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SEIU Texas

SEIU Texas


Political Coordinator

Based in North Texas
(Dallas)

 

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 and Dallas are rising 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 and Dallas 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.

The political Organizer is based in North Texas reports to the Political Director and works closely with the Dallas organizing team and local labor allies. The political organizer is responsible for aspects of the Union’s legislative, political and allies work as well as supporting the organizing campaign. The position may include travel at times. The majority of workdays will be based in the Dallas office and/or in the field supporting the organizing campaigns.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring and coordinating aspects of legislative and policy reform initiatives that effect the Union, worker’s rights and social justice.
  • Working with the Political Director and local partners on strategic campaigns.
  • Planning and implementing an electoral program for local, state and federal elections.
  • Overseeing and carrying out regional activity for federal legislative campaigns.
  • Planning and coordinating political field activities, lobby visits, phone banking and events for our public policy campaigns at the county, state and federal level;
  • Mobilizing, training and educating new member leaders and activists for legislative and electoral activity.
  • Supporting contract and organizing campaigns, including rallies, press events and targeted owner activity.
  • Coordinating the Union’s work with local labor and community allies.
  • Follows current events and creates timely, appropriate responses if necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to design and implement powerful and effective campaign plans.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience coordinating legislative, electoral, or community organizing campaigns.
  • Experience working on electoral campaigns and managing field programs.
  • Experience engaging directly impacted people and moving them to take action.
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and communications skills.
  • 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.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours and attend required evening and weekend activities.
  • Fluent written and oral Spanish preferred but not required

Additional Qualifications:

  • Must be willing to work Periodically long, irregular hours and travel as needed
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.
  • Driver’s license and reliable car.

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

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

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. SEIU Texas reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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

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