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Senior Organizer, Healthcare Division

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Washington, Dist. Columbia, 20001 United States


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$78,691 / Annual

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Sep 15, 2022

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Job Category: UUR
Requisition Number: SENIO002553
Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington | DC | 20036 | USA


SEIU (Service Employees International Union)

JOB TITLE: Senior Organizer

GRADE: III Annual Salary is $78,691


ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: The 2 million members united in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are at the forefront of a movement to build power for working people and empower all workers to form unions, no matter what job they do. SEIU members are from every walk of life, every political party, every background, every faith. They come from communities with their own stories and strengths, and that makes the Union all the more powerful because there's strength in numbers. SEIU members work across the healthcare spectrum providing high quality care and services. They are the workers who keep our nation's airports running and make sure landmark buildings are clean and secure. They provide essential public services and give a foundation of learning to our youngest and brightest. SEIU members believe in and are fighting for a Just Society where all workers are valued and all people respected—no matter where they come from or what color they are; where all families and communities can thrive; and where we leave a better and more equitable world for generations to come.

PURPOSE: To represent and assist the International Union in organizing; to take responsibility for major campaigns and to act in a leadership role with respect to program and other staff; to perform advanced training for organizers, staff, and worker leaders of SEIU; and to design and implement organizing goals of SEIU.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.) Perform a wide range of duties as assigned by the International Union, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Designs and manages large organizing campaigns or multiple smaller campaigns including organizing, comprehensive campaigns, strikes, and political action. Works with field, industry division, and local staff to coordinate all aspects of the campaign including vision, strategy, timeline, communication, community outreach, and politics.
  • Develops and implements division, regional, or political programs.
  • Coordinates and directs organizing staff including scheduling, assigning turf, debriefing, and training.
  • Develops and implements training for staff and worker leaders on the campaign to further develop skills and understanding of the campaign.
  • Provides feedback to staff on their performance while on the campaign. Provides information on staff performance to the campaign director.
  • Assists local unions in the development of an organizing program.
  • Oversees management of the campaign data base, list, and cards.
  • Develops and monitors the campaign budget for the campaign.
  • Directs major negotiations tied to organizing campaigns.
  • Coordinates affiliations and mergers campaigns.
  • Performs other duties as required to assist the International Union.
  • Must be available for frequent travel with overnight stays required. Long and irregular hours.

CONTACTS: Include SEIU and affiliate staff and elected leaders, staff and leaders and other unions, community and allied organizations, relevant public officials, and experts on issues pertinent to the operations of the Organizing Division.

DIRECTION & DECISION MAKING: Reports to the Region or Division Organizing Coordinator and/or Region or Division Organizing Director.

  • Must be able to act and organize time with extreme independence. This person will spend time managing and/or working with campaign staff, local leaders and members, nonunion workers, and community partners in order to implement and execute communications strategy.
  • A high level of judgment, ability to take initiative and work independently; must be able to work with union members, leaders, and staff in complex and sometimes political situations.
  • Must be able to handle multiple priority projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines.
  • Experience developing and implementing strategy on a wide range of campaigns, including organizing, contract, political, and legislative, as well as experience working with community allies.
  • Excellent writing, verbal, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to continuously develop knowledge and skills.


  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Three to five years of work in external labor union organizing.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and leading organizing campaigns.
  • Previous experience with the labor movement or other advocacy organizations preferred.


  • Excellent writing, verbal, and analytical communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of organizing and political campaign strategies.
  • Ability to develop and train staff and worker leaders in the skills needed for the campaign.
  • Knowledge of organizing campaign data base management tools such as Organizer Toolbox or other similar applications. Skill in the use of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to write and proofread campaign communications materials.
  • Must be able to fluently speak, read and write in Spanish.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have the ability to work in an office (or similar) setting with or without reasonable accommodation. Travel in addition to long and extended work hours are required.


VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for either a) a certain medical condition(s); or b) on the basis of sincerely held strong religious beliefs and practices; c) as otherwise required by law.





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