Thank you for your interest in joining the team at the State Employees’ Association, SEIU Local 1984. We have a number of positions available. To view all of our postings, please visit our page on Indeed.
NEW FIELD REPRESENTATIVE 1, Internal Organizer
General Statement of Duties
Performs professional duties with regard to all facets of labor relations in the public and private sector. Responsible for taking initiative in developing own schedule and modifications of same as the need arises. Assists, teaches, and advises stewards and other members in trainings. Works to build the union and increase membership and membership participation. Assists in organizing campaigns. Performs basic representational duties for members and the SEA including grievances, appeals, collective bargaining, LMC, and safety committees. Assists other SEA staff with unfair labor practices, arbitrations, and appeals to administrative boards.
Works under the Field Operations Manager. Takes direction from Field Representative III, Executive Branch Negotiator and/or Legal department staff as may be applicable.
Performs basic organizing and representational responsibilities, including:
- New employee orientations
- Develops member leaders and works to increase member engagement
- Assisting in chapter elections, chapter meetings, LMCs, and safety committees.
- May be asked to assist in outside organizing campaigns or raid prevention.
- Assists legal counsel, exec. branch negotiator, and/or field representative III with arbitrations, PAB appeals, and/or mediation and fact-finding occurring in employee’s unit(s).
- Will be assigned a mentor to learn about unfair labor practices, impasse proceedings, arbitrations, PAB hearings, external; internal organizing campaign strategies and techniques, and relevant political processes and functions.
- Assists a Field Representative II or III, Executive Branch Negotiator and/or legal staff in the collective bargaining process.
- Interprets laws and contract language for members.
- Participates in the training of bargaining teams and their members, as well as other training such as member leader and steward training.
- Makes contact with various state, municipal, and county government bodies and agents.
- Attends chapter and committee meetings as assigned.
- Assists the Communications Department regarding articles for organization publications or media inquiries.
- Works to strengthen the union, including membership recruitment, and helps to further the legislative or political objectives of the union.
- Other duties as assigned.
Desired Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Labor Employment Relations or related field and/or prior professional experience in labor and/or personnel relations.
- Must have strong communication and analytical skills.
- Ability to lead, motivate and inspire workers.
- Knowledge of organizing database management tools such as VAN or other similar applications.
- Knowledge of issues of workers and workplace, labor and political issues.
- Willingness to work irregular and long hours and attend required evening and weekend meetings.
- Requires an insured, registered vehicle and a valid driver’s license.
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NEW Associate Counsel
General Statement of Duties
The person in this role will report to General Counsel, and is additionally responsible to member leaders, stewards, and members-at-large. They will also be accountable to the internal team regarding labor laws and union contractual obligations; provide legal counsel on union grievances and represent the organization in collective bargaining; handle labor arbitrations; NH Public Employee Labor Relations Board and National Labor Relations Board matters; and other related litigation for the membership.
Primary Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Provide labor relations advice and counsel, and contractual interpretation for members on a wide variety of initiatives.
- Serve as legal counsel in union grievances, labor arbitrations, and proceedings before the PERLB and NLRB.
- Assists with complex legal matters including working with management in the creation of defense strategies and/or proactive strategies regarding major legal actions.
- Conducts complex legal research and investigations; develops oral and written advice and presents recommendations to management, President, and/or Board of Directors.
- Provides legal advice to senior management regarding labor relations.
- Represents SEA, SEIU Local 1984 before courts, arbitrators, and administrative agencies on a variety of matters such as employment, contract compliance, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and fact-finding.
- Responsible for training, supervising and accountability of staff members assigned to work on projects.
- Works with political staff to draft rules, regulations, and proposed legislation affecting public employees.
- Prepares legal opinions and advises staff in activities and the conduct of grievance cases.
- Directs and participates in litigation, research, consultation and administrative hearings necessary to the final determination of legal questions involving specialized legal areas such as labor law and personnel rules.
- Assists in matters of internal Human Resources and personnel matters.
- Attends and participates in meetings involving Association Staff, Board, Chapters, Workshops and other interested groups as may be assigned.
- Performs and assists with organizing duties as needed, which may entail phone banking, canvasing, rallies, trainings, speaking at union sponsored activities, and other similar activities that arise.
- May act as General Counsel in his/her absence.
- Works and coordinates with outside counsel as needed/directed.
- Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association recognized law school.
- An active license as a member of the New Hampshire Bar.
- Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters.
- Ability advocate on behalf of the SEA and its members in numerous legal settings.
- Minimum of 1+ years of relevant intern experience.
- Knowledge of labor arbitrations and matters before the PELRB and/or NLRB preferred.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation.
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SEA INTERNSHIP AVAILABILITY
The Communications, Organizing, and Political departments of the State Employees’ Association are looking for some energetic students to join us as our Interns. In these roles, you’ll get to learn hands-on about who we are, and what we do, write about our stories, and promote our membership, culture, and services. You’ll help us spread the word about the work we do in our communities to advocate for working people and their families here in New Hampshire.
We think of our interns as an extension of our team and our membership, so you won’t just be fetching coffees or making copies. We will be there to guide you as you contribute to a wide variety of value-added projects and develop the skills needed to excel in a similar role after college.
- Available for summer, fall, and spring 2023
- Backgrounds in Political Science, Communications, Government Affairs, English, or Business Majors considered
- Hours 20-40 per week
- Paid or school credit depending on the school program
If you’re interested, please reach out by sending us an email at Comms@seiu1984.org.