Union Organizer (Member Resource Center) – Bilingual Preferred : Oregon

SEIU Local 503
Stronger Together


Member Resource Organizer

Based in Salem and/or Portland, OR

SEIU Local 503 is Oregon’s union of 65,000 nursing home, homecare, child care and other care providers, public and non-profit workers. We are part of the 2 million member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), committed to building power for low-wage workers and engaging in social and economic justice issues facing working families, from affordable housing to immigrant rights. We wage big campaigns to win better wages, healthcare and more secure jobs to help ensure that workers–not just corporations and CEOs–benefit from today’s global economy.

We are hiring Member Resource Center Organizers to work with a team of staff and member leaders to ensure that the hard-won rights and benefits in our collective bargaining agreements are defended and enforced.

Positions Currently Available:
Union Organizer (Member Resource Center) – Bilingual Preferred

Job Duties: Organizing (internal and external); political action; training and education; assist leaders/officers in the performance of their responsibilities; membership drives; interpreting and enforcing collective bargaining agreements; contract interpretation; grievance handling and preparation and presentation of arbitration cases; advising members on the steps to be taken to resolve issues; working with members and employers to settle disputes and grievances; identifying potential organizing issues and organizing members to take action around such issues where appropriate; identifying, recruiting and developing member leaders to carry out the work of the Union, and consistent and thorough record-keeping and database management.

Position Requirements: Two or more years of demonstrated capabilities in contract enforcement preferred. Arbitration experience preferred. Experience or background which demonstrates capabilities in organizing, bargaining, contract administration, political action, leadership identification and development, and motivating people to take action. A demonstrated commitment to empowering workers through the labor movement. Experience working for social justice as an organizer or activist. Ability and stamina to work irregular and long hours and to attend weekend and evening activities. Excellent communications skills required.  Bilingual skills are preferred – especially Russian, Vietnamese, Spanish, Cantonese and Somali.

Pay and Benefits: Organizing positions provide comprehensive fully paid health, dental and vision benefits for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, generous holiday and vacation policies, a monthly car and cell phone allowance, and a 15% employer-paid defined contribution 401K. Compensation range is based on experience, $48,600-$78,200 annually.

Hiring: We are committed to hiring staff who reflect our membership and model the unity and equity that we seek to create in Oregon communities.

Women, LGBTQ, people of color, people with disabilities and immigrants strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Submit your cover letter describing your interest and a résumé in one attachment (PDF preferred) by e-mail to: ruizs@seiu503.org. Label your document(s) as follows: Your Last Name, Your First Name and MRC Organizer Application. (Example: Parks Rosa MRC Organizer Application)

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