External Organizer I SEIU Local 2015 Fresno

Title External Organizer I
Date 22 June 2020
Company SEIU Local 2015
City Fresno

Short Description :

For work, and automobile insurance are mandatory conditions of employment in this role Engage in strategic thinking to assess issues, evaluate a campaign and its components, achieve goals of the union in the field, anticipate and understand management and industrial activity, ,…

Full Description :


  • Experience with the following types of employers is highly significant: labor unions, progressive issue advocacy organizations, community organizations, political campaigns and staff of elected officials.
  • Very strong preference will be given to candidates who have completed the SEIU “Wave” training program or other formal training programs for organizers.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment are considered key components to achieving organizer performance standards.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to identify and assess worker issues
  • The ability to work with a team and independently
  • Ability to track campaign data, evaluate and effectively move turf
  • Assist in running worker meetings
  • Are deeply committed to improving workers lives and build a strong labor movement
  • Are self-motivated to achieve campaign goals
  • Strong personal planning and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer literacy on Windows-based computer programs in order to perform necessary campaign data management and administrative work. (or the ability to develop computer literacy within the initial six months of employment for the OIT position)
  • Willingness and ability to work long, irregular hours, including early morning, evenings and weekends
  • Fluency in a second language is also highly desirable.
  • The ability to work with people from other cultures and backgrounds
  • Having a valid drivers’ license, use of a car for work, and automobile insurance are mandatory conditions of employment in this role.
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout state of California
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned

Duties and Responsibilities Organizer (representative)

  • Membership recruitment and COPE/PAF (Committee on Political Empowerment/Political Accountability Fund) Fundraising. This is seen as a primary duty of an organizer, with COPE contribution/membership indivisible from membership recruitment goals.
  • Assess, identify, recruit, and develop workers into activists and leaders via house visits, worksite visits, organizing meetings, phone calls and literature, for example; prepare meeting agendas and other communication tools such as emails, fliers, etc.
  • Assist in developing worker leaders through conducting basic trainings providing appropriate tools to lead and holding them accountable to clear goals regarding the execution of the Local’s program in workplaces and communities.
  • Plan one’s own work as assigned; make and execute daily, weekly, and monthly work plans based on assigned goals and objectives.
  • Engage in strategic thinking to assess issues, evaluate a campaign and its components, achieve goals of the union in the field, anticipate and understand management and industrial activity, and provide reports and analysis to local leadership.
  • Work within allotted budget to ensure appropriate and effective financial stewardship of our members’ dues money.
  • Understand how to conduct basic research to gather and track information about workers, employers, NLRB or PERB rules and economic/financial conditions and apply information to development of organizing, bargaining, and other issue campaigns.
  • Develop plans to mobilize and lead member-volunteers in key union activities including organizing campaigns, labor-to-labor political campaigns, grassroots lobbying, issue campaigns, ballot initiative campaigns, media activity, fundraising, and legislative/issue advocacy in support of the union’s collective bargaining.
  • Assist leadership and members in building coalitions with community allies and partners that seeks to align our organizational missions and coordinates joint efforts/projects.
  • Provide leadership by helping to build the team at Local 2015. Exercise effective team building with members, local staff, international staff and Change to Win labor coalition, CLC, or staff of other allied organizations when assigned to a collaborative project
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.

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