SEIU (Service Employees International Union)
Job Title: Director, Government Relations Grade: MGT I - Starting Salary: $143,620/Annual
Location: Washington, D.C.
The Director of Government Relations oversees the government 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. The work of the Government Relations department connects our lobbying work with grassroots activity by our members, community partners, and non-union workers in our communities.
Direction and Decision Making:
This position reports to the Chief of Staff 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 10-12 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.
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. Some travel extended hours required.
Only applications submitted through this website will be considered.
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, marital status, genetic information, disability, political or union affiliation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
A resume is required for all applications and a cover letter is highly suggested. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.
SEIU staff enjoy top notch benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, competitive salaries, generous holidays and vacation policies, and both a pension plan and a 401(K) Plan.
SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are the Service Employees International Union, an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.