Union Organizer-In-Training / Seattle
ID 2013-1643 Job Location US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 7/22/2013
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Union Organizers-in-Training
Seattle, WA

Help Rebuild the Middle Class

Important opportunity to work on innovative campaigns to empower workers in the 99 percent to take on the power of the 1 percent. We need creative electoral campaigners, social and environmental activists, community organizers, labor organizers, students interested in starting social justice careers to work alongside low-wage workers as they speak out together for good jobs. Must be willing to work in stressful, hectic campaign environment and bring strong field and relational skills. Candidate should have a track record of working or volunteering for underdogs and overlooked causes.

Are you ready to fight for what you believe in? Do you want to do something to make a difference? Are you looking to work in the social and economic justice movement? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the questions above then union organizing is for you!

To apply: Cover letter and resume are required for consideration for this position. Cover letters should describe your qualifications, experience and career goals, as well as a brief description of why you want to work to realize SEIU’s vision for building a strong union. Upload your cover letter and resume here https://careers-seiu.icims.com/jobs/1643/union-organizer-in-training—seattle/login

For more than 75 years, SEIU has been helping working families stand up for their rights, fighting for dignity and respect in the workplace. With a membership of 2.2 million strong, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the labor movement. Our diverse staff of organizers helps janitors, home care aids, mental health workers, office workers, school bus drivers, public employees, nurses, and other hospital workers join forces to bring democracy to the workplace.

The SEIU–WAVE (Organizer-In-Training) Program is a 12-month training program. As an Organizer-in-Training with the SEIU WAVE Program you will be learning from a dynamic union that is committed to giving a voice to thousands of workers and helping to provide lasting social change for the working class.

At SEIU (www.seiu.org) , we are looking for energetic and passionate individuals who are ready to organize people to fight for better lives for themselves and their families. This is your opportunity to put your commitment to social and economic justice to work by learning the skills needed to build power for working people.
If selected you will be trained on any of our many organizing campaigns within the United States.

Position Details:
STARTING SALARY: $36,600 /annual

Comprehensive health benefits package for employee and eligible dependents.
$560/month car allowance
$60/ month cell phone allowance

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.

Who should apply?
Union organizing is not easy and not for everyone. This program is designed to help train you on the many aspects of union organizing and learn skills that can be used in many aspects of the social justice movement. A successful applicant for the organizer-in-training position should have the following:

Demonstrated commitment to social justice and grassroots organizing
Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
Possession of excellent listening skills and the ability to comprehend the concerns of others
Ability to manage your time independently and carry out work plans with minimal supervision
Willingness to travel for extended periods of time
Ability to work long and irregular hours, including some nights, weekends, and holidays
Ability to motivate and activate others
Possession of sharp problem-solving skills
Applicants with excellent writing skills and/or new media campaign experience preferred
Possession of basic map navigation skills a plus
Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license, auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.


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 holiday and vacation policies, and both a pension plan and a 401(K) Plan.

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It’s not just a job….It’s a movement!
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