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SEIU 775

SEIU 775


Leaders in Action Field Coordinator
Member Programs and Participation Department

Based in Seattle, WA


Reports To: Deputy Director
Location: Seattle, WA

Description: Organizers on our Leaders in Action team at SEIU 775 help workers build power and develop leadership by supporting worker action, and by mobilizing members and the community to support a pro-worker agenda.

As our Field Coordinator, you will support, coach and lead a team of talented field organizers.

This position is included in the Staff Union Bargaining Unit (classified in the Organizer (with Coordinator Development Plan) or Field Team Coordinator schedules) this is a full-time, salaried, overtime-exempt position based out of SEIU 775 HQ (Seattle)

Qualifications: Personal commitment to uniting the strength of long term care workers and improving the lives of working people. Proven success in organizing workers, leadership development and strategic campaign implementation.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, and lead a highly skilled team of organizers in the areas of member leadership development and strategic field campaigns
  • Develop popular education styled curriculum and training modules for staff and member development.
  • Implement leadership program
  • Mobilize Members
  • Develop and adapt field plans
  • Participate in strategic planning with the leadership team
  • Coordinate with the Member Resource Center, Collective Bargaining and Employer Relations Team, Growth Department and Public Affairs Department
  • Duties as assigned for electoral, legislative and growth campaigns as required by the organization

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A proven commitment to building a 21st-Century union movement, to risk-taking, and to the mission, vision, and values of SEIU.
  • 3-5 years organizing in a labor or similar environment, with a proven track record in successively more complex campaigns and organizing efforts
  • Strong personal planning, motivation, and time management skills and ability to work with people from other cultures and backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • A drivers’ license, a car, automobile insurance, and a cell phone with NW regional coverage
  • Basic computer literacy and a willingness and ability to learn the organization’s technology tools
  • Willingness to work long, irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, including overnight travel and assignments.
    • Work irregular hours to be able to attend and prepare events and union activities.
    • Work irregular hours to meet workers when and where they work
  • Willingness and ability to travel, including frequent travel within the assigned turf and occasional travel throughout WA and other locations, including overnight travel, for days, weeks, or months at a time.
  • Coordinate with multiple levels of staff and members.
  • The ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Ability to see and hear effectively
  • May be required to walk for up to 3 hours at a time
  • Attend meetings: (driving, walking, sitting, standing, talking, and listening for up to three hours at time with intermittent breaks).
  • Mobilize and lead workers in grassroots political action: (driving, walking, sitting, standing, giving verbal and/or physical direction for up to three hours at a time).

Compensation: Salary and benefits are set by collective bargaining agreement; pay ranges from $67k to mid- $75k (actual offer based on experience). Benefits include fully employer-paid family health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, a generous leave package, fully employer-paid pension (defined benefit plan), 401(K), car and cell phone allowance, mileage reimbursement, and other benefits outlined in the policies of SEIU 775 and the staff union contract.

How to Apply:
Submit cover letter, résumé and three references with current contact information on the SEIU 775 Career Center.

SEIU 775 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. In addition to federal law requirements, SEIU 775 complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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