Director of Organizing

 The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is an international labour organization of over 2 million members, uniting workers in three industry sectors to improve their lives and the services they provide. SEIU-West is one of five locals in Canada and represents over 13,000 SEIU-West members in Saskatchewan.

Department: Organizing (based in Moose Jaw)

FTE:  1.0 FTE

Essential Nature of the Work:

Responsible for the activities of the Organizing Department and staff, the Director oversees the planning and assignment of department projects for new member organizing; research requests; campaign strategy and development; Union member outreach and action strategies such as internal organizing; organizing communications (internal and external); and analysis of labour laws related to organizing. The incumbent provides strategic advice and guidance to ensure effectiveness and quality control of the delivery of union-wide programs and campaigns and is expected take on a leadership role in the development and operationalizing of the Union’s strategic plans and goals. The Organizing Director will represent SEIU-West in external forums as required as well as develop and maintain relationships with Canadian and International labour bodies, outside consultants, academics, social and community activists and other union allies in support of SEIU-West campaigns. In addition to overall supervision of the work of the Organizing department, the incumbent is part of the leadership team comprised of Elected Officers and Department Directors which provides strategic advice with respect to SEIU-West leadership structures and Union policies.

Qualifications:

  • University degree with a major in Human Resources, Public Relations, Law or Political Studies, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of three years demonstrated experience in union organizing where the primary roles were organizing and leading campaigns.
  • Minimum of three years demonstrated experience in direction and supervision of professional staff.
  • Minimum of three years demonstrated commitment to community organizing and building relations with allies and partners.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop and oversee department budget.
  • Ability to read and interpret the Saskatchewan Employment Act and any legislation to related Labour Organizing.
  • Ability to develop working relationships with employers, government and all other groups associated with unions.
  • Ability to function co-operatively and collaboratively with other SEIU staff, exercise good judgement and take initiative.
  • Skill and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including excellent group and interpersonal communications/people skills with strong active listening skills.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and demonstrate careful attention to detail.
  • Must have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet established timelines.
  • Must have advanced skills in the use of computers, organizing and research software and other office equipment.
  • Ability to use social media applications and other online tools.
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours as needed by the job.
  • Must have valid driver's license and passport; ability to travel internationally.

Terms and Conditions: Terms and conditions of employment to be determined upon commencement of employment.

Anticipated Appointment Date: October 2022.

Closing date for applications: September 20, 2022.

 

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to:

Neil Colmin, Vice President
#200 747 46th St. W.
Saskatoon, SK
[email protected]

 

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