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SEIU Local 32BJ


Organizers

For covering Western PA

 

At the forefront of building the nation’s labor movement, 32BJ SEIU is changing the narrative around important social and economic issues facing working families. 32BJ is the largest union of property service workers in the nation. We have a powerful and important mission: To build and grow a diverse, effective, politically independent and democratic organization of workers to change our lives for the better, improve our communities, and build a more just society for present and future generations.

32BJ is engaged in winning strong contracts for members, organizing workers, supporting progressive candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, such as paid sick days, expanding access to health care and the Fight for $15.

The Union has approximately 460 staff in sixteen offices from Boston to Miami. 32BJ SEIU represents over 175,000 property service workers including janitors, security officers, airport workers, and food service employees in 11 states and Washington, DC. 32BJ is an affiliate of SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, which has 2 million members dedicated to raising industry standards and making life better for all working families and communities.

32BJ SEIU’s headquarters are in New York City.

We seek Organizers to engage with workers and run impactful campaigns. As a 32BJ Organizer, you will be part of a team of staff and members who support workers in their fight to form a union in their workplace. Organizers report to an Organizing Team Leader or Lead Organizer.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union workers;
  • Building one-on-one relationships with workers and establishing trust;
  • Identifying and developing leaders to guide and lead their campaign;
  • Conducting individual and group meetings with workers to discuss and plan organizing campaigns;
  • Motivating individual workers and groups of workers to take collective public action;
  • Working to involve community allies in organizing campaigns;
  • Engaging workers in broader union efforts to bring pressure to bear on the industry as a whole.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate will bring previous experience in labor union organizing. A demonstrated commitment to social justice is required. While no one candidate will possess every quality outlined for this position, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional skills and personal attributes:

  • Capacity to work independently and with a team;
  • The ability to make and follow through on a work plan;
  • Effective and persuasive communications skills;
  • Basic writing and computer skills;
  • The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Willingness to conduct house visits and site visits;
  • Ability to speak Spanish

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • This position is a full time position that often requires long and irregular hours, including some nights, weekends and holidays.
  • This position requires travel to worksites.
  • Valid driver’s license and car with insurance required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs, walk through large work sites, and participate in marches and demonstrations that can be at least three to four hours in duration.
  • Some overnight travel to other East Coast locations may be required.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The salary range for organizers is from $57,626 to $77,975, 32BJ provides a benefits package that includes a fully employer-paid medical, dental and vision plan for full-time employees and their qualified dependents. We offer retirement benefits, including both a defined benefit pension plan and 401K.

APPLICATION
Please send a résumé and letter of interest to: HR@seiu32bj.org. Please use “WPA Organizer” in the Subject line of your email. Please be sure to indicate where you saw this job posted.

Please note 32BJ has implemented a covid vaccine mandate. Bona fide religious and medical exemptions are permitted with additional safety measures.

32BJ is an inclusive and diverse organization, committed to advocating for social, racial and economic justice. We promote diversity and strongly encourage applications from people who believe in our mission. We strongly encourage women and people of color to apply.

For more information on 32BJ SEIU, visit: www.seiu32bj.org. For candidates without the required qualifications and experience, Local 32BJ offers the New Organizer Training Program. Please apply at: https://www.seiu32bj.org/new-organizer-training.

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