SEIU Local 32BJ

Member Engagement Coordinator

Based in New York City, NY


32BJ SEIU is one of the largest and most dynamic labor unions in the Northeast, with over 175,000 members in 12 states and Washington, DC. The Union is at the forefront of building the nation’s labor movement, supporting progressive candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, including campaigns to guarantee living wages, promote responsible development and expand access to health care. Its parent organization, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is the nation’s largest labor union.

32BJ’s political program is rooted in a strong commitment to engaging members in all levels of the political process. This participation takes the form of member volunteerism and leadership in electoral and legislative campaigns (both volunteer and paid); participation in political education activities including the Social Justice Leadership Academy; and encouraging members to participate in the American Dream Fund (ADF), the Union’s PAC.

Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:
Reporting directly to the Political Director, the Member Engagement Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing programs to increase union member participation in the political work of the Union.

Additionally, the member engagement coordinator will:

  • Oversee the Social Justice Leadership Academy, including recruitment, training for facilitators, and monitoring success of program
  • Work closely with the Political Department staff to develop training and engagement programs for union members and organizing workers
  • Oversee Union-wide ADF drive including: training, goal setting with district leaders, establishing accountability metrics and on-going communication on program and strategy
  • Develop Political Club best-practices, and work with district political staff to implement these best practices where clubs exist or are created
  • Develop orientation and onboarding trainings for Member Political Organizers (MPOs) when recruited for political brigades
  • Work with the communications department to create and maintain ongoing Member Communications calendar (including web, mail, phone and more about the union’s political program)
  • Develop an electoral pipeline program for members to run for public political office, including candidate training

Qualifications include:

  • The successful candidate will have 3 to 5 years of experience engaging workers around political action in either a union or a volunteer-based organization.
  • The applicant should have strong organizational abilities, pay attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple tasks and respond to shifting demands.
  • Strong writing and communications skills, with experience communicating complex issues to diverse audiences;
  • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus;
  • Familiarity with PowerPoint, Excel and other programs used to create training tools.

The salary for this position is $77,570 annualized. Our benefits package includes employer-paid medical and dental plans for fulltime staff and their qualified dependents, a 401k and a pension plan.

To Apply:
Please email a résumé and letter of interest to Candis Tall, Political Director, at: HR@seiu32bj.org.
Use “Political” in the Subject line of your email.

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.

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