Higher Education External Organizer : Missouri

SEIU Local 1

SEIU Local 1

Higher Education External Organizer
Organizing Department

Based in St. Louis, MO


SEIU Local 1 has been on the cutting edge of building power for low-wage workers and fighting in larger struggles for social justice on issues such as health care, immigration reform and racial justice. Full and part-time faculty are coming together to right the disparities that have lowered the bar in higher education. We are now hiring a Higher Education Internal Organizer to work on exciting campaigns to organize adjunct faculty members in St. Louis, MO.


  • Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to higher education faculty.
  • Building one-on-one relationships with faculty union members.
  • Identifying, recruiting and developing leaders to guide and lead campaigns.
  • Conducting individual/group meetings with adjunct faculty to discuss and plan organizing campaigns.
  • Motivating individual adjunct faculty members and groups of workers to take action.
  • Engaging adjunct faculty in broader union efforts.
  • Coordinating with adjunct faculty to gather information that is useful in identifying opportunities for membership growth and mobilization.
  • Working to involve community allies in organizing campaigns.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Capacity to work independently and with a team.
  • The ability to make and follow through on a work plan.
  • Sharp communications skills, basic writing and computer skills.
  • The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Willingness to conduct house visits and worksite visits.
  • Previous experience in union or community organizing is desirable.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice is required.
  • A car and a valid driver’s license are required.


  • Salary is competitive and negotiable (based on the Staff Union Contract).
  • Full benefits package including employer – paid health insurance, a pension

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