SEIU (Service Employees International Union)
Job Title: Communications Coordinator Grade: MGT D Salary starts at $94,601 per year
Location: Chicago, IL
Purpose of position:
This is a senior level position within SEIU communications and is responsible for the development and implementation of both state-based and national communications plans for healthcare campaigns and initiatives to unite more working people to bring about the changes that SEIU members are fighting for, including affordable, quality healthcare for all, unions for everyone and a strong voice at work. This is a demanding position requiring a communicator experienced in movement building, advocacy and organizing communications and media relations. This position will be responsible for developing strategy with multi-disciplinary teams and candidates should really enjoy and excel in working in teams on a variety of strategies including organizing, political action and federal advocacy, and contract negotiations.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)
Must be able to represent the International Union with local leaders, members, media, community allies, and elected officials and staff with a high level of professionalism.
Excels in addressing demanding communications challenges, including crisis communications.
Enjoys working on teams and in coalitions to reach shared goals.
Strong political awareness and a self-starter on complex projects and events.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Five to eight years of related work experience or combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Work is generally performed in an office setting, but job may require work in the field or in other settings to perform the tasks required to complete assignments. This position may require regular travel with overnight stays and long and irregular hours on occasion.
A resume and cover letter are required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.
SEIU staff enjoy excellent benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employees and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, competitive salaries, generous holidays and vacation policies, and both a pension plan and a 401(K) Plan.
SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are the Service Employees International Union, an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.