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Lead Union Organizer - Detroit
Summary
Title:Lead Union Organizer - Detroit
ID:1051
Department:Organizing
Description

Lead Union Organizer
Service Employees International Union, Local 1

Detroit, MI

 

SEIU Local 1 has been on the cutting edge of building the power of low-wage workers in service industries and fighting for economic, racial, immigrant, and environmental justice! We are now hiring a Lead Organizer to work on exciting campaigns to organize new workers in Detroit, MI. This position will require extensive travel.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Effectively lead a team of organizers to plan and implement new worker organizing campaigns.
  • Coordinate with research and communications teams to develop campaign strategies.
  • Recruit and develop the leadership ability of workplace leaders and worker committees.
  • Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to low-wage 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 take action.
  • Engaging workers in broader union efforts to bring pressure to bear on industry sectors.
  • Coordinating with workers to gather information that is useful in identifying opportunities for membership growth and mobilization.
  • Working to involve community allies in organizing campaigns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
  • 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.
  • Fluency in a second language is a plus.
  • A car and a valid driver’s license are required.

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • Salary is competitive and negotiable (based on the Staff Union Contract).
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, a pension plan and paid vacation.
  • Car allowance.
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