Internal Organizer
Assigned to the External Organizing Department

Based in Los Angeles, CA

The Internal Organizer trains, coaches and develops members and member-leaders to build power at their worksites and union-wide.


  • Effectively recruit, mentor, coach and develop new leaders
  • Train member-leaders to recruit and mobilize union members to participate in the union
  • Raise COPE funds by educating members about the connection of politics to improving their wages and working
  • Create and foster a member-leader communication infrastructure at worksites and within jurisdiction to support organizing and union priorities
  • Effectively recruit and mobilize new members to participate in the union
  • Recruit volunteers to participate in electoral and lobbying activities
  • Develop and execute plans for internal organizing and contract and worksite campaigns for issues such as member rights, local and state budgets, contract negotiations, health and safety, etc.
  • Enforce contracts at the worksite or in disciplinary appeals through organizing and advocacy
  • Updates member case information in appropriate databases
  • Conduct worksite meetings, informal discipline, grievance meetings and labor management meetings
  • Prepare and manage work plans, calendars, files, reports and other records
  • Support and assist, in collective bargaining or serve as union chief negotiator
  • Walks door-to-door, telephones or lobbies voters and/or elected officials about candidates and issues consistent with Local 99's electoral and legislative program
  • Moves the agenda and programs of SEIU, including participating in rallies and other activities supported or hosted by the Local
  • Submits Local 99 administrative reports such as Activity Reports, auto insurance, HelpDesk tickets, Outlook calendar scheduling, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Internal Organizer II has more labor/management, representational, bargaining and organizing experience and expertise than the Internal Organizer I.

Internal Organizers may be supervised by the External Organizing Director.

Knowledge of:

  • Organizing methodology
  • English grammar and punctuation rules – proficient
  • Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and Excel (Access a plus)
  • Office equipment (fax machines, computers, copiers, etc.)

Ability to:

  • Organize members to build an infrastructure at their worksite to build power
  • Communicate with members, member-leaders, staff and management with a professional and courteous attitude
  • Exercise good judgment and establish priorities when faced with many tasks and while working with minimal supervision
  • Recognize, handle and/or refer politically sensitive situations
  • Listen, speak and write exceptionally well
  • Model and encourage positive interpersonal relations among colleagues
  • Motivate co-workers while working both independently and on a team
  • Be well-organized and self-motivated
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Work in a high-pressure environment and organize time wisely to meet unpredictable deadlines
  • Negotiate collective bargaining agreements
  • Represent individual members in disciplinary appeals
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with senior management staff, including school district superintendents, elected officials, and others


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college-or university or its equivalent a plus but not required
  • 3 years’ experience as an Organizer in the labor movement or with a community group


  • Strong commitment to progressive social change and activism and understands and commits to SEIU Local 99's members and mission
  • Work long, varied hours including evenings and some weekends
  • Maintain a valid Driver's License, current auto insurance, and reliable automobile
  • Drive for extended periods of time and walk to and from schools, worksites and other locations which may involve climbing stairs
  • Bilingualism is strongly desired but not a requirement
  • Contract implementation experience is strongly desired but not a requirement

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, Salaried, Bargaining Unit
This job description is not a complete statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skill, and abilities. Management retains the discretion to add or change typical duties of a position at any time.

To Apply
Email phernandez@seiu99.org with résumés and inquiries.

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