Job Title: Field Organizer - SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH
Location: Columbus OH and Huntington WV (positions available throughout WV, KY, OH)
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Field Organizers needed for full-time work in WV, Kentucky and Ohio with Head Start, with health care and social service employees. We offer competitive salaries and a full range of benefits.
Organizers empower workers to make gains in areas that matter to them and their families: wages, benefits, respect and a voice on the job. You’ll learn skills from some of the best organizers in the labor movement that can help people overcome difficult odds and win the power to change their lives. If you want to put your mind and heart to work in the cause of a better world, there’s a role for you in SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH.
A Field Organizer is responsible for:
Organizing workers to overcome opposition and win union recognition
Identifying, recruiting and developing worker leaders and community allies
Communicating union vision and plan to win union recognition
Involving members in bringing a union voice to more members through growth
Conducting basic research and logistics of an organizing campaign
Position requires frequent travel.
Must possess valid US drivers license, auto insurance and reliable vehicle.
Must be willing to relocated - moving costs are responsibility of applicant
Good communication skills, personal discipline and organization, good judgment, and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Computer skills needed.
Union or community organizing experience is preferred.
In addition to your resume, a cover letter explaining why you want to do this work is required. Please include the names and contact information of three references.