SEIU Wisconsin State Council – State Power Coordinator

  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Full Time
  • Experienced

The Service Employees Union (SEIU) is seeking a collaborative leader to serve as the Wisconsin State Power Coordinator. At this critical moment for workers, the Coordinator will help develop and implement an integrated political and organizing plan to build long-term power for workers and communities in Wisconsin. 

The SEIU Wisconsin State Council coordinates the statewide power building to integrate and unify organizing, political, and member engagement work across SEIU Wisconsin locals and industries to accelerate breakthroughs on Unions for All and build a multi-racial democracy.

The 2 million members united in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are at the forefront of a movement to build power for working people and empower all workers to form unions, no matter what job they do. SEIU members are from every walk of life, every political party, every background, every faith. SEIU members work across the healthcare spectrum providing high quality care and services. They are the workers who keep our nation’s airports running and make sure landmark buildings are clean and secure. They provide essential public services and give a foundation of learning to our children. 

SEIU members believe in and are fighting for a Just Society where all workers are valued, and all people respected—no matter where they come from or what color they are; where all families and communities can thrive; and where we leave a better and more equitable world for generations to come.

Position Overview 

The Wisconsin State Power Coordinator will join a team working to accelerate bold transformative breakthrough campaigns in order to wage justice fights, achieve Unions for All and build a multi-racial democracy. By building integrated organizing and political programs, the State Power Program brings together the fight for a $15 minimum wage and workers’ rights to join a Union, racial justice, voting rights, and other issues that matter to members, workers, and voters of color.

The Coordinator will build and implement comprehensive state plans that unite members and campaigns on politics, organizing, communications, and digital programs while creating opportunities to build authentic member leadership, connection, and commitment across locals for collective work.

The Coordinator will center collaborative planning and execution of campaigns to win union recognition and demand that corporations and government rewrite the rules for worker power, promoting sectoral organizing and bargaining to lift up whole industries. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop and execute priority organizing and political campaigns.
  • Activate SEIU members across Wisconsin in organizing and political campaign work.
  • Develop and support actions and programs in support of Unions for All demands for racial and economic justice in Wisconsin.
  • Align and organize staff and leaders around a shared vision and multi-year plan that prioritizes innovative strategies to achieve union growth and power building for workers.
  • Manage, support and develop staff.
  • Design and implement staff training and development plans and programs.  
  • Review and recommend allocation of International Union staff and resources.
  • Formulate, approve and administer organizing plans and campaign budgets.
  • Work with communications staff and vendors to inform and implement communications tactics in support of the multi-year plan and goals.
  • Work with the International Union, State Council, and Local Union organizing political staff to align goals and programs in Wisconsin.
  • Maintain day-to-day contact with SEIU leadership while working independently to integrate strategies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to workers, union power and member leadership anchored in a strong belief of fighting for economic and racial justice. 
  • At least 5-7 years of related, progressively responsible work experience in unions, campaigns, and/or organizing in progressive grassroots membership-based organizations.
  • Extensive knowledge of political organizing and comprehensive campaign strategies.
  • Ability to design, coordinate, and direct strategic political and organizing campaigns.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to hire, supervise and develop staff at all levels.
  • Superb interpersonal skills, with a history of forging strong relationships with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse workplaces with complex situations with multiple levels of accountability.
  • Ability to negotiate, resolve conflicts, voice differing viewpoints and opinions and build consensus. 
  • Ability to communicate political and policy priorities to SEIU members. 

Physical Requirements

Work is generally performed in an office setting but may require work in other settings conducive to performing the task required to complete assignments.  Long and extended hours and extensive travel required.

Location, Salary and Benefits

This position can be based in Milwaukee or Madison, Wisconsin. 

The annual salary range for this position is $80,00-$94,601. Generous benefit package includes pension and fully covered health insurance with dental and vision plans.  

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume online at The cover letter should be concise, compelling, and outline the specific ways in which you would be a good fit for this position.

SEIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, age, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, religion, national origin, citizenship status, or marital status. 




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