SEIU Texas

SEIU Texas

Communications Coordinator

Based in Houston, TX


SEIU Texas unites more than 6,000 healthcare workers and janitors in Corpus Christi, El Paso and Houston who have secured better wages, benefits and working conditions through their union. The local Union continues to grow, and in June 2019, contracted municipal security officers joined together in SEIU Texas and won the first security officer union in Texas. And now, airport workers in Houston are rising up to fight and win their union, higher wages, and to raise standards. 

We are committed to expanding access to union jobs for all Texans— and we are actively organizing subcontracted passenger service workers at Houston airports into their union.

We are an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union, which is over 2 million members strong who are united by their belief in the dignity and worth of workers. Together, we are raising industry standards, making life better for working families and our communities, and building a fair economy that works for everyone, regardless of where we come from or what language we speak.

We seek an effective and creative communication professional to join our team, support our organizing program and grow the union’s media and online presence. This position will be vital in educating, growing and engaging our audiences, both internal and external, including allies and new and long-term members.

The Communications Coordinator should be an excellent writer and strategist  with a  clear vision on how to use media to amplify working families. The ideal candidate should be a self-starter as well as able to work in a collaborative environment, be willing to explore innovative approaches to using communications techniques to organizing, and be personally passionate about our work. 

All duties listed are required, but may or may not be continuously performed or on-going and any specific time. This list is not necessarily all inclusive.

  • Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with the media in media markets where the  local union has a presence. 

  • Provides strategic communications advice to on-goning campaigns 

  • Identifies and trains appropriate spokespeople who can best speak to campaign or union needs.

  • Responsible for writing  talking points, blog posts, emails, news releases  and general messaging for campaign goals. 

  • Works with staff to implement appropriate visuals and overall messaging for public events.

  • Responsible for  the publication and design of union external and internal communications including leaflets, blog posts, text messages and email.  

  • Manages social media channels and website.

  • Maintains database and archive of union literature.

  • Works with staff to maintain a photo library of members’ pictures and events.

  • Performs photography when requested.

  • Follows current events and creates timely, appropriate responses if necessary.

  • Other duties, as assigned

Must Have Qualifications:

  • Ability to think strategically and participate effectively as part of a campaign team.

  • Excellent writing, proofreading, desktop publishing, verbal, visual/ graphic, and communications skills.

  • Experience managing various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and TikToc.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects, coordinating work with others to produce projects on time.

  • Ability to work within timelines under pressure and minimal supervision.

  • Spanish proficiency preferred.

  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours and attend required evening and weekend activities.

Nice to Haves Qualifications:

  • Experience in writing leaflets, newsletters, and similar communications.

  • Familiarity with all aspects of literature production including programs such as Canva, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop.

  • Working knowledge of website maintenance. HTML coding preferred.


  • Compensation: $60,000-$70,000

  • Benefits: SEIU Texas offers competitive benefits package covering 100% of employee medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums, cell phone reimbursement, car and gas reimbursement. 

  • Location: This is a full time position based out of SEIU Texas’ offices in Houston, El Paso or Corpus Christi.

  • Travel: Under non-pandemic circumstances, domestic travel for this role may be up to 30% of this position. Must be willing to work periodically long, irregular hours, to travel as needed, and engage with members during after hours.

SEIU Texas is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community. 

To Apply
Please send cover letter, résumé and a writing sample to hr@seiutx.org

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.