SEIU Local 2015

SEIU Local 2015

Organizer I
Member Strength

Based in Eureka, Bay Area, Sacramento, AND Fresno, CA


SEIU Local 2015 is California’s Long Term Care workers organization that will unleash the collective power of long term care workers, their families, and their communities, harness the power of technology, and build a broad movement to disrupt the unjust status quo in order to bring lasting transformational change towards a more just society for all.

SEIU Local 2015 represents 372,000 homecare providers, nursing home workers and assisted living center workers throughout California, making it the largest union of long term care givers in California and the second largest SEIU local in the nation. For more information please visit: http://seiu2015.org.

Position Purpose:
Organizers train, develop and empower   workers across the long term-care sector, including In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) homecare, skilled nursing home facilities, private homecare facilities and assisted living facilities to:

  • Form, build, and grow their union
  • Participate in their contract bargaining and representation
  • Organize and mobilize around work site issues, political, legislative and policy goals.
  • Develop their leadership potential

SEIU Local 2015 Organizers may be assigned to work as “internal” organizers – working with and on behalf of workers who are already in unions; or as “external” organizers – working with and on behalf of workers who are in the process of building a union for the first time.

Required Competencies:

  • Ability to adapt to changing environments and work under pressure
  • Ability to work with diverse communities
  • Ability to be an active listener and engage in self-reflection
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate self-motivation
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to hold oneself accountable to goals and commitment
  • Basic computer literacy

Experience and Education:

  • Previous experience in union organizing is highly desirable.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Membership recruitment and COPE (Committee on Political Education/) recruitment.  This is seen as a primary duty of an organizer, with COPE contribution/membership indivisible from membership recruitment goals.
  • Assess, identify, and recruit workers to be activists and leaders.
  • Assist in conducting basic member trainings.
  • Make and execute daily, weekly, and monthly work plans based on assigned goals and objectives.
  • Learn about how the long term care industry functions and is funded, the industry employers, and the role of the National Relations Board and PERB plays in the industry.
  • Develop plans around various goals including membership, COPE, activists and leader recruitment and mobilizing and organizing members for key union activities.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.

Scope and Nature of Supervision:

  • Organizers will report to their assigned supervisor.

Working Conditions:

  • Willingness and ability to work long, irregular hours, including weekends
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable use of car for work, and required automobile insurance
  • Willingness and ability to travel if required

Job descriptions are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of every activity or responsibility that is required for each role.

SEIU Local 2015 is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The current salary range is $68,732.52 – $72,212.10 based on experience and qualifications.

To Apply: Email cover letter, résumé, and references to:

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