Communities United for Rochester Empowerment (CURE)
an affiliate of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota

CURE Community Organizer

Based in Rochester, MN

Communities United for Rochester Empowerment (CURE) – an affiliate of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota is an organization of low and moderate income people united to hold elected officials and corporations accountable on issues of economic and social justice. SEIU Healthcare Minnesota is a union representing 35,000 health care workers who have united to build strong communities, a health care system that works for everyone, and to reclaim the American Dream. We are seeking a qualified candidate who wants to be a part of an exciting, active and creative labor union.

Responsibilities: This is a full time position through December 2018. CURE Community Organizers play a leadership role in the recruitment, mobilization, and leadership development of CURE members. The work will include grassroots outreach, building strong individual relationships, building issue campaigns on issues like affordable housing, transportation, and living wages, and mobilizing a mass civic engagement effort ahead of the November 2018 election. Candidates must be up to the challenge of building relationships with leaders across differences in race, class and ability. Significant evening and weekend work will be required.

The CURE Community Organizer will:

  • Visit people door-to-door to invite them to join CURE
  • Identify, recruit, train, and develop member-leaders through the CURE Organizing Committee
  • Mobilize members to meetings, direct actions and other events through phone calls and other methods
  • Coordinate logistics, collect and manage data, and keep accurate records
  • Attend meetings and respond to requests as directed
  • Other responsibilities as may be assigned


  • Resides in (or around) the City of Rochester.
  • Must be able to work long hours, irregular schedules, including evenings and weekend
  • Previous union or community organizing experience is preferred.
  • Candidates who speak Spanish or Somali are preferred.
  • Candidates must have a passion for social justice and grassroots organizing as a means of social change.
  • Experience working with people from widely varying ethnic, social, economic and political groups
  • Good listening skills; able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent group facilitation skills
  • Able to manage conflict, work with complex information and work under pressure
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Able to function in computerized environment, including working knowledge of Word, Excel, Email, Internet and campaign-related databases
  • Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle in good working condition. Must have proof of auto insurance.
  • Must have cell phone and computer
  • High School Diploma or GED, Secondary Education preferred.

Starting salary at $600 per week plus mileage reimbursement at the federal rate.

To Apply: Qualified Applicants may send resume and cover letter to Assistant Organizing Director, Brandon Nessen at brandon.nessen@seiuhcmn.org or fax to 651-294-8200.

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