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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Communications Specialist, SEIU 775, Seattle, WA

Communications Specialist

Posted on: November 8, 2014
Posted by: SEIU 775

SEIU 775 is the long-term care workers union, representing 43,000 home care and nursing home workers. We are a leader in the progressive community and take bold and aggressive approaches to politics and organizing. Our daily work is designed to unite workers, and especially long-term care workers, and to hold politicians accountable for quality care and quality jobs.
We are seeking a talented and creative person to help with the continued development and implementation of communications strategies to support growth.Our growth department works on campaigns that build power among non-union, low-wage workers in long-term care and other industries. Much of work is done under the banner of the Fight for $15 campaign. The successful candidate will help develop and maintain online outreach to workers, help create campaign messaging, and integrate traditional communications platforms, including print and video, with emerging new media. Candidates may also be asked to do some press work. The work would be done as part of an organization-wide communications team.
  • Use innovative online outreach strategies to reach home care, nursing homes, and other low-wage workers across Washington and Montana and to gather organizing leads.
  • Research and make recommendations on existing and emerging communications technologies that may assist organizers, communicators, and other SEIU 775 staff and leaders.
  • Develop messaging for organizing and legislative campaigns.
  • Prep workers for speaking roles, take pictures and videos of rallies and other events, and produce videos, presentations, or other materials for leadership.
  • Write creative and accurate copy for a wide variety of communications platforms including, but not limited to, email, web, video, brochure and newsletter formats.
  • Provide creative and accurate editing of copy produced by other staff or SEIU 775 leaders.
  • Occasional work on press releases, press outreach, and speaking to the press
  • Experience and mastery in online communications, marketing and/or campaign communications
  • Willingness to work long, irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, plus overnight travel
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in a communications-related field
  • Graphic design ability
Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Competitive pay, great benefits, exciting work. Salary and benefits are set by collective bargaining agreement, and range from $47,728 to $55,978 a year depending on experience. Benefits include fully employer-paid family health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, a generous leave package, an ORCA Transit Card, fully employer-paid pension (defined benefit plan), an optional 401(K) plan (no employer match), and other benefits outlined in the policies of SEIU 775 and the staff union contract.
Please send a résumé and cover letter, along with samples of your work to SEIU 775 Human Resources Email:, making sure to reference "GRO Communications Specialist" in the subject line.

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