Communications Specialist – Service Employees International Union Local 105 – Denver, CO

About our Union

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the largest and fastest-growing union in North

America, with 2 million members in Healthcare, Property Services, and Public Services. SEIU is the

nation’s largest healthcare union and is working to expand access to quality, affordable and secure

healthcare for all. SEIU Local 105 is a growing union and represents over 6,000 healthcare and

property service workers in Colorado, but concentrated in the Denver Metro area.

Are you ready to be challenged and inspired? Are you ready to do meaningful work and be part of

struggles that you would tell your friends and/or grandkids about? Are you ready to do multi-faceted

work that builds power for working people? If so, we want to hear from you!

About the Position

Hiring immediately,

Full-time Communications Specialist to support an SEIU Local based in Denver, Colorado.

Responsibilities include:

• Working independently and as part of a team to develop and implement strategic messages .

• Developing Internal and External communications plans for bargaining and representation


• Organizing political communication campaigns.

• Designing, writing and editing a wide range of materials and methods of delivery for a variety of


• Website development and maintenance using a Content Management System.

• Desktop publishing of printed materials including newsletters, flyers and direct mail.

• Supporting legislative and political efforts.

• Experience training and developing spokespeople and serving as an on the record


A competitive salary, depending on experience and qualifications, and an excellent benefits package

(including full employer-paid health and dental, generous paid leave time) will be offered to the right


Qualifications and Experience

Required skills:

• Minimum of two (2) years of communications experience, with strong graphic design skills

• Commitment to economic and social justice.

• Ability to multi-task and to work both independently and as a team member.

• Superior writing and editing skills.

• Basic web editing and excellent design skills, including experience with Adobe Illustrator and


• Experience working with diverse communities.

• Training/developing spokespeople and with social media needed.

Preferred skills:

• Experience with InDesign, html editing experience.

• Building relationships with the media pitching stories.

• Ability to speak and write Spanish is strongly preferred.

• Experience working with WordPress and Blue State Digital.

• Familiarity with unions, the progressive political movement and/or healthcare policy is preferred.

How to apply

your interest in the position, a resume and a short writing sample by mail or email by March 1st to:

Deborah Cardenas, Executive Assistant

Service Employees International Union Local 105

2525 W Alameda Avenue, Denver, CO 80219


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