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Education Organizer 

About the Organization Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) is one of the largest unions of hospital workers in the western United States, with more than 100,000 members.

Our members are frontline caregivers, including respiratory care practitioners, dietary, environmental services and nursing staff who keep Californians healthy.

We live and work throughout California: from the Bay Area to Sacramento and Los Angeles to the Central Valley.

Our union of healthcare workers is driven to improve the healthcare system. Our mission is to provide quality care for all patients, expand access to excellent, affordable healthcare for all Californians and improve living standards for all workers.

The majority of SEIU-UHW members work in the state's largest private sector health systems' hospitals and clinics, including Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, Sutter Health, Tenet, Prime and Daughters of Charity.  

Are you passionate about fighting for justice in California’s broken healthcare system?
Are you committed to helping rank-and-file union members and staff unlock and develop their potential to lead and create change?
Does the prospect of developing new and strategic ways to build member leadership on an unprecedented scale excite you?
Do you love tackling big challenges and projects?
Are you looking for a dynamic team environment with a culture that values innovation and a forward-thinking approach to structural racism and institutional oppression?
Yes! Great, we’d love for you to check out our Education Organizer position at SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West (SEIU-UHW). 

SEIU-UHW is a powerful, cutting-edge union of healthcare workers leading for better health, quality care, and good jobs. With 90,000 members working in nearly every part of the healthcare industry, we are the pre-eminent front-line voice on healthcare in California. SEIU-UHW members have a bold strategy to improve healthcare workers’ standard of living and make California the healthiest state in the nation, but we can only make it happen with great Education Organizers. 

Position Requirements

•    Promoting organizational equity and inclusion;
•    Analyzing and identifying staff and member leader demographics and developing innovative programs to address gaps;
•    Creating opportunities for member leadership through the elected union leadership structure, with a strong emphasis on collaborating in teams;
•    Working with members and staff to develop and deliver training on a variety of leadership topics.

•    Strong passion for and commitment to the labor movement and other social justice movements;
•    Hunger to be successful, humility to learn and willingness to take risks;
•    Demonstrated ability to write curricula, using a variety of adult teaching techniques including but not limited to popular education, appropriate for action oriented education;
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write reports, make presentations, facilitate meetings, and conduct training;
•    Working knowledge of Unions;
•    Ability to develop and maintain good working relations with diverse membership and staff;
•    Ability to take initiative, to work with a team, and to handle a fast-paced setting;
•    3 years experience as a union or community/political organizer or union field representative.
•    Ability and willingness to work long hours, including evenings and weekends, and traveling over a statewide geographic area.
•    Bilingual is a plus.


Physical Demands

Sit at a computer for long periods of time.

Stand for long periods of time when leading training.

Location Sacramento  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary SEIU-UHW offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefit package.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
EOE Statement SEIU-UHW is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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