SEIU 1021

Field Team Supervisor
based in the East Bay, CA (Posted: 6/1/2018) California



RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Area Field Director, this position has the following responsibility:

Train and assist staff in identifying, recruiting, developing, and partnering with leaders to successfully implement the mission, goals and work of the union

Coordinate teams of staff and members in developing and implementing industry vision, programs, and campaigns

Challenge staff and assist to embrace change in all aspects of their work

Help develop and direct campaigns to resolve workplace issues

Assist staff/lead contract negotiations, campaigns and strikes

Guide integration of politics and organizing support into the daily work of staff in the workplace

Participate in and/or lead new organizing and political campaigns as needed

Train, develop and hold staff accountable in all aspects of their work

Evaluate staff; develop and implement staff development plans

Cover for vacation and trouble shoot on particularly difficult staff assignments

As part of supervisory team, contribute to organizational vision and manage the local’s strategic plans and campaigns

Other duties as assigned


Frame issues and articulate organizational values and priorities

Lead and work effectively as part of a team

Work highly independently and exercise good judgment

Inspire, motivate, and communicate effectively with staff and members

Bargain contracts and deal with tough employers and anti union consultants

Work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends


3+ years of experience in union or community organizing and representation

Proven ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures

Proven ability to provide effective leadership

Experience working as part of a team highly desirable


Salaried position; may require nonstandard work hours and/or weekend and holiday work.

Extensive travel may be required, primarily within Northern California.

Must possess a valid California driver’s license; must pass a DMV check and have a good driving record; must have auto insurance that covers business driving (minimum of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per incident bodily injury liability/$50,000 property coverage); and must possess an automobile for business use.

Mail, Fax, or E-mail a Cover Letter with the answers to the questions below; detailed résumé; and the name, address, and phone number of three references to Kathryn Ballard, SEIU Local 1021, 447 29th Street, Oakland, CA 94609. Fax to (510) 893-2395 or E-mail your cover letter, résumé, and references to Please indicate in your cover letter which position you are applying for.

This position is open until filled so we may close the posting/acceptance of applications at any time.

Your cover letter should answer the following questions:

Describe how your experience prepares you for the” responsibilities” specified in the job announcement.

Give examples of your work experience that demonstrates your mastery of some of the “skills and abilities” listed in the job announcement.

Describe how you work experience meets the “preferred experience” listed in the job announcement.

Local 1021 is an affirmative action employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. Local 1021 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.