SEIU Michigan State Council

SEIU Michigan State Council

Organizing Director

Based in Detroit, MI

The MI State Council Organizing Director is responsible for working with a table of organizing and political directors from the MI SEIU Locals and the MI FF15 Local in developing and implementing the strategic growth agenda and plan for SEIU in MI.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with the MI State Council Organizing Table, the MI State Council Executive and Political Directors, the SEIU Organizing Department and the appropriate SEIU Division organizing staff in designing and implementing the strategic organizing plans for SEIU in MI.
  • Know and understand the growth strategies of the MI Locals and the MI FF15 and be able to work with the Organizing Directors to develop their Local Union organizing Plans.
  • Work to support the Local Organizing Directors in staying on-task and accountable to their plans.
  • Organize regular meetings of the Organizing Table to coordinate the work and make adjustments to the plan when necessary while holding participants accountable to the agreed-upon goals.
  • Provide analysis and reports to the MI State Council Executive Director, Political Director and members of the MI State Council Executive board when necessary.
  • Coordinate and work closely with the MI State Council Executive and Political Directors, along with the Local Union Political and Organizing Directors, to coordinate all organizing efforts and plans with the SEIU political plans and Independent Expenditure campaigns.
  • Develop and implement a reporting structure that demonstrates the effectiveness of a program with respect to the MI State Council's strategic goals.
  • Manage and supervise any organizing staff who may be assigned to work with the MI State Council.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the strategic organizing program of the Locals, FF15 and the MI State Council.

Direction and Decision Making:
The Organizing Director for the MI State Council reports to the Executive Director. This position requires independent judgment and provides analysis and reports to the SEIU MI Leaders.

Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in labor relations, political science, history, public administration, liberal arts or similar program. A minimum of ten (10) years' experience in developing and directing comprehensive organizing campaigns preferred.

Specialized Knowledge and Training:

  • Extensive knowledge of organizing and comprehensive campaign strategies incorporating research, communications, worker actions and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of non-NLRB organizing campaigns.
  • Demonstrated ability to review and evaluate strategic organizing campaigns.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and ensure completion.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, coordinate, and direct strategic organizing campaigns.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to manage effective teams and to incorporate staff development.
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability and desire to work with a diverse staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with elected leaders and staff at the Locals in complex and political situations.

Physical Requirements:
Work is generally performed in an office setting, but may require work in varied settings conducive to performing the task required to complete assignments. Often long and extended hours with travel will be required.

To Apply:
Please send a résumé, cover letter, and at least 3 professional references to: SEIUMIHiring@gmail.com. Please include the title of the job you are applying for in the subject of the email. Position will remain open until filled.

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