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SEIU Local 503

SEIU Local 503


Staff Attorney

Based in Portland, OR


Oregon's union of 65,000 nursing home, home care, child care and other care providers, public and non-profit workers is leading the fight for a just and vibrant society for all Oregonians, and are committed to building a 21st century union. We seek highly experienced, dynamic workers who will work with talented member leaders and staff.

SEIU Local 503 is looking for a Staff Attorney to Legal Services for the Union. This position will work primarily in Portland, OR.

Staff Attorney duties include the following:
Preparation and presentation of arbitration cases; preparation and presentation of representation and unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board and the Employment Relations Board; litigation in State and Federal trial courts; preparing appellate briefs; advising staff and leaders on contract administration and other labor and employment issues; identifying and alerting staff to emerging legal problems; staff and membership training; working with various member committees; providing organization wide guidance on the SEIU Local 503 governing documents, bylaws and administrative policies and procedures (AP&P) and any other related governance documentation as needed.

Participate in union-wide membership drives, political campaigns and other field activities as assigned which may include worksite visits, phone banking, house visits, door-to-door canvassing and literature drops.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Membership in the Oregon State Bar or achievement of membership with the Oregon State Bar within one year of hire; experience in collective bargaining, contract administration, labor organizing and/or labor law preferred; demonstrated commitment to using law as one of the many tools for building worker power; high degree of judgment, analysis, and complex decision-making skills; full understanding of legal principles, concepts, systems, processes and terminology; ability to work with little or no supervision; good public relations skills including ability to remain calm and professional; ability to readily learn new procedures, technological and equipment operation; ability to handle a complexity of tasks and carry out detailed instructions in a timely manner; ability to communicate effectively with coworkers and members; ability to work well under pressure with staff and members.

Pay & Benefits: Our SEIU 503 staff has a passion to work hard, and enjoys top notch benefits including comprehensive fully paid health, dental and vision benefits for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, generous holiday and vacation policies, a 15% employer paid defined contribution 401K. Compensation range is based on experience and is $4,694 – $7,384 monthly.

We are committed to having an inclusive staff; both to reflect our membership and to model the unity and equity that we seek to create among our communities. Women, LGBTQ, People of Color, and Immigrants strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and résumé describing your relevant experience by e-mail to: Shirin Khosravi, khosravis@seiu503.org. Please apply by 5:00pm on February 22, 2019.

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