Union Organizer

Job Location US-CO-Denver
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/28/2020 3:39 PM)
ID
2020-2942

Overview

SEIU/Colorado WINS 

Job Title: Union Organizer                      

Annual Salary Pay range: $45,000- $55, 000

Job Location: Denver, Colorado

 

Organization Overview:

 

The 2 million members united in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are at the forefront of a movement to build power for working people and empower all workers to form unions, no matter what job they do. SEIU members are from every walk of life, every political party, every background, every faith. They come from communities with their own stories and strengths, and that makes the Union all the more powerful because there’s strength in numbers. SEIU members work across the healthcare spectrum providing high quality care and services. They are the workers who keep our nation’s airports running and make sure landmark buildings are clean and secure. They provide essential public services and give a foundation of learning to our youngest and brightest. SEIU members believe in and are fighting for a Just Society where all workers are valued and all people respected—no matter where they come from or what color they are; where all families and communities can thrive; and where we leave a better and more equitable world for generations to come. 

 

Purpose:                                                                                                                                  

 

Colorado WINS has been on the cutting edge of building the power state employees in Colorado and fighting for economic, racial, immigrant and environmental justice. We are now hiring organizers in Denver, Colorado for this campaign that will establish collective bargaining rights for 30,000 state employees.   

 

Colorado state employees preserve and protect the things Coloradans love about the state. They are Black, brown, white and Asian and make life better for families and communities. They care for veterans and those with disabilities; maintain the safety and use of state roads and bridges; protect the quality of drinking water and air; provide stewardship to public lands and boost tourism; and provide many other essential services to keep Colorado communities secure and safe.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

  • Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to state workers.
  • Building one-on-one relationships with workers.
  • Identifying and developing leaders to guide and lead campaigns.
  • Conducting individual/group meetings with workers to discuss and plan organizing campaigns.
  • Motivating individual workers and groups of workers to become union members, take action to build their union, and lead other state workers to do the same.
  • Coordinating with workers to gather information that is useful in identifying opportunities for membership growth and mobilization.
  • Other duties as assigned

Benefits: SEIU staff enjoy excellent employer-sponsored benefits to include comprehensive health  benefits (major medical, dental and vision coverage) for employees and eligible dependents; domestic partner benefits; competitive compensation; generous holiday and vacation leave policies; and both a pension retirement plan and a 401(k) retirement savings plan. 

 

Contacts: SEIU staff and others related to organizing issues.

 

Qualification Requirements:

 

Experience: Experience that would provide the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

 

  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Ability and willingness to travel on an occasion basis.
  • Capacity to work independently and with a team.
  • The ability to make and follow through on a work plan.
  • Sharp communications skills.
  • Basic writing and computer skills.
  • The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Willingness to conduct house visits and site visits.
  • Previous experience in union or community organizing is desirable.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice is required
  • A car for work purposes, a valid driver’s license and auto insurance are required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as needed. 

 

Application Requirements: A cover letter is required for all applications.  Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for Colorado WINS, 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. 

 

If offered a position, you will be required to relocate to Denver, Colorado, if you currently do not reside in Denver. Relocation costs are not covered by SEIU.

 

 

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