SEIU USWW - United Service Workers West

United Service Workers West

Communications Coordinator

Based in San Jose, San Diego, the Bay Area or Los Angeles, CA


Position Title: Communications Coordinator
Location: San Jose, San Diego, the Bay Area or Los Angeles, California
Type: Confidential Employee

About SEIU-USWW: The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is our country’s fastest growing labor union with more than 2 million members. We have been on the cutting edge of building the power of low-wage workers in service industries and in leading the fight for social justice on issues such as health care, immigration, and education reform. The SEIU United Service Workers West (SEIU-USWW) represents over 45,000 property service workers across California. Our union brings together janitors, security officers, residential, stadium, arena and airport workers. Our mission is to lead the way to a more just and humane society; building power for all service workers by developing member leadership and activism, winning strong contracts, organizing unorganized service workers, building political and community power, and engaging in direct action that demonstrates our strength and determination to win.

Position Summary & Responsibilities: Working under the direction of the Communications Director, the Communications Coordinator will run a strong communications program for organizing campaigns in the External Organizing Division and support general USWW Communication program.

Examples of Duties:

  • Develop messaging strategy, communications plans and materials for non-union organizing campaigns
  • Outreach to news media and maintain relationships with reporters
  • Assist with event staging, including press conferences and rallies
  • Produce content for the Union’s digital communications program, including website and social media channels
  • Closely coordinate with staff and multiple campaign teams, including organizing, political, and research staff.

Minimum Qualifications & Skills: Graduation from an accredited college or university in relevant field with at least five (5) years of related work experience that would provide for the following knowledge of, skills and abilities:

  • Proven commitment to social and economic justice and improving the lives of working people.
  • Experience as a communicator developing an effective public, media and internal communications plan for a policy campaign or organizing campaign. Preferably experience working on campaigns with a labor union or non-profit.
  • Demonstrated written, verbal, visual/graphic, interviewing and analytical communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in team environment, including a high level of self-motivation
  • Ability to drive work independently, manage assignments, stay organized and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication orally and in writing. Bilingual – English & Spanish, preferred
  • Experience developing effective social media and remote/digital organizing campaigns, preferred
  • Advanced Layout and design skills, website design, use of Google G Suite and Microsoft Office Suite, preferred
  • Experience taking photos; shooting and editing video preferred

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to travel in California, ability to work extended and irregular hours, and work remotely, if needed
  • Valid drivers’ license, use of a car for work, and specified automobile insurance coverage are mandatory
  • Work is generally performed in an office setting with prolonged periods of sitting and work on computer
  • All employees are required to be fully vaccinated and report their vaccination status as a condition of employment.
  • All employees must abide by USWW Safety Guidelines, including the required use of face covering while working.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary is competitive and negotiable based on experience.
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, dental, vision, a pension plan and paid time off.

To Apply:
Email a résumé w/ cover letter explaining interest and qualifications to: Stephen.Boardman@seiu-usww.org

This position is open until filled; however, the posting/acceptance of applications may close at any time. Job descriptions do not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of every activity or responsibility that is required.

SEIU-USWW is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.

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