SEIU 775

SEIU 775

Growth Organizer

Based in Billings, Montana


About SEIU 775
SEIU 775’s mission is to unite tthe strength of all caregivers, to create a better life for ourselves and those we care for, and to lead the way to a more just and equitable world. We represent more than 45,000 long-term care workers providing quality in-home care, nursing home care, and adult day health services in Washington State and Montana.

About This Role
Organizers in our Growth (new organizing) Department at SEIU 775 help workers form unions by identifying and developing worker leaders, engaging with workers 1-on-1 and in groups, and by mobilizing members and the community to support a pro-worker agenda. Growth organizers work in coalition with other unions and community groups to support low-wage worker organizing across industries and across the region and country.

The Growth department at SEIU 775 values experience and we also foster an environment where organizers have opportunity to grow through mentorship, development programs and on the ground training.

This position is included in the Staff Union Bargaining Unit and is a full-time, salaried, overtime-exempt position.

Location: Based out of SEIU 775 Billings, Montana

Essential Functions:

  • Engaging, motivating, and activating worksite leaders and member organizers around a vision of union difference
  • Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union workers
  • Building one-on-one relationships with workers
  • Identifying, recruiting, and developing worker leaders
  • Conducting individual and group meetings with workers to move organizing campaigns forward.
  • Planning and carrying out effective organizing campaigns
  • Mobilizing for actions and events to support worker organizing efforts
  • Engaging workers in our fight to promote racial justice and combat white supremacy
  • Working with non-union workers to successfully form powerful unions

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in union organizing or community-based organizing
  • Developed understanding about how to find and activate workplace leaders
  • Bilingual fluency preferred

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to social & economic justice
  • Ability to work independently & with a team
  • Willingness to conduct work site visits and home visits
  • Strong planning, time-management, and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends
  • Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer literacy and ability to learn necessary technology tools
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed
  • A drivers’ license, a car, automobile insurance, and a cell phone with NW regional coverage
  • The ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment

Typical Working Conditions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, requirements include:

  • Regularly drive a car, operate a computer, a cell phone, and other general office equipment.
  • Occasionally to walk from door to door for 3 hours at a time with rest and meal breaks
  • Stand; walk; and sit for hours at a time.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Sometimes travel, work irregular hours to prepare for, and attend events and union activities.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can elevate during events and campaign activities.
  • A regular work week can be 8 hours a day 5 days a week. Frequently job requirements exceed 8 hours a day.
  • Occasionally, when we have major events to plan for, a Media Relations & Communications Specialist must be able to work every day for 2 weeks.
  • Employee may be required to travel for days, weeks, and sometimes months at a time, to Montana, to other parts of the Washington State, or to other states. During this time Program Staff stay in hotels and work requirements are the same as above.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is full time (40 hours/week). Salary and benefits set by collectively bargained contract; pay ranges from $75,458 – $84,978 per year. Benefits include vacation, holiday and sick leave benefits, fully paid health, dental, vision, and life insurance, defined benefit pension plan, and optional 401(k), WFH credit, and more.

To Apply:
Please fill out an application for the “Growth Organizer - Billings, Montana ” directly by clicking APPLY. In your application, make sure to include a Cover Letter.

Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

AAP/EEO Statement
SEIU 775 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. SEIU 775 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. In addition to federal law requirements, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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