• Hospital Sector Director for Labor Union

    Job Location US-PA-Pittsburgh
    Posted Date 1 week ago(3/13/2018 10:39 AM)
  • Overview


    SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania  (Service Employees International Union)


    Job Title:  Hospital Sector  Director for Labor Union


    Location:  Pittsburgh, PA  . Other locations in Pennsylvania will be considered. 


    Come be part of the most dynamic and fastest growing union in the Keystone State!   


    SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania unites 45,000 nurses and healthcare workers across the continuum of care.  We are the RNs, professional and technical employees, direct care and service workers in Pennsylvania’s hospitals, nursing homes, home and community based care services, and state health facilities. Together, we aim to unite all nurses and healthcare workers, organize at work and in the community, drive public policy and legislation, and build a powerful movement for good jobs, quality care, and healthy communities across Pennsylvania.

    Position: Hospital Sector Director


    Role:  The Hospital Sector Director is a supervisory staff position in SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania with responsibility, in collaboration with the Officers of the union, for developing and leading the strategy for building power with nurses and hospital workers across Pennsylvania. The Director leads and develops the approximately 12 Hospital Sector internal organizers. The Director ensures that union members and their organizers conduct the most participatory and powerful campaigns to negotiate and win collective bargaining agreements and organize effective workplace member leader organizations to welcome new employees, defend contracts, and communicate to all members.  The Director leads internal education, organizing, and mobilization programs with hospital members as part of the strategy set by the Officers and Executive Board to strengthen a wider movement for social justice and pro-working family politics in Pennsylvania.


    Reports to: the Secretary-Treasurer


    Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Developing year to year strategy and organizing plans build a strong union of nurses and hospital workers.
    • Hiring, training, supervising, developing, evaluating, motivating, and holding accountable the Hospital Sector organizers.
    • Facilitating communication across the team and with individual organizers to review and plan, drive, and assess the work of the union in the sector.
    • Working with member leaders and organizers to create and implement plans to strengthen the union.
    • Leading and supporting organizers in developing campaign plans to solve workplace problems and build power to win collective bargaining agreements.
    • Serving as the lead negotiator in major chapter collective bargaining and assisting staff in contract negotiations in the other chapters.
    • Developing opportunities for quality improvement and healthcare transformation programs with organizers, member leaders, and employers.
    • Building and sustaining productive employer relationships wherever possible.
    • Leading organizer and member participation in the union’s organizing, wider movement, and political programs.
    • Representing the union in its relationships with political, community and labor leaders and organization, as required.
    • Serving on the Officer and Senior Program Team to analyze and implement union programs.



    • At least five years as a union organizer or staff person with responsibility for organizing, member representation and program implementation. 
    • Experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements and developing and executing contract campaigns.  
    • Experience motivating, supervising, evaluating and developing staff and holding them accountable to a campaign & work plan.
    • High level of facilitation and leadership skills in collaborative work.
    • Ability to work with a diverse group of union staff and member leaders and lead in such a way to advance equity and inclusion of everyone in the union
    • Exemplary proficiency in interpersonal communication, listening, conflict resolution, consensus building, and organizing persuasion with union members, staff, and allies.
    • Exercises high level of autonomous decision making and problem solving skills.
    • Strong planning skills, ability to discern priorities, and manage multiple responsibilities.
    • Emotional intelligence and professional self-management under pressure.
    • Knowledge of union history, organization, and strategy.
    • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills.
    • Professional standards of behavior and dress
    • A valid driving license and working vehicle, willingness to travel 
    • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including weekends and evenings and holidays as required
    • Exemplary commitment to trade union principles and the cause of labor 

    Compensation: Competitive salary package, benefit package includes fully paid health insurance, defined-benefit pension, optional 401(k), etc.


    SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBT people, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.



    Application Requirements:


    A resume is required for all applications and a cover letter is highly suggested.  Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for us, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan. 





    SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBT people, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.




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