SEIU Local 32BJ

Community Development Coordinator

Based in New York City, NY


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.

The Community Development Coordinator will drive the Union’s program around development in New York City with a goal of expanding this program throughout the East Coast.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinating the research, political, community organizing, member engagement and other campaign pieces around new development projects;
  • Working with elected union officials to move a program around major developers;
  • Developing and executing political and community campaign plans around major re-zonings;
  • Building relationships with key government agencies who oversee new development;
  • Organizing, in coordination with the field and political departments, a program that engages 32BJ members around new development projects;
  • Tracking real estate trends and industry players to create a forward looking approach to new development in New York City.
  • Monitoring and coordinating aspects of New York City legislative and policy reform initiatives that effect the Union, worker’s rights and social justice;
  • Work with the Deputy Political Director for New York and the Policy staff to develop and implement a public policy and political agenda throughout New York City;


  • Strong commitment to progressive social change and activist experience;
  • Enthusiastic commitment to strengthening the labor movement;
  • Understanding of land use process in New York City;
  • Excellent political and internal organizational skills;
  • Ability to work well under tight deadlines and in a team environment;
  • Project management experience;
  • Experience in leading strategic campaigns;
  • Ability to lead a large team and balance multiple priorities within a multi-layered structure;
  • A minimum of three to four years of relevant work experience.


  • This position is a full time position that occasionally requires hours outside normal business hours, including some nights, weekends and holidays.
  • This position is based in our New York City office.
  • This position requires travel to public meetings, hearings, rallies, etc., in and around NYC.

This position requires traveling to meetings, hearings, worksites and participating in events, marches and demonstrations.

The salary for this role is 65,254 to 74,340. 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.

Please send a résumé and letter of interest to: HR@seiu32bj.org. Please use “Community Development Coordinator” in the subject line of your email. Please include where you saw the job.

Please note 32BJ has implemented a COVID 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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