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Security Lead External Organizer

based in San Jose, CA


SEIU USWW Is currently seeking a Lead Organizer to help lead on an exciting campaign to organize Security Officers around Silicon Valley. The Lead Organizer, under the direction of the Organizing Coordinator/Director, and will work to oversee the team of organizing staffs. SEIU United Service Workers West represents over 40,000 service workers across California. We have been on the cutting edge of progressive activism, building the power of low-wage workers in service industries and in leading the fight for social justice on issues such as health care, housing, immigration and education reform.

SEIU USWW has a lead external organizer position available immediately, based in San Jose.

SOME KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead staff by example, setting high standards in work ethic and professional approach
  • Participate effectively on a team of organizers and researchers to plan and implement new worker
  • organizing campaigns, motivate workers and outside supporters to take action.
  • Recruitment and development of workplace leaders and worker committees
  • Work with leaders and committees, identify and develop leaders.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed information on work sites and track individual worker info and
  • assignments
  • As needed, gather information for legal action to protect workers’ rights

SOME OF THE JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Commitment to social justice
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in external organizing campaigns organizing non-union workers
  • Ability to effectively plan and implement work and manage time, as part of a team and individually
  • Ability to travel to other work sites in California, work long and irregular and extended hours
  • Experience and knowledge of computer programs is a plus (including word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet and database software)
  • Driver’s license and reliable car
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is a big plus

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • Salary is competitive and negotiable (based on the Staff Union Contract)
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, a pension plan, paid vacation, and car allowance

To apply, email a resume with cover letter explaining interest and qualifications

To Samuel Kehinde at samuel.kehinde@seiu-usww.org

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

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