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Deputy Director of Government Relations

SEIU International
Washington, DC 20009
  • Job Code
    115266745

Overview

SEIU (Service Employees International Union)

Job Title: Deputy Director of Government Relations Grade: MGT G Annual Pay: $127,092/YR

Location: Washington, DC

Purpose:

The Deputy Director of Government Relations is responsible for assisting the Director to oversee the legislative and policy programs for the Service Employees International Union, a 2-million-member organization dedicated to improving lives of workers and their families.

SEIU's legislative and policy programs aim to build a more just society, including efforts to raise wages and build power for working people, to win racial justice, to reform our immigration system and to take on the impact of excessive corporate power on our democracy, economy and environment.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

In consultation with the Director, work with the Officers and local unions to develop and drive the union's legislative and policy platform and agenda at the federal, state and local level.

Ensure SEIU's agenda supports the union's plan to grow and build power for working people.

Oversees communication and advocacy with elected officials on the International Union's legislative and policy program, including state and local officials and Members of Congress and their staff.

Drive issue campaign efforts, developing strategy, coordinating tactics including field, press, digital and policy materials.

Coordinate with key strategic partners on campaigns and state and local infrastructure, including other labor unions, advocacy organizations and community organizing networks.

Act as spokesperson and representative for the Union on legislative and policy matters

Assist the Director with the Department's staff development and organizational equity work, including planning staff meetings, training and development.

Manage or represent Department on union-wide projects, such as annual member and staff conferences or Conventions.

Hire and supervise staff and consultants; oversee, develop and evaluate individual workplans; manage and promote staff development.

Performs other duties and special projects as assigned in support of the work of the department

Contacts:

All SEIU Staff and Departments, state council and local union political directors and leaders, federal and state political leaders, policy analysts and other coalition partners and allies.

Direction and Decision Making:

This position reports to the Director of Government Relations and works independently.

Education and Experience:

Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in political science, public policy, public relations or related field is preferred, or equivalent experience.

A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in legislative and policy work, union leadership, organizing or campaign related work.

Knowledge of public policy legislative process on a federal, state and local level, and a proven ability to advocate for legislative and policy change with the government.

Knowledge of the labor movement and its partners and allied movements.

Proven ability to develop and maintain a variety of relationships on a variety of levels.

Experience with issue, organizing or political campaigns.

Ability to hire, develop and manage staff on various levels, with proven experience building an equitable and inclusive staff.

Excellent planning and organizational skills, including strategic planning, including the ability to manage multiple priorities in a timely manner and keep track of a variety of projects.

Ability to analyze issues, define problems and propose creative solutions in political and legislative environments.

Excellent oral and written communications skills, and ability to make presentations, plan and develop materials and conferences (including leadership and staff training).

Ability to inspire confidence of others with personal authority, leadership skills and a collegial work style.

Physical Requirements:

Work is generally performed in an office setting, but may be required to work in other settings conducive to performing the tasks required to complete assignments. Travel and long and extended hours required.

PI115266745

<br /><strong>Overview</strong><br /><br /> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>SEIU</strong> (Service Employees International Union)</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><u>Job Title:</u></strong> Deputy Director of Government Relations <strong>Grade: </strong>MGT G Annual Pay: $127,092/YR</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Location:</strong></span> Washington, DC</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><u>Purpose</u></strong><strong>: </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">The Deputy Director of Government Relations is responsible for assisting the Director to oversee the legislative and policy programs for the Service Employees International Union, a 2-million-member organization dedicated to improving lives of workers and their families. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">SEIU's legislative and policy programs aim to build a more just society, including efforts to raise wages and build power for working people, to win racial justice, to reform our immigration system and to take on the impact of excessive corporate power on our democracy, economy and environment.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><u>PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES</u></strong><strong>:</strong> (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">In consultation with the Director, work with the Officers and local unions to develop and drive the union's legislative and policy platform and agenda at the federal, state and local level. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Ensure SEIU's agenda supports the union's plan to grow and build power for working people. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Oversees communication and advocacy with elected officials on the International Union's legislative and policy program, including state and local officials and Members of Congress and their staff. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Drive issue campaign efforts, developing strategy, coordinating tactics including field, press, digital and policy materials.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Coordinate with key strategic partners on campaigns and state and local infrastructure, including other labor unions, advocacy organizations and community organizing networks.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Act as spokesperson and representative for the Union on legislative and policy matters </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Assist the Director with the Department's staff development and organizational equity work, including planning staff meetings, training and development. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Manage or represent Department on union-wide projects, such as annual member and staff conferences or Conventions. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Hire and supervise staff and consultants; oversee, develop and evaluate individual workplans; manage and promote staff development.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Performs other duties and special projects as assigned in support of the work of the department</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><u>Contacts</u></strong><strong>:</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">All SEIU Staff and Departments, state council and local union political directors and leaders, federal and state political leaders, policy analysts and other coalition partners and allies.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><u>Direction and Decision Making</u></strong><strong>:</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">This position reports to the Director of Government Relations and works independently.<br /><br /></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><u>Education and Experience</u></strong><strong>:</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in political science, public policy, public relations or related field is preferred, or equivalent experience. <br /><br /></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in legislative and policy work, union leadership, organizing or campaign related work. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">Knowledge of public policy legislative process on a federal, state and local level, and a proven ability to advocate for legislative and policy change with the government.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">Knowledge of the labor movement and its partners and allied movements.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">Proven ability to develop and maintain a variety of relationships on a variety of levels. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">Experience with issue, organizing or political campaigns. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">Ability to hire, develop and manage staff on various levels, with proven experience building an equitable and inclusive staff. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">Excellent planning and organizational skills, including strategic planning, including the ability to manage multiple priorities in a timely manner and keep track of a variety of projects. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">Ability to analyze issues, define problems and propose creative solutions in political and legislative environments.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">Excellent oral and written communications skills, and ability to make presentations, plan and develop materials and conferences (including leadership and staff training).</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">Ability to inspire confidence of others with personal authority, leadership skills and a collegial work style. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><u>Physical Requirements</u></strong><strong>:</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Work is generally performed in an office setting, but may be required to work in other settings conducive to performing the tasks required to complete assignments. Travel and long and extended hours required.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/QlJyVnTeakDatV65i87pJ"> <p>PI115266745</p>

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Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2019-12-08

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