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SEIU Local 503

SEIU Local 503


Organizational Development Coordinator

Based in Portland or Salem, OR


SEIU 503, the union of 65,000 care providers and public services workers in Oregon, is establishing an onboarding and development program. The Organizational Development Coordinator will be responsible for the development, technology, and infrastructure needed to successfully launch the program in the second half of 2019. As part of the SEIU 503 management team, the Coordinator should be committed to our members’ vision of a just and vibrant society for all.

Job Summary: The Coordinator will be responsible for building a program of sustained staff development across our Local. This will include a coordinated onboarding process and a traditional educational curriculum including material development and maximizing development opportunities in all facets of our work. The Coordinator will work with Directors, and other staff, to build a culture and program dedicated to staff development driven by a willingness to innovate, experiment, take risks, and work in a goals-driven and accountable environment.

Job Duties:

  • Develops an onboarding process that includes 3, 6 and 9 month reviews, and a welcoming and mentorship structure.
  • Develops and drives a plan that moves the local’s strategic plan and integrates with strategic goals including identifying gaps in the Local’s training/educational offerings and development of curriculum and materials to fill those gaps
  • Directs the needs assessment for training and staff development to enhance the effectiveness of employee performance in achieving the goals and objectives of the Local
  • Primary responsibility to ensure a program for staff development is implemented
  • Foster an environment of development that focuses on cross department engagement
  • Works with Directors and other staff to incorporate strategic goals and program into all facets of the Local’s work
  • Manages a system that supports follow through and accountability; including developing goals and metrics to measure the program’s progress
  • Ensures that the new skills/practices taught in trainings get implemented
  • Monitors/evaluates ongoing implementation of the onboarding and development plan and progress toward goals
  • Consults with management on performance, organizational and leadership matters
  • Develops and maintains organizational communications such as bulletin boards and newsletters to ensure employees have knowledge of training and development events and resources
  • Develops outreach materials and recruitment plans
  • Takes lead in building a culture committed to diversity, inclusion, effectiveness, honesty, and respect


Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in labor movement work
  • Strong commitment to the labor movement and social justice work.
  • Bi-Lingual ability to speak and write in English and Spanish is preferred
  • Educational/training experience with working people or a related degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; including listening
  • Functions with a high level of integrity, transparency, and ability to give and receive feedback
  • Strong emotional intelligence and a commitment to their own growth and development—and of others
  • Strong judgment, including in highly complex situations
  • Strong analytical skills and experience
  • Ability to write reports, make presentations, facilitate meetings, and conduct trainings
  • Demonstrated ability to write curricula, using a variety of adult teaching techniques appropriate for action-oriented education
  • Skilled in the use of personal computers, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, database programs and on-line research services
  • Demonstrated success working with staff and members of diverse backgrounds and identities
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Ability to take initiative, to work with a team, and to handle a fast-paced setting, multiple projects and tight deadlines

Salary & Benefits: Our SEIU 503 staff has a passion to work hard, and enjoys top notch benefits including comprehensive fully paid health, dental and vision benefits for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, generous holiday and vacation policies, a 15% employer paid defined contribution 401K. Salary $5865-$7812 per month, dependent on experience.

We are committed to having an inclusive staff; both to reflect our membership and to model the unity and equity that we seek to create among our communities. Women, LGBTQ, People of Color, and Immigrants strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and résumé describing your relevant experience by e-mail to: Linda DeLauder, delauderl@seiu503.org. Please apply by 5:00pm on March 29, 2019.

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