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Special Projects Coordinator

Affiliate:
WFSE CN 28
Location:
Olympia or Seattle, WA
Salary:
Starts at $90,988-105,330
Posting Date:
March 30, 2021

Who We Are:

The Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) has a long history of fighting for workers’ rights and employee benefits while tackling social justice issues with passion and energy. The WFSE, Council 28 has been operating in the state capital for over 75 years and our staff fight for fairness and equality as well as ensuring the hard working people of state government, higher education institutions, and public service workers get better pay, better health care, better retirement, and a healthy work environment. There’s more to accomplish, and with the right personnel, we believe we can accomplish it. Come join our team and be a part of a larger mission that will make an impact for years to come. Learn more about who we are at: wfse.org.

What We’re Looking For:

We are recruiting to fill a Special Projects Coordinator that will plan, develop, and implement the overall strategy and approach for campaigns to grow our union membership through external organizing. This position is responsible for strategic organizing initiatives as directed by Council leadership. This position will work under the day to day supervision of the Director of Organizing and will be assigned special projects including: first contract campaigns, specialized sectoral organizing research, and assisting in transitioning newly organized groups into Field Services. Assist organizing staff to help achieve goals of organizing campaigns and mentor organizers to build, identify and recruit organizing committee members to lead campaigns.

Additional duties include:

  • Coordinate the development of supporting communication and outreach materials.
  • Help identify key external/issue campaigns,
  • Design themes and messages for campaigns and assists organizing staff with implementation of said campaigns.
  • Responsible for conducting research, developing strategies and implementing external organizing campaigns, first contract and other strategic sectoral external organizing campaigns.
  • Mentor staff in best practices to Engage volunteer member organizers to get involved in external organizing drives and contract campaigns.
  • Conduct research to help create organizing strategies and plans to grow the union in strategic targeted sectors.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in labor relations or related field; or equivalent education/work experience.
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ experience working in labor unions, organizing, and issue and contract campaigns.
  • Experience in implementing strategic organizing campaigns, that result in new organizing victories, strong membership, and strong first contracts.
  • Experience researching and designing winning strategic organizing campaigns.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, especially those historically marginalized, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of decision-making processes.
  • Working knowledge in MS Office (especially PowerPoint).
  • Experience with new media campaigns and developing strategic communication materials.

Special Note:

This position will be located in either Olympia or Seattle based on need and/or preference. This position is overtime exempt and will be required to work some weekends.  Travel is normally limited to the assigned area of responsibility.  Must have a valid driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and valid vehicle insurance. Benefits include annual and sick leave, $150 cell phone allowance, medical/dental, life, and long term disability insurance, and holidays. Salary range is $90,988 to $105,330 and will be determined commensurate with experience. 

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position(s), applicants must submit a resume, letter of interest, and at least three (3) professional references to:  resumes@wfse.org. Your letter of interest should clearly explain how your experience, training, and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position. 

This position is open until filled; however, it is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible.

The Washington Federation of State Employees is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and equal access in a non-discriminatory manner to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any real or perceived sensory, mental, or physical disability.
 
Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or for an alternative format you, please contact the Director of Human Resources, Ben McDonald at (360) 352-7603 or benm@wfse.org. Persons of disability or those who are deaf or hard of hearing can call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. The WFSE complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the Federal Form I-9. The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States consistent with the requirements of that form on the first day of employment.