Director of Field Services

3 months ago(10/20/2017 12:33 PM)



SEIU Local 509  (Service Employees International Union)


Job Title:     Director of Field Services                                                                                 

Location:   Marlborough, MA



About SEIU Local 509:


SEIU Local 509 is a fast growing, progressive union representing 20,000 workers.  Our members are organized into 4 divisions: state workers, private human service workers, family childcare providers and higher education faculty.  The Director of Field Services Director is responsible for directing and coordinating the work of the 4 divisions, and developing a unified and coordinated field plan.


Primary job duties include:



·         Responsible for developing bargaining campaigns


·         Responsible for developing a unified field campaign across divisions


·         Develops programs for Member Leadership Development.


·         Coordinates field representative activity with other components of the Local Union such as organizing,  politics, finance and administrative


·         Chairs bargaining committees and interim bargaining efforts.


·         Consults with and advises chapter leadership regarding chapter issues, strategies and tactics, and problem solving


·         Monitors to ensure compliance & time limits.


·         Maintains liaison with various agency personnel to facilitate problem solving on all levels.


·         Coordinates communication and protocols with the MARC, Member Action Resource Center


·         Responsible for unfair labor practice charges


·         Meets with management to discuss various issues.


·         Attends membership, chapter and local meetings


·         Responds to member concerns and complaints


·         Performs related work as required.


·         Evaluates work performance.





  • Must have least 10 years of Union Organizer/Field Representative work of which at least five must be in a supervisory role.
  • Must possess good written and oral communication skills and have the ability to work in stressful situations.
  • Must be willing to work long hours, travel both in and out of state, and work on weekends and evenings.
  • A good knowledge of contract interpretation, knowledge of state and federal laws applicable to employment.
  • Excellent computer skills are essential.




Under direct supervision of President/Executive Director or his/her designee




Responsible for supervision of management staff in Higher Education, Childcare and Private Human Services, as well as lead internal organizers in the state worker division.




A resume is required for all applications and a cover letter is highly suggested.  Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for us, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan. 





SEIU Local 509  is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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