SEIU Local 1000

SEIU Local 1000

Communications Specialist
(Graphic Designer and Artist)

Based in Sacramento, CA

SEIU Local 1000 is a cutting-edge labor union representing 95,000 state employees throughout California. We want you to lead our effort to build relationships, engagement, and power within our membership and our communities through compelling digital content, graphic design, and engagement organizing.

We are seeking an experienced communications guru for our Sacramento office with the strategic sense, experience, and style to do things differently. The ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks is crucial to the candidate’s success in this position. As the communications specialist for the organization, creativity, excellent writing and verbal skills are required. Examples of online campaign materials will be required at interview.


  • Handle the creative design and production of all internal and external print and digital communications.
  • Develop and implement a strategy that grows our online community and engages audiences in union, political, and community campaigns.
  • Engage union and community activists in online campaigns, test messaging that best resonates with key audiences, and mobilize members and our communities to participate in organizing efforts.
  • Incorporate new media techniques into the culture of our union to increase the effectiveness, reach, and level of member participation.
  • Assist internal stakeholders to develop digital strategies for key initiatives.
  • Update and manage the SEIU Local 1000 website and social media platforms.
  • Use online metric tools to analyze, assess, and develop recommendations for digital organizing strategies.
  • Provide leadership with recommendations for developing a culture of online activism among officers, members, and staff.
  • Assist in keeping files relevant to the communications function.
  • Take photographs and shoot videos.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Equivalent to two (2) years of college required. Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Communications, Political Science or related field preferred.
  • Three years of experience in a relevant field of communications; two years using social media for advocacy or campaign purposes.
  • Experience in public relations, political communications or producing online engagement campaigns and advocacy preferred.
  • Photoshop and Illustrator expertise required.
  • Experience with CMS, CRM, and video editing and photography.
  • Strong digital communication skills essential.
  • Commitment to metrics, accountability, and goal tracking.
  • Understanding of and commitment to union and economic justice issues.
  • Basic HTML knowledge is a plus; strong knowledge of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Experience building a culture of online participation.
  • Ability to synthesize and translate complex issues into accessible and compelling content.
  • Adaptability and ability to absorb and gather new information on deadline and turn around projects quickly and effectively under pressure.
  • Electoral campaign, issue advocacy, or public policy experience strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours.
  • Occasional travel required.

To Apply
Cover letters should describe your qualifications, experience and career goals, as well as a brief description of why you want to work to realize Local 1000’s vision for building a strong union.

Apply at: https://www.seiu1000.org/employment-opportunities

SEIU is committed to building a diverse workforce. We offer excellent benefits, including paid health benefits for employee and family, liberal paid time off and competitive salary. All applicants must be able to furnish proof of authorization to work in the United States.

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