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SEIU Union Organizer-in-Training - Public Sector Campaign Fairfax, VA

About SEIU

We are seeking energetic and passionate individuals interested in starting social justice careers in labor organizing. The SEIU Organizer-in-Training (OIT) Program is a 12-month training program. As an OIT, you will be assigned to organizing campaigns, trained on the fundamentals of union organizing, and will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to help workers build power in the workplace.


We are seeking energetic and passionate individuals interested in starting social justice careers in labor organizing. The OIT program trains labor organizers to assist and empower non-union workers to join unions and is different from other training programs that focus on developing political, electoral or community organizing skills.

Key Responsibilities

Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union workers.

Building one-on-one relationships with workers.

Identifying, recruiting and developing worker leaders

Conducting individual and group meetings with workers to move organizing campaigns forward.

Engaging, motivating and mobilizing workers.

Planning and carrying out actions and events to support worker organizing efforts.


Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.

Ability and willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.

Ability to spend the majority of the work week out of the office doing work site visits, home visits, canvassing on foot, attending worker strikes and meetings, rallies and other union activities.

Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills.

Basic computer literacy and ability to learn the organizations technology tools.

Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

Willingness to conduct work site and home visits.

Strong planning, time-management and problem-solving skills.

Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.

Ability and willingness to travel, as needed. If offered an Organizer-in-Training position, you will be required to relocate to Fairfax, VA if you currently do not reside in Fairfax. Relocation costs are not covered by SEIU.

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for either

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply Here: PI242406901

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