|Publication or Company
SEIU - LOCAL 721
||Labor Movement, Non-profit, Public Relations, Social Media, Web Development
Los Angeles, CA
||SEIU 721 represents public service workers across Southern California who are committed to their communities’ health and safety. The Communications Department seeks a Communications Specialist who shares our vision for how to advocate for working families using both new and traditional media.
Under the direction of the Director and Assistant Director of Communications, the Communications Specialist will help run a strong communications program for SEIU members, with a special emphasis on website management, press outreach and member outreach via electronic media. The Communications Specialist will work out of the Los Angeles office with some travel throughout Los Angeles County.
The ideal candidate for the Communications Specialist position has work experience with other progressive, nonprofit organizations, political organizations and/or mass media, understands the goals and mission of SEIU, and has a demonstrated, broad knowledge of websites, social networking, email and blogging that he or she can seamlessly apply to issue organizing. The Communications Specialist will contribute advanced skills, including fluency in HTML, design programs (InDesign/Photoshop), and email organizing, as well as campaign strategy to field, issue and political campaigns. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are bilingual.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Works with staff to provide campaign support including messaging, communications plans, timely
materials, website copy, etc.
Provides support, planning, strategy for communications projects
Monitors the website for regular consistent content and regularly contributes content to website, Facebook,Twitter, etc.
Monitors and implements email and text messaging program
Enhances and expands online capacity of the union
Writes, edits and designs regular leaflets, newsletters, and other communiqués on important worksite issues.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and confidence in writing and design abilities
Demonstrated design, verbal, visual/graphic, interviewing and analytical communications skills
Two or more years in campaign communications, labor communications, public affairs, community
organizing, journalism or other related experience
Familiarity with campaign communications and organizing
Ability to work both independently and effectively as part of a team under limited direction and balance, conflicting demands, and to lead, teach, and train other colleagues, including communications staff and field staff
Willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion
Advanced experience with website design and copy, including InDesign, Photoshop, HTML, various web platforms, mass email systems and/or Blue State Digital
Ability to work under pressure; must be well-organized and self-motivated
Ability to exercise good judgment and discern priorities
Ability to make effective use of resources available to the union
Dedication to improving the position of working people and strengthening the role of organized labor through work actions, community relations, and legislative and political activity
Ability to work effectively with members and staff from diverse ethnic, social, and economic groups
You must possess a valid California driver’s license, auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary range: $69,181.84 (entry level) to $84,801.60 (with 10 plus years of experience). This is a United Union Professionals (UUP) represented position and subject to a collective bargaining agreement.
Fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and generous life insurance.
|About Our Company
||WHO WE ARE:
SEIU Local 721 is a dynamic, and fast growing organization recognized as one of the largest and strongest union of publicly funded employees in the nation. We are on the forefront of local politics, defending public services in the face of budget challenges, organizing workers in the public service sectors and are key players in national reform efforts. We have over 200 staff members covering 6 counties. Our more than 80,000 members provide public services in diverse fields, including health care, social services, special districts, private non-profits, libraries, courts, parks and recreation, public works and mental health in cities and counties throughout Southern California. Through grassroots organizing, identifying and developing leaders within our Union, and organizing worker political power, we are on the front lines of holding government accountable, ensuring efficiency, tackling waste, and improving services.