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SEIU Local 32BJ


Political Coordinator

Based in Pittsburgh, PA

 

At the forefront of building the nation’s labor movement, 32BJ SEIU is changing the narrative around important social and economic issues facing working families. Founded in 1934, 32BJ is the largest union of property service workers in the nation. We have a powerful and important mission: To build and grow a diverse, effective, politically independent and democratic organization of workers to change our lives for the better, improve our communities, and build a more just society for present and future generations.

With a commitment to building power for low-wage workers, 32BJ is engaged in winning strong contracts for members, organizing workers, supporting progressive candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, such as paid sick days, expanding access to health care and the Fight for $15.

The union has approximately 425 staff in sixteen offices from Boston to Miami. 32BJ SEIU represents over 175,000 property service workers including janitors, security officers, airport workers, and food service employees in 11 states and Washington, D.C. 32BJ is an affiliate of SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, which has 2 million members dedicated to raising industry standards and making life better for all working families and communities.

32BJ SEIU’s headquarters are in New York City.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Political Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the Union’s legislative and political work in Western Pennsylvania, and reports to the Political Director for Pennsylvania and Delaware. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitoring and coordinating aspects of legislative and policy reform initiatives that effect the Union, as well as broader worker rights and social justice issues;
  • Working with the Political Director and Research & Policy staff to develop and implement statewide public policy and political agenda;
  • 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 union contract and organizing campaigns, including rallies, press events and targeted owner activity;
  • Coordinating the Union’s work with local labor and community allies.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience coordinating legislative, electoral, or community organizing campaigns;
  • Ability to design and implement powerful and effective campaign plans;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of legislative processes;
  • Experience working on electoral campaigns and managing field programs;
  • Experience engaging directly impacted people and moving them to take action;
  • Excellent communications skills and experience building strong working relationships with stakeholders;
  • Fluent written and oral Spanish preferred but not required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • This position is a full time position that occasionally requires a flexible schedule and hours outside normal business hours, including some nights, weekends and holidays.
  • This position is based in Pittsburgh, PA office.
  • This position requires travel to worksites, legislative offices, hearings and events, as well as travel throughout Pennsylvania.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • This position is largely computer/office based, with many in-person and Zoom meetings.
  • This position requires traveling to worksites and participating in events, marches and demonstrations.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
The salary for this role is $65,254. 32BJ offers a generous benefits package that includes a fully employer-paid medical, dental and vision plan (for full-time employees and their qualified dependents) and retirement benefits, including a defined benefit pension plan and 401K. 32BJ offers paid time off including three weeks’ vacation, eleven holidays, twelve sick days, and, after the first year of service, four personal days [confirm]. The union currently offers a remote work policy of one remote day per week at the discretion of the manager.

APPLICATION:
Please send a résumé and letter of interest to HR@seiu32bj.org. Please use “Political Coordinator – WPA” in the subject line of your email.
Please note 32BJ has implemented a vaccine mandate. Bona fide religious and ADA exemptions are permitted with additional safety measures.

32BJ is an inclusive and diverse organization, committed to advocating for social, racial and economic justice. We promote diversity and strongly encourage applications from people who believe in our mission. We strongly encourage women and people of color to apply.

For more information on 32BJ SEIU, visit www.seiu32bj.org.

 

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