SEIU 1021

Organizing Coordinator
Northern California (Posted: 06/26/2019)


RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Deputy Director of External Campaigns, the Organizing Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of the Local’s organizing plan and the supervision of assigned staff and/or organizers, with the goal of providing strategic guidance to the union in its various campaigns, which includes the development of organizing activities.   In the capacity of supervising staff, responsible for day-to-day supervision, coordinating staff development of all organizers, monitoring, training, and has the authority to recommend and implement discipline.  Make recommendations on assignments based on staff development needs. This is not a 9 to 5 job – long and varied hours, with early morning, evening, weekend work and travel, including overnight stays.


  • Develop and implement all aspects of work plans for assigned organizing campaigns;
  • Develop and implement staff development plans;
  • Supervises assigned staff;
  • May serve as primary spokesperson in organizing campaigns;
  • Conducts training(s) for staff and leadership;
  • Implements legal, community and political strategies;
  • Oversees the development of a coordinated communications during organizing campaigns;
  • Other related work as assigned.


  • Strong labor organizing experience.
  • A commitment to building long-term power for working people.
  • Interview skills and experience.
  • Willingness to work long hours and sometimes irregular hours.
  • Understanding of government policy.
  • Ability to address public boards and commissions to advocate for the union’s issues.
  • Ability to explain information to a variety of audiences, in spoken and written form.
  • Ability to think strategically as well as analytically.
  • Familiarity of databases and work-processing programs.
  • This position requires a strong commitment to the labor movement, social justice issues and working within a diverse community of others committed to the same principles of the Union.


Strong knowledge and experience in union internal and external organizing in the public sector, which includes health care, schools and local government; and private sector/non-profit industries.

  • Knowledge of organizing campaign strategies and their application.
  • Five (5) years of experience developing and leading union organizing campaigns.
  • Experience in the legal, political, economic and industry forces that impact organizing campaigns.
  • Knowledge of labor laws relating to private sector and non-profit industries.
  • Knowledge and experience in the supervision of workers.
  • Experience in organizing, development and mobilization of workers.
  • Experience in lobbying elected and appointed officials.
  • Experience working with community organizations.
  • Ability to demonstrate self-motivation, initiative, critical thinking skills, responsibility and productivity.
  • Skills in the motivation and development of others.
  • Skills in written and verbal communications

REQUIREMENTS: 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.

Ability to speak another language spoken by large groups of workers is highly valued. 

TO APPLY, mail, fax or e-mail a detailed résumé, cover letter, and the name, address, and phone number of three references to SEIU Local 1021; 447 29th Street, Oakland, CA 94609, fax to (510) 350-9826 or e-mail your resume to

No phone calls please.

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.