SEIU Local 32BJ

Bilingual Field Representative

Based in Boston, MA


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, DC. 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.

We seek a bilingual (English/Spanish) Field Representative to help build power for property services members. The Field Representative will work primarily with janitors who work in commercial office buildings, higher education institutions, and other types of worksites. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Identify the issues of groups of workers and individual workers at work sites;
  • Effectively communicate in house calls, site visits, and group meetings;
  • Identify and develop shop stewards and/or worksite leaders, and build effective member committees;
  • Organize workers to take action on problems at work and in the community;
  • Expand activist base of the union by connecting members to a variety of activities;
  • Make and execute weekly work plans to support the work of the Union;
  • Coordinate rallies, strikes, and other actions;
  • Work with Grievance Center staff to ensure coordinated delivery of services to members;

While no one candidate will possess every quality outlined for this position, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional skills and personal attributes:

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage and prioritize work subject to deadlines in a dynamic environment, both individually and as a team member;
  • Bilingual in verbal and written Spanish and English is required;
  • Demonstrated commitment working for social justice;
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and inspire members to develop into leaders and participate in key union programs including political, representation, bargaining and organizing;
  • Computer skills including MS Office/Outlook and ability to learn union tools including field app and database.


  • This position is a full time position that occasionally requires work outside normal business hours, including some nights, weekends and holidays.
  • This position is based in the Boston, MA office.
  • This position requires travel to worksites.
  • Valid driver’s license and car with insurance required.


  • This position requires traveling to worksites and participating in events, marches and demonstrations

The salary for this role is $60,076 to $64,099.98, depending on experience. 32BJ offers a full benefits package that includes an 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. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Please send a résumé and letter of interest to HR@seiu32bj.org. Please use “Bilingual Field Rep” in the subject line of your email. Please include where you saw the job posted.

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 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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