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Service Employees International Union Local 6
Property Services Northwest

 

Internal / External Union Organizer

Based in the Seattle/Puget Sound Area, WA


SUMMARY: SEIU6 Property Services NW is seeking an entry-level Organizer to work on membership representation, new organizing, and other projects on behalf of SEUI Local 6 members; to take responsibility for assisting members develop their programs and to act in a leadership role with members; designing and implementing programs that meet the goals of Local. We are currently hiring for both an Internal and External Organizer position.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Organizer performs a wide range of duties, which may include:

  • Identify, recruit and develop leaders and help develop them shop stewards, political activists, committee members, and leaders within labor movement.
  • Design, manage, organize, and implement internal campaigns such as recruitment, contract enforcement or decertification campaigns.
  • Handle grievances and worksite issues, as part of the contract enforcement.
  • Participate in public policy activity such as city and county politics, or in some cases at the state level, and political work.
  • Represent the Union in community and labor coalitions, when necessary.
  • Design and implement communication programs with the membership, within the Janitorial/Security Officers’ units.
  • Willing to work irregular, and sometimes, long hours and weekends. This is not a 9-5 job.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to work independently but also as part of SEIU6 Team; Self-starter, effective oral and written communication skills; ability to work well with diverse people; computer literacy preferred; bilingual a plus-but not required, organizational leadership experience required; and ability to exercise high level of judgment. Driver’s License and car (with insurance) required.

PREFERENCES: People of color, multilingual, and women candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

COMPENSATION: Competitive salary; excellent benefits, including employer-paid health insurance and pension, car allowance.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit by mail, fax, or email a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and why you believe you are qualified; a current resume, and three job references to:

Attention: Zenia Javalera
MAIL: P.O. Box 3716
Seattle, WA 98124
Email to: zjavalera@seiu6.org
FAX:
(206) 448-0880

SEIU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The Service Employees International Union is the nation’s fastest growing labor organization with 2 million members. SEIU is on the cutting edge of progressive activism, building the power of low-wage workers, and engaging in larger social issues such as health care, housing, and immigration.

The Property Services Division is home to Stand For Security (security Officer organizing) and Justice for Janitors (janitor organizing) campaigns, existing national dries to empower workers to unionize and improve working conditions as well as win significant wage gains, health insurance, full time work, and organizing rights for low-wage property service workers.

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