SEIU Service Employees International Union
Title: Deputy Director of Communications Grade: MGT G- Salary: $125,214/YR
Location: Washington, DC
Serves as the deputy to the Director of Communications in overseeing SEIU’s communications department’s initiatives and its operations. Directs coordination of work among communications department teams. Handles administrative management for the department such as personnel, staff development, trainings, and operations. Represents the Director of Communications in their absence on annual budget decision-making. Leads communications on important special projects for the union.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)
Directs department efforts around staff development, training, evaluations, professional development and key department-directed initiatives.
Must be able to represent the International Union with local leaders, members, staff, and outside organizations utilizing independent judgment and the highest level of professionalism.
Interfaces with highest-level organizational and external contacts, including:
Ensures that sophisticated choices are made about appropriate vendors and support services.
Direction and Decision Making:
Reports to the Director of Communications and works with extreme independence.
Must be able to work with International and local union elected leaders and senior staff in complex and sometimes politically sensitive situations.
Must have demonstrated ability to manage own work and work of others without supervision.
Requires a high level of judgment and ability to take initiative and work independently.
Must use a high level of judgment and discretion in resolving problems within the Communications Department, the division, and throughout SEIU.
Must maintain the highest level of confidentiality in handling SEIU affairs.
Must be able to handle multiple “priority” projects simultaneously and set and meet deadlines, and ensure that staff team does the same.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in communications-related field preferred; ten (10) or more years of experience in communications or related work, including at least seven (7) years managing strategy, planning, and program development, or a combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Work is generally performed in an office setting, but job may require work in the field or in other settings to perform the tasks required to complete assignments. Must be available for frequent travel with overnight stays. Long and irregular hours.
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 SEIU, 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 staff enjoy top notch benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, competitive salaries, generous holidays and vacation policies, and both a pension plan and a 401(K) Plan.
SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.