The Organizing Director oversees the locals work related to external organizing activities. As part of the senior staff body, the Director collaborates in the overall development and implementation of the strategic organizing plan.
Directs external organizers in developing and executing the strategic organizing plan including the design and implementation of leadership identification, recruitment, development, and training.
Oversees and directs the work of all organizing staff, including the development and training of Organizing Committee members.
Develops organizing campaigns for unrepresented facilities and sectors of workers and works closely with other department Directors, International Union Division Director, and union Organizing Directors when needed to ensure that the targets are aligned with union priorities.
Develops uniform standards for review and evaluation of campaigns.
Develops overall industry strategies and action-based campaigns that are industry specific and union-wide on issues that engage workers and members, that are opportunities to build the organization and that are aligned with industry and national objectives within the organization.
Ensures the tracking, reporting and analysis on all campaigns in her/his purview.
Ensures the handling of elections are consistent with organizational standards.
Acts as a spokesperson with allied organizations in the fight for better conditions in the industries, service groups, client advocates, community groups, and resident and family councils.
Collaborates with Political Director to develop and coordinate legislative activity with respect to new industry targets.
Provides direction, staff development and disciplinary action (if needed) to staff in his/her Department.
Develops recommended budgets, allocates resources effectively and plans and implements program activities as appropriate.
Coordinates with internal Member Strength Directors to conduct surveys, job audits, investigation and related activities to and in development of Union policies, bargaining positions and development of effective representation programs consistent with internal industry standards and goals.
Testifies as expert witness before various agencies.
Evaluates and initiates requests for ULPs and other third-party proceedings.
If you have 5+years of the following experience, we want to talk to you!
Non-union worker organizing experience
Comprehensive campaign experience
Experiencing Leading and developing staff
Experience Managing a sizable budget
In depth knowledge of relevant special body of knowledge including labor law like NLRA, MMBA, FLSA, Cal OSHA, FMLA, Title 22, ADA, Workers Compensation, etc.
Knowledge of workers, the workplace, labor, and political issues
The Director is required to work long and varying hours including weekends, nights and holidays. Driving long distances for extended periods of time is also required. Travel both statewide and out of state with overnights and periods away from home may be required.