SEIU Virginia 512

SEIU Virginia 512

Organizing Coordinator
Northern Virginia Collective Bargaining Campaign

For covering Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, VA


SEIU Virginia 512:
SEIU Virginia 512 is a dynamic labor union, representing Fairfax and Loudoun county employees, and home care workers across Virginia. We are committed to winning living wages, quality benefits, justice, and a voice on the job for working people. We advocate for policies, budgets and laws that invest in good union jobs, quality public services, economic and racial justice for all Virginians.

Position Summary:
Organizing Coordinators will drive campaigns to win historic collective bargaining rights and union elections in Fairfax and Loudoun counties. Coordinators lead teams of members and staff to grow the union, identify activists and leaders, educate and empower union members to take action at work and in the community, work with community partners, elect champions and hold elected officials accountable; all in order to build power for union members and working families.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Work with leadership to develop and execute campaigns to win passage of collective bargaining rights ordinance and union elections.
  • Lead and support teams of staff and members in the execution of overall campaign plan as well as individual work plans.
  • Assist in the training and development of staff and member organizers.
  • Lead staff by example, setting high standards in work ethic and professional approach to the work.
  • Build strong one-one-one relationships with union member leadership.
  • Work to create real and positive ways to involve community allies in current organizing campaigns.
  • Ensure the tracking, reporting and analysis of all campaign data;
  • Coordinate with other local union staff to carry out the union’s organizing program and priorities.

Candidates should possess previous organizing experience; a strong commitment to working people and justice; strong personal, verbal and written communication skills. Candidates should also thrive in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.

Successful candidates will bring the following skills and attributes to the position:

  • 5+ years’ experience in organizing and demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights and social justice;
  • Adept at leading and motivating workers in difficult struggles;
  • Relevant knowledge, including labor regulations, issues, etc.;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to relate, establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Skilled at meeting deadlines in a fast-paced campaign environment;
  • Strong oral, written and listening skills;
  • Excellent analytical and judgment skills;
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills;
  • Flexible and adept at dealing with changing priorities;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Working knowledge of computer programs including social media, Word, Excel, VAN, and good planning and administrative skills;
  • Kindness, empathy and concern for others.

Requirements include:

  • Valid U.S. driver’s license with a good driving record;
  • Ability and willingness to work long, irregular hours, including evenings and weekends;
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Virginia;
  • Relocation to the Northern Virginia area is required if offered a position.

Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is $80,000 annually, with annual cost-of-living-adjustments and merit raises. Benefits package includes: defined-benefit pension, fully-paid health insurance, generous paid leave, etc. In addition, an auto allowance of over $500/month will be provided. Position is an overtime exempt salaried position

Affirmative Action Employer
SEIU Virginia 512 is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected category recognized by state, federal or local laws. We work to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforce policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

To Apply:
Please submit résumé to: info@seiuva.org, with subject line: “Organizing Coordinator

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