Field Team Supervisor
San Francisco, CA ( Posted 1/22/2020)
SEIU Local 1021 was founded in 2007 when ten local unions came together in Northern California to form one larger, more powerful union. Together our members are building a true 21st century union fighting to empower our members and improve our society. We are 54,000 strong – organizing and representing public service workers in cities, counties, courts, schools, private non-profits, special districts, public health care, nursing and higher education. We are looking for energetic, hard-working staff who are committed to real change, who believe in the value of work and the value of public services and who want to be part of the team that wins for workers, their families and their communities.
LOCATION: San Francisco
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Area Field Director, this position has the following responsibility:
Train and assist staff in identifying, recruiting, developing, and partnering with leaders to successfully implement the mission, goals and work of the union
Coordinate teams of staff and members in developing and implementing industry vision, programs, and campaigns
Challenge staff and assist to embrace change in all aspects of their work
Help develop and direct campaigns to resolve workplace issues
Assist staff/lead contract negotiations, campaigns and strikes
Guide integration of politics and organizing support into the daily work of staff in the workplace
Participate in and/or lead new organizing and political campaigns as needed
Train, develop and hold staff accountable in all aspects of their work
Evaluate staff; develop and implement staff development plans
Cover for vacation and trouble shoot on particularly difficult staff assignments
As part of supervisory team, contribute to organizational vision and manage the local’s strategic plans and campaigns
Other duties as assigned
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Frame issues and articulate organizational values and priorities
Lead and work effectively as part of a team
Work highly independently and exercise good judgment
Inspire, motivate, and communicate effectively with staff and members
Bargain contracts and deal with tough employers and anti union consultants
Work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends
3+ years of experience in union or community organizing and representation
Proven ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures
Proven ability to provide effective leadership
Experience working as part of a team highly desirable
Salaried position; may require nonstandard work hours and/or weekend and holiday work.
Extensive travel may be required, primarily within Northern California.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license; must pass a DMV check and have a good driving record; must have auto insurance that covers business driving (minimum of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per incident bodily injury liability/$50,000 property coverage); and must possess an automobile for business use.
TO APPLY: Staff interested in applying for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Kathryn Ballard via fax or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org The fax number is (510) 893-2395.
Your cover letter should answer the following questions:
1. Describe how your experience prepares you for the” responsibilities” specified in the job announcement.
2. Give examples of your work experience that demonstrates your mastery of some of the “skills and abilities” listed in the job announcement.
3. Describe how you work experience meets the “preferred experience” listed in the job announcement.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Local 1021 is an affirmative action employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. Local 1021 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.