Organizer-in-Training – External Organizing Department : Minnesota

SEIU Healthcare Minnesota

SEIU Healthcare Minnesota

External Organizing Department

Based in St. Paul, MN

SEIU Healthcare Minnesota is a union representing 35,000 health care workers who have united to build strong communities, a health care system that works for everyone, and to reclaim the American Dream.

We are looking to fill an Organizer-in-Training position in the External Organizing Department. The position is a learning/training position with a commitment of one year if person continues to meet performance and behavioral expectations. The OiT position may lead to a permanent position, once the yearlong training is complete.


  • Support and lead diverse workers during organizing drives.
  • Perform other tasks needed in an organizing campaign, including research, list-building, data entry, charting, and creating event calendars, newsletters and campaign flyers.
  • Communicate individually with workers through house visits and phone calls.
  • Assess, move and test workers who want to organize.
  • Building one-on-one relationships with workers.
  • Identifying, recruiting and developing worker leaders.
  • Understand and clearly explain labor rights and contract language.
  • Function with a high degree of independence, doing continuous organizing at assigned facilities.
  • Establish rapport with workers in widely diversified ethnic, social and economic groups, and experiences of disability.
  • Creatively and effectively fight back against employers’ anti-union campaigns.
  • File election petitions with the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Other responsibilities as may be assigned to meet the needs of the Local.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.
  • Ability and willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer literacy and ability to learn the organization’s technology tools.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
  • Willingness to conduct work site and home visits.
  • Strong planning, time-management and problem-solving skills.
  • Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as needed
  • Fluency in languages other than English highly preferred.
  • Excellent listening skills, especially the ability to draw out people’s individual stories by asking open-ended questions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with people from widely varying ethnic, social and economic groups, and experiences of disability.
  • High School Diploma or GED required; Secondary Education preferred.

To Apply:
Qualified applicants should email a résumé, cover letter, and references to Kassie Hobbs, Organizing Director at:, stating clearly that they are applying for the “Organizer In Training” position.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.

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