Chicago & Midwest Regional Joint Board of Workers United / SEIU

Workers United
Chicago & Midwest Regional Joint Board of Workers United

Organizing Director

Covering the Midwest Region


Workers United is an International Union with a rich history of organizing manufacturing, distribution and service workers throughout the US and Canada. We are now involved in some exciting campaigns in the Midwest and looking for a talented Organizing Director to join our team!

A qualified candidate must be:

  • A proven leader
  • Able to motivate and lead a small team of organizers and a worker Organizing Committee.
  • An effective communicator – oral and written (Bilingual big plus)
  • A skilled listener
  • Willing to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends
  • Capable of building relationships with member organizers and workers from diverse backgrounds
  • Willing to travel extensively as needed
  • In possession of valid driver’s license
  • 100% committed to social, economic and racial justice
  • Someone with at least 3 years of Organizing experience (labor, student, political, community etc.) required. 2-3 years of union organizing experience strongly preferred
  • Comfortable with taking calculated risks

Job responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Mentoring, developing and leading new organizers
  • Moving workers to action through one-on-one conversations and meetings
  • Helping craft and implement winning campaign plans
  • Assisting individual organizers to create and follow a professional development plan
  • Accurately gauging worker support for a campaign
  • Maintaining and/or supervising the maintenance of charts and campaign data systems
  • Facilitating staff, organizing committee and shift meetings
  • Building tactical relationships with community allies and other labor groups as needed
  • Producing quality written campaign materials

Competitive salary based on experience, full benefits package including retirement, 401K, family health and dental insurance, and many other benefits.

To Apply
Submit a résumé and cover letter to Nancy Campos at: ncampos@cmrjb.org.

The Chicago and Midwest Regional Joint Board of Workers United is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, people of color, those with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community are especially encouraged to apply.

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