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Security External Organizer

Based in San Diego, CA


SEIU USWW is currently seeking an External Organizer to help oganzie on an exciting campaign to organizer security officers around San Diego County. The Organizer, under the direction of the Organizing Coordinator/ Director, will work together with the organizing team. SEIU United Service Workers West represents over 40,000 service workers across California. We have been on the cutting edge of progressive activism, building the power of low-wage workers in service industries and in leading the fight for social justice on issues such as health care, housing, immigration and education reform. This position is based out of the San Diego office.

SOME KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead by example, setting high standards in work ethic and professional approach
  • Participate effectively on a team of organizers and researchers to plan and implement new worker organizing campaigns, motivate workers and outside supporters to take action.
  • Recruitment and development of workplace leaders and worker committees
  • Work with leaders and committees, identify and develop leaders.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed information on work sites and track individual worker info and assignments
  • As needed, gather information for legal action to protect workers’ rights

SOME OF THE JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Commitment to social justice
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in external organizing campaigns organizing non-union workers
  • Ability to effectively plan and implement work and manage time, as part of a team and individually
  • Ability to travel to other work sites in California, work long and irregular hours and extended hours
  • Experience and knowledge of computer programs is a plus (including word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet and database software)
  • Driver’s license and reliable car
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is a big plus

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • Salary is competitive and negotiable (based on the Staff Union Contract)
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, a pension plan, paid vacation and car allowance

To apply, email a resume with cover letter explaining interest and qualifications.
Send e-mail to: Sanjay Garla at Sanjay.Garla@seiu-usww.org

SEIU USWW is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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