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Communications Program Manager, State Power

Company: Service Employees International Union
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page: Communications Program Manager, State Power SEIU (Service Employees International Union)Job Title: State Power Communications Coordinator Grade: MGT DLocation: Preferred Locations - Wisconsin and Minnesota -ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: We are the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a union of about 2 million diverse members in healthcare, the public sector, and property services. We believe in and fight for our Vision for a Just Society: where all workers are valued and all people respected-no matter where we come from or what color we are; where all families and communities can thrive; and where we leave a better and more equitable world for generations to come. We are an anti- racist union determined to check corporate power and uproot structural racism through unions-worker power and collective action-and government-legislative and political action. We fight for Unions for All and a Government that Works for All so that all of us, across race and place, can have power together in unions and participate fully in our democracy.PURPOSE: This position will act as part of the State Power communications team to develop, manage, and execute strategic communications plans and materials including external media relations, ongoing communications with SEIU members and nonunion workers, and ongoing communications coordination with other stakeholders. This is a demanding position requiring a communicator experienced in movement building, advocacy and organizing communications, and media relations, with the ability to work across a multi-disciplinary team.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.

  • Perform a wide range of duties as assigned by the International Union, including, but not limited to the following:
  • Coordinate the development, management, and execution of vibrant and cohesive communications across the State Power program priorities, including organizing, political, legislative, and advocacy campaigns.
  • Work directly with IU Division and campaign staff, and local staff to create and share messaging and materials, drive engagement of workers and other stakeholders, and build awareness of SEIU's organizing demands.
  • Work with SEIU members, nonunion workers, and community members to build engagement and increase message reach.
  • Write and develop talking points and campaign materials, op-eds, background pieces, fact sheets, press kit materials, leaflets, brochures, and other collateral materials.
  • Work with digital strategy, communications, and design teams to produce multimedia materials.
  • Perform other duties as required to assist the International Union.DIRECTION & DECISION MAKING: This position currently reports to an Assistant Director of Communications and works with extensive independence.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Priority given to candidates with real-world communications and organizing experience, regardless of formal education. Five (5) or more years of work in communications, organizing, media relations, public affairs, political campaign communications, and/or advocacy work. Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing strategy for advocacy campaigns. Previous experience with the labor movement or other advocacy organizations preferred. Additionally, the following combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:
    • Must be able to act and organize time with extreme independence. This person will spend time across State Power focus states, managing and/or working with campaign staff, local leaders and members, nonunion workers, and community partners in order to implement and execute communications strategy.
    • A high level of judgment, ability to take initiative and work independently; must be able to work with union members, leaders, and staff in complex and sometimes political situations.
    • Must be able to handle multiple "priority" projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines.
    • Experience developing and implementing strategy on a wide range of campaigns, including organizing, contract, political, and legislative, as well as experience working with community allies.
    • Excellent writing, verbal, and analytical skills.
    • Demonstrated capacity to continuously develop knowledge and skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and forthrightly with the State Power team and other stakeholders.
    • Thorough knowledge of communications tools for media outreach, education, advocacy, and audience-building.
    • Familiarity with organizing and political campaign strategies.
    • Ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is generally performed in an office setting, but may be required to work in other settings conducive to performing the work required to complete the assignment. Long and extended hours and travel required.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 a) a certain medical condition(s); or b) on the basis of sincerely held strong religious beliefs and practices; c) as otherwise required by law.

Keywords: Service Employees International Union, Milwaukee , Communications Program Manager, State Power, Executive , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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