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SEIU Local 105

SEIU Local 105


Communications Specialist

Based in Denver and Aurora, CO


About our Union
Our organization is growing and has new opportunities for smart, dedicated, and passionate people looking to work in a dynamic, progressive, and innovative labor union.

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the largest and fastest-growing union in North America, with 2 million members in Healthcare, Property Services, and Public Services. SEIU is the nation’s largest healthcare union and is working to expand access to quality, affordable and secure healthcare for all. SEIU Local 105 is a growing union and represents over 7,500 healthcare and property service workers in Colorado, concentrated in the Denver Metro area.

Are you ready to be challenged and inspired? Are you ready to do meaningful work and be part of struggles that you would tell your friends and/or grandkids about? Are you ready to do multi-faceted work that builds power for working people? If so, we want to hear from you!

About the Position
Hiring immediately, Full-time Communications Specialist to support SEIU Local 105 based in Denver and Aurora, Colorado.

Reports To: Communications Director

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Communications Director to ensure execution of strategic communications plans across Local 105 campaigns, and maintain an internal and external communications calendar
  • Development and graphic design of print projects, digital and video content, and managing engagement across numerous social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Assisting in the development strategic communications planning for Local 105’s organizing and political campaigns (planning retreats, strategic documentation, action plans, field communications etc.)
  • Developing member storytelling for internal and external promotion
  • Creating media and communications trainings for leadership, staff, members and prospective members
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of major Local 105 events, especially those that require a media presence
  • Drafting and placement coordination of op-eds, letters to the editor and other earned media placements/features
  • Development and implementation of organizational and campaign email and texting campaigns, including peer-to-peer and mass distribution platforms

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Communications or another related field.
  • 2-4 years of related work experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Excellent writing, verbal, and analytical skills;
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
  • Understanding of nonprofit and/or progressive campaign communications strategies;
  • Proficiency in designing and implementing digital and social media strategies;
  • Ability to think proactively and seize on opportunities to move our message forward;
  • Knowledge of paid media strategy and experience creating effective paid media;
  • Ability to frame issues for specific audiences and develop effective advocacy materials;
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.

Preferred skills:

  • Ability to speak and write Spanish and/or Amharic is preferred.
  • Familiarity with unions, the progressive political movement and/or healthcare policy is preferred.
  • Proficiency in the production of digital, print, and audio-visual materials.
  • Experience using Adobe Premiere or comparable video production software.
  • Experience working with WordPress, VAN, and NGP EveryAction.
  • Management and production of photographic assets.

Compensation:

  • Salary in the range of $45,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience.
  • Competitive, fully employer-funded benefits package provided for full-time employees and eligible dependents, including health, dental, vision, and prescription coverage, as well as employee short-term and long-term disability coverage and pension plan.

Application Process
Position open immediately and will remain open until filled.

To Apply:
Send a cover letter describing your interest in the position, a résumé, and relevant writing and digital work samples by mail or email to:

David Fernandez, Communications Director
Service Employees International Union Local 105
2525 W Alameda Avenue, Denver, CO 80219
Email: dfernandez@seiu105.org

Candidates should be aware that additional materials, including references, may be requested after the interview stage.

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