Deputy Political Director

About Us

At the forefront of building the nation’s labor movement, 32BJ SEIU is changing the narrative around important social and economic issues facing working families. Founded in 1934, 32BJ is the largest union of property service workers in the nation. We have a powerful and important mission: To build and grow a diverse, effective, politically independent and democratic organization of workers to change our lives for the better, improve our communities, and build a more just society for present and future generations.

With a commitment to building power for low-wage workers, 32BJ is engaged in winning strong contracts for members, organizing workers, supporting progressive candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, such as paid sick days, expanding access to health care and the Fight for $15.

The union has approximately 425 staff in sixteen offices from Boston to Miami. 32BJ SEIU represents over 175,000 property service workers including janitors, security officers, airport workers, and food service employees in 11 states and Washington, D.C. 32BJ is an affiliate of SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, which has 2 million members dedicated to raising industry standards and making life better for all working families and communities.

32BJ SEIU’s headquarters are in New York City

Duties & Responsibilities

The Deputy Political Director (DPD) is one of three DPDs in the department, reporting to the union’s Political Director. The DPD will work with the Political Director and Officers of the union to develop and implement electoral, legislative strategy and membership-driven campaigns throughout their jurisdictions. The DPD will oversee all aspects of the union’s political work in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Florida, as well as support its ambitious organizing program in other states the South. In this role, the DPD will be responsible for the overall management and supervision of a minimum of three staff whose responsibilities cover all aspects of the political program in their regions.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Qualifications & Experience

The ideal candidate will be will be very organized, assertive and a self-starter, as well as a strong multi-tasker who is able to pivot easily from issue to issue or from campaign to campaign.
While no one candidate will possess every quality outlined for this position, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional skills and experiences:

Work Environment

Physical Demands

Compensation & Benefits

The salary for this role is $112,199. 32BJ offers a generous benefits package that includes a fully employer-paid medical, dental and vision plan (for full-time employees and their qualified dependents) and retirement benefits, including a defined benefit pension plan and 401K. 32BJ offers paid time off including three weeks’ vacation, eleven holidays, twelve sick days, and, after the first year of service, four personal days. The union currently offers a remote work policy of one remote day per week at the discretion of the manager.

Application

Please send a resume and letter of interest to HR@seiu32bj.org. Please use “Deputy Political Director” in the subject line of your email.
Please note 32BJ has implemented a vaccine mandate. Bona fide religious and ADA exemptions are permitted with additional safety measures.
32BJ is an inclusive and diverse organization, committed to advocating for social, racial and economic justice. We promote diversity and strongly encourage applications from people who believe in our mission. We strongly encourage women and people of color to apply.

Please send a resume and letter of interest to HR@seiu32bj.org. Please use “Deputy Political Director” in the subject line of your email.

Please note 32BJ has implemented a vaccine mandate. Bona fide religious and ADA exemptions are permitted with additional safety measures.

32BJ is an inclusive and diverse organization, committed to advocating for social, racial and economic justice. We promote diversity and strongly encourage applications from people who believe in our mission. We strongly encourage women and people of color to apply.

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