Service Employees International Union Coordinator of Field Services for Higher Education Faculty in Boston, Massachusetts

SEIU Local 509 (Service Employees International Union)

Job Title: Coordinator of Field Services for Higher Education Faculty, SEIU Local 509

Location: Boston MA

SEIU Local 509 is a fast growing, progressive union representing over 18,000 state workers, publicly funded but privately employed workers, faculty and Family Childcare Providers in Massachusetts.


· Supervises internal organizers

· Oversees negotiations at universities

· Coordinates internal organizers’ work with other components of the Local Union such as, grievance representation, organizing and politics

· Consults with and advises Higher Education chapter leadership regarding chapter issues, strategies and tactics

· Coordinates community, research and political support for Higher Education bargaining and contract campaigns

· Coordinates with SEIU Adjunct Action program

· Advises and directs stewards and officers on internal organizing.

· Plans, develops and coordinates leadership development

· Develops and coordinates chapterwide faculty committee

· Maintains liaison with various college and university personnel to facilitate problem solving on all levels

· Meets with management to discuss various issues

· Attends membership, chapter and local meetings

· Responds to member concerns and complaints

· Performs related work as required

· Evaluates work performance of staff


· At least 4 years of union experience at a senior level

· At least 1 year experience with a faculty union

· At least 1 year supervisory experience

· Good written and oral communication skills

· Ability to work in stressful situations

· Willingness to work long hours, travel in and out of Massachusetts, and work on weekends and evenings

· Good understanding of the contingent faculty labor market

· Good knowledge of contract interpretation, and federal and state employment laws

· Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with Web based membership databases such as: Emembership, VAN, or Unionware


· Local 509 provides excellent benefits. Depending on experience and qualifications the salary for this position ranges from 70-80K.


A resume is required for all applications and a cover letter is highly suggested. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for us, 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 Local 509 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ID: 2017-2384

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