SEIU Local 509

SEIU Local 509

Internal Organizer
Private Sector Human Services Division

Based in Marlborough, MA


SEIU Local 509 is a progressive union organizing and representing human service workers and educators in Massachusetts. We are currently seeking to hire a new full time permanent Internal Organizer, with contract negotiation experience, to represent private sector human service workers. A successful applicant will join a team of 7 experienced negotiators. Position will remain open until filled.

Goals: Represent the lowest paid human service workers in Massachusetts. Build worker power to beat the bosses at the bargain table to raise wages for workers and improve benefits. Organize workers so they are ready to strike when needed.

General Statement of Duties:

  • Developing leaders and educating/training officers, steward and members
  • Negotiates contracts
  • Monitors and ensures contract compliance
  • Attend Labor / Management meetings
  • Supports organizing of non-union human service workers
  • Supports building political power for human service workers
  • Organize members to get participation in union actions and decisions
  • Performs related work as required


  • Candidates should have previous experience organizing and or bargaining
  • Commitment to the labor movement
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (listening, speaking, and writing)
  • An insured, registered vehicle and a valid drivers' license are required

Supervision Received:
Works under the supervision of the Private Sector Coordinator, who reviews work for effectiveness, timeliness, accuracy and conformance with rules and regulations.

Supervision Exercised:
May supervise interns directly; may provide functional supervision for other employees or members on per diem.

Compensation and Benefits:
For an internal organizer the rate of pay is between $79,491 to $90,051 a year depending on experience with excellent benefits. Employees should be able to work long and irregular hours and occasional weekends.

SEIU Local 509 is an equal opportunity employer.

*SEIU Local 509 requires potential candidates to have a COVID 19 Vaccination, including needed boosters, at the time of hire.*

To Apply
Applicants should send their résumé and cover letter to: jobapplication@seiu509.org

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