SEIU Local 925

SEIU Local 925

Early Learning Division Director

Based out of Seattle, WA


SEIU 925 is a dynamic, growing union of education professionals across Washington. We are looking for an Early Learning Division Director to lead a team of organizers and members building power with child care providers and families of all backgrounds, no matter where they come from or the color of their skin. Are you that person?

About us:
The Service Employees International Union Local 925 (SEIU 925) is 15,000 working people united to improve our jobs and our communities. We are childcare providers; custodians, bus drivers, and paraeducators in the public schools; higher education workers; adjunct professors; public defenders, county employees; and more.

Our union believes we can’t have economic justice without racial justice. Applicants should have a passion for justice-based organizing and commitment to the power of organized labor.

Job Opening: Early Learning Division Director
This is a full-time, director-level position working with a diverse membership. This division includes family home child care providers, child care center teachers and staff, and Head Start and Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP) teachers and staff. This position is a key part of our senior team, responsible for leading the ELD team of organizers. SEIU 925 is an organizing local, and the right candidate will lead with hope, vision, and a coaching style. This position will lead on statewide collective bargaining negotiations with Washington State and other employers. Child care is a workforce largely of women of color, and experience working alongside as an ally and accomplice of immigrant and BIPOC women is required.

The Early Learning Division Director performs a wide range of duties, including:

  1. Develop strategy and tactics for building power in the profession. Work with organizers and members to develop innovative techniques for organizing, whether in person or in a remote setting.
  2. Creatively develop and apply a racial justice lens to campaigns and campaign planning. Lead campaigns in a way that empowers and follows the leadership of members.
  3. Identify, recruit, and develop child care leaders.
  4. Lead statewide collective bargaining negotiating tables and train staff and leaders to conduct collective bargaining negotiations.
  5. Create effective problem-solving pathways with employers at the state and local level.
  6. Plan and implement professional development resources for the staff field team.
  7. Participate in public policy activity such as legislative and political work.
  8. Represent the union in community and labor coalition activities.
  9. Be a collaborative Senior Team member.


  1. Ability to inspire and motivate staff and members.
  2. Ability to apply a racial justice lens to all aspects of the work
  3. Enthusiastic commitment to the racial justice goals of SEIU and our local’s journey to becoming an anti-racist organization
  4. Ability to exercise a high level of judgment and work independently.
  5. Ability to develop workplans, set goals, and hold self and staff accountable to team and organizational goals.
  6. Previous union organizing experience strongly preferred.
  7. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  8. Ability to work well with diverse people and cultures.
  9. Basic computer, database, and remote technology capability required.
  10. Ability to manage diverse relationships with employers and membership.
  11. Bilingual Spanish/English skills strongly desired

To Apply:
Send résumé and cover letter to: ehaick@seiu925.org

Deadline: this position will be open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received by 12/31/21.

The salary range for this position is $95,000-100,000. Benefits include fully employer-paid family health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, a generous leave package, car allowance, and other benefits outlined in the policies of SEIU 925 and the staff union contract.

This position will require evening and weekend work. SEIU 925 currently follows strict COVID-19 protocols, but applicants should be aware that this position includes regional and national travel and time away from home outside of pandemic times. The main SEIU 925 office is in Seattle, but our child care members are statewide. A driver’s license, a car and proof of insurance, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and a passion for organized labor power are required.

SEIU 925 is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons living with disabilities and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer are particularly urged to apply.

Interested parties with questions about the job may reach out to ehaick@seiu925.org.

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