Employment Opportunities

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

From $55,251 a year – Full-time

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.

Supervision

Works under the Field Operations Manager. Takes direction from Field Representative III, Executive Branch Negotiator and/or Legal department staff as may be applicable.

Typical Duties

Performs basic organizing and representational responsibilities, including:

  • Grievances
  • Appeals
  • 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.

Please visit our full posting on INDEED for all of the details!

NEW Lobbyist, Special Counsel to the President 

General Statement of Duties

The Lobbyist/Special Counsel to the President- performs work of a professional and specialized nature related to legislative activity and political education. Work involves presentation before legislative committees and monitoring of the legislative and executive branches. Duties will also require coordination of political efforts and education of Union members on political activities. Performs such other duties consistent with the individual’s competency as may be assigned from time to time by the President.

Example of Duties

  • Responsible for the development, coordination, and execution of the activities of the Member Political Organizers.
  • Assists in the development of Political Action and Legislative plans.
  • Assists field representatives in building capacity and membership engagement around political programs.
  • Participates in the training of the Member Action Team.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with union members, coalitions of elected officials, community leaders, local agencies, and community residents to increase empowerment and awareness through educational and systematic campaigns.
  • Attends and participates in meetings involving union staff, Board, Chapters, and other meetings as may be required.
  • Plans and coordinates meetings between members and elected officials to discuss legislative issues and proposals and allow officials to respond to membership concerns.
  • Confers with legislators and elected officials to emphasize weaknesses or merits of specific bills to influence passage, defeat, or amendment of measure or introduction of legislation more favorable to Union’s interests. Studies proposed legislation to determine the possible effect on the interest of the Union. Maintains a comprehensive list of legislation that is relevant to labor issues and the Union.
  • Contacts individuals and groups having similar interests in order to encourage them to also contact legislators and present views.
  • May instruct individuals or organization members in lobbying techniques. Encourages Union members and chapters having similar interests to contact elected officials and present views.
  • May contact regulatory agencies and testify at public hearings to enlist support for the union’s interests.
  • May be required to register as a lobbyist.

Minimum Qualifications

Four years of college education leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in political science, government history, or other comparable field and three years of practical experience as a legislative advocate or similar work or any combination. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals regarding legislation and the legislative process. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must. Computer competency (Microsoft Office Suite) preferred. A valid driver’s license is required. Salary commensurate with experience

Please check our full listing on Indeed for more details.

Please feel free to reach out to our Hiring Committee at jobs@seiu1984.org with any questions. To Meet more of the Team, please see our staff.

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.

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