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Political Organizer

Based in Denver, CO


About our Union
"Our union is growing and has new opportunities for smart, dedicated, and passionate people looking to work in a dynamic, progressive, and innovative labor union."

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the largest and fastest-growing union in North America, with 2 million members in Healthcare, Property Services, and Public Services. SEIU is the nation’s largest healthcare union and is working to expand access to quality, affordable and secure healthcare for all. SEIU Local 105 is a growing union and represents over 7,000 healthcare and property service workers in Colorado but concentrated in the Denver Metro area.

Are you ready to be challenged and inspired? Are you ready to do meaningful work and be part of struggles that you would tell your friends and/or grandkids about? Are you ready to do multi-faceted work that builds power for working people? If so, we want to hear from you!

Position: Bilingual Political Organizer

Classification: Full-time, Exempt

The Political Organizer reports to the Political Director, and is responsible for a broad range of program objectives to build and strengthen our infrastructure and engage our members to be a powerful force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in the community and at the ballot box.

Locations: Denver Metro

Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide support to representational staff for the recruitment, training, leadership development and coordination of member political activists for political fundraising, electoral campaigns,
  • Issue campaign and legislative meetings and other union activities;
  • Track and support increased member participation using various database functions;
  • Work with multiple levels of staff and members to develop goals and execute plans for members participation in candidate interviews, lobby days, town hall meetings, elected official
  • Accountability activities, voter registration drives, vote-by-mail and GOTV activities;
  • Provide staff support to our Committee On Political Education (COPE), present at Stewards Councils and member meetings, schedule Committee meetings, train and mentor staff, COPE officers and member activists to help them achieve political goals;
  • Work with staff and members to integrate political strategy into planning for contract and organizing campaigns.
  • Prepare and/or support the creation of member education materials;
  • Plan and manage multiple campaigns and projects simultaneously in a high-pressure environment requiring rapid adjustment to changing priorities and strategies;
  • Empower the membership to build effective advocacy relationships with elected officials, community partners, and other stakeholders; and,
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements

  • Superior oral and written communication skills;
  • Minimum of three years legislative, political organizing, or campaign experience with a labor union, state or local agency or association, non-profit community organization or progressive elected official;
  • Ability to travel and willing to work long hours and weekends, as needed;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to motivate, lead, build strong working relationships and hold others accountable;
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to creating a positive work environment that encourages personal responsibility, initiative and innovation;
  • Self-motivated, great attitude and strong team player;
  • Strong sense of professionalism and integrity;
  • Proven ability to work with diverse group of people, from union members to union staff and leaders to elected officials to other community and issue stakeholders;
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office programs;
  • Previous experience in speech writing, media work, and other communication/public relations fields is highly desirable; and,
  • Fluency in Spanish

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary is competitive and flexible based on prior labor or relevant experience
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, pension plan, car allowance and paid vacation.

Application Requirements:
A résumé and cover letter are required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU Local 105, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.

Please submit résumé by March 12, 2018.

To apply, email a résumé with cover letter explaining interest and qualifications to:
Andy Jacob Political Director @ e-mail ajacob@seiu105.org

SEIU Local105 is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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