Operations Manager
Grade: MGT B

Based in Washington, DC

Annual Salary: $74,300/YR

Purpose of Position:
This position, as a member of the Government Relations Team, is responsible for a broad range of financial and administrative functions in the Government Relations Department, including drafting and monitoring the department's budget, assuring all staff adheres to SEIU administrative policies and procedures, and the assuring the department is operating at optimal efficiency.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities: Perform a wide range of duties assigned by the International Union, including but not limited to the following:

  • Provides high-level, confidential support to the Government Relations Director including managing their calendar, as well as additional Government Relations staff, and provides administrative and logistical support to priority projects of the department.
  • Supervises and manages administrative support staff, to include performance management.
  • Monitors the budget on a regular basis including reviewing employee generated costs, campaign expenses and reimbursement to locals. Identifies areas to streamline, reduce expenses and implement changes; provides support to Local Unions and Political Division field campaigns on operational needs such as budget, personnel issues, etc.
  • Participates in and helps develop budget preparation for Government Relations Department including support to coalitions, and political contributions.
  • Coordinates with Government Relations Director and/or Deputy Director, and Human Recourses regarding all staff issues, including hiring, promotions, terminations, sick leave, etc.
  • Assists the department in preparing proposals and contracts, agenda items, and supporting information for presentation.
  • Plans and coordinates department-wide activities, including meetings and special events.
  • Manages facilities and space for the Government Relations Department including distribution of office equipment such as computers, printers, cell phones, etc.
  • Handles inquiries, negotiates prices with vendors, and handles all paperwork associated with Government Relations billing, including management of department subscriptions (i.e. Roll Call, CQ).
  • Works with relevant staff to develop materials for lobbying and political activity--fact sheets, prescribed status reports, letters to elected officials, Local unions and outside organizations--and relationships to accomplish the political and legislative issues, campaigns, and other tasks as assigned. Sends necessary materials to Legislators, Locals and others to accomplish these tasks.
  • Initiates, develops, responds to, prioritizes and completes requests from the SEIU State Council and SEIU Local union staffs for assistance on federal, state and local legislative action based on the International Union's Issues Priorities.
  • Performs other duties as required to support the department and its mission.

Include SEIU staff, affiliate staff, local union officials, SEIU consultants, counterparts at partner organizations, staffs of elected officials, and other coalitions.

Direction and Decision Making:
This positions reports to Government Relations Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
B.A. degree and 3 years of related work experience in budget preparation and monitoring; at least 1 year of supervisory experience. All applicants must be able to effectively demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to manage, plan, develop, and lead staff.
  • Thorough knowledge of administrative and financial operations.
  • Thorough knowledge of labor unions and operations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of data
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data, interpret financial records, detect errors and prepare financial reports.
  • Ability to work independently and develop and maintain relationships with all levels of staff, both headquarters and field.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office, including software for tracking budgets and disbursements.
  • This position requires a high level of judgment, leadership and commitment to the goals of SEIU and its leaders.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Ability to conduct research, collect data and make sound analysis.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of judgment with minimal supervision.

Physical Requirements:
Work is generally performed in an office setting. Extended hours and travel required.

Application Requirements:
A résumé is required for all applications and a cover letter is highly suggested. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU, 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.

SEIU staff enjoy top notch benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, competitive salaries, generous holidays and vacation policies, and both a pension plan and a 401(K) Plan.

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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