engage HCMI members and support their leadership so their voices are heard.
  • Create and implement outcome-driven political and legislative program, delivering measurable results that further our union’s mission.
  • Build staff and member capacity through regular, responsive training and education.
  • Build and nurture transformative relationships with elected leaders, candidates, and social justice allies.

Education and Experience:
SEIU Healthcare Michigan recognizes post-secondary degrees often fail to communicate an applicant’s skills and competencies. With that understanding, interested parties are encouraged to apply if they have at least four (4) years of relevant experience and can demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities, with or without a college degree:

  • Proven commitment to the labor movement or other arm of the social justice movement.
  • Ability to drive collaboration between diverse stakeholders with competing interests.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a timely manner and keep track of numerous projects.
  • Knowledge of state and local policy, processes and budgetary strategy.
  • Experience developing and executing highly strategic plans. Experience recruiting, supervising and developing staff.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to proactively strategically analyze threats and opportunities that may have an impact on the lives of workers.

Important Qualities:

  • Commitment to embracing, supporting and promoting HCMI’s core values and beliefs.
  • Highly relational, with a strong belief in the importance of relationship-building for success, both internally and externally
  • Possess a strong sense of emotional intelligence and a commitment to his/her own growth and the development of others.
  • Commitment to a work environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, and progressive, inclusive leadership.
  • Openness to continuous learning and analysis.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to quickly earn the trust and respect of others.

Other Requirements:

  • Work is generally performed in an office setting, but may require work in other settings conducive to performing completing assignments. Long and extended hours and extensive travel are sometimes required.
  • Applicants must submit and possess a valid drivers license, personal automobile and auto insurance for the conduct of union business.

To apply, email a resume and one-page cover letter outlining how your experience qualifies you for this position to Roxy Wright, SEIU HCMI Office Manager: Roxy.Wright@seiuhealthcaremi.org by December 15, 2017.

SEIU HCMI is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, people of color, those with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community are especially encouraged to apply.

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