121RN Job Opportunities

External Organizer

Based in Los Angeles

SEIU 121RN is currently seeking an External Organizer to organize Registered Nurses and Healthcare Professionals around Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Ventura Counties. SEIU 121RN represents nearly 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 external organizer positions available immediately, based in Los Angeles.

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.
• Willingness to work long and irregular hours.
• Ability to travel throughout Southern California frequently and for long periods of time.
• Valid Driver’s License and Insurance.
• Bilingual in Spanish or Mandarin and English is a plus.

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 explaining interest and qualifications to Angel Harb at harba@seiu121rn.org

SEIU Local 121RN is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. SEIU Local 121RN works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

 


SEIU Local 121RN Representative/Internal Organizer

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.

Job Description:

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.

Based in Southern California.

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:

  • 2 years’ experience as a Field Representative or Organizer (filing grievances, representing members in grievance meetings and Weingarten meetings, organizing worksite actions, mobilizing members in the worksite, etc.) – preferably in the healthcare sector
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • 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
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours and participate in Union-wide events and activities
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook and membership databases

Evening and weekend work is required.  You must be a self-starter with the ability to work under supervision and tight deadlines.  Driver’s license and insurance required.

Compensation: 

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Local 121RN provides a generous benefits package that includes fully-paid medical, dental and vision plans, paid holidays, vacation, and a defined benefit pension plan.

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter to greyb@seiu121rn.org indicating your interest in working for SEIU Local 121RN, and include three (3) professional references.  No phone calls, please.

SEIU Local 121RN is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. SEIU Local 121RN works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

 


 

SEIU Local 121RN Research Analyst

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.

Job Description:

The Research Analyst supports the strategic direction of the organization and provides research support for both internal bargaining and external organizing drives. The Research Analyst should have at least five years of related experience in the field, and must have broad knowledge and expertise of all pertinent databases and sources, and experience in research campaign strategy, tactics and hits.  The Research Analyst must be able to work within a team and communicate with rank and file members and staff members in various leadership capacities.

Specifically, the Research Analyst must have advanced writing skills to produce a white paper, analytical skills to read financial statements, technological skills to manipulate data on spreadsheets and databases, conduct power analyses and identify leverage points. The Research Analyst should also be able to participate in research-related trainings, identify growth opportunities for the Union, and be able to leverage his/her body of historical relationships.

Desired qualifications are high-level research and bargaining related (costing, etc.) experience, knowledge of the practices, processes, systems and players in the healthcare industry, and familiarity with the Los Angeles area union movement.

The Research Analyst is responsible for supporting the Union’s strategic plan, supporting research projects, providing research support in contract bargaining, assessing the financial health of companies, producing reports, white papers, or memos for diverse audiences and following health care discourse.

Responsibilities:

  • The Research Analyst supports the Union’s bargaining and organizing campaigns.
  • The Research Analyst works with the Union’s Chief Negotiators to provide research and costing support for bargaining; track and report on hospital industry trends, dissect hospital budgets, and analyze financial reports, as well as health insurance plans (e.g., actuarial values).
  • The Research Analyst also supports the Union’s organizing staff in performing in-depth research using a variety of sources, analyzing and interpreting industry, regulatory and financial data, and working with Union staff to identify and provide strategic research campaign options.

Qualifications:

  • The Research Analyst should have a strong commitment to progressive social change
  • Have 5 years of progressive related research experience
  • A BA or higher in economics, policy, finance, public administration or social science
  • Strong technical research and quantitative skills
  • Excellent writing ability and analytical skills
  • People skills and experience with Excel, Access and other databases or a combination of demonstrable equivalent skills and experience.

The ideal candidate will have experience building contract costing models preparing analyses of health care and retirement benefit plans and an understanding of the Affordable Care Act.

Compensation: 

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Local 121RN provides a generous benefits package that includes fully-paid medical, dental and vision plans, paid holidays, vacation, and a defined benefit pension plan.

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter to greyb@seiu121rn.org indicating your interest in working for SEIU Local 121RN, and include three (3) professional references.  No phone calls, please.

SEIU Local 121RN is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. SEIU Local 121RN works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

 

 

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