SEIU 775

SEIU 775

Leaders in Action Homecare Organizers
Member Programs and Participation Department
(Bilingual – Spanish)

Based in Yakima, WA 

We are currently looking to fill positions in Yakima.

Reports To: Field Manager, Member Programs and Participation Department

Included in the Staff Union Bargaining Unit (classified in the Organizer or Senior Organizer schedule) this is a full-time, salaried, overtime-exempt position

Office Locations: Spokane, WA

Special qualifications: Individuals with bilingual fluency in relevant languages such as (but not limited to) Russian, or Ukrainian, and Spanish encouraged to apply. 

SEIU 775 is a fast-growing union committed to uniting the strength of long term care workers and improving the lives of working people.

The Organizer’s role is to develop the leadership and strength of membership within assigned turf, in coordination with a statewide communications and political program.

Organizers on the Leaders in Action team mentor, coach, teach, and foster the talents of our members, who are low-wage home care workers. The goals of our union are to raise standards for the long-term care industry by through an aggressive organizing plan and political engagement. Homecare organizers are on the front-line of building the strength of our membership through individual skills and leadership development, recruitment to events, and coaching and training opportunities.

Previous experience in union organizing is highly desirable, but a variety of career or volunteer experiences include qualifying skills.

Experience with the following types of employers is significant: social justice organizations, labor unions, progressive issue advocacy organizations, community and social service organizations, political campaigns and elected officials. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have completed the SEIU “Wave” training program or other formal training programs for organizers.

Requirements include: Personal commitment to the mission and goals of SEIU 775 is a requirement of this position (see www.seiu775.org and www.seiu.org).


  • A drivers’ license, a car, automobile insurance, and a smart phone
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Basic computer literacy and a willingness and ability to learn the organization’s technology tools
  • Willingness to work long, irregular hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Willingness and ability to travel, including frequent travel within the assigned turf and occasional travel throughout WA and other locations, including overnight travel
  • Strong personal planning, motivation, and time management skills and ability to work with people from other cultures and backgrounds
  • The ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment are considered key components to achieving organizer performance standards
  • The organizer must reside within the assigned turf

SEIU 775 is committed to providing staff development opportunities and resources. We recognize that the majority of an organizer’s skill development happens through on through on the job experience, especially in the first year of employment. This position has advancement opportunities to a Senior Organizer position.

Compensation: Salary and benefits are set by collective bargaining agreement; pay ranges from low- $50k’s to mid- $70k’s (actual offer based on experience). 775 staff enjoy top notch benefits including comprehensive, employer-paid health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, auto, fitness, and cell phone allowance, generous holiday and vacation policies, and both an employer-paid defined benefit pension plan and a matched 401(K) Plan.

To Apply:
Please fill out an application for the “Leaders in Action Organizer – Yakima” directly by clicking APPLY.
In your application, make sure to include a Cover Letter.

Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

SEIU 775 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. SEIU 775 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

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