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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. NUHW is committed to staff diversity.  We welcome qualified people of all backgrounds to apply.

Legislative Coordinator

The Legislative Coordinator will be values-driven, self-motivated and resourceful, with the skills, experience, and enthusiasm to lead the Union’s legislative program in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., and support its legislative work throughout California.

Duties

The Legislative Coordinator’s responsibilities include but are not be limited to:

  • Along with the President and Political Director, serves as a contact between the Union and state elected officials and staff in Sacramento, federal elected officials and staff in Washington, D.C., and state and federal agency personnel.
  • Acts as the primary contact between the Union and relevant staff leaders of other unions and allied groups to coordinate the Union’s involvement in state and federal policy and legislative coalitions.
  • Develops the state and federal legislative agenda in support of the Union’s organizing and bargaining efforts, and, in conjunction with the Political Director, organizes the statewide coalitions and actions necessary to support it.
  • Monitors state and federal public policy developments and develops legislative responses as needed.
  • Supports the direct and grassroots lobbying work of other staff and rank-and-file leaders, working with them to develop and provide necessary educational materials, training, and logistical support.
  • Represents the Union in statewide coalitions around health care, workers’ rights, and other issues.
  • Assembles legislative scorecards and other information on legislators’ performance for purposes of member education; helps to prepare endorsement questionnaires and lead endorsement interviews.
  • Helps create materials and execute staff and rank-and-file training as may be necessary to support meeting the political fundraising goals of the Union’s Committee on Political Education (COPE).

The Legislative Coordinator will execute these responsibilities in day-to-day collaboration with the Union’s senior contract lobbyist and legislative consultant, who add high-level strategic support and relationships.

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 health care occupational groups.
  • Five years or more successful prior experience as a legislative lobbyist, legislative staffer, or elected official, preferably with experience in grassroots lobbying, coalition building, and electoral work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work long hours, independently, under stress and tight timelines.
  • Prior union experience and a basic knowledge of health care policy and public finance are preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish as well as English is preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and use of the Internet.
  • Must have a car, driver’s license, adequate auto insurance, and a cell phone with email capability.

Compensation

Starting salary of $99,445 plus $6,000 auto allowance, employer paid medical and  dental benefits for employee and family; life insurance for employee; holidays, sick leave, vacation; HRA and FSA plans; 401(k) with 14% employer contribution.

How to Apply

Email your resume, cover letter, and references to: jobs@nuhw.org.

 

Training Coordinator

The Training Coordinator works with staff leadership to coordinate all training for NUHW. The Coordinator assesses, evaluates, and updates the training needs of NUHW. NUHW’s training program curriculum includes, but is not limited to, new member training; new leadership training; leadership training; training for NUHW staff; healthcare issues training; and other topics as needs arise. The venues for delivering training take many forms, including steward councils, conferences, conventions and workshops. Working with and reporting to the NUHW President or designee, the Training Coordinator identifies training resources and opportunities for NUHW, e.g., the American Arbitration Institute, California Bar Association, CFIER, PERB, Labor Studies programs, and U.S. Occupational Health programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifying statewide, local, and individual training needs
  • Organizing and advertising training programs
  • Developing and updating training curriculum and materials
  • Working to expand CEU program for our RN and other professional members
  • Reviewing and evaluating training programs and materials available from outside sources
  • Evaluating the need for training in identified areas, e.g., grievances, organizing, arbitration, negotiations, and budget analysis and working with staff leadership to develop curriculum or identify training providers
  • Developing and implementing a train-the-trainer program
  • Preparing reports for the NUHW Executive Board on NUHW’s training programs
  • Identifying a cadre of staff, leaders, members and outside sources to deliver NUHW’s training program

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of multiple training methodologies including popular education and other adult learning theory and application
  • Knowledge of training assessment and development techniques
  • Knowledge of training resources and providers from both the public and private sectors
  • Ability to design curriculum and training materials
  • Ability to research training-related questions
  • Ability to train and coach potential trainers
  • Ability to work rapidly and accurately in a high pressure environment
  • Ability to strategize, organize, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of CEU requirements and ability to work with professionals to develop CEU programs for RNs, psychologists and mental health clinicians
  • Ability to make decisions, take charge, direct, develop, and coordinate activities
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision
  • Ability to make public presentations to audiences in a variety of venues

Preferred Experience

  • 3 years of experience as union staff or in a rank and file leadership position
  • 2 years of experience developing curriculum and teaching or training adults
  • 2 years of experience leading a team or directing staff
  • Proven commitment to worker empowerment, social justice and environmental justice

Requirements

  • Fluency in Spanish and English highly desirable
  • Capacity to establish and cultivate relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • 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 $99,445 plus $6,000 auto allowance; employer paid medical and dental benefits for employee and family; FSA and HRA plans; life insurance for employee; holidays, sick leave, vacation; 401(k) with 14% employer contribution.

How to Apply

Email your resume, cover letter, and references to: jobs@nuhw.org.

 

Union Organizer — Northern California

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

Qualifications

  • Ability to motivate and lead workers in struggle
  • 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 and dental benefits for employee and family; life insurance for employee; holidays, sick leave, vacation; HRA and FSA plans; 401(k) with 14% employer contribution.

How to apply
Email your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to: jobs@nuhw.org.

 

Union Organizer — Southern California

The successful candidate for this position will have union experience, preferably in healthcare, organizing non-union workers. They 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, 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 and dental benefits for employee and family; life insurance for employee; holidays, sick leave, vacation; HRA and FSA plans; 401(k) with 14% employer contribution.

How to apply
Email your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to: jobs@nuhw.org.

 

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