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SEIU USWW - United Service Workers West

SEIU USWW
United Service Workers West

 

Political/Community Organizer

Based in Los Angeles, CA


SEIU United Service Workers West is now hiring a Political/Community Organizer to build the political power and political empowerment for thousands of service workers in Southern California, with positions based in the Los Angeles Area. Position would be an Organizer Level I.

SEIU United Service Workers West is a California state-wide union on the cutting edge of progressive activism, building the power of low-wage workers and engaging in larger social issues such as immigration, health care, education and housing. United Service Workers West represents more than 40,000 janitors, security officers, stadium and arena, racetrack, residential, airport and other service workers in office and apartment buildings, supermarkets, and the hi-tech and entertainment industries. The union is also home to Justice for Janitors and Stand for Security, campaigns that have successfully improved the lives of thousands of low wage and immigrant workers throughout the country.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Political Director and staff to politically empower workers to build political power to positively impact larger social/political issues
  • Support our Committee On Political Education (COPE);
  • Identify, recruit, and develop workers to play leadership roles on campaigns and in political program.
  • Outreach to elected leaders & community organizations to support campaigns or area program
  • Attend community and political functions as a representative of the union
  • Coordinate union involvement in electoral and political fundraising work and function at excelled level of leadership as field organizer in electoral campaigns
  • Assist with development of overall strategy for building, maintaining and mobilizing community and political support on a campaign or in an area program
  • Conduct community meetings and coordinate large community functions (e.g. community hearings)
  • Turnout political & community supporters to events and meet with elected leaders to advance campaign or union agenda.
  • May serve as lead for 1-2 organizers or a group of member organizers or lost-timers in order to gain necessary skills to be able to lead a team as a senior. Will be done with appropriate training and supervision.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-2 year prior labor, political or community organizing experience
  • Strong social, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Patient in pressure situations and savvy with conflict management
  • Motivated self-starter who is able to learn and troubleshoot without heavy supervision
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and empowering workers to build political power and consciousness
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours
  • Driver’s license and reliable car
  • Computer skills a plus (Microsoft Word, Excel, & Access)
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish may be required

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • Salary is competitive and negotiable based on experience and staff union contract
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, pension plan, car allowance, and paid vacation.

To Apply
Fax or email a résumé with cover letter explaining interest and qualifications. Send e-mail to: Sandra Diaz at Sandra.Diaz@seiu-usww.org with a CC to Sara Rivas at Sara.Rivas@seiu-usww.org.

SEIU USWW is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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