California State Employees Association

California State Employees Association
CSUEU/SEIU Local 2579

Senior Organizer

Based in California


Job # CSUEU.2022.01

California State Employees Association (CSEA) affiliate, California State University Employees Union (CSUEU), has an opening which will be filled in the classification of Senior Organizer ($7,565/mo. – $8,850/mo.). This position will be based in California.

California State University Employees Union/SEIU Local 2579 represents approximately 16,000 represented employees across California. CSUEU’s members are the backbone of the California State University system. The Senior Organizer position has primary responsibility for the full range of organizing, leadership development, and representation of a diverse membership. The position reports directly to the CSUEU Executive Director or her/his designee.

The Senior Organizer’s primary responsibility in an assigned area for the full range of organizing, leadership development and representation of a diverse membership with particular emphasis on application of digital and social media tools.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Identify, recruit, train and develop worksite leaders and stewards.
  2. Lead, motivate and mobilize worksite leaders, stewards and members in internal and external organizing, politics, community alliance building and other union activities.
  3. Develop and maintain effective communication networks in worksites, including writing and distributing leaflets, notices, newsletters, emails and other materials among worksite leaders, stewards and members.
  4. Visit members and potential members at their homes.
  5. Create and maintain lists and charts, which may include input on, and operation of, computerized database systems.
  6. Plan and execute member actions, plan and implement successful voter identification, COPE fundraising and GOTV efforts.
  7. Plan and coordinate internal and /or external organizing campaigns or components of contract campaigns, including leadership of staff and active member organizing committees, coordination of research, communications, legal and field components, planning and execution of member actions, planning and implementation of successful GOTV efforts, and the ability to anticipate and respond to employer tactics.
  8. Provide leadership, mentoring and training in the areas listed above to OITs and/or Union Representatives.
  9. Perform other related duties as required.


  1. Experience as a union steward or officer, or as an organizer in a field other than labor (community, social justice, environmental, etc.), or proven ability to carry on the responsibilities of the job.
  2. Leadership and motivational skills.
  3. Effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to listen actively and frame issues.
  4. Analytical skills directed towards strategic planning, and the ability to deal with conflicting/ changing priorities.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain rapport with widely varied ethnic, occupational and social groups.
  6. High level skills, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, email programs and application of social media and digital tools.
  7. Ability to work within timelines under pressure and general supervision.
  8. Willingness to work long and irregular hours and participate in all union wide activities.
  9. Willingness to travel and work in different locations for determined periods of time.
  10. Valid driver’s license, working automobile and valid auto insurance with minimum level of coverage required by staff union contract.
  11. Commitment to social justice and building power for workers.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least 5 years’ experience as an organizer
  • have a college degree

To Apply:
Anyone interested in this position should send their cover letter and résumé to: careers@calcsea.org. Please include the job number, Job # CSUEU.2022.01 in your subject line. No phone calls.

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