SEIU Local 32BJ

Organizing Coordinator

Based in New York City, NY


At the forefront of building the nation’s labor movement, 32BJ SEIU is changing the narrative around important social and economic issues facing working families. Founded in 1934, 32BJ is the largest union of property service workers in the nation. We have a powerful and important mission: To build and grow a diverse, effective, politically independent and democratic organization of workers to change our lives for the better, improve our communities, and build a more just society for present and future generations.

With a commitment to building power for low-wage workers, 32BJ is engaged in winning strong contracts for members, organizing workers, supporting progressive candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, such as paid sick days, expanding access to health care and the Fight for $15.

The union has approximately 425 staff in sixteen offices from Boston to Miami. 32BJ SEIU represents over 175,000 property service workers including janitors, security officers, airport workers, and food service employees in 11 states and Washington, D.C. 32BJ is an affiliate of SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, which has 2 million members dedicated to raising industry standards and making life better for all working families and communities.

32BJ SEIU’s headquarters are in New York City.

Reporting to a Deputy Organizing Director, the Coordinator is part of a cross-departmental team. The Coordinator participates in senior staff meetings and union wide planning sessions, and serves as a coach and mentor for Lead Organizers and Organizers. The Organizing Coordinator performs a range of duties, which may vary according to the needs of the overall program, a specific action, or the needs of the Local as determined by the union. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise a team that may include Lead Organizer/s and Organizing Team Leader/s to ensure a successful field campaign is at the center of the strategic organizing campaign, while also developing and executing a personal monthly/quarterly work plan;
  • Create strategic campaign calendar designed to meet campaign goals, and lead campaign execution efforts with staff across union departments and districts;
  • Lead curriculum development and coordinate/run organizing team meetings and trainings;
  • Work with union field representatives and organizing department to identify and interview union members to serve on Member Organizing Brigades, as well as external candidates for New Organizer Training Program (NOTP);
  • Interview potential candidates for organizing positions and make hiring decisions in conjunction with Deputy Organizing Director;
  • Support the team’s development of organizing, leadership and other relevant skills;
  • Build effective external relationships in the communities we are organizing, as well as build internal relationships;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • An in-depth understanding of non-union worker organizing; five to seven years of organizing experience required, including experience with strategic campaign planning and supervision of Lead Organizers and Organizers;
  • Effective supervisory experience, including the ability to create and measure accountability and develop staff;
  • Strong and effective verbal and written communications skills and presentation skills;
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office and the ability to learn and utilize internal organizing software and apps;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; experience and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, including union staff at all levels;
  • Passion for social and economic justice issues.


  • This position is a full time position that regularly requires hours outside normal business hours, including nights, weekends and holidays as the campaign requires.
  • This position is based in our NY office. Future assignments or campaigns may be elsewhere in the union’s jurisdiction.
  • This position requires travel to worksites and events.
  • Valid driver’s license and car with insurance required.


  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs, walk through large work sites, and participate in marches and demonstrations that can be at least three to four hours in duration.
  • Some overnight travel to other East Coast locations may be required.

The salary for this role is $ 98,778.56. 32BJ offers a generous benefits package that includes a fully employer-paid medical, dental and vision plan (for full-time employees and their qualified dependents) and retirement benefits, including a defined benefit pension plan and 401K. 32BJ offers paid time off including three weeks’ vacation, eleven holidays, twelve sick days, and, after the first year of service, four personal days.

Please send a résumé and letter of interest to HR@seiu32bj.org. Please use “NY Airports Organizing Coordinator” in the subject line of your email. When applying be sure to indicate where you saw this job posting.

Please note 32BJ has implemented a vaccine mandate. Bona fide religious and ADA exemptions are permitted with additional safety measures.

32BJ is an inclusive and diverse organization, committed to advocating for social, racial and economic justice. We promote diversity and strongly encourage applications from people who believe in our mission. We strongly encourage women and people of color to apply.

For more information on 32BJ SEIU, visit www.seiu32bj.org.

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