SEIU Local 1021

SEIU Local 1021

Member Development Coordinator

Based in Northern California


Summary: Under the supervision of the Director of Staff Development and Member Engagement, the Member Development Coordinator is responsible for the development, management and oversight of the Member Internship Program. The internship program will create a key path to develop and increase member leadership; providing members with the opportunity to work for the Local and gain substantial experience in organizing, mobilizing negotiations and contract enforcement.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Oversee the development and implementation of an intern program, including its promotion, application and selection processes in coordination with a team of staff and member leaders
  • Responsible for coordinating the program by developing roles for interns and providing the leadership and support needed for the program to succeed
  • Orientating and assigning interns to various campaigns and projects
  • Coach and develop the interns in one-on-one and group settings
  • Evaluate and manage a team of member interns for program success and development
  • Act as the liaison between the member intern and senior staff and officers with whom they are assigned to work; proactively ensure bi-weekly contact with interns and supervisors to monitor performance
  • Accountable for advancement of objectives/metrics for the program, directing the work of others towards these goals, producing regular reports and highlighting key trends
  • Perform other related duties as required/assigned by the Director of Staff Development and Member Engagement

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledgeable and experienced representing members in a unionized environment or social justice/community organization with a grassroots membership base
  • A strategic thinker who understands power dynamics and is committed to progressive social change
  • Strong communication skills in one-on-one and group settings
  • Ability to evaluate and supervise the work of a team of member interns on multiple campaigns at the same time
  • Ability to carry out goals and meet timelines, demonstrating a high level of leadership and independent judgment within the context of an overall plan and structure
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and as part of the staff leadership team responsible for implementing the strategies and priorities of the organization, as set by the Executive Board
  • Ability to put together and implement leadership development strategies in a member centered organization
  • Ability to engage stakeholders in a meaningful way
  • Inspire, motivate and mentor field staff, member leaders and interns
  • Willingness and desire to learn new technologies, tactics, and strategies
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel and Outlook

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of five years of union advocacy and/or union organizing experience
  • A minimum of 2 years leading and training of staff
  • Commitment to racial, gender and economic justice and their intersections, both inside and outside organizations

Special Requirements:

  • Willingness to work irregular and long hours, including weekends and holidays to attend required evening and weekend events/meetings.
  • Extensive travel may be required, primarily within Northern California.

Driving Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license; pass a DMV check and have a good driving record
  • Have auto insurance that covers business driving (minimum of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per incident bodily injury liability/$50,000 property coverage); and must possess an automobile for business use.

Salary and Benefits: Salary starts at $106,537 and is based on qualifications and experience. SEIU Local 1021 offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Including fully employer-paid family health coverage (including domestic partners), life insurance, a defined-benefit pension plan, 401(k) plan and generous paid leave time.

To Apply: mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter, detailed résumé and the name, address, and phone number of three references to Kathryn Ballard, SEIU Local 1021; 447 29th Street., Oakland, CA 94609, fax to (510) 893-2395 or e-mail your cover letter, résumé and references to jobs@seiu1021.org. Please indicate in your letter of interest you are applying for the Member Development Coordinator position.

This position is open until filled; however, the posting/acceptance of applications may close at any time.

SEIU Local 1021 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or disability. Local 1021 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

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