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SEIU Local 503

SEIU Local 503


Nursing Home Field Coordinator
Care Provider Division

Based in Portland, OR


SEIU 503 is a union of 72,000 public workers, care providers, and non-profit employees in Oregon. We envision a just and vibrant society where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and where all workers can provide for themselves and their families.

Job Opening: Nursing Home Field Coordinator – Care Provider Division
Portland, Oregon

Purpose of the Position:
With shared vision and purpose we will drive organizational change and effectiveness through a focus on staff and team development, accountability, and equity and inclusion.

Supervise the daily work of internal organizers; collaborate and coordinate with the external organizing department on campaigns related to worksite care provider organizing; coordinate the orderly operation of all field organizing projects; participate in administrative and strategic planning for the Union and to coordinate planning activities with staff organizers; implement policy decisions of the Union as they impact the Union’s Internal Field program .Function as sector point and lead on strategy for facility based care.

Duties that must be performed to accomplish the purpose of the position:

  • Supervise internal organizing staff, including implementation of the Union’s field program, accountability structures and personnel issues.
  • Supervise and oversee all internal organizing projects, including collective bargaining strategy, politics, leader recruitment and development, membership and CAPE, training and development, leadership structures and worker-empowerment on a regional level. Supervise and work in coordination with the Member Resource Center to ensure organizer collaboration, where needed with MRC organizers and vice versa, over contract enforcement issues.
  • Coordinate all statewide projects for contract campaigns, politics, and worker empowerment.
  • Train and mentor organizers in all aspects of Union organizing work.
  • Coordinate meetings of organizers (team and one-on-one) that include planning, reporting, evaluating and implementing accountability structures that relate to the Union’s overall strategic plan.
  • Staff or coordinate the staffing of Regional CAPE committees.
  • Coordinate coalition building and participate in coalition activities, including labor councils and other community organizations consistent with the overall mission of our Union.
  • Handle all regular duties of internal organizers for a proportionately smaller number of employees.
  • Participate in union-wide membership drives, political campaigns and other field activities as assigned which may include worksite visits, phone banking, house visits, door-to-door canvassing and literature drops.

Working Conditions/Environment:
Office and field work involving travel to areas represented throughout the state and in a variety of environmental situations. The workweek is Monday through Friday plus weekend work when specifically assigned. The workday may begin before and extend beyond normal office hours depending on the demands of the assignment.

Pay and Benefits: Positions provide comprehensive fully paid health, dental and vision benefits for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, generous holiday and vacation policies, a monthly car and cell phone allowance, and a 15% employer-paid defined contribution 401K. Compensation range is based on experience, $71,784 - $95,616 annually.

Hiring: We are committed to hiring staff who reflect our membership and model the unity and equity that we seek to create in Oregon communities. Women, LGBTQ, people of color, and immigrants strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Submit your cover letter describing your interest and a résumé in one attachment (PDF preferred) by e-mail to: hagelm@seiu503.org.

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