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Field Coordinator - Missouri
Summary
Title:Field Coordinator - Missouri
ID:20187
Job Status:Full Time
Description

SEIU Healthcare IL IN MO KS is a dynamic, action-oriented union of over 65,000 healthcare and child care workers throughout Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Kansas. We believe in a society defined by freedom and justice, where we can all have quality education, health care and jobs, and where we all can live a full and plentiful life of our choosing. SEIU HCIIMK’s mission is to organize together to build power and demand and win social and economic justice for our communities.

Purpose:

The Field Coordinator is responsible for leading and developing teams of organizers and workers to achieve HCIIMK’s strategic goals for the Missouri division of the local. The Field Coordinator performs a wide range of duties that include strategic campaign planning, staff management, member development and organizing workers through building organizations and committees of workers that can fight for a voice on the job and in their communities through collective action.

Location: Based in Kansas City, Missouri with extensive travel to St Louis, Missouri

Duties and Responsibilities:

Field Coordinator performs a wide range of duties, which may vary according to the needs of the overall program or a specific campaign. Examples of those duties and responsibilities are listed below:

  • Accountable to union-wide goals, including for membership density, growth, activity, and leadership development in Missouri.
  • Create comprehensive campaign plans, report on progress to goals, and hold team accountable to goals.
  • Manage a team to develop and execute a field program to reach goals.
  • Lead, inspire, and motivate others, setting high standards of commitment and approach to the work.
  • Train, develop and mentor organizers and worker-leaders.
  • Mentor and coach staff to be able to lead to their fullest in the organization.
  • Challenge and move workers to action.
  • Lead a public campaign with partner organizations.
  • Develop capacity building plans with partner organizers that align with our strategic goals.
  • Assess and recommend opportunities and experiences for staff to be able to develop and to lead to their fullest in the organization.
  • Staff supervision including creating staff development plans and corrective action.
  • Effectively communicate the Union’s vision and mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Scope and Nature of Supervision:

The Field Coordinator must be able to organize his/her time and develop and carry out plans with minimal supervision. S/he must also be able to receive direction from and interact with the Missouri Director or other directors/VPs as needed.

Criteria for Evaluation:

The Field Coordinator will be evaluated on his/her ability and skill to lead a team to reach union-wide goals and strategic goals. The Field Coordinator will also be evaluated on his/her ability to develop and lead teams of staff and worker-leaders to build power and move workers to collective action.

Working Conditions:

Field Coordinator may be required to work long and irregular hours and to work on weekends and holidays when necessary. Travel is required, and the Field Coordinator will work in satellite offices of the Local.

Other Expectations:

Field Coordinators are expected to lead by example. Field Coordinators must be able to work with racially and ethnically diverse staff and workers in both cities and in rural areas. They must be able to respect, learn from, and lead women, people of color and low-wage workers and others. All staff are expected to respect the processes of the organization and to work within the framework of the organization to resolve internal disputes and issues.

Key Qualification Criteria:

  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in managing teams of staff and worker-leaders to reach organizational or goals.
  • A strong commitment to social justice and alignment to values of our union.
  • A belief in workers’ ability to organize and collectively bargain and achieve desired goals together.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead, inspire, train and develop experienced organizing staff and worker-leaders to plan key union organizing activities even in the face of employer and political opposition and intimidation (i.e. building organizing committees, member to member organizing, actions, etc.).
  • Must be flexible and able to handle multiple priority projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines and remain accountable to leaders, senior staff, and organizational goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write reports, facilitate meetings, and conduct trainings.
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to build teams with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficiency in Word and PowerPoint, as well as working knowledge of spreadsheets and database software. Must be proficient in organizing databases (i.e. VAN).
  • Strong knowledge and experience in organizing practices and principles, including campaign strategies and developing and implementing organizing and/or contract campaigns.
  • Experience in the legal, political, economic, and industry forces that impact worker organizing, including knowledge of labor laws relating to our industries.
  • Ability to demonstrate self-motivation, initiative, critical thinking skills, responsibility and productivity.
  • Valid driver's license, working automobile and valid auto insurance.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary Exempt position is competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits are included.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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