SEIU USWW - United Service Workers West

United Service Workers West

External Organizer I
Property Services Division

Based in San Jose, CA

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is our country’s fastest growing labor union with more than 2 million members. We are on the cutting edge of bettering the lives of low-wage service workers and taking on the larger issues that impact their lives from healthcare to education to immigration. The United Service Workers West (USWW) is comprised of 45,000 property service workers from San Diego to Sacramento. Our union brings together janitors, security officers, residential, stadium, arena and airport workers. These workers are the heart of our union and through their activism the hope for a more progressive California. SEIU’s Property Services Division in California has been on the cutting edge of building power for low-wage workers in service industries and fighting in larger struggles for social justice on issues such as health care, immigration and education reform. We are now hiring an External Organizer to work on to organize thousands of new workers in the Bay Area.

SEIU USWW has an External Organizer position available immediately, based in San Jose.


  • Participate effectively on a team of organizers and researchers to plan and implement new worker organizing campaigns
  • Assist with research for corporate campaigns
  • Recruitment and development of workplace leaders and worker committees
  • Work with leaders and committees to educate, agitate and motivate workers into action
  • Maintain accurate and detailed information on work sites and track individual worker info and assignments
  • As needed, gather information for legal action to protect workers’ rights
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment and prioritize needs and issues of a campaign
  • Perform other work related tasks as required by the team


  • Commitment to social justice
  • Experience in external organizing campaigns organizing non-union workers
  • Ability to effectively plan and implement work and manage time, as part of a team and individually
  • Ability to travel to other work sites in California, work long and irregular and extended hours
  • Experience and knowledge of computer programs is a plus (including word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet and database software)
  • Driver’s license and reliable car
  • Must be bilingual English/Spanish


  • Salary is competitive and negotiable (based on the Staff Union Contract)
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, a pension plan and paid vacation
  • Car allowance

To Apply: email a résumé with cover letter explaining interest and qualifications.
Send email to: Sanjay.Garla@seiu-usww.org.

SEIU USWW is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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