1199 NE SEIU - New England Health Care Employees Union (Service Employees International Union)
Job Title: SEIU Connecticut State Council Director
Location: Hartford, CT
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: SEIU CONNECTICUT STATE COUNCIL DIRECTOR
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the nation's largest and fastest growing union. The Local SEIU Unions in the Connecticut State Council together represent over 60,000 workers and retirees in the public sector at the state and municipal level, health care, higher education, home care, child care and other service industries. The State Council is responsible for developing and implementing (in coordination with the Locals and the International) joint issue, legislative and electoral campaign plans that incorporate aspects of field, lobbying, communications, research, coalition-building, and member-leadership development.
Purpose of Position:
The State Council Director will guide and direct the council to develop and execute strategic plans that reflect the goals of the Local Unions in the Connecticut Council.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Scope and Nature of Supervision:
The Director will report to the State Council President, and is accountable to, the State Council Executive Board. The Director position is salaried and serves at the discretion of the State Council Executive Board.
Educational Background (or experience in lieu of educational background):
Successful candidates for this position must demonstrate excellence in verbal and written communication, well-developed analytical skills, critical thinking skills and the ability to excise professional judgment independent of daily oversight. A "B.A." or advanced degree is not a requirement of this position, but will be favorably considered in the application process.
Previous Work Experience(s):
At least five (5) years, of professional experience in organizing, politics, campaign management, strategic communications, and/or development with a labor union, non-profit organization, or progressive elected official is required. Specific and successful experience in the following areas is preferred:
Demonstrated skill and effectiveness in the following is required:
Salary and Benefits:
Competitive salary depends on experience. This job includes a generous benefits package including pension and health insurance.
Please submit a resume which includes your practical and formal background and experience, references (including phone numbers. We will not call them before we speak to you.) A writing sample will be required.
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.
The Connecticut State Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from a wide spectrum of gender, ethnic and racial groups.