NUHW CNA

Work for NUHW

The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) is an independent, member-led union dedicated to improving the lives of healthcare workers and the people we care for. We are building a national movement of caregivers to hold healthcare corporations accountable to the public interest and to win affordable, quality healthcare for all. NUHW is searching for talented, hard-working individuals committed to building a powerful and democratic union.


Political and Community Organizer – Northern California

The Political and Community Organizer will be values-driven, self-motivated and resourceful, with the skills, experience, and enthusiasm to help lead the Union’s legislative, electoral, and community relations activities in multiple locations throughout California. The position works out of our Emeryville (SF Bay Area) office.

Duties

The Political and Community Organizer’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Acts as the primary day-to-day contact between the Union and municipal, county, state, and federal elected officials and staff.
  • Acts as the primary day-to-day contact between the Union and relevant staff leaders of other unions and allied groups to coordinate the Union’s involvement in legislative and electoral coalitions.
  • Organizes the electoral and grassroots lobbying work of other staff and rank-and-file leaders, providing educational materials, training as necessary, and logistical support.
  • Monitors political and public policy developments and develops options for action.
  • Participates in ongoing community coalitions around healthcare, workers’ rights, and other matters of institutional interest to the Union.
  • Helps develop political strategies in support of the Union’s organizing and bargaining efforts, and builds ad-hoc coalitions and other community actions to support them.
  • Works with organizers and rank-and-file leaders to conduct endorsement interviews and make advisory recommendations to the Union’s Executive Board.
  • Supports organizers and rank-and-file leaders in meeting the political fundraising goals of the Union’s Committee on Political Education (COPE).

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to relate successfully to individuals of all races, nationalities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, income levels, educational backgrounds, and occupational groups.
  • Three years or more successful prior experience in grassroots lobbying, electoral field work, community coalition building, or work as a legislative lobbyist or staff person.
  • Demonstrated ability to work long hours, independently, under stress and tight timelines.
  • Prior union organizing experience and a basic knowledge of healthcare policy and public finance are preferred, but not required.
  • Fluency in Spanish as well as English is preferred, but not required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and use of the Internet.
  • Must have a car, driver’s license and insurance; cell phone with email capability.

Compensation
Salary $53,000-92,000 plus $6,000 auto allowance, employer paid medical, dental and vision benefits for employee and family; life insurance for employee; holidays, sick leave, vacation; 401(k) with 14% employer contribution.


Union Organizer – Southern California

The successful candidate for this position will have union experience, preferably in healthcare, organizing non-union workers.  S/he will be values-driven, self-motivated and resourceful.

Qualifications

  • Ability to motivate and lead workers in struggle
  • Fluency in Spanish and English required
  • Effective communication skills – listening, oral and written
  • Capacity to establish and cultivate relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of labor law in areas such as NLRA, FLSA, Title 22, Cal OSHA, etc.
  • Formal and informal negotiating skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications including email, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and use of the Internet
  • Willingness to work long hours, including evenings and weekends

Must have a car, driver’s license and insurance; cell phone with email capability.

Compensation
Salary $53,000-92,000 plus $6,000 auto allowance, employer-paid medical, dental and vision benefits for employee and family; life insurance for employee;  holidays, sick leave, vacation; 401(k) with 14% employer contribution.


Union Representative/Organizer 
– Northern & Southern California

The successful candidate for this position will have union experience, preferably in healthcare, organizing workers already represented under collective bargaining agreements. S/he will be values-driven, self-motivated and resourceful.

Qualifications

  • Ability to motivate and lead workers in struggle
  • Fluency in Spanish and English required in SoCal, preferred in NoCal
  • Effective communication skills – listening, spoken and written
  • Capacity to establish and cultivate relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of labor law in areas such as NLRA, FLSA, Title 22, Cal OSHA, etc.
  • Formal and informal negotiating skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications including email, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and use of the Internet
  • Willingness to work long hours, including evenings and weekends

Must have a car, driver’s license and insurance; cell phone with email capability.

Compensation
Salary $53,000-92,000 plus $6,000 auto allowance, employer paid medical, dental and vision benefits for employee and family; life insurance for employee; holidays, sick leave, vacation; 401(k) with 14% employer contribution.


Researcher

NUHW seeks a creative thinker who is resourceful, hard-working and committed to building a powerful and democratic union. S/he will work as part of a team of researchers, organizers and other staff on ongoing campaigns.

The work of a researcher is a mixture of industry analysis, strategy development, and campaigning to help win justice for healthcare workers and to improve the care of patients.

This is a full-time position based in Emeryville.

A strong candidate will have:

  • Commitment to fighting for workers’ rights and activist experience;
  • BA degree or relevant research and/or organizing experience (labor, political or community);
  • Strong analytical skills (familiarity with business and/or finance is desired, though not required);
  • Strong quantitative, computer and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent writing and communications skills;
  • Willingness to work long and sometimes irregular hours.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Research companies using a wide variety of sources, including databases, on-line sources and informational interviews with union, industry and financial sources;
  • Develop and implement campaign strategy and tactics;
  • Communicate with various audiences (e.g., caregivers, patients, regulators, the public);
  • Work with NUHW’s members, organizers, patients, advocacy organizations, elected officials and government agencies;
  • Manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines, and thrive in fast-changing, emerging sets of circumstances where it will be necessary to work independently and take initiative.

Compensation
Salary $53,000-92,000 plus employer paid medical, dental and vision benefits for employee and family; life insurance for employee; holidays, sick leave, vacation; 401(k) with 14% employer contribution.


How to apply

To apply for any of these positions, email your resume, cover letter, and three references to: jobs@nuhw.org.

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