SEIU Local 2015

SEIU Local 2015

Deputy Statewide Field Director
Bargaining and Representational Power

Based statewide in California


SEIU Local 2015 believes that its members and leaders are the center of our power critical to the change necessary to improve California communities and the lives of workers. To this end, the Deputy Statewide Field Director (DSFD), is central to the execution of Local 2015’s mission, vision, and core strategies.

Position Summary:
The Deputy Statewide Field Director of SEIU Local 2015 oversees member-related organizing and representational activities. As part of the Field Leadership Team, the Director collaborates in the overall development and implementation of the strategic organizational plan of SEIU
Local 2015 in the field.

The Deputy Statewide Field Director (Bargaining and Representational Power) oversees activity related to collective bargaining and representation.

Essential Job Functions:
With support from the Statewide Field Director, the Deputy Statewide Field Director oversees the development and implementation of Local 2015 strategies/program in the field across the state with the desired outcomes in clear focus.

  • Represents Local 2015 at various SEIU and other organizational functions as requested.
  • Bargaining and Representation
  • Oversees a comprehensive program to address the local’s bargaining and representation needs, and prioritizing capacity building with members and staff.
  • Mentors, Coaches, and develops the strategic and critical thinking of bargaining and representation directors
  • Works with other Deputy Statewide Field Director(s), Regional Directors (RDs) and others to develop industry specific action-based campaigns addressing local and union wide issues.
  • Coordinates with industry bargainers and develops a collective bargaining strategy appropriate for each instance to achieve more uniform contracts terms and expiration dates in all Local 2015 industries (IHSS, NH, and Private Agency).

Membership & Growth

  • Oversees bargaining and representation strategies to meet the local’s membership and growth goals.

Legislative, Policy & Strategic Partnerships

  • Oversees bargaining and representation strategies that incorporate legislative and policy goals.
  • In coordination with RDs, identifies Strategic Partnerships needed to build power in Local 2015 counties and with employers.

Leadership development

  • Oversees bargaining and representation directors in developing the leadership of the organization, including the design and implementation of programs to build organizational leadership identification, recruitment, development, and training.

Staff Development

  • Identifies learning opportunities, trainings and other staff development needs of supervisory staff and their teams.
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations for development of staff, promotions of existing staff or hiring for new recruits, and ensures key positions are filled in a timely manner.
  • Problem solves and addresses the work-related concerns of subordinate staff; Builds Organizational Culture
  • Acts as internal agent of change, consistently challenging supervisors, leaders and staff to innovate in their current work to expand the local’s capacity to win on behalf of the members.
  • Embraces, support and promotes the organizations’ core values, beliefs and culture including: Local 2015 6 core values, culture of collaboration and team work, becoming an Anti-Racist Organization (ARO) and a culture of learning, accountability and organizing.

Administrative & Budget

  • Supports direct reports to develop recommended budgets, allocate resources effectively and plan and implement program activities as appropriate.
  • Represents Local 2015 at various SEIU and other organizational functions as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated skills in the areas of collective bargaining, training, communication, facilitation, strategic analysis and planning, development and team building.
  • Work effectively with members and staff from diverse ethnic, social and economic groups
  • Exercise excellent judgment while working under pressure
  • Establish and uphold organizational priorities, standards and values
  • Manage leadership of multiple teams in multiple/large geographic areas
  • Develop, mentor and hold member leaders and staff accountable to expectations
  • Work effectively as part of senior field leadership team.
  • Track record of meeting outcomes

Experience and Education:

  • 8+ years of experience in union or community organizing, campaign coordination and representation
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience leading a team of at least four or more staff
  • A strong commitment to building a progressive labor movement through organizing the unorganized.

Scope and Nature of Supervision:
The Deputy Statewide Field Director reports directly to the Statewide Field Director. Supervision and direction may change depending on the focus of work.

Working Conditions:

  • Willingness and ability to work long, irregular hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license, reliable use of car for work, and required automobile insurance
  • Willingness and ability to travel if required
  • Work is generally performed in the field with members and outside constituents.

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.

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