SEIU Local 32BJ

Political Organizer

Based in Newark, NJ


32BJ SEIU is one of the largest and most dynamic labor unions in the Northeast, with over 175,000 members in 11 states and Washington, DC. The Union is at the forefront of building the nation's labor movement, supporting progressive candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, including campaigns to raise the minimum wage, to improve working conditions for low wage workers and to expand access to health care. Our parent organization, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is the nation's largest labor union.

Reporting to the Political Director for New Jersey, the Political Organizer is responsible for educating and engaging our members, motivating members to participate in political actions that advance the Union's legislative and political work.

This position is based in our Newark office, and requires some travel across the state. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting member engagement, including scheduling lobby meetings with union members. Preparing members and arranging logistics for lobby days, phone banking, rallies, and press events.
  • Working with the New Jersey Political Director to plan and implement the Union’s New Jersey member-led political engagement program, including:
    • Monitoring and organizing union members during local legislative and policy reform initiatives to advance workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, economic and racial justice;
    • Supporting the Union's work and member involvement with local elected officials;
    • Engaging local labor and community allies on the Union’s work;
    • Implementing the member-focused local electoral field activities, including planning get-out-the-vote (GOTV) events;
    • Supporting worker organizing, legislative campaigns and strategic planning
  • Drafting materials as needed for various activities, including emails, flyers, one-pagers, and campaign plans.
  • Drafting and updating training materials for members for various activities.
  • Supporting efforts to mobilize, train, and educate union members and activists for legislative and electoral activity.


  • Fluent written and oral Spanish preferred but not required;
  • Up to two years of relevant experience and a career interest in labor or politics;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • Experience building relationships and engaging and motivating others to take action;
  • Desire and willingness to work as part of a team and across departments within the Union;
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends, and to travel locally as needed.

The annualized salary is $56,683. Our benefits package includes employer-paid medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their qualified dependents, and a retirement benefit.

To Apply:
Please email résumé and letter of interest to Human Resources at: HR@seiu32bj.org, with subject “Political Organizer

32BJ SEIU is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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