SEIU Local 1107

Organizer-In-Training Program (One Year Contract)
2 Positions

Based in Las Vegas, NV


Who We Are:
SEIU Nevada represents public and private sector workers, including county, hospital, and home care workers. We are part of SEIU, one of the largest unions in the country. Together we are taking on corporate power and helping to build a wider movement for economic, racial, immigrant, and environmental justice.

Program Summary:
The SEIU Nevada Organizer-In-Training Program is a one-year program designed to train candidates on building a workers’ organization of motivated, empowered, and mobilized leaders, who strategically act collectively, and powerfully to protect the rights, and improve the quality of the work lives and the care they provide for the community that is Nevada. The Organizer-In-Training program also provides effective leadership to carry out the goals of the Union, through training and leadership development, new organizing, internal and external organizing, and political action.

Throughout the program or upon completion of the program, the candidates will be able to perform the following responsibilities and meet the following requirements.

  • Strengthen the structure of the Union program by identifying, recruiting, developing, mentoring, motivating, and mobilizing leaders, in strategic and sustained meaningful ways.
  • Engaging in one-on-one conversations, inoculation, assessment, and motivation of unorganized workers at the worksite, in meetings, on the phone, and home visits as necessary.
  • Planning and carrying out various worksite and public actions.
  • Assist in the training and development of member organizers.
  • Developing and carrying out campaign work plans.
  • Developing work issue campaigns based on group issues and coordinating the representational work of stewards.
  • Investigation of grievances and assisting the enforcement of contracts within assigned units.
  • Organizing, coordinating, and supporting union political, contract, organizing, and issue campaigns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Requirements:  

  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire members to develop into leaders and participate in key Union programs
  • Demonstrated understanding of organizing for power and commitment to social justice.  
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to providing a quality member experience, including the ability to establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.  
  • Ability to learn and interpret collective bargaining agreements, in addition to identifying issues related to collective bargaining agreements.
  • Sound organizational skills, ability to prioritize and execute work subject to deadlines in a dynamic and changing environment, as an individual, and as a member of a team.  
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quantifiable outcomes based on organizing plans, member development, and capacity-building goals.  
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, databases, and the internet.  
  • High level of organization, record keeping, and written, and verbal communication skills.  
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle required.  
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision  
  • Be self-motivated and self-directed.  
  • Experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and standard business software.
  • Ability to uphold the confidentiality of members’ data.   
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.  
  • Experience working in the labor movement, non-profit advocacy and/or with a progressive organization is preferred.

To Apply:
All interested applicants should send a résumé, cover letter, and references to: humanresources@seiunv.org with, “Organizer-In-Training Program” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

SEIU Nevada Local 1107 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.

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