SEIU Texas

SEIU Texas

Organizing Coordinator

Based out of Houston, TX


SEIU Texas unites more than 6,000 healthcare workers, airport service workers and janitors in Corpus Christi, El Paso, and Houston who have secured better wages, benefits, and working conditions through their union. The local Union continues to grow, and in June 2019, contracted municipal security officers joined together in SEIU Texas and won the first security officer union in Texas. And now, airport workers in DFW are rising up to fight and win their union, higher wages, and to raise standards.

We are committed to expanding access to union jobs for all Texans. We are an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union, which is over 2 million members strong who are united by their belief in the dignity and worth of workers. Together, we are raising industry standards, making life better for working families and our communities, and building a fair economy that works for everyone, regardless of where we come from or what language we speak.

SEIU TX is looking for an Organizing Coordinator, the position exercises full managerial authority to lead, direct, coordinate and execute the activities of Houston staff to further the local’s mission

Key Program Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: furthering the Local’s member leadership program; supervising of Field Organizers; bargaining contract campaigns; negotiating collective bargaining agreements; directing organizing efforts of non-union workers.

Responsibilities Include

  • Oversee the development of union member leaders; develop and provide support on leadership workshops; recruit and encourage member involvement in political and other union events;
  • Oversee the advancement of union member issue campaigns, including the development of issue campaign proposals, materials and timelines; direct and work closely with organizers during the execution of all campaigns;
  • Direct and manage relationships with key employers in Houston;
  • In consultation with internal counsel, address legal issues that arise related to the interpretation and implementation of collective bargaining agreements;
  • Supervise Field Organizers; conduct team and individual meetings for planning and implementing staff duties and responsibilities;
  • Identify/Create and implement staff development and training programs to ensure that staff performance goals are set and met; review and evaluate staff performance;
  • Interview, hire and train new staff as needed.

Requirements Include:

  • Experience working with labor unions as union representative;
  • Passion for the mission and goals of the labor movement;
  • Ability to function independently and also work as team member;
  • Ability to lead and manage others working effectively with a wide variety of individuals;
  • Demonstrated interest in building positive work culture and promoting staff growth and development;
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; strong facilitation and conflict resolution skills;
  • Ability to effectively manage a high work load, multiple projects and competing priorities;
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and an ability to work well under pressure;
  • Ability and knowledge to effectively use and manage information technology (databases, etc.);
  • High ethical standards and values;
  • Understanding the role of unions in the political work.

Additional Requirements:

  • 5-7 years of progressive management experience, including at least 3-5 years in senior management capacity.
  • Must be willing and able to travel outside of the local union's jurisdiction for the purposes of campaign work, support for national union priorities and/or education and training.

To Apply:
Please send résumé and cover letter to HR@SEIUTX.ORG

SEIU Texas is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. SEIU Texas reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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