SEIU Local 1

SEIU Local 1

Airports Division Director

Based in Chicago, IL

SEIU Local 1 has been on the cutting edge of building the power of low-wage workers in service industries and fighting for economic, racial, immigrant and environmental justice. We are now hiring an Airports Division Director in Chicago.


  • Train and develop staff and members to carry out campaign plans at Midway and O’Hare airports.
  • Oversee and supervise daily operations, including strategic oversight of worksite visits and member involvement.
  • Supervise and develop Local staff and provide training on Internal Organizing, Leadership Development, and Contract Enforcement.
  • Track performance of staff, identifying, planning and executing trainings as necessary.
  • Manager employer relations.
  • Work with staff to identify opportunities to settle issues through worksite power.
  • Leading staff by example, setting high standards of performance and holding organizers accountable for results.
  • Creating and managing winning campaigns in coordination with the appropriate departments and union officers.
  • Oversee and plan campaigns to organize non-union workers.
  • Run successful contract campaigns including the recruitment and training of bargaining team members, member leaders, work site actions.
  • Coordinate large-scale actions involving member-leaders and stewards.
  • Other duties as assigned (e.g. strike planning and support).


  • At least eight (8) years of experience directing large union organizing campaigns, leading or supervising staff and holding them accountable.
  • Experience running and planning organizer trainings.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Excellent oral and written advocacy skills, including public speaking experience.
  • Willingness to travel, work long, irregular hours, nights, and weekends.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and database software, preferably VAN.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport and credibility with diverse groups.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • A car and a valid driver’s license are required.


  • Salary is competitive and negotiable.
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, pension plan and paid vacation.
  • Car allowance.

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