SEIU Michigan

Legislative and Political Coordinator

Based in Lansing, MI

Organization Overview:
SEIU Michigan joins together Michigan’s 4 SEIU locals—SEIU Healthcare Michigan, SEIU Local 517M, SEIU Local 1 and the Michigan Corrections Organization together to develop and lead the union’s strategy and program across locals, industries, and geographies to build power and win justice for workers, our families, and our communities.

SEIU Michigan members are from every walk of life, every political party, every background, every faith. They work across the healthcare spectrum providing high quality care and services. They are the workers who keep our nation’s airports running and make sure landmark buildings are clean and secure. They provide essential public services and give a foundation of learning to our youngest and brightest.

SEIU Michigan members believe in and are fighting for a Just Society where all workers are valued, and all people respected—no matter where they come from or what color they are; where all families and communities can thrive; and where we leave a better and more equitable world for generations to come.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Monitors targeted legislation on behalf of SEIU Michigan and our locals in support of our shared legislative agenda.
  • Understands each local’s membership and unique issues as well as SEIU’s breakthrough organizing strategies to support not yet union workers in forming strong unions.
  • Collaborates closely with the International Union staff to integrate SEIU Michigan’s organizing, political, and member engagement programs to achieve breakthroughs on our demand for Unions for All Michigan workers.
  • Leads in setting up Lobby Days and meetings with Legislators.
  • Leads the SEIU MI endorsement process.
  • Prepares members and staff to speak at legislative hearings.
  • Builds strong relationships with targeted legislators.
  • Serves as the face of SEIU MI at the Capitol.
  • Build and maintain relationships with the Lansing lobby core, including labor groups and partner organizations.
  • Monitor legislation and policy moving in Detroit, Oakland County, and other highly targeted jurisdictions.

Education and Experience:

  • Passion for and commitment to working people, organized labor, and racial justice.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in the Capital.
  • Detailed understanding of the legislative process in Michigan, including bringing policy ideas to draft legislation, navigating bill authorships and sponsorship, the committee process, through voting.
  • Existing relationships with legislators, legislative staff, the lobby core, Capitol press, partner community groups, organized labor, etc.

Working Conditions:

  • Staff are expected to work long and irregular hours, work on weekends and holidays when necessary.


  • Salary range--$70,000-80,000 and benefit package includes fully paid health insurance, defined-benefit pension, etc.

Equal Opportunity
SEIU Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBT people, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter and résumé online at: INFO@seiumisc.org

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.