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SEIU 775

SEIU 775


Billings Field Organizer

Based in Billings, MT

 

About SEIU 775
SEIU 775 represents more than 50,000 long-term care workers providing quality home care, nursing home care, and residential services in Washington, Montana, and Alaska. 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.

About the role
The Organizer’s role is to develop the leadership and strength of membership within assigned turf, in coordination with a statewide communications and political program.

Organizers mentor, coach, teach, and foster the talents of our members, who are low-wage long-term care workers. The goals of our union are to raise standards for the long-term care industry through an aggressive organizing plan and political engagement. Field organizers are on the front-line of building the strength of our membership through individual skills and leadership development, recruitment to events, and coaching and training opportunities.

Previous experience in union organizing is highly desirable, but a variety of career or volunteer experiences include qualifying skills. Experience with the following types of employers is highly significant: social justice organizations, labor unions, progressive issue advocacy organizations, community and social service organizations, political campaigns, and elected officials. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have completed the SEIU “Wave” training program or other formal training programs for organizers.

Location: Based out of Billings, MT

Essential Functions:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to drive a car, operate a computer, a cell phone, and other general office equipment.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally required to walk from door to door for 3 hours at a time with rest and meal breaks.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk; and sit.
  • The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can elevate during events and campaign activities.
  • A regular work week can be 8 hours a day 5 days a week. Frequently organizer’s job requirements exceed 8 hours a day.
  • Occasionally, when we have major events to plan for, an organizer must be able to work every day for 2 weeks.
  • Employees may be required to travel for days, weeks, and sometimes months at a time, to Montana, to other parts of Washington State, or to other states. During this time Program Staff stay in hotels and work requirements are the same as above.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in union organizing or community-based organizing
  • Developed understanding about how to find and activate workplace leaders
  • Bilingual fluency preferred

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A drivers’ license, a car, automobile insurance, and a cell phone with NW regional coverage are all requirements of this position.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are requirements of this position. Basic computer literacy and a willingness and ability to learn the organization’s technology tools is a requirement.
  • Willingness to work long, irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, is required.
  • Willingness and ability to travel is a requirement, including frequent travel within the assigned turf and occasional travel throughout WA and other locations, including overnight travel.
  • Strong personal planning, motivation, time management skills and ability to work with people from other cultures and backgrounds are necessary skills.
  • The ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment are considered key components to achieving organizer performance standards.
  • The organizer must reside within the assigned turf.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time, exempt position. As a Full-Time, Exempt employee you are not eligible for overtime. Hours of operation will depend on what you and your supervisor agree to. Must have flexibility in schedule during extended business hours allowing members to access services. From time to time, the Field Organizer may be expected to participate in Union activities outside of normal business hours, including weekends and after-hours.
This position requires a hybrid of in-person fieldwork, in-person office work, and remote work. Candidates must be located or willing to relocate to Montana State. Balance of in-person vs hybrid work is determined by the Montana State Director according to organizational needs.

Compensation:
This position is full time (40 hours/week). Salary and benefits set by collectively bargained contract; pay ranges from $78,778 – $94,148 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.

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

To Apply:
Please fill out an application for the “Billings Field Organizer” directly by clicking APPLY. In your application, make sure to include a Cover Letter.

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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