SEIU Local 32BJ

Political Organizer

Based in New York City, NY

32BJ SEIU is one of the largest and most dynamic labor unions in the Northeast, with over 163,000 members in 11 states and Washington, DC. The Union is at the forefront of building the nation’s labor movement, supporting progressive candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, including campaigns to guarantee living wages, promote responsible development and expand access to health care. Its parent organization, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is the nation’s largest labor union.

The Political Organizer is based in New York City, with some travel around the city and state. The Political Organizer is responsible for aspects of the Union’s campaign to empower and educate members on the Union’s political program as well as assisting the Union’s campaigns against federal initiatives that negatively impact the membership.

Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating the NY union member political engagement program, the Social Justice Leadership Academy, which focuses on training members on social justice issues that impact the membership;
  • Training member leaders to facilitate workshops and conversations focused on social justice and political awareness;
  • Planning events to engage members in the political work of the Union;
  • Planning and coordinating campaign activities, lobby visits, phone banking and events for our campaigns as needed;
  • Supporting campaign strategies, including rallies, press events and targeted member activity;
  • Coordinating regional activity with staff working on national campaigns.

Qualifications include:

  • 2 to 3 years of experience in community organizing, legislative, or electoral campaigns;
  • Experience working with directly impacted people;
  • Ability to train and teach people of varying skillsets around economic and social justice issues;
  • Ability to plan and execute large scale events;
  • Ability to design and implement powerful and effective campaign plans;
  • Excellent communications skills and experience building strong working relationships with various stakeholders;
  • Fluent written and oral Spanish preferred but not required;
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends, and to travel as needed.

We offer a competitive salary based on experience. Our benefits package includes employer-paid health and dental insurance for employees and their qualified dependents, and a retirement benefit.

To Apply:
Please email a résumé and letter of interest to Candis Tolliver, Deputy Political Director, HR@seiu32bj.org.

32BJ SEIU is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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