Maine State Employees Association, SEIU Local 1989

Maine State Employees Association
SEIU Local 1989

Union Organizer

Based in Augusta, ME


Summary: Maine Service Employees Association, SEIU Local 1989, is seeking to hire an experienced Union Organizer to serve its affiliated local unions.

Description: MSEA-SEIU Local 1989 is a labor union representing over 13,000 public and private sector employees throughout the State of Maine.


  1. Assist internal organizing program within your assigned projects
  2. Recruit new members
  3. Engage membership in union activity including: identify worksite issues, organize and take worksite concerted activity, implement contract campaigns, engage in political program, engage in public pressure campaigns
  4. Identify, recruit, train and support member leaders
  5. Develop and implement creative organizational strategies to build the local union and advance the interests of its members
  6. Assist workers to organize new unions in unorganized worksites including: first contact meeting, mapping and building support, developing committee, card sign up, public campaigning, NLRB/MLB elections and first contract campaigning.
  7. Assist in planning and conducting educational programs
  8. Other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrate commitment to the principles of organized labor to build power for working people
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate to workers from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Ability to be self-directed, think on your feet, and solve problems creatively
  • Must be able to work independently and follow strategic campaign plans
  • Experience in developing leadership
  • Experience with building worker power through organizing
  • Proficient with computers, internet research tools, email and Microsoft applications
  • Experience with databases like VAN or UnionWare preferred
  • Experience with social media, texting applications, virtual meeting tools
  • Must be able to travel for extended periods, and to work long hours, including weekends as needed
  • Must have a car and a valid driver's license
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a related field preferred

This position is a bargaining unit position.

MSEA- SEIU is committed to diversity and encourages women and minorities to apply for this position.

To Apply:
Send résumé, references and writing sample to: Jessica Doody, Executive Assistant, MSEA- SEIU Local 1989, 65 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330 or jessica.doody@mseaseiu.org.

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