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Job Opening: SEIU MN Political Organizer

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Service Employees International Union MN State Council

Political Organizer

The SEIU Minnesota State Council will be hiring for a full-time, permanent position of Political Organizer.  The State Council acts as the point of coordination between the Locals and SEIU International to advance a pro-working families agenda at the local, state, and federal levels, support candidates who will forward that agenda, build public support for the work of SEIU, and support and enhance member capacity and infrastructure toward these ends.  The Political Organizer will focus on member engagement, through events and constituency caucuses, and will report to the State Council Political Director.

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Organize SEIU members to engage in the legislative and political work of the State Council and Locals;
  • Lead the planning of multi-Local member events;
  • Undertake and coordinate turnout of SEIU member to legislative and political activities and events; and

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan and execute, in conjunction with Local and State Council staff, member mobilization activities in support of SEIU legislative, issue, candidate campaigns, and COPE drives;
  • Collaborate with other State Council and Local staff to plan and execute multi-Local member events, including candidate screenings, summer member picnics and Zoo Day, and Lobby Days;
  • Work with vendors and coordinate logistics for multi-Local events;
  • Help manage in-district lobby activities and build out a team of district Political members;
  • Coordinate member presence at allied events;
  • Maintain data on member political and legislative activity;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Political Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in labor or social justice organizing, candidate and/or issue campaigns with an emphasis on organizing, including volunteers and event turnout;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and organize and execute multiple tasks with great attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Enthusiasm for working with and ability to motivate volunteers.
  • Proven interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate with diverse communities and leaders;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience using predictive dialers and online databases (VAN) for mobilization and turnout preferred;
  • Understanding of state legislative processes preferred;
  • Multi-lingual proficiency strongly preferred;

Posting closes April 8, 2016.

Wages and benefits subject to staff collective bargaining agreement and existing policies and procedures, with first year’s salary between $45,000 and $50,000.

Please email resume and cover letter to applications@seiumn.org,or mail to SEIU MN State Council, Attn: Executive Director, 2233 University Avenue West, Suite 422, Saint Paul, MN 55114.

Please no walk-ins or phone calls.

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