Security External Organizer

Based in San Jose, CA

SEIU USWW (Northern California) represents more than 4,000 security officers across Northern California with plans to organize thousands more. Together, as part of the national Stand for Security campaign, thousands of low-wage security officers have united in SEIU to win improved wages, health care and respect on the job. SEIU’s Property Services Division in California have been on the cutting edge of building power for low-wage workers in service industries and fighting in larger struggles for social justice on issues such as health care, immigration and education reform. We are now hiring an External Organizer both to work on this exciting campaign to organize thousands of new workers in the Bay Area.

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


  • Participate effectively on a team of organizers and researchers to plan and implement new worker organizing campaigns
  • Assist with research for corporate campaigns
  • Recruitment and development of workplace leaders and worker committees
  • Work with leaders and committees to educate, agitate and motivate workers into action
  • 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
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment and prioritize needs and issues of a campaign
  • Perform other work related tasks as required by the team


  • Commitment to social justice
  • 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


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

To apply, email a résumé with cover letter explaining interest and qualifications.
Send e-mail to: 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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