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SEIU Local 73

SEIU Local 73


Field Organizer

Based in Chicago, IL


JOB SUMMARY
The Field Organizer, under the leadership of a Director or equivalent supervisor, implements strategy and plans for worksite leaders to respond positively and proactively to today’s challenges and opportunities in the workplace and is accountable for specific implementation of assignments. Ability to negotiate collective bargaining agreements is strongly preferred.

DUTIES

  • Applies plans for internal worksite leader recruitment, internal membership recruitment, contract campaigns that achieve positive results for the membership and involve large numbers of members, and worksite issue problem resolution.
  • Develops issues and demands for contract campaign with a team under supervision. Holds positive relationships with labor management representatives.
  • Answers members’ questions, represents members at disciplinary proceedings, and initiates and pursues grievances, advancing through appropriate steps in accordance with relevant contract provisions to ensure CBA compliance.
  • Advances Local political campaign goals in membership participation, COPE signups and recruitment of member political organizers.
  • Participates, individually and as a team with other staff, under direction, to set goals, create plans to meet those goals and ensure accountability to those plans.
  • Engages Executive Board members and worksite leaders in the application of the Local’s goals.
  • Integrates strategic campaign functions, politics and new organizing for the Local’s growth into the daily work in the field.
  • Participates in Local-wide mobilization efforts, new member events, unit meetings, leadership conferences and other multi-team activities.
  • Provides effective feedback that assists the further development of Local strategy and implementation.
  • Maintains complete, accurate and well organized files and official records for inclusion in the membership database, master file, grievance and collective bargaining files.
  • Provides Member Action Center staff with updates of events and information that members and worksite leaders need.
  • May negotiate collective bargaining agreements.
  • Other duties as assigned and directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1+ years or more of advocacy and/or organizing work.
  • College degree or equivalent life experience.
  • Current valid driver’s license, working automobile and valid auto insurance, cell phone.

Salary for the position begins at $46,745 and includes a $550 per month car allowance, paid holidays and vacations, fully paid health benefits, and a defined benefit pension plan fully paid by the employer.

To Apply
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to the Hiring Committee at careers@seiu73.org.

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