Organizing Coordinator II (Elections) (Multiple Locations)

Job Location: US-DC-Washington

Posted Date: 4/1/2013

ID: 2013-1534



Washington D.C. (Flexible Locations)

Organizing Coordinator II (Elections)

To represent and assist the International Union in achieving the National Organizing Program goals in the field; to supervise, train and direct teams of International Union staff, local union staff, or special project staff; to design and implement organizing and affiliation plans in collaboration with Local Union Organizing Directors; to plan large scale campaigns covering large geographic areas with Regional Organizing Directors.


Primary Responsibilities:

The Organizing Coordinator II has major responsibility for the field administration of the overall national organizing program and performs a wide range of duties and responsibilities which may encompass many of those included in the Organizing Coordinator I job description. In addition, the Organizing Coordinator II will routinely:*

  • Provide organizing leadership on major campaigns involving large scale and large geographic areas, innovative strategies, coordination of local union and international resources, inter-union and multi-union political complexities, and complex staffing arrangements.
  • Oversee requests for organizing assistance from locals and deals directly with such requests.
  • Build effective organizing teams through development of comprehensive staff development plans.
  • Supervises, leads, assigns, and evaluates staff including developing individual work plans and overseeing their implementation and evaluation. Administers corrective discipline including termination if necessary.
  • Recruits, interviews, and recommends hiring of staff
  • Creates and administers organizing plans and campaign budgets including strategic planning, budget development, and office administration. Authorizes expenditures within the campaign budget.
  • Creates mutual assistance plans among SEIU locals unions and other organizations for member organizing, loaning organizer exchanges, organizer training, multi-local campaigns, and development of local union’s organizing capacity.
  • Propose and carry out innovative ideas and large scale plans to achieve SEIU’s organizing goals

Include SEIU staff, elected leadership; local union leaders; and staff and members; International Union staff and officers. CTW staff; state federation and central labor council leaders and staff; staff of other unions; public officials; and key staff; and leaders.

Direction and Decision Making:
This position reports to the Regional Organizing Director.


  • B.A. degree or at least three (5) years of supervisory experience and seven (7) years of related work experience or combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to execute campaign goals and objectives, to work effectively with local leaders, and carry out required objectives.
  • Extensive experience directing large, complex campaigns.
  • Thorough knowledge of labor program planning and development.
  • Knowledge of strategies and techniques used by SEIU to organize and lead division workers.
  • Knowledge of unions and their issues.
  • Knowledge of bargaining, organizing and organizational management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to make formal presentations and write advocacy papers.
  • Ability to use personal computer.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to handle multiple “priority” projects and meet established timelines.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with elected leaders and staff in complex political and local union situations.
  • Ability to conduct training sessions.
  • Ability to communicate political and policy priorities to SEIU members.

Physical Requirements:
The Organizing Coordinator II must be available for regular and/or long-term travel over large geographic areas. The position often requires temporary assignments away from home as well as long and irregular hours.

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