Organizers for America - Recent Job Postshttp://organizersforamerica.orgOrganizers for Americaen-usSun, 22 Apr 2018 22:05:48 -0400Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:05:48 -0400Copyright 2018 Organizers for AmericaKing Cow Central RSS Feed Generator (kingcow.com)Union Temporary Organizer-in-Training @ SEIU TexasFri, 20 Apr 18 17:47:44 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8445http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8445Organization Name: SEIU Texas
Location: El Paso, Texas View Google Map
Job Post Date: 20 Apr 2018
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: $40,000 annualy

Job Description

SEIU Texas
Temporary Union Organizer-in-Training
El Paso , TX
English/Spanish Proficiency is a Plus
SEIU Texas unites janitors, food service workers, hospital employees and county/municipal employees from across our state.
We are seeking energetic and passionate individuals interested in starting social justice careers in labor organizing. Verbal proficiency in English/Spanish is a plus.
For 100 years, SEIU has been helping workers stand up for their rights, fighting for dignity, respect and better conditions in workplaces and communities. With a membership 2.1 million strong, our diverse leaders and staff support workers as they speak out for good jobs and better lives for themselves and their families.
The SEIU Organizer-in-Training (OIT) Program is a 3-month training program. As an Organizer-in-Training with the SEIU, you will be assigned to campaigns to assist workers who are building unions in their workplaces. You will be trained on the fundamentals of union organizing and will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to help workers build power in the workplace.
We are now hiring an organizers to join SEIU TX, dedicated to build power for working families in Texas.
KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
? Work with diverse team and diverse group of workers in a right-to-work environment.
? Identify and develop leaders to take action/mobilize in their workplace, community, political and any external campaigns.
? Maintain and grow membership.
? Maintain accurate and detailed information on worksites and track individuals' info and assignments.
? Work with leaders and committees to educate, agitate and motivate people to action.
? Participate effectively on a team of organizers and researchers to plan and implement worker organizing & issue-driven community based social justice campaigns.
? Other duties that may not be included in this job description as required by organization
JOB REQUIREMENTS
? Commitment to social justice.
? Strong written and verbal communication skills.
? Ability to effectively plan and implement work and manage time, as part of a team and individually.
? Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.
? Experience and knowledge of computer programs is a plus (including word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet and database software).
? Driver's license and reliable car.
SALARY & BENEFITS
? Salary is competitive.
SEIU Texas is an equal opportunity employer.




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Union Organizer-in- Training / Higher Education Campaign @ SEIU InternationalFri, 20 Apr 18 16:25:26 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8444http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8444Organization Name: SEIU International
Location: Miami, Florida View Google Map
Job Post Date: 20 Apr 2018
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

SEIU (The Service Employees International Union)
Union Organizer-in-Training / Higher Education Campaigns
Miami, Florida
We are seeking energetic and passionate individuals interested in starting social justice careers in labor organizing.
For 100 years, SEIU has been helping workers stand up for their rights, fighting for dignity, respect and better conditions in workplaces and communities. With a membership 2.1 million strong, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the United States and our diverse leaders and staff support workers as they speak out for good jobs and better lives for themselves and their families.
The SEIU Organizer-in-Training (OIT) Program is a 12-month training program. As an Organizer-in-Training with the SEIU, you will be assigned to organizing campaigns, trained on the fundamentals of union organizing and will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to help workers build power in the workplace.
Key Responsibilities:
• Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union workers.
• Building one-on-one relationships with workers.
• Identifying, recruiting and developing worker leaders.
• Conducting individual and group meetings with workers to move organizing campaigns forward.
• Engaging, motivating and mobilizing workers to take action.
• Planning and carrying out actions and events to support worker organizing efforts.
Required Qualifications:
• Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.
• Ability and willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
• Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills.
• Basic computer literacy and ability to learn the organization's technology tools.
• Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
• Willingness to conduct work site and home visits.
• Strong planning, time-management and problem-solving skills.
• Willingness to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
• Possession of a valid U.S. driver's license, proof of auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.
• Ability and willingness to travel on a frequent and extensive basis is required.
• If offered an Organizer-in-Training position, you will be required to relocate to Miami, Florida. Relocation costs are not covered by SEIU.
Compensation:
• Salary and benefits are set by collective bargaining agreement. Salary is $45,760/annual and benefits include fully employer-paid health benefits package, $570/month car allowance, $60/month cell phone allowance, and other benefits outlined in the policies of SEIU and the staff union contract. This is a full-time, salaried, over-time exempt position.
Application Requirements:
A cover letter is required for all applications. 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer






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Union Organizer @ Service Employees International UnionThu, 19 Apr 18 09:20:17 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8443http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8443Organization Name: Service Employees International Union
Location: Chicago, Illinois View Google Map
Job Post Date: 19 Apr 2018
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: $50,000 annualy

Job Description

SEIU Local 1 (Service Employees International Union)
Job Title: Union Organizer
Location: Chicago, IL

SEIU Local 1 has been on the cutting edge of building the power of low-wage workers in service industries and fighting in larger struggles for social justice on issues such as health care, immigration and education reform.
We are now hiring Organizers in Chicago, IL to work on exciting campaigns to support workers who are forming unions in their workplaces.
KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
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o Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to low-wage workers.
o Building one-on-one relationships with workers.
o Identifying and developing leaders to guide and lead campaigns.
o Conducting individual/group meetings with workers to discuss and plan organizing campaigns.
o Motivating individual workers and groups of workers to take action.
o Engaging workers in broader union efforts to bring pressure to bear on industry sectors.
o Coordinating with workers to gather information that is useful in identifying opportunities for membership growth and mobilization.
o Working to involve community allies in organizing campaigns.
o Other duties as assigned
JOB REQUIREMENTS
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o Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
o Capacity to work independently and with a team.
o The ability to make and follow through on a work plan.
o Strong inter-personal communication and listening skills.
o Basic writing and computer skills.
o The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
o Willingness to conduct house visits and worksite visits.
o Previous experience in union or community organizing is desirable but not required.
o A demonstrated commitment to social justice is required.
o A valid U.S. driver's license, auto insurance and automobile that can be used for daily work purposes are required.
o Language: Spanish/English a plus, but not required.
o If offered a position, relocation to Chicago, Illinois is required. Relocation costs are NOT covered by SEIU Local 1.
SALARY & BENEFITS
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o Salary is competitive and negotiable (based on the Staff Union Contract).
o Full benefits package, including health insurance, a pension plan, paid vacation, car allowance provided.
SEIU LOCAL 1 is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Requirements:
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.
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SEIU Local 1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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Experience: At least 1 years

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Senior Organizer - Universal Family Care @ Michigan UnitedWed, 18 Apr 18 14:07:34 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8442http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8442Organization Name: Michigan United
Website: miunited.org
Location: 4405 Wesson Street Detroit, MI 48210 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 18 Apr 2018
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $36,500 and $42,500 annualy.
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Position Summary
Universal Family Care is a campaign that is advancing a vision of dignity and justice for children, elders, and people with disabilities who need some type of caregiving. We are building a campaign around the premise that Michiganders deserve high quality care to live full and healthy lives, from infants and young children to older adults and people with disabilities. The campaign seeks to develop the talents of people most impacted by limited access to care or insufficient wages as caregivers. We are developing leaders across the state to employ a variety of tactics to build the people power we need to move this issue politically. The Universal Family Care Organizer will report to the Director of Universal Care and will be responsible for building support for universal family care in key districts across the state.
The organizer will be responsible for building relationships with constituents, developing a core team of leaders, organizing events, and training volunteer leaders. Statewide travel is expected for this position.

Qualifications

Experience: At least 2 years
Skills: Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Conduct 1:1 meetings with potential leaders who are impacted by issues targeted by the Universal Care Campaign
• Schedule meetings with elected representatives to advance the agenda of Universal Care across Michigan
• Use social media and other tools to educate the public on issues of Universal Care
• Plan and execute actions that create awareness
• Effectively represent Michigan United within coalitions made of other community organizations
• Work closely with staff in Detroit, Flint, and Grand Rapids to achieve unity of purpose (while there may be difference in execution) across the state, and identify opportunities to connect the work of Michigan United across the state
• Build membership base of leaders who can carry out actions to effect change
• Teach organizing strategies and tactics
• Prepare reports of activities as requested
• Canvassing and phone banking as necessary
• Contribute to organization fundraising initiatives
• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Exemplarily communication skills and the ability to communicate with equal effectiveness to marginalized community members as well as major donors
• Excellent judgment in day-to-day decisions and ability to operate with limited daily supervision
• Self-starter and motivated
• Ability to work individuality AND function as a part of an organization
• Knowledge of principles of community organizing and advocacy strategies
• Highly organized and meets deadlines
• Familiar with database management, data reporting systems, and computer programs (Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Docs)

Previous Life and/or Educational Experiences (* notes which are preferred, but not required)
• 1-3 years of organizing experience
• Strong written and verbal communication skills (demonstrated)
• Proficiency in another language (Spanish)*
Working Conditions:
• Office environment with moderate amounts of standing, walking, climbing stairs, ability to lift 25 lbs
• Normal business hours, some additional hours (evenings and weekends) required
• Detroit-based, with travel across the state
• Reliable transportation required

Salary & Benefits:
• Pay Range: $36,500 – $42,500
• Benefits: Health care, Health savings account, two-month paid sabbatical after 4 years of service, phone and travel stipends

Organization Description

Michigan United is a statewide organization of community members and institutions fighting for the dignity and potential of every person. Created out of the merger of MOP (Michigan Organizing Project) and AIR (Alliance for Immigrant Rights), we have won major victories to improve the lives of those who have been marginalized by poverty, racism, and inequality. We organize along the following issue areas: immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, universal family care (including health, child care, elder care and paid sick time), and civic engagement. Our main office is in Southwest Detroit, with additional offices in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Flint. As a racial and economic justice organization, we actively encourage individuals who are underrepresented on the basis of racial, ethnic, economic, and sexual orientation(s), as well as those who share the life experiences of the members we serve, to apply. Come and be a part of our team!

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Racial Justice Capacity Builder @ SEIU InternationalWed, 18 Apr 18 09:22:29 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8441http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8441Organization Name: SEIU International
Location: Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States View Google Map
Job Post Date: 18 Apr 2018
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $93,202 and $93,203 annualy.

Job Description

SEIU (Service Employees International Union)
Job Title: Racial Justice Capacity Builder
Grade: MGT D - Starting Salary, $93,203 / YR
Location: Flexible- Washington, D.C.; Chicago, IL; Oakland, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Boston, MA ; Atlanta, GA or New York, NY
Purpose of the Position:
SEIU's core priorities firmly establish achieving racial justice as critical to realizing our Vision of a Just Society for All. To this end, SEIU adopted a resolution at its 2016 convention staking out that there can be no economic justice without racial justice and has established the Racial Justice Center (RJC) to facilitate the Union's work and program to fulfill this commitment. To get racial justice to scale, the Union's various locals, teams, programs, departments, etc. require tools, skills, and capacity to operationalize an anti-Black and structural racism analysis into practice and program. This position will facilitate and support SEIU's education and engagement through developing and scaling up effective racial justice campaigns, strategies and programs along with building racially just organizational practices, policies and systems.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate capacity building efforts targeted at:
• developing the ability of SEIU's various locals, programs and departments to effectively implement, monitor and evaluate racial justice campaigns and efforts, AND/OR
• supporting organizational change within SEIU's various locals, programs and departments to effectively implement and promote racially just practices, systems and behaviors within the organization.
This includes a wide range of duties, including, but not limited to the following:
1. Identify, convene and support collaboration and design efforts around campaigns, programs and efforts that advance racial justice AND/OR organizational practices, policies and systems that advance racial justice.
2. In conjunction with the Senior RJC Capacity Builder, work with specified Union departments, locals, etc. to develop and integrate robust racial justice strategies and practices.
3. Support and track innovation on racial justice strategies, particularly around economic justice including strategies to close the racial wealth gap AND/OR developing racial equity practices, systems, etc.
4. Analyze/assess capacity building needs.
5. Provide input on relevant performance indicators and evaluations to reflect progress (quantitative and qualitative).
6. Participate in program monitoring, evaluation, and periodic reporting.
7. Stay abreast of key developments in the racial justice and economic justice movements AND/OR organizational development, capacity building, human resource and leadership development fields to incorporate innovations into the RJC's approach.
8. Develop and maintain relationships with racial justice movement, capacity building and organizational changes partners.
9. Connect union partners with external partners as needed.
10. In conjunction with the Senior RJC Capacity Builder, facilitate the sharing of experiences, dissemination of successful practice, and fostering of a learning culture.
11. Compile, develop and update written resources and templates.
12. In conjunction with the Senior RJC Capacity Builder, ensure coherence and mutual reinforcement of specific projects as they fit into advancing the Union's overall racial justice strategy and approach.
13. Work collaboratively with the RJC team to develop and define its programs and strategies.
14. Be available for travel with overnight stays and able to work flexible hours, including some weekends.
Scope and Nature of Supervision
A high level of judgment, ability to take initiative and work independently is required.
Must be able to work with elected leaders and staff in complex and sometimes political situations.
Must be able to handle multiple priority projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines.
Reports to the Director and/or Deputy Director of the SEIU Racial Justice Center.
Educational Background, requires one of the following:
1. a) Bachelor's degree in economics, race studies, political science, organizational development or a related field, and three years of experience implementing and leading racial justice campaigns and programs including two years in a capacity-building and coordination role OR
1. b) At least three – five years of experience implementing and leading racial justice campaigns and programs and three – five years of experience in a capacity-building and coordination role OR
2. c) Any combination of education, experience and measurable performance that demonstrates the capability to perform the duties of this position.
Previous Work Experience:
• Program or project management background that involved developing and executing complex project timelines, coordinating multiple projects, and prioritizing tasks.
• Experience helping organizations achieve impact through capacity building and organizational change.
• Demonstrated leadership in racial justice campaign, policy or organizing work
• Significant experience within communities of color – Black communities, in particular.
Knowledge, Qualifications and Competencies:
• Excellent writing, verbal and analytical skills with a particular ability to communicate complex ideas in clear, concise terms.
• Effective facilitation skills rooted in transformational and adult learning educational approaches.
• Strong structural and anti-Black racial justice analysis that corresponds with SEIU's adopted racial justice analysis, conclusions and approaches.
• Solid understanding of the issues involved in organizing for economic and social justice, and a strong commitment to meeting the particular challenges facing communities-of-color, especially Black communities.
• Recognize the unique role of union and the labor movement to address institutional and structural racism.
• Commitment to center the leadership and voice of People of Color, Black people in particular OR (Honor the leadership of people of color and other marginalized communities.)
• Broad knowledge of systems thinking, organizational development, capacity building and change management theories, methods and approaches.
• Have knowledge and practices for racial justice to offer, as well as enjoy and be open to learning from others, incorporating new perspectives, issues, and experiences and taking risks.
• Proven ability to work collaboratively, build consensus and cooperate with a variety of stakeholders.
• Experience developing and facilitating partnerships among diverse teams, groups and leaders.
• Experience supporting colleagues from a distance.
• Demonstrated humility, flexibility, compassion and initiative; a sense of humor and excitement for the work.
• Demonstrated integrity and practice of working in an equitable fashion.
• Ability to work in a small team, share information and contribute to the routine tasks of the team.
Benefits:
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.
Application Requirements:
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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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