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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 80,000 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.  
Description

Position: Organizer Representative

Position Summary:

The role of SEIU UHW Organizer Representative is to build a workers' organization of motivated, empowered and mobilized leaders who act collectively, strategically and powerfully to protect their rights, to improve the quality of their work lives and the care they provide, to fight the boss, and to win. The Union Representative/Organizer provides effective leadership to carry out the goals of the Union in training and leadership development, new organizing, internal organizing, and political action.

 
Position Requirements

Areas of Responsibility

  • Identifying, recruiting, developing and mobilizing leaders in strategic, sustained, meaningful ways.
  • Engaging in one-on-one persuasion, inoculation, assessment and motivation of unorganized workers at the worksite, in meetings, on the phone, and on home visits as necessary.
  • Planning and carrying out various actions.
  • Developing and working with community and political allies and empowering member leaders in these capacities.
  • Training and supervising member organizers.
  • Developing and carrying out campaign work plans.
  • Developing work issue campaigns based on group issues and coordinating the representational work of stewards.
  • Organizing, coordinating, and supporting union political, contract, organizing, and issue campaigns.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire members to develop into leaders and participate in key union programs (i.e. politics, organizing, bargaining, etc.)
  • Demonstrated understanding of organizing for power and commitment to social justice.
  • Ability to take initiative and be creative in developing new roles for members within the union and providing the support needed to be successful.
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to providing a quality member experience including the ability to establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Working knowledge of collective bargaining issues.
  • Ability to develop member leaders to deal with worksite issues.
  • Sound organizational skills to manage and prioritize work subject to deadlines in a dynamic and changing environment, as an individual and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and deliver on short-term and long-term organizing plans, member development and capacity building goals.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, databases and Internet.
  • Successful candidate shall posses relevant education and/or experience in the labor movement or related field.
  • Bilingual skills highly desired.
  • Driver license and vehicle required.
 
Location San Jose  
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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