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Field Representative / Organizer

Miami, FL


SEIU Local 1991 is an active, growing, progressive healthcare union based in South Florida. The local currently represents Registered Nurses, physicians, and other professionals at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Staff will have the opportunity to become part of building this flagship healthcare local in the South.

REQUIRED:

  • A strong commitment to the values of the organized labor movement
  • Ability to work as part of a team and promote team building within a racially and culturally diverse membership
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational skills and self-motivation
  • Dedication to building a strong Union and improving the lives of workers
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc)
  • Bachelor’s Degree required

POSITION:
Under the direction of the Executive Director or designee, the Field Representative/Organizer will be responsible for representing and organizing RNs and other professionals within the Jackson Health System. Major areas of responsibility include contract administration, leadership development, internal organizing and contract campaigns. This staff member will be expected, within an organizing model, to represent workers in all phases of workplace disputes, with an emphasis on teaching stewards and activists to interpret the contract, handle grievances, coordinate worksite actions and member participation, and build the Union inside their hospitals. Other responsibilities include the development and maintenance of steward/communication networks and regular leaflet/newsletter production, as well as some external organizing.

EXPERIENCE:
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, team player who has some experience within the field of progressive activism and/or organizing. Experience in union organizing and worker representation is preferred. Experience as a rank-and-file steward/activist is desirable, as is experience in the healthcare field or with healthcare workers.

Local 1991 encourages applications from a wide spectrum of ethnic and racial minorities so that our staff will be representative of our membership.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
A valid drivers’ license, car and auto insurance are required as a condition of employment.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Competitive salary depending on experience, health insurance, holidays, vacation, pension, car allowance.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Please submit a resumé which includes your practical and formal background and experience, 3 references (include phone numbers and emails) and any other information or recent examples of your work, such as leaflets, newsletter articles, project descriptions, collective bargaining agreements, etc.

E-MAIL RESUMÉ TO:
Nancy Granja
Administrative Office Assistant
SEIU Local 1991
nancy@seiu1991.org

Available immediately!

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