Service Employees International Union
SEIU (Service Employee International Union)
Job Title: Union Organizer-in-Training /Public Sector Campaign
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The 2 million members united in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are at the forefront of a movement to build power for working people and empower all workers to form unions, no matter what job they do. SEIU members are from every walk of life, every political party, every background, every faith. They come from communities with their own stories and strengths, and that makes the Union all the more powerful because there’s strength in numbers. SEIU members work across the healthcare spectrum providing high quality care and services. They are the workers who keep our nation’s airports running and make sure landmark buildings are clean and secure. They provide essential public services and give a foundation of learning to our youngest and brightest. SEIU members believe in and are fighting for a Just Society where all workers are valued and all people respected—no matter where they come from or what color they are; where all families and communities can thrive; and where we leave a better and more equitable world for generations to come.
We are seeking energetic and passionate individuals interested in starting social justice
careers in labor organizing.
For 100 years, SEIU has been helping workers stand up for their rights, fighting for dignity,
respect and better conditions in workplaces and communities. With a membership 2.1 million
strong, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the United States and our diverse leaders and staff
support workers as they speak out for good jobs and better lives for themselves and their
The SEIU Organizer-in-Training (OIT) Program is a 12-month training program. As an Organizer-
in-Training with the SEIU, you will be assigned to organizing campaigns, trained on the
fundamentals of union organizing and will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to
help workers build power in the workplace. The OIT program trains labor organizers to assist
and empower non-union workers to join unions and is different from other training programs
that focus on developing political/electoral or community organizing skills.
ï‚· Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union workers.
ï‚· Building one-on-one relationships with workers.
ï‚· Identifying, recruiting and developing worker leaders.
ï‚· Conducting individual and group meetings with workers to move organizing campaigns
ï‚· Engaging, motivating and mobilizing workers to take action.
ï‚· Planning and carrying out actions and events to support worker organizing efforts.
ï‚· Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.
ï‚· Ability and willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
ï‚· Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills.
ï‚· Basic computer literacy and ability to learn the organization’s technology tools.
ï‚· Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
ï‚· Willingness to conduct work site and home visits.
ï‚· Strong planning, time-management and problem-solving skills.
ï‚· Willingness to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
ï‚· Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and an automobile for
ï‚· Ability and willingness to travel, as needed. If offered an Organizer-in-Training position,
you will be required to relocate to Los Angeles, California if you currently do not reside
in Los Angeles. Relocation costs are not covered by SEIU.
Benefits and Compensation:
Salary and benefits are set by collective bargaining agreement. Salary is $54,080/annual and benefits include fully employer-paid health benefits package, $570/month car allowance, $60/month cell phone allowance, and other benefits outlined in the policies of SEIU and the staff union contract. This is a full-time, salaried, over-time exempt position.
A cover letter is required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for
wanting to work for SEIU, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position
and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.
SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer