WHO WE ARE:
SEIU 721 is a dynamic and fast growing labor organization recognized as one of the largest and strongest unions of publicly funded employees in the nation. We represent over 85,000 members and have over 170 staff employees covering 6 counties in Southern California, including Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties and numerous cities in these regions. Our members provide public services in diverse fields, including health care, social services, special districts, private non-profits, libraries, courts, parks and recreation, public works and mental health. They care for the sick, protect the quality of the drinking water, keep records in the courts, administer benefits for poor people, maintain the libraries, help run the jails, protect our communities’ most vulnerable members, maintain the streets, work with parolees, groom and maintain the beaches, and provide many other services to keep counties and cities running.
Under the direction of the Health Services Director, the Internal Organizing Campaign Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of the Local’s internal organizing plan and the supervision of assigned division staff and/or internal organizers, with the goal of providing strategic guidance to the union in its various campaigns, which includes the development of organizing activities. In the capacity of supervising staff, responsible for day-to-day supervision, coordinating with Leadership and Regional / Internal Organizing Directors on staff development of all internal organizers, monitoring, training, and has the authority to recommend and implement discipline. Make recommendations on assignments based on staff development needs. This is not a 9 to 5 job – long and varied hours, with early morning, evening, weekend work and travel, including overnight stays. This is an exempt position.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Assist in developing and implementing all aspects of work plans for assigned internal organizing campaigns.
- Works with Regional Director / Field Division Directors in developing and implementing staff development plans.
- Supervises assigned staff.
- May serve as primary spokesperson in internal organizing campaigns.
- Conducts training(s) for staff and leadership.
- Identifies and implements legal, community and political strategies.
- Oversees the development of a coordinated communications during internal organizing campaigns.
- May serve as the lead staff negotiator in bargaining and/or oversee bargaining contract campaigns.
- May perform other duties as assigned.
- Commitment to social justice and building long-term power for working people.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write reports, make presentations, facilitate meetings, and conduct training.
- Excellent analytical and program planning skills.
- Ability to develop and maintain good working relations with diverse membership and staff.
- Ability to inspire and motivate others.
- Ability to take initiative, to work with a team, and to handle a fast-paced setting, multiple projects and tight deadlines.
- Proficiency in Word and PowerPoint, as well as working knowledge of spreadsheets and database software.
- Strong knowledge and experience in union internal organizing in the public sector.
- Knowledge of organizing campaign strategies and their application.
- Minimum five (5) years of experience developing and leading union organizing campaigns.
- Minimum of three (3) years experience in managing staff and members on organizing campaigns.
- Significant experience in the legal, political, economic and industry forces that impact organizing campaigns.
- Significant experience in developing and implementing organizing campaigns.
- Knowledge of labor laws relating to the public and private sector and non-profit industries.
- Knowledge and experience in the supervision of workers.
- Experience in organizing, development and mobilization of workers.
- Experience in lobbying elected and appointed officials.
- Experience working with community organizations.
- Ability to demonstrate self-motivation, initiative, critical thinking skills, responsibility and productivity.
- Proven ability to develop staff and members.
- Familiarity of databases and word processing programs.
- Basic knowledge of worker’s rights.
- Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends and participate in all union wide activities.
- Willingness to travel and work in different locations for determined periods of time.
- Valid driver’s license, working automobile and valid auto insurance with minimum level of coverage required by the union.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary is commensurate based on experience.
Fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision and a generous life insurance
Mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter, detailed resume, detailed writing sample and the name, job title, address, and phone number of three professional references to:
Cathleen Garcia, Deputy Director of Human Resources
SEIU Local 721 Suite 100 1545 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017
Fax: (213) 401-1787
To be considered, your resume or cover letter must show how you meet each of the job requirements listed above.
SEIU Local 721 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. SEIU Local 721 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces zero tolerance policies against discrimination and sexual harassment. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Position will remain open until filled.