Workers United Pennsylvania Joint Board, an SEIU affiliate

Workers United Pennsylvania Joint Board
an SEIU affiliate


Statewide in Pennsylvania
(primary work is in Eastern PA)


The Pennsylvania Joint Board of Workers United, SEIU (PAJB) seeks an Organizer to join one or more exciting campaigns to organize with workers building power at their worksites, in their industries and in their communities. We are looking for a driven, talented individual who is committed to bottom-up worker organizing and ready to immediately get to work with the PAJB Organizing Director and Organizing Team to grow these campaigns.

In just the last three years, we have helped food service workers at East Stroudsburg, Clarion, and Kutztown Universities win their unions and have built, in Pittsburgh, one of the strongest bases for the Starbucks Workers United campaign. Join our team to win and build power with workers!

WHO WE ARE: The Pennsylvania Joint Board of Workers United, SEIU, (PAJB) represents approximately 5,000 workers employed by 40 employers spanning from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Our membership is diverse, and includes garment workers, food service workers, distribution center workers, and industrial laundry workers.

Workers United has a deeply rooted history representing garment workers. We are the former International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union, which was created in 1900 to fight sweatshops and bring decent working conditions to the garment industry. The ILGWU was one the first U.S. unions to have a primarily female membership.

Today we still hold the values close from over 100 years ago: every worker deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. These are the same values share by our parent union, the Service Employee International Union, with over two million members in the United States and Canada and a leader in the fight for social justice.

LOCATION: State wide, though primary work is in Eastern PA

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Under the direction of the Organizing Director, helps lead External and Internal Organizing campaigns and assists in executing the strategic organizing plan for the PAJB, including NLRB election campaigns.
  2. Assists in the direction and development and training of volunteer member organizers and Organizing Committee members.
  3. Ensures the tracking, reporting and analysis on all campaigns in their purview.
  4. Works with allied organizations and communities in the fight for better conditions in the industries PAJB organizes and represents.
  5. Coordinates with other Union staff to carry out the organizing program.
  6. The job requires evening and weekend work and is not a “9 to 5” job.


  • At least one year of experience in labor union organizing or related campaigns is required – two or more years of relevant experience is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to relate, establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to develop varied communications strategy as part of organizing campaigns
  • Adept at leading and motivating workers in difficult struggles and dedication to workers' rights and social justice
  • Skilled at managing and meeting many and varying deadlines
  • Effective demonstrable oral, written and listening skills in English; Ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable
  • Excellent analytical and judgment skills as demonstrable by the ability to evaluate information and evidence and act strategically
  • Effective facilitating and organizing meeting skills
  • Experience organizing independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to do basic social media research necessary for member recruitment.
  • Working knowledge of computer programs including social media, Word, Excel, VAN and good planning and administrative skills

REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good record. Car allowance will be provided.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary ranges from $52,000 to $65,000 commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package, including pension, and fully paid health insurance.

E-mail a cover letter and detailed résumé and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three (3) references to: jobs@pajbwu.org

  • Indicate the position you are applying for on your cover letter

This position is open until filled; however, the posting/acceptance of applications may close at any time.

PA JB 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. We work to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforce policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

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