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Union Organizer, Care Provider (Bilingual in Spanish Required)

Company: SEIU Local 503
Location: Salem
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*General Description: *

With shared vision and purpose, we will drive organizational change and effectiveness through a focus on staff and team development, accountability, and equity and inclusion.

The principal role of field organizers is to support and facilitate member leadership and action. Program responsibility for organizing, communications, contract administration, union administration, bargaining, political action, rank-and-file leadership development and interaction with the membership to further established union policy.

*Essential Functions & Responsibilities: *

- Organizing (internal and external); political action; training and education; assist leaders/officers in the performance of their responsibilities.

- Preparation for and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements; ratification of contracts; including work action preparation and recruitment.

- Contract interpretation; grievance handling and preparation and presentation of arbitration cases.

- Setting up communication systems (personal and telephone) for distribution of information and materials for organizing, bargaining, contract enforcement, and political action.

- Preparing printed materials for distribution to the membership (leaflets, newsletters, etc.).

- Training members to interface with the media (newspapers, television & radio).

- Internal and external organizing training, Union Steward training, leadership training and development, political action training, negotiations training, special workshops (retirement, Workers' Comp, health & safety, discrimination, etc.), and coordination of officer/leadership duties.

- Political action: door-to-door canvassing, phone banks, issue campaigns, candidate campaigns, informing the membership on the issues and candidates, targeting candidates, targeting precincts for candidate races, voter registration, questionnaires and surveys on candidates and issues; get-out-the-vote drives.

- Work to identify and develop leaders among homecare membership to take on issues affecting them.


- Experience or background which demonstrates capabilities in organizing, bargaining, contract administration, political action, steward and leadership training and development, and a demonstrated commitment to empower workers through the labor movement.

- Fluency (written and spoken) in English.

- Fluency (written and spoken) in Spanish

*Working Environment: *

--- Group 1 - Requires performing instant or sustained arduous physical activity

--- Group 2 - Requires occasional lifting and exertion for short periods

--- Group 3 - Very Limited Physical Exertion

Office and field work involving travel to all areas of the state - sometimes with overnight stays - in a variety of environmental conditions. The workweek is Monday through Friday plus weekend work when specifically assigned. The workday may begin before and extend beyond normal office hours depending on the demands of the assignment.

*Technology and Equipment: *

- Operation of a motor vehicle, (and current insurance coverage)

- Telephone

- Copier

- Computer Software: (Word, Excel, etc.)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,120.00 - $89,352.00 per year

* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday
* Night shift
* Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Portland, OR: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):
* Do you have an interest or passion for non-profit work or political organization work?

* Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: SEIU Local 503, Salem , Union Organizer, Care Provider (Bilingual in Spanish Required), Other , Salem, Oregon

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