121RN Job Opportunities


SEIU Local 121RN Representative/Internal Organizer

Job Summary: The Representative/Internal Organizer is responsible for development of worksite leaders, enforcement of the collective bargaining agreement, responding to questions about the contract and developing internal structures that support field organizing campaigns, contract campaigns and political and community campaigns.  The Representative/Internal Organizer also files grievances and does preparation for arbitration to enforce our members’ contract rights.  In addition, this position prepares for negotiations through working with the membership, disseminating bargaining surveys and working with the bargaining committee and Chief Negotiator.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, as well as the ability to work in a team environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Development of current leaders (Stewards, Bargaining Team members, Contract Action Team members), as well as identifying, recruiting and developing new leaders
  • Engaging and mobilizing our members into action through various internal processes, including the collective bargaining process (i.e. contract campaigns)
  • Developing and implementing internal organizing campaigns around worksite issues
  • Work with various departments to identify strategies that will provide additional support for members in health and safety matters, labor law, Title 22, etc.
  • Filing of grievances and preparing members throughout the grievance and arbitration process
  • Facilitating membership meetings and coordinating membership events
  • Effective and timely communications with our membership
  • Maintaining Union membership, visibility and activity
  • Participating in community, political and other Union events
  • Coordination of worksite membership COPE drives through political education on nursing legislation, patient care issues and the overall impact of political work on the healthcare industry
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • 2 years’ experience as a Field Representative or Organizer, preferably in the healthcare sector. Experience to include filing grievances, representing members in grievance and Weingarten meetings, organizing worksite actions, mobilizing members in the worksite.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook and membership databases.
  • Ability to listen actively and frame issues for and with members.
  • Ability to assess information and evidence and deal with conflicting/changing priorities.
  • Ability to think strategically and exercise a high level of judgment.
  • Ability and willingness to hold management representatives accountable through contract enforcement and membership participation.
  • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours and participate in Union-wide events and activities
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • A current, valid driver’s license, valid auto insurance and a working automobile are required.

Typical Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Some of these are:

  • Regularly operate a computer, cell phone, and other general office equipment.
  • Stand, walk, and/or sit for long periods of time.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Traverse in the office and in an outside environment during various types of events. This may include moving, or being stationary, for multiple hours, in outside conditions.  Traversing may include ascending/descending stairs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • The role will require a commitment to often work long and irregular hours to prepare for and attend events and Union activities on weekends, evenings and some holidays (e.g., Labor Day), or to complete assignments that cannot be completed in a regular workday or during the week.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can elevate during events and campaign activities.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • May include exposure to large crowds.

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time, salaried, overtime-exempt position.

The salary for this position will be based on the candidate’s relevant professional experience.  SEIU Local 121RN offers a generous benefit package including medical, dental and vision benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, a 401(K) plan as well as generous holiday and vacation policies.

To Apply:

Please send your letter of interest, resume and three (3) references via email with the job title Representative/Internal Organizer in the subject line to Brandy Grey at greyb@seiu121rn.org.  No phone calls, please.

SEIU Local 121RN is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

People of color and women are encouraged to apply.

 


 

SEIU Local 121RN External Organizer

Based in Southern California

Who We Are: SEIU Local 121RN is a powerful voice representing over 9,000 Registered Nurses and Healthcare Professionals in Southern California. We are leading the fight to win strong contracts, strong workplace protections and strong, safe staffing standards at hospitals in Los Angeles, Ventura and Riverside counties. Learn more here.

SEIU 121RN has External Organizer positions available immediately. We have been on the cutting edge of progressive activism, building power for healthcare workers, and leading the way in healthcare reform.

SOME KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union workers.
  • Building one-on-one relationships with workers.
  • Identifying, recruiting and developing worker leaders.
  • Conducting individual and group meetings with workers.
  • Engaging, motivating and mobilizing workers to take action.
  • Planning and executing actions and events to support worker organizing efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1+ year experience as an Organizer – preferably in the healthcare sector.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and juggle a large workload in a fast-paced campaign environment.
  • A strong interest in the labor movement, and/or the healthcare industry.
  • Strong ability to connect and build professional relationships with highly educated nurses and professionals of varying backgrounds in pursuit of a common goal.
  • Ability to work independently while also being able to incorporate constructive feedback and direction from campaign leadership.
  • An independent and critical thinker with the ability to learn and understand complex issues quickly.
  • Ability and willingness to work long and irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to travel throughout Southern California frequently and for long periods of time.
  • Valid Driver’s License and Insurance.
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Mandarin or Tagalog are a plus.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Some of these are:

  • Regularly operate a computer, cell phone, and other general office equipment.
  • Stand, walk, and/or sit for long periods of time.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Traverse in the office and in an outside environment during various types of events. This may include moving, or being stationary, for multiple hours, in outside conditions.  Traversing may include ascending/descending stairs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • The role will require a commitment to often work long and irregular hours to prepare for and attend events and Union activities on weekends, evenings and some holidays (e.g., Labor Day), or to complete assignments that cannot be completed in a regular workday or during the week.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can elevate during events and campaign activities.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • May include exposure to large crowds.

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • Salary for this position is commensurate with the amount of experience. This position is represented by a staff Union.
  • SEIU Local 121RN offers a generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and both a defined benefit pension plan and a 401(K) plan and generous holiday and vacation policies.

To apply, email a resume with cover letter with the job title External Organizer explaining interest and qualifications to Zoltan Csaplar at csaplarz@seiu121rn.org

SEIU Local 121RN is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

People of color and women are encouraged to apply.


Lead External Organizer

Based in Southern California

Who We Are: SEIU Local 121RN is a powerful voice representing nearly 9,000 Registered Nurses and Healthcare Professionals in Southern California. We are leading the fight to win strong contracts, strong workplace protections and strong, safe staffing standards at hospitals in Los Angeles, Ventura and Riverside counties. Learn more here.

SEIU 121RN is currently seeking a Lead External Organizer to organize Registered Nurses and Healthcare Professionals around Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Ventura Counties. SEIU 121RN represents over 8,500nearly 9.000 nurses and healthcare professionals in Southern California. We have been on the cutting edge of progressive activism, building power for healthcare workers, and leading the way in healthcare reform.

SEIU 121RN has a Lead External Organizer position available immediately, based in Greater Los Angeles.

SOME KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ability to manage the work of up to 5 staff organizers.
  • Ability to build a team, to communicate clearly and persuasively verbally and in writing.
  • Building one-on-one relationships with workers and staff.
  • Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union workers.
  • Identifying, recruiting and developing worker leaders.
  • Conducting individual and group meetings with workers.
  • Engaging, motivating and mobilizing workers to take action.
  • Planning and executing actions and events to support worker organizing efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2+ year experience organizing and leading staff – preferably in the healthcare sector.
  • A lead organizer should have run and won a campaign from beginning to end.
  • Proven ability to discern priorities, meet competing deadlines, and juggle a large workload in a fast-paced campaign environment.
  • A strong interest in the labor movement, and/or the healthcare industry.
  • Strong ability to connect and build professional relationships with highly educated nurses and professionals of varying backgrounds in pursuit of a common goal.
  • Ability to work independently while also being able to incorporate constructive feedback and direction from department leadership.
  • An independent and critical thinker with the ability to learn and understand complex issues quickly.
  • Ability and willingness to work long and irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to travel throughout Southern California frequently and for long periods of time.
  • Valid Driver’s License and Insurance.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Mandarin or Tagalog and English is a plus.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Some of these are:

  • Regularly operate a computer, cell phone, and other general office equipment.
  • Stand, walk, and/or sit for long periods of time.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Traverse in the office and in an outside environment during various types of events. This may include moving, or being stationary, for multiple hours, in outside conditions.  Traversing may include ascending/descending stairs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • The role will require a commitment to often work long and irregular hours to prepare for and attend events and Union activities on weekends, evenings and some holidays (e.g., Labor Day), or to complete assignments that cannot be completed in a regular workday or during the week.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can elevate during events and campaign activities.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • May include exposure to large crowds.

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • Salary for this position is commensurate with the amount of experience.
  • SEIU Local 121RN offers a generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and both a defined benefit pension plan and a 401(K) plan and generous holiday and vacation policies.

To apply, email a resume with cover letter explaining interest and qualifications to Zoltan Csaplar at csaplarz@seiu121rn.org

SEIU Local 121RN is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

People of color and women are encouraged to apply.

 

 

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