SEIU Local 509

SEIU Local 509

Public Sector Lead Internal Organizer

Based in Marlborough, MA


The Public Sector Lead Internal Organizer will organize and represent members, mentor staff, and lead the day-to-day field activities of the Public Sector Internal Organizers. Travel throughout the state is necessary, along with infrequent out-of-state travel. This is a temporary position, lasting through the contract ratification.


  • Lead internal organizers in identifying, recruiting, developing and involving member leaders
  • Assist in the staff training and development of Internal Organizers
  • Coordinate day-to-day aspect of team plans and facilitate implementation of union goals
  • Serve in the role of Chapter Adviser to specific chapters (chapters mostly based off agency where members work)
  • Work with union officers, stewards, and members to solve problems at work through formal (impact bargaining, Labor Management meetings) and informal (direct action, member-led activities) means
  • Facilitate and conduct agency Labor-Management meetings at the statewide and local level
  • Participate in and lead the current internal programs of the local, including coordination of new member recruitment and member retention
  • Build strong contract campaigns with the support of the Coordinator and negotiate agreements
  • Mentor, develop, and assist member leaders in successful workplace action programs, holding regular worksite meetings, and ensuring worksite communication systems exist
  • Mobilize workers and other stakeholders around worksite issues
  • Work with the MARC to ensure communication around workplace issues and grievances to establish a strategy to resolve them
  • Engage workers in building a powerful political program, including the 509 Committee On Political Education (COPE) fund goals, electoral activity, and legislative activity
  • Perform related work as required


  • Reports to the Public Sector Coordinator
  • Leads Internal Organizers and member leaders


  • At least 3 years experience with organizing (union or worker organizing strongly preferred) and contract/issue-based campaigns
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory capability
  • Ability to lead, train, and assess staff skill development
  • Ability to exercise a high level of judgment and ensure accountability
  • Experience working in human services, or with human service workers preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (listening, speaking and writing)
  • Strong commitment to the labor movement and workers
  • Ability to work both independently and part of a team, particularly with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple priorities at the same time, be proactive and maintain flexibility, adaptability, and demonstrate a willingness to learn
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends
  • Possession of an insured, registered vehicle and a valid driver's license

This is a union bargaining unit position. SEIU Local 509 offers competitive salaries (commensurate with experience) and a generous benefits package. The salary range for this position is $85,969.84 to $97,390.11.

SEIU Local 509 is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity — women, people of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a résumé to: jobapplication@seiu509.org

*The COVID vaccine (including boosters) is required for all SEIU 509 employees.

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