SEIU Local 221

SEIU Local 221

Temporary Full-Time Political Organizer

Based in San Diego, CA


Organization: SEIU Local 221
Location: San Diego, CA

About SEIU Local 221: Service Employees International Union, Local 221 (SEIU 221) is a progressive union representing over 13,000 San Diego and Imperial County area employees, including County, cities, courts, schools, Red Cross, and Head Start workers. With an active membership, we plan to organize thousands more workers to continue to be the leading political and community voice for working families in San Diego. This voice comes directly from our members. We believe that the needs and issues of working people are integral to any true social change.

Purpose: The Temporary Full-Time Political Organizer will work with SEIU members and our pro-worker allies to support pro-worker candidates in critical San Diego races for the November election.

Core Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of the success of turnout to all canvassing events and text banking events, ensuring maximum participation and engagement.
  • Prepare all canvass launches with the correct materials and efficiently organize volunteers to ensure smooth event execution.
  • Coordinate, communicate, and schedule with all volunteers for event success, organizing volunteer roles effectively.
  • Manage volunteer event logistics, oversee overall event preparation, ensure successful execution, and provide detailed reporting.
  • Play a key role in club management, recruitment, and appearances alongside the Field Director, representing our campaign in various community settings.
  • Supervise tasks of interns and ensure their assignments are completed successfully and in a timely manner.
  • Track and report relevant numbers to the Field Director, providing valuable insights for campaign strategy and decision making.
  • Collaborate with the Field Director to ensure maximum efficiency of the Team Terra Schedule in directing volunteers through various communication channels such as email, etc.
  • Take responsibility for social media posting and content creation, adhering to pre-scheduled approved content guidelines.
  • Direct volunteer-to-volunteer recruitment call program, including making calls and sending texts, while meticulously tracking volunteer recruitment progress.


  • Previous experience in political campaigns, grassroots organizing, or community outreach preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage and motivate volunteers.
  • Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail, with a proven track record of successfully managing events and volunteers.
  • Proficiency in using various communication tools and platforms, including email, social media, and messaging apps.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced campaign environment.
  • Passion for social and political issues and a commitment to making a difference in the community.
  • Knowledge of the San Diego area and its political landscape preferred.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed for campaign events and activities.

Timeline: The job is available to be filled immediately and will be needed until the November 2024 election. Applicant will have the opportunity to apply for full-time work for SEIU 221.

Compensation: $25/hour.

Submission Instructions:
Submit résumé via email to jobs@seiu221.org.

SEIU 221 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, or disability.

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