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SEIU 775

SEIU 775


Organizing Director

Based out of SEIU 775 HQ in Seattle, WA
(currently working remotely)

 

SEIU 775 is a growing, dynamic, and progressive union for long-term care workers in Washington and Montana. We have grown from 1500 members to more than 45,000 members over the last decade and have become a powerful voice for good jobs for caregivers and all working people. We are hiring for an Organizing Director who will be responsible to develop and execute an organizing strategy. The Organizing Director will have a strong track record of winning campaigns, and a vision and desire to build power for working people. This position is for someone who is driven, self-motivated, works well on a diverse team, and has experience in new organizing, planning, and staff coaching. This person has a deep commitment to building a progressive, powerful, multiracial labor movement and can work easily with staff and worker leaders. The successful candidate will have significant external organizing experience, familiarity with both board and non-board strategies, corporate campaign experience, and the proven ability to recruit, train, develop and mentor other organizers.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Campaign Development

  • Develops and executes of a winning organizing strategy according to the strategic plan adopted by the Union’s Executive Board.
  • Builds a successful member-organizing program.
  • Formulates, recommends, and administers campaign plans and budgets including strategic planning, budget development, and expenditure allocation.
  • Works collaboratively with local, state, and International staff and leaders.
  • Proposes and implements innovative ideas and plans to achieve campaign goals.
  • Participates actively in campaign implementation.
  • Works with the 775’s research staff to identify potential organizing targets, analyzing data, and applying other criteria in assessment.
  • Work with communications to implement digital organizing strategies.
  • Work in coalition with other unions and community groups to support organizing efforts in other industries or in other parts of the country.
  • Apply a racial and gender justice lens to organizing work.
  • Coordinates the organizing with legal, research, and communication staff.
  • Prepares timely written campaign reports and meeting summaries.
  • Work with other senior staff to lead other union-wide campaigns as needed, such as internal organizing or political campaigns.

Staff Supervision

  • Hires and develops a strong team of organizers, including leads and coordinators.
  • Supervises organizers and is responsible for high performance and results of the organizing team.
  • Provides ongoing constructive feedback and evaluation to team members.

Qualification Requirements:

  • At least 5+ years’ experience running successful union campaigns
  • Three years supervisory experience
  • Ability to train and develop new organizers
  • Thorough knowledge of labor organizing planning and development.
  • Knowledge of strategies and tactics used to organize and lead workers, including managing data, organizing reports, digital organizing, and organizer turf.
  • Knowledge of unions and their issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to make formal presentations and conduct trainings.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Experience with supervision, team building and leadership development
  • Previous SEIU and/or health care industry organizing experience is preferred.
  • Fluency in a language other than English is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Experience with Salesforce or other organizing databases preferred
  • Ability to handle multiple “priority” projects and meet established timelines.
  • Ability to work effectively with elected leaders and members in complex, political situations.

Application Requirements: To be considered for this position, please provide the following:

  • A current résumé reflecting qualifications for this position.
  • A cover letter outlining the reasons you are interested in this position and why you believe you are qualified.

To Apply:
Candidates may apply by sending the above materials by email to: Jennica.Smith@SEIU775.org. No phone calls please.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be February 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm (PST.)

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
SEIU 775 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. SEIU 775 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. In addition to federal law requirements, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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