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External Organizer

Minnesota


SEIU Healthcare Minnesota is a union representing 35,000 health care workers who have united to build strong communities, a health care system that works for everyone, and to reclaim the American Dream.

Responsibilities:

  • Support and lead diverse workers during organizing drives.
  • Perform other tasks needed in an organizing campaign, including research, list-building, data entry, charting, and creating event calendars, newsletters and campaign flyers.
  • Communicate individually with workers through house visits and phone calls.
  • Assess, move and test workers who want to organize.
  • Understand and clearly explain labor rights and contract language.
  • Function with a high degree of independence, doing continuous organizing at assigned facilities.
  • Establish rapport with workers in widely diversified ethnic, social and economic groups, and experiences of disability.
  • Creatively and effectively fight back against employers’ anti-union campaigns.
  • File election petitions with the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Attend pre-election conferences and assist in hearings before the Board.
  • Gather, analyze and present statistical data.
  • Other responsibilities as may be assigned to meet the needs of the Local.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • At least 2 years of experience in union organizing, or a combination of education and experience to be able to meet the requirements of this job.
  • Demonstrated experience managing or leading project teams.
  • Organizing experience in immigrant communities highly preferred.
  • Fluency in languages other than English highly preferred.
  • Excellent listening skills, especially the ability to draw out people’s individual stories by asking open-ended questions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with people from widely varying ethnic, social and economic groups, and experiences of disability.
  • Able to work long hours and irregular schedules, including evenings and weekends.
  • Able to travel as needed for training, conferences or work assignments. Travel will include overnight stays.
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to function in computerized environment, including working knowledge of Word, Excel, email, Internet, and campaign-related databases.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle in good working condition. Must have proof of auto insurance.
  • High School Diploma or GED required; Secondary Education preferred.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience in health care preferred.

Compensation and benefits are set forth in staff contract with USW Local 7263-21 for “Union Representative and Organizer.”

To Apply
Qualified applicants should email a résumé, cover letter, and references to Organizing Director Eric Salminen at eric.salminen@seiuhcmn.org stating clearly that they are applying for the “External Organizer” position.

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