• Nova Scotia
  • Type: Full Time
  • Dartmouth

Website Service Employee International Union Local 2


Position: Organizer Trainee

Organization: Service Employee International Union Local 2

Location: Dartmouth

Term: One year contract


SEIU is seeking an activist interested in organizing low wage workers to win justice in their workplaces.  Prior experience in the labour movement is not a prerequisite however candidates must demonstrate a history of activism and a commitment to social justice.

Successful candidates will be offered a one-year contract for the position of Union Trainee with the possibility of becoming permanent staff at the end of the one-year term.

The position will be based out of the Dartmouth SEIU office, but Organizer Trainees must be prepared to spend significant periods of time working on campaigns in other Canadian provinces and must be able to travel to the United States for short periods to participate in training courses.

Organizer Trainees must possess a valid driver’s licence and be insurable.

Responsibilities include:


• Engaging workers through house visits, leafleting, phone calls and meetings

• Identifying, training and activating worker leaders

• Planning and leading actions, rallies and leafleting

• Working with the media

• Producing leaflets and other communication tools

• Managing worker data

· All aspects related to executing successful Labour Board certification campaigns




• Excellent oral and written communication skills (second language an asset)

• Excellent listening skills and the ability to comprehend the concerns of others

• Ability to manage your time independently and carry out work plans with minimal supervision

• Willingness to travel for extended periods of time

• Ability to work long and irregular hours, including some nights, weekends, and holidays

• Ability to motivate and activate others

• Sharp problem-solving skills


Salary: $48,387.78 plus health benefits, pension, paid sick days and vacation time.


Send applications to smacpherson@seiulocal2.ca with subject line “Organizer Trainee”.

To apply for this job email your details to smacpherson@seiulocal2.ca