SEIU Local 1

SEIU Local 1

Data Systems Manager

Based in Chicago, IL


Summary and Job Description:
SEIU Local 1 has been on the cutting edge of building the power of low-wage workers in service industries and fighting for economic, racial, immigrant and environmental justice. We are now hiring a Data Systems Manager in Chicago to help build, maintain and continuously improve our data management systems to meet the needs of our innovative and aggressive field, communications and political programs.


  • Providing strategy, leadership, and oversight of all data management systems;
  • Support forecasting, budgeting; staff planning, process improvement and data enhancement;
  • Utilize member database to support organizational mission;
  • Recruit, develop and supervise data management staff to ensure data accuracy;
  • Train other union staff on database use;
  • Work closely with the Dues Department and Member Resource Center to streamline and improve their processes;
  • Craft data solutions for field, accounting, political and communications staff;
  • Meet with other departments/divisions to ensure their data needs are met;
  • Participate in development of new national initiatives and overseeing projects;
  • Build more robust reporting/analysis tools easily usable by field staff and directors;
  • Identify and implement work process improvements; and, 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems or communications technology;
  • At least (3) years working with data systems and complex data reporting;
  • At least (3) years hands on experience with Microsoft SQL Server; 
  • Familiarity with new media/platforms, Microsoft Excel and Access;
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to draw out needs from non-technical users and translate them into system tasks;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and an ability to work in a team environment;
  • Knowledge of UnionWare, VAN, EveryAction, SEIU and call centers;
  • Knowledge and experience with databases, reporting systems;
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic and tactical systems initiatives;
  • Ability to present information concisely to drive decisions and action;
  • Strong staff development skills including training, coaching, and counseling;
  • Excellent written, verbal, and analytical communications skills in English;
  • Field experience in union or community organizing, or electoral politics a plus; 
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours.


  • Salary is competitive and negotiable.
  • Full benefits package including employer-paid health insurance, dental, vision & prescription insurance. 
  • Additional benefits include a traditional defined benefit pension plan, paid vacation, sick & personal time, as well as tuition reimbursement and other benefits.

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