SEIU Texas

SEIU Texas

Data and Technology Specialist

Based in Houston, TX


SEIU Texas unites janitors, food service workers, hospital employees and county/municipal employees from across our state. We are seeking an energetic, passionate and dedicated individual interested in building a career in social justice, labor organizing, and building power for working families in a right to work state.

The Data and Technology Specialist will assist in the development and implementation of member data base support for various efforts within the union to ensure that information is accurate, comprehensive, and secure and that users can receive needed information from the databases.

Primary Responsibilities:(Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

  • Assists in the implementation of database operations for member and general public communication efforts.
  • Maintains security procedures to ensure safety and integrity of data and paper lists. Maintains user access; maintains user passwords, and procedures to ensure onsite and offsite backup of data.
  • Imports and exports files between formats and programs such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, delimited text files, and a variety of file formats including utilizing e-mail and web based applications.
  • Maintains or oversees maintenance of database files including original materials such as lists, authorization cards, etc.
  • Performs other duties as required to assist the SEIU Texas staff.

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with bachelor’s degree in data management and one to two years relevant experience in data management on a complex campaign, including experience in administering a VAN database.
  • Graduation from high school or GED and four (4) years of relevant experience in data management on a complex campaign, including experience in administering a VAN database.
  • Ability to analyze data and make sound, logical conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in politically sensitive situations.
  • Ability to train users to operate the systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large amounts of data, importing and exporting data, implementing security systems and procedures, writing and training users to use technology.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Microsoft software, installing hardware and software, monitoring equipment and software and making recommendations to solve problems.
  • Knowledge of on-line databases (OrgVAN, MemberVAN, VoterVAN,Unionware, Catalist’s MTool and QTool).
  • Knowledge of political canvass data operations preferred.
  • Knowledge of the labor organizing methods preferred.
  • Must be able to act and organize time with independence.
  • Must be able to handle multiple priority projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines.
  • One to two years’ experience with SQL queries, preferred.
  • Skill in the use of geographic and mapping software or data visualization software a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, database design, importing and exporting files between formats and programs including utilizing e-mail and web based applications.

Physical Requirements:
Must be available for some travel with overnight stays required. Long and irregular hours at times.

Probationary Period: 180 days

How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter and résumé to: Human Resources at: HR@SEIUTX.ORG. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU Texas, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.

SEIU TX is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, people of color, those with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community are encouraged to apply.

SEIU staff enjoy top notch benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, competitive salaries, generous holidays and vacation policies, and both a pension plan and a 401(K) Plan.

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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