1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

United Healthcare Workers East


Political Organizer

Based in Boston, MA


POSITION TITLE: Political Organizer
ASSIGNMENT: Massachusetts
AREA: Boston
REPORTS TO: Executive V.P.

With over 450,000 members throughout Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, and Washington, DC, 1199SEIU is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in the nation. Since our founding in 1932, our mission has been to stand up for quality healthcare, good jobs and social justice for all. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called 1199 his favorite union and referred to us as “the authentic conscience of the labor movement." Over the years 1199 has won some of the highest standards for healthcare workers in the country, including good wages and benefits, safe staffing, paid time off, secure retirement, model childcare and education benefits and a real voice work in the workplace. Our members are highly politically engaged and active, so we have the strength to advocate with government and elected officials for our patients, families and communities. We are affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) which has over 2 million members and is the largest labor union in North America.

Job Summary:
The Political Organizers is responsible for coordinating and implementing the Union’s Political Action program in their respective regions. The Political Action Department strives to increase the political, economic, and social power of our members. The Political Organizer is responsible for developing member leaders, executing campaigns, and maintaining relationships with community allies. The Political Organizer will report to the Regional Political Director and coordinate closely with the region’s officers, staff and members.


  • Recruits, develops and equips members to be civic leaders and activists.
  • Educate, organize and mobilize members for electoral, issue, and legislatives campaigns.
  • Grows the Political Action Fund by identifying new potential donors and developing them to recruit  other member donors.
  • Serves as a liaison between 1199SEIU and local political, community, and allied groups in their regions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Successful candidates must have a demonstrated background in union organizing, progressive politics and/or political campaigns. Candidates must have a working knowledge of electoral politics and grassroots and digital organizing tactics. Candidates must be computer and smart phone literate and have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, social media, and data tracking tools, and It is essential that candidates be a quick study of electoral districts and representatives. Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidates must have the ability to work irregular hours,  including nights and weekends. Candidates must maintain a valid state driver license.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title and  every position does not necessarily require the same duties.

All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a résumé and cover letter via email to: Jobs@1199.org.

1199/SEIU is an equal opportunity employer.

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