Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges - SEIU Local 1973

Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges
SEIU Local 1973

Union Campaign Organizer

Based in Hartford, CT


About 4Cs: 4Cs SEIU Local 1973 is a union representing more than 4,000 Connecticut higher education employees. 4Cs is committed to building power for higher education workers and advocating for affordable, high quality higher education for all Connecticut residents. 4Cs members – faculty and staff, full-time and part-time - educate and support Connecticut's future workforce. 4Cs members fight and advocate for faculty and staff optimal working conditions to best serve the needs of our students and our communities.

Purpose: The Campaign Organizer’s role is to facilitate the organization of non-tenure track (NTT) and adjunct higher education workers to create strength and unity on the job. Generate support and build relationships within the community. Establish strong united worksites and building worker committees that will fight for a voice on the job through collective action and campaigns.

Duties and Responsibilities: Campaign Organizer performs a wide range of duties including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Worker outreach to higher education, non-unionized worksites.
  • Lead worker teams in an organizing drive.
  • Build support for union organizing efforts amongst workers, community members, and others.
  • Develop members capable of executing vital union organizing roles.
  • Effectively communicate and promote Local's vision and mission.
  • Develop worksite campaigns and actions based on group issues.
  • Mobilize workers and coordinate organizing meetings, actions and other activities.
  • Participate in a wide variety of campaign models and settings.
  • Utilize digital tools including social media, mass texting, emails, surveys, videoconferencing and other online technology for organizing and communication.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Position Length: 1 year

Scope and Nature of Supervision: A Campaign Organizer must have time management skills and the ability to develop and execute plans. Organizer must be able to work with minimal supervision, with direction from their immediate supervisor, or other leads, as required.

Working Conditions: Campaign Organizers may be required to work long and irregular hours and to work on weekends and holidays when necessary. Campaign Organizers may be required to travel and work on remote campaigns for extended periods.

Key Qualifications:

  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire workers to participate in key union organizing activities, despite employer opposition and intimidation
  • Recognize and develop worker leaders capable of supporting organizing efforts and establishing the local moving forward.
  • Demonstrated understanding of organizing models employed capitalizing on ways models can be used to empower workers, build the union and improve workers' lives.
  • Ability to think strategically, take initiative and be creative in engaging workers in campaigns and provide support to achieve successful results.
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Desire to learn and develop knowledge and understanding of collective bargaining, organizing models and other labor issues and human resource management practices.
  • Sound organizational skills to manage and prioritize work subject to deadlines in a dynamic and changing environment, both as an individual and team member.
  • Create compelling graphics and videos for social media using Canva, Adobe Creative Suite or similar tools.
  • Familiarity with CRM tools (EveryAction/NPGVAN), mass texting (Spoke or Mobile Commons), and social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter.
  • Result-oriented critical thinking skills and good judgment.

Supervisory and Other Relationships: The Campaign Organizer reports to one 4Cs Staff Organizer. This position requires extensive cooperative and collaborative work with 4Cs staff, local/state officers, and members at large.

Required Experience and Training:

  • College degree.
  • Minimum two (2) years union organizer experience.
  • Strong digital and computer communication and organizing skills
  • A valid driver’s license and automobile insured and in good working order, for business use. (optional)
  • Women, people of color and bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.

Salary range starts at $54,359 (negotiable); includes full benefits package and mileage reimbursement.

To Apply:
Submit résumé to: kimberly@the4cs.org, Fax 860.296.6219 Website: the4cs.org

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