SEIU Local 2015

SEIU Local 2015

Special Assistant to the President

Based in Los Angeles, CA

SEIU Local 2015 is California’s Long Term Care workers organization that will unleash the collective power of long term care workers, their families, and their communities, harness the power of technology, and build a broad movement to disrupt the unjust status quo in order to bring lasting transformational change towards a more just society for all.

SEIU Local 2015 represents 372,000 homecare providers, nursing home workers and assisted living center workers throughout California, making it the largest union of long term care givers in California and the second largest SEIU local in the nation. For more information please visit: http://seiu2015.org.

Position Overview:
SEIU Local 2015 is seeking a Special Assistant to the President for a broad and complex set of assignments related to the duties of the Union President. This position reports to the President of the Union and oversees all the President’s activities in a manner that reflects the President's priorities and the Union's mission, goals and values. This position shares the commitment to providing the highest level of responsiveness to a variety of Union stake holders; maintaining an overall standard of excellence for the staff in the Office of the President and for managing the personnel and other operations of the office; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the preparation and drives the follow-up to the President’s external and internal meetings and relationships.
  • Manages multiple projects/tasks at once without losing sight of priorities, follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Creates and synthesizes succinct program materials from multiple sources and participates in tracking program progress.
  • Act at liaison between President and elected officials, employers, organization leaders and other key stakeholders.
  • Oversee multiple Union-wide schedules and determine appropriate resolution of conflicting schedules.
  • Handle sensitive issues that require confidentiality.
  • Coordinate President’s initiatives, committees, and special assignments.
  • Plan and assist in the preparation of agendas and materials for meetings/presentations held by the President with officers, key staff, members and employers.
  • Ability to produce sound and accurate memos, letters, executive presentations, and complex spreadsheets, while meeting strict deadlines for completion.
  • Anticipate problems, critical issues, and opportunities as they arise and advise the President accordingly.
  • Represents the President by attending meetings in the Presidents’ absence; speaking on behalf of the President as directed and when needed
  • Works with various teams of the union to ensure key short term and long term priorities for the President are executed.
  • Prioritize conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively and follow through on projects to support the Office of the President.


  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Leadership.
  • Teamwork.
  • Customer/Client Focus.
  • Initiative.
  • Time Management.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Technical Capacity.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position is responsible for leadership of the employees within its department.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

This job requires the employee to lift at least 15 pounds infrequently.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travels with the President on a regular basis; some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Five or more years of experience in a union, political, or issues driven environment preferred.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain meaningful relationships internally and externally
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to skillfully communicate both verbally and in writing with a variety of high-level constituencies, both internal and external
  • Extremely high level of organization
  • Professional manner and skill level
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office
  • Ability to work with and get along with diverse staff throughout Union
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization, both in and outside the Union
  • Ability to respond to changing priorities and crisis situations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple priorities through to completion
  • Proven problem-solving skills, especially where discretionary judgment is required
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality and judgment
  • Understanding of and commitment to improving the lives of working people

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Willingness to work additional hours to ensure tasks are completed on time
  • Ability to function under pressure with multiple supervisors
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines

Additional Eligibility Qualifications None required for this position.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary offered based on experience and qualifications.
  • Full benefits package including employer-paid medical, dental, life and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents and a pension plan.
  • Cellular phone and laptop provided.

To Apply for this Position:
Please visit and apply on our Career page by clicking HERE.

SEIU Local 2015 is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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