SEIU Local 32BJ

Deputy Political Director

Based in the New York City, NY

32BJ SEIU is one of the largest and most dynamic labor unions in the country, with over 175,000 members in 11 states and Washington, DC. The Union is at the forefront of moving a progressive policy agenda, including minimum and prevailing wage laws, paid sick leave, responsible development standards and immigration reform. Local 32BJ has built a reputation for helping to elect pro-worker politicians and building a strong activist base among our members.

The Deputy Political Director (DPD) is one of three DPDs in the department, reporting to the Union’s Political Director. The DPD will work with the Political Director and Officers of the Union to develop and implement political and legislative strategy and membership-driven campaigns throughout their jurisdictions. The DPD will oversee key aspects of the union’s legislative, electoral and member engagement work in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Florida, as well as support its ambitious organizing program. In this role, the DPD, will be responsible for the overall management of a minimum of three staff whose responsibilities cover all aspects of the political program in their regions.

Reporting directly to the Political Director, this position will be based in New York City with considerable travel to other states in the role’s jurisdiction.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Political Director, State Political Directors, and elected leaders of Local 32BJ, create plans for all political activity and strategies for plan implementation.
  • Provide high-level strategic advice to the Political Director on all matters in jurisdiction including on budgeting, targeting, and endorsements.
  • Working closely with the Department Directors and other staff and leaders, set political goals in each state.
  • Directly supervise state political directors, including providing oversight on work plans, campaign strategies and member engagement programs
  • Provide tactical support on union events and activities, including mobilization events.
  • Identify opportunities for political activity to support the member engagement, contract and organizing campaigns of the union.
  • Communicate frequently with staff and elected leaders of 32BJ, ensuring that campaigns reflect union priorities.
  • Represent 32BJ as needed with internal and coalition partners.


  • 7+ years of experience in labor, political, or community organizing
  • Ability to design and implement powerful and effective political programs
  • Experience successfully managing staff in a team setting
  • Comprehensive knowledge of legislative and electoral processes
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with stakeholders across the union
  • A strong commitment to the work of Local 32BJ

We offer a competitive salary based on experience. Our benefits package includes employer-paid family medical and dental plans, and a pension plan.

To Apply:
Please email a résumé and cover letter to: HR@seiu32bj.org, with “Deputy Political Director” in the subject.

32BJ is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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