SEIU Healthcare Michigan

SEIU Healthcare Michigan

Internal Organizing Director

Based in Detroit, MI


The Internal Organizing Director oversees Internal organizing and member leadership development in the Union. Additionally, the Internal Organizing Director provides leadership on the development and execution of union wide political and community programs. As part of the senior staff body, the Internal Organizing Director collaborates in the overall development and implementation of the strategic organizational plan for SEIU Healthcare Michigan.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Directs Organizers in developing the leadership of the organization including the design and implementation of organizing, political campaigns and community partnerships to build organizational leadership identification, recruitment, development, and training
  • The Internal Organizing Director oversees and directs the work of all staff in his/her region, including the development and training of members
  • Develops specific organizing campaigns for represented facilities and works closely with the External Organizing Director to ensure the targets are aligned with Int’l Division priorities and local union priorities
  • Develops uniform standards for review and evaluation of campaigns
  • Develops action-based campaigns on issues that engage members, that are opportunities to build the organization and that are aligned with industry and national objectives within SEIU
  • Ensures the tracking, reporting and analysis on all membership activity in her/his purview
  • Ensures the handling of contract renewals, grievances and arbitration as per SEIU’s coordinated approach and standards
  • Coordinates all information with the MRC and develops a collective bargaining strategy appropriate for each instance to achieve more uniform contracts terms and expiration dates
  • Develops and coordinates all membership-based legislative activity with other appropriate staff that relates to long term care issues
  • Provides direction, staff development and accountability measures including disciplinary action (if needed) to staff.
  • Develops recommended budgets, allocates resources effectively and plans and implements program activities as appropriate
  • Interprets collective bargaining agreements to members, staff, stewards and other workers
  • Analyzes employer relation problems and recommends solutions to workers, member leaders, staff and officials of the Union or employer
  • Testifies as expert witness before various agencies


  • A minimum of five years of experience as a Union staff person leading multiple teams of staff.
  • In depth knowledge of relevant special body of knowledge including labor law like NLRA, MERC, MIOSHA, FMLA, ADA, Workers Compensation, etc
  • Knowledge of workers, the workplace, labor, and political issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to relate, establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Adept at leading and motivating workers in necessary struggles
  • Dedication to workers’ rights and social justice
  • Skilled at managing and meeting many and varying deadlines
  • Effective informal and formal negotiating skills
  • Effective demonstrable oral, written and listening skills in English; bilingual skills highly desirable
  • Excellent analytical and judgment skills as demonstrable by the ability to assess information and evidence and act strategically
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills showing flexibility as needed; adept at dealing with conflicting/changing priorities
  • Effective facilitating and organizing meeting skills
  • Experience organizing independently and as part of a team
  • Working knowledge of computer programs including Word, e-mail, accessing the Internet, and databases
  • Program planning and administrative skills
  • Previous staff supervisory experience
  • The Internal Organizing Director is required to work long and varying hours including weekends, nights and holidays. Driving long distances for extended periods of time is also required. * * *Travel both statewide and out of state with overnights and periods away from home may be required
  • The Internal Organizing Director is required to have a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and a working automobile

Expected Behavior:

The Internal Organizing Director is expected to embrace, promote and demonstrate the organizations’ core values.

Ensure outstanding representation of the organization to internal and external allies and constituents.

To Apply:
Mail, e-mail or fax a detailed résumé, cover letter to:

E-mail: andrea.acevedo@seiuhealthcaremi.org
In subject of email: Title of Position for which you are Applying

SEIU Healthcare Michigan
c/o Human Resources Human Resources
3031 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202

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