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SEIU 775

SEIU 775


Communications Specialist

Based in Seattle, WA
(remote hybrid)

 

About SEIU 775
SEIU 775, the caregivers Union, represents more than 45,000 long-term care workers providing quality home care, nursing home care, and residential services in Washington and Montana. SEIU 775’s mission is to unite the strength of all caregivers, to create a better life for ourselves and those we care for, and to lead the way to a more just and equitable world. We are a leader in the progressive community and take bold and aggressive approaches to politics and organizing.

About the role
SEIU 775 is seeking a talented and creative Communications Specialist to join our Communications and Marketing Team. The communications specialist will support a variety of teams at SEIU 775 communicate recent news, actions, and updates with represented caregivers. They will be responsible for developing communications plans, writing copy, coordinating with design and production vendors, interviewing caregivers, and media relations.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, write, and edit copy including, but not limited to, web content, social media content, flyers, emails, mailers, and newsletters.
  • Write compelling talking points on a variety of topics.
  • Interview caregivers and tell their stories through a variety of mediums.
  • Take photos and videos at Union events, as needed.
  • Create simple graphics for a variety of mediums including, but not limited to, social media, webpages, and emails, as needed.
  • Collaborate and clearly communicate with the graphic designer throughout a project to create communications that meet the desired outcome.
  • Vendor relations/coordination with vendors, as needed.
  • Media relations, as needed.
  • Strategize, lead, and manage multiple projects simultaneously with a range of teams and varying priorities.
  • Sometimes work long, irregular hours, evenings, weekends, and overnight travel as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to write in different voices.
  • Have a passion for strategic communications, storytelling, and/or organizing.
  • Be highly collaborative and self-directed.
  • Be detail-oriented and enjoy grammar.
  • Have a commitment to our membership and social justice.
  • Possess a good eye for layout and design.
  • Ability to learn from feedback and produce in a dynamic environment.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least two to five years of experience in communications, marketing and/or organizing communications position.
  • Experience in copywriting and editing.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with or desire to learn Adobe Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro.
  • Organizational and planning abilities.
  • Experience with building communications plans and (agile) project management.
  • Résumé and cover letter required when applying.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Media relations.
  • Experience in web design and content production.
  • Have proven success identifying and prepping individuals for speaking engagements and/or spokesperson opportunities.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time, exempt position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The shift starts and end times may vary slightly based on operational needs. This position is on a hybrid model (in office / remote), based on managers discretion. Must have flexibility in schedule during extended business hours. From time to time, the position may be expected to participate in Union activities outside of normal business hours, including weekends and after-hours.

Compensation:
This position is full time, exempt. Salary and benefits set by collectively bargained contract; pay ranges from $75,458 – $84,978 per year. Benefits include vacation, holiday and sick leave benefits, fully paid health, dental, vision, and life insurance, defined benefit pension plan, and optional 401(k), WFH credit, and more.

How to Apply
Please fill out an application for the “Communications Specialist” directly by clicking APPLY.
In your application, make sure to include a Cover Letter.

Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

AAP/EEO Statement
SEIU 775 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. SEIU 775 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. In addition to federal law requirements, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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