121RN Job Opportunities

Finance Director

Primary Job Location:  Pasadena, CA

SEIU Local 121RN, a powerful voice for Registered Nurses and Professionals in Southern California, is looking for a Finance Director. Local 121RN represents more than 9,000 Registered Nurses and Licensed Professionals working in hospitals throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Riverside counties. Local 121RN is leading the fight to win strong contracts, enact strong workplace protections, strengthen staffing and other important standards for our members and to elevate the standards in healthcare delivery systems.

Job Description:

The Finance Director reports directly to the Executive Director and will be responsible for budgeting, forecasting and account reconciliation.  She/he will oversee all accounting activities related to income auditing, accounts payable, accounts receivable tracking and compliance with regulatory requirements including LM-2 reporting.  The Finance Director acts as liaison between the Local and external financial institutions. She/he is responsible for maintaining and adhering to all established financial policies of the Local and managing all aspects of the finance department.

Financial Management Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and maintain annual budget for Local, including revenue and expense projections in coordination with Executive Director for Executive Board approval.
  • Advise Executive Director and Executive Board of financial actions and potential risks.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside advisors (e.g. legal counsel), and filing financial reports.
  • Protect assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls/checks and balances.
  • Ensure timely implementation and processing of all International Union requirements and reporting, including pension contributions, Per Capita tax payments, COPE processing, dues reporting and other actions as necessary.
  • Prepare monthly and annual financial reports as well as compliance documentation for annual audit and LM-2 processing, annual Beck audits, pension and Health and Welfare audits.
  • Manage the Local’s dues payments and refund processing, including monthly double dues and Beck refund reports.
  • Manage A/P and A/R, payroll, reconciliations of general ledger, profit and loss statements, month end close/journal entries, benefits, Union leave, staff expense processing, month-end budget reconciliation.
  • Manage Local’s financial and benefit accounts such as investments, 401K contributions, life insurance, LTD, Short-Term Disability, Workers Compensation, bank accounts, etc.
  • Oversee coordination and timely payment to the Union’s PAC accounts, including interface with Local’s external counsel.
  • Manage financial systems and maintain accurate financial records of deposits, withdrawals, transfers, etc.
  • Conduct financial analyses.
  • Meet monthly with Secretary Treasurer to review financial statements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree or MBA in Business or Finance, CPA preferred.
  • 7+ years of financial management experience, preferably managing the finances of a comparable sized Union or other non-profit organization.
  • Proficient in QuickBooks, Excel, Word, Outlook, project-based accounting software and other programs.
  • Experience should include audit, compliance, and budget preparation.
  • Knowledge of and experience in benefits administration and compensation programs.
  • Flexible and a self-starter, able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment while also being highly detail-oriented.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to 121RN’s Vision and Goals.
  • Impeccable mathematics and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team and with diverse member leadership including elected officers and Board members.
  • Valid driver’s license, working automobile and valid auto insurance.

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.

The Finance Director interacts with Union members, Executive Board members, Officers, staff and visitors. It is crucial to have the ability to communicate and relate respectfully and professionally with a diverse membership and staff.

Salary and Benefits:

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

The salary range for this position is between $115,000 – $130,000, which will be based on the candidate’s relevant professional experience and qualifications.  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 Finance Director in the subject line to Rosanna Mendez at mendezr@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 apply.


 

Communications Specialist

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.

Responsibilities:
You will be an integral member of a fast-paced Communications Department. Under the direction of the Communications Director, the Communications Specialist will support a robust communications program for SEIU Local 121RN members with an emphasis on website development; engaging and innovative social media campaigns, including building ad campaigns; strong print design skills—all with a keen grasp of our mission and message. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, and be able to respond to time sensitive communications and deadlines. S/he must be a strong self-starter and have a commitment to fulfill the objectives of the organization. S/he must thrive in an environment with tight deadlines, changing priorities, high-pressure and irregular hours.

Examples of Duties:

  • Design, prepare and edit publications for internal and external audiences, including magazines, newsletters, flyers, signage, brochures, paid media, electronic and social media and other communication vehicles.
  • Create and edit video and photographs using optimal equipment and software applications.
  • Develop and maintain website(s). Ensure content is up-to-date.
  • Assist with mass email and text creation and broadcasting.
  • Evaluate and recommend new and improved software applications and communications tools.
  • Assist with multiple campaigns across traditional and digital media, including email, video, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • Help develop, manage and extend a consistent brand for the organization through all work products.
  • Ensure web content is kept regularly up-to-date and adheres to editorial house style and brand guidelines, including developing multi-media assets and managing campaign microsites.
  • When needed, participate in campaign strategy and planning meetings with the Communications Director and other Union Leadership
  • Perform other duties as required to support goals and mission of the Union.

Ideal Skills:

  • Demonstrated design, verbal, visual/graphic, communications skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Competence in proofreading and editing.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in HTML, web authoring and editing; Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier); Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of EveryAction email platform and Revere Messaging a plus.
  • Excellent photography and video skills, including polished video production.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage conflicting priorities.
  • A high level of judgment; ability to take initiative and work independently; ability to collaboratively work with leaders, members, and staff in complex and sometimes sensitive political situations, always exercising a high level of professionalism.
  • Three (3) or more years in campaign communications for a progressive political campaign, non-profit organization or Union, or other related experience.
  • Strong commitment to progressive social change and activism and understands and commits to SEIU Local 121RN’s members and mission.
  • Ability to travel regularly for planning meetings, events and member meetings. Willingness to work long, varied hours including evenings and some weekends.
  • Skills and/or experience in targeted and precise message development to diverse audiences including represented members, community groups, allies and elected officials preferred

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. While performing the duties of this Job, requirements include:

  • Regularly operate a computer, cell phone, and other general office equipment.
  • Occasionally walk from door to door for 3 hours at a time with rest and meal breaks.
  • Stand, walk, and sit for hours at a time.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • A regular work week is generally 8 hours per day, 5 days per week.  However, 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 an 8-hour workday.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can elevate during events and campaign activities.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requirements:

  • The Communications Specialist will work primarily out of the Pasadena office with some work out of our regional offices and some travel across Southern California.
  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license, auto insurance and a reliable automobile for business use.
  • Four-year college degree preferred, but a combination of comparable skills and experience in the Communications field will be considered.

Salary and Benefits:
This is a full-time, salaried, overtime-exempt position.

Salary for this position is between $60,000 and $70,000 per year, commensurate with the amount of the candidate’s relevant professional 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:
Please send your cover letter, detailed resume in PDF format, three (3) relevant work samples (design sample, letter to an elected official/community leader, op/ed, video, website, etc.)  and three (3) references via email, with the job title Communications Specialist in the subject line to Communications Director Terry Carter, cartert@seiu121rn.org.

We regret that we cannot respond to phone inquiries.

SEIU Local 121RN is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and women are encouraged to apply.

This job posting may not reflect the complete job description.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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.


Summer Research Intern Opportunity

Based in Pasadena, CA

Service Employees International Union Local 121RN(SEIU Local 121RN) is the voice for Registered Nurses and Licensed Professionals in Southern California. We represent more than 9,000 Registered Nurses and Licensed Professionals working in hospitals throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Riverside counties. Local 121RN is fighting and winning strong contracts, solid workplace protections and important staffing and other workplace standards for all our Union members. Our Union is leading the way for patient protections and priority healthcare legislation.  Our vision is bold and our work is meaningful!

SEIU Local 121RN is looking for a Summer Research Intern. This role is ideal for those interested in learning the skills and responsibilities of a union researcher, while contributing to the labor movement and improving health care.

Intern Essential Functions:

  • Research Healthcare policy
  • Research Corporate structures
  • Assist with Financial analysis
  • Create and Analyze surveys
  • Draft memos and report
  • Contribute to strategic discussion based on the above research

Intern Specifications – Skills, Experience, Attributes:

  • Some experience in quantitative and qualitative research
  • Working knowledge of Lexis Nexis or similar search engine
  • Ability to work independently, maintain a flexible workplan, and track progress
  • Ability to write clearly and for specific audiences
  • Effective communication and ability to write clearly
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Interest and dedication in progressive causes and worker rights
  • Punctuality and reliability to complete assigned research on time

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

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Regularly operate a computer, cell phone, and other general office equipment
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus
  • Must be able to move inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery and other office materials
  • Must be able to stand, walk, or sit for hours at a time

Hours: Successful candidates must be able to commit to a weekly schedule of at least 16 hours per week for approximately two months. Schedules can be set with research manager to allow for other responsibilities such as class or family care.

Location: SEIU 121RN office headquarters in Pasadena (near Rose bowl).

Compensation: $16 per hour.

Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Email cover letter and resumé to Dan Braun, Sr. Research Analyst, at braund@seiu121rn.org.

 

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