SEIU Michigan

SEIU Michigan

Legislative Coordinator

Based in Lansing, MI
(Currently Remote)


JOB TITLE: Legislative Coordinator
LOCATION: Lansing, MI (Currently Remote)

Organization Overview:
SEIU Michigan joins together Michigan’s 4 SEIU locals—SEIU Healthcare Michigan, SEIU Local 517M, SEIU Local 1 and the Michigan Corrections Organization together to develop and lead the union’s strategy and program across locals, industries, and geographies to build power and win justice for workers, our families, and our communities. SEIU Michigan members are from every walk of life, every political party, every background, every faith. They work across the healthcare spectrum providing high quality care and services. They are the workers who keep our nation’s airports running and make sure landmark buildings are clean and secure. They provide essential public services and give a foundation of learning to our youngest and brightest. SEIU Michigan members believe in and are fighting for a Just Society where all workers are valued, and all people respected—no matter where they come from or what color they are; where all families and communities can thrive; and where we leave a better and more equitable world for generations to come.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work on behalf of SEIU Michigan in Lansing to monitor legislation daily.
  • Work to understand each local’s membership and unique issues.
  • Develop legislative ideas, including proactive and defensive strategies.
  • Work with legislative leadership to improve legislation.
  • Provide/draft testimony at legislative hearings on behalf of the Council or locals as requested.
  • Manage SEIU Michigan shared endorsement process for statewide offices.
  • Build and maintain relationships with the Lansing lobby core, including other labor groups.
  • Monitor legislation and policy moving in Detroit, Oakland County, and other highly targeted jurisdictions.

Education and Experience:

  • Passion for and commitment to working people, organized labor, and racial justice
  • 1-3 years’ experience in the Capital.
  • Detailed understanding of the legislative process in Michigan, including bringing policy ideas to draft legislation, navigating bill authorships and sponsorship, the committee process, through voting.
  • Existing relationships with legislators, legislative staff, the lobby core, Capitol press, partner community groups, organized labor, etc.
  • Interested in growing into a Legislative Director over time.

Working Conditions:
Staff are expected to work long and irregular hours, work on weekends and holidays when necessary.

Competitive salary package, benefit package includes fully paid health insurance, defined-benefit pension, etc.

Equal Opportunity
SEIU Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBT people, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter and résumé online at: Jennifer.Root@seiumisc.org.

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