Communications Coordinator

Based in San Jose or San Diego, CA

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is our country’s fastest growing labor union with more than 2 million members.

The United Service Workers West (USWW) is comprised of 40,000 property service workers from San Diego to Sacramento. Our union brings together janitors, security officers, residential, stadium, arena, and airport workers. These workers are the heart of our union and through their activism we can achieve a more progressive California.

SEIU USWW has a Communications Coordinator position available immediately. Candidate can be based in San Jose or San Diego. Spanish fluency is required.

Job Description
Our union is dedicated to changing the lives of working people through building a more just and humane society. To achieve this goal, we must change the way the public sees immigrants, people of color, and their unions.

The Communications Coordinator will work with campaign teams, officers, and member leaders to develop communications strategies. The Communications Coordinator will manage both internal and external communications.

The Communications Coordinator will work closely with organizing, political, and research staff to develop messages and write and design campaign materials from flyers, to brochures, to social media. The Coordinator may supervise the work of other Communicators. This person will be expected to work closely with our members and to develop ongoing relationships with the media.


  • Proven commitment to social and economic justice and improving the lives of working people.
  • Experience developing an effective public, media and internal communications plan for a policy campaign or organizing campaign.
  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish
  • Experience as a communicator for a membership based organization.
  • Experience developing effective social media campaigns.
  • Previous experience supervising staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and high self-motivation
  • Ability to juggle multiple assignments, meet tight deadlines, and work in a team environment.
  • Lay-out and design skills; experience taking photos; shooting and editing video.
  • Must have a car and valid insurance. Car allowance provided.

To Apply: Send cover letter, brief writing sample, and résumé to Steve Boardman at Stephen.Boardman@seiu-usww.org

SEIU USWW is an equal opportunity employer.

Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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