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Organizing Director

Based in Seattle, WA


SEIU Local 925 Job Opportunity


The Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) Local 925, a dynamic labor union representing over 17,000 education, local government, and non-profit staff, is seeking a full-time Organizing Director based in our Seattle office. This position is part of the SEIU 925 senior team and reports to the SEIU 925 President. The Organizing Director directs and leads SEIU 925 Organizing Department staff in developing and executing comprehensive and creative organizing campaigns to grow the union.

Recent organizing campaigns have focused on university faculty and staff, child care and early learning teachers, public hospital workers, and public defenders. Applicants should have a minimum of three years’ experience in leading comprehensive and creative union organizing campaigns and in supervising staff.

Job Opening: Organizing Director

To apply: Send Résumé, Three Employment References, and Cover Letter to:

Karen Hart
SEIU Local 925
1914 North 34th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
Email: khart@seiu925.org

Deadline to apply: Open until filled.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: The Organizing Director performs a wide range of duties, including:

  • Developing and executing comprehensive and creative organizing campaigns, including coordinating field, research, leader development, communications, political, data management, and community campaign components.
  • Directing negotiations on bargaining unit determinations and election procedures; working with the NLRB, PERC, and municipalities.
  • Identifying, assessing, and recommending organizing campaigns.
  • Managing the Organizing Department staff, budget, and program.
  • Coordinating, managing, and developing staff.
  • Tracking, reporting, and assessing campaign metrics.
  • Representing SEIU 925 to employers, government agencies, elected officials, and community organizations.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the labor movement, workers’ rights, racial equity, social justice, and the mission of SEIU Local 925.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience supervising, developing, and evaluating field organizing staff in union and/or community organizing campaigns.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff through the development of work plans and accountability systems.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate workers, union leaders, and staff.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a good attention to detail.
  • Sophisticated oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise high level of judgment.
  • Ability to work well with diverse people.
  • Ability to speak language(s) in addition to English preferred.
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours.
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis.
  • A valid driver’s license, car, and valid vehicle insurance are required.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation: Competitive pay, great benefits, exciting work. Starting pay depends on experience. Benefits include fully employer-paid family health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, a generous leave package, car allowance, and fully employer-paid pension (defined benefit plan).

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