Maine State Employees Association, SEIU Local 1989

Maine State Employees Association
SEIU Local 1989

Union Field Representative

Based in Augusta, ME

Summary: Maine State Employees Association, SEIU Local 1989, is seeking to hire an experienced union organizer to serve its affiliated local unions.

Description: MSEA-SEIU Local 1989 is a labor union representing over 13,000 public and private sector employees throughout the State of Maine.


  • Facilitate a continuous internal organizing program within your assigned district
  • Recruit new members
  • Engage membership in union activity including: identify worksite issues, organize and take worksite concerted activity, implement contract campaigns, engage in political program, engage in public pressure campaigns
  • Identify, recruit, train and support member leaders
  • Identify, recruit and mentor union stewards
  • Assist stewards and members in using all steps of the formal grievance process including administrative hearings and arbitrations
  • Develop and implement creative organizational strategies to build the local union and advance the interests of its members
  • May negotiate contracts with public and private sector employers
  • Investigate and analyze facts, prepare witnesses and case presentations, handle grievances and arbitrations
  • Assist in planning and conducting educational programs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of organized labor to build power for working people
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate to workers from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Ability to be self-directed, think on your feet, and solve problems creatively
  • Must be able to work independently and follow strategic campaign plans
  • Experience in developing leadership
  • Experience with building worker power through organizing
  • Experience with negotiating contracts and advocating for union members in arbitration and administrative hearings preferred
  • Proficient with computers, internet research tools, and Microsoft applications
  • Experience with databases like VAN or UnionWare preferred
  • Ability to write contract language, reports and summaries, and to utilize databases;
  • Must be able to travel for extended periods, and to work long hours, including weekends as needed
  • Must have a car and a valid driver's license
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a related field preferred

This position is a bargaining unit position.

MSEA- SEIU is committed to diversity and encourages women and minorities to apply for this position.

To Apply
Send résumé, references and writing sample to: Jessica Doody, Executive Assistant, MSEA- SEIU Local 1989, 65 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330 or jessica.doody@mseaseiu.org.

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