Political Coordinator

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

Our political team seeks a seasoned, activist coordinator who has experience in land use, labor research, community organizing or political work to support the Union’s program of bringing standards to new developments being built in New York City and, over time, other cities on the east coast. As cities continue to reinvent themselves and their building stock, it is all the more important to ensure that all development is done responsibly and with the maximum benefit to our communities and for all residents.  

The Political Coordinator will drive the Union’s program around development in New York City with a goal of expanding this program throughout the East Coast. The work includes:

To thrive in this job, you will have a strong commitment to progressive social change and activism, along with enthusiasm for strengthening the labor movement. You are excited by building relationships with members, government agencies and community allies.

The Political Coordinator will drive the Union’s program around development in New York City with a goal of expanding this program throughout the East Coast. The work includes:

Qualifications & Experience

Work Environment

This position is a full time position based in New York, NY. This position occasionally requires long hours, including some nights and weekends.

Physical Demands

This position is office based, with frequent in-person and Zoom meetings, and also requires travel to offsite meetings and events. On occasion you will be attending rallies and marches as well as community board meetings and hearings.

Compensation & Benefits

The salary for this role is $65,254. 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.

Qualifications & Experience

Please send a resume and letter of interest to HR@seiu32bj.org. Please use “Political Coordinator – NY” 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 “Political Coordinator – NY” 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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