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A United Voice for Doctors, Our Patients,
& the Communities We Serve

a national affiliate of SEIU
 

Contract Administrator / Worksite Organizer

Based in New York City, NY


Doctors Council SEIU is the nation’s oldest and largest union for physicians and dentists. Doctors Council is affiliated with SEIU. We represent doctors who work in public and private hospitals, clinics and facilities in all specialties. Doctors Council SEIU has a long and successful history of advocating for union doctors. Doctors Council SEIU represents doctors throughout the United States. With all the changes occurring in healthcare this is a challenging and exciting time to advocate to ensure that the voices of doctors and patients are heard as we strive to improve how doctors can practice medicine at work and the health of the communities we serve.

Our national office is located in New York City. To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.doctorscouncil.org.

We are looking for individuals with a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement.

Job Description:
The Contract Administrator/ Worksite Organizer is a “hands-on” individual who works daily with our membership. This position answers questions about contract rights. The Contract Administrator also files grievances and does preparation for arbitration to enforce our contract rights. In addition, this position prepares for negotiations through working with the membership, doing bargaining surveys, creating proposals and working with the bargaining committee. Community and political action centers around advocating for our members, our patients and the communities we serve. Quality improvement work includes coordinating with our members, administration and other members of the care delivery team on identifying ways to improve quality care and patient satisfaction, and collaboration to achieve sustainable results. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, as well as the ability to work in a team environment.

Responsibilities:

  • organizing our membership into action through contract negotiation processes, contract enforcement and community and political activities, as well as quality improvement work
  • internal organizing and running meetings
  • representing our membership through grievances and arbitration
  • bargaining assistance on behalf of our membership
  • working with our membership to train and develop rank and file leaders
  • all aspects of membership development
  • establishing and maintaining a departmental representative/steward structure at each facility
  • timely communications with our membership (write leaflets and newsletters) and site visits covering all shifts
  • maintaining union membership, visibility and activity
  • participate in community, political and union events
  • quality improvement work

Qualifications:
Experience as a Field Representative or Organizer; proven ability to carry on the responsibilities of the job; effective written and communication skills; ability to listen actively and frame issues; ability to assess information and evidence and deal with conflicting/changing priorities; ability to think strategically and exercise a high level of judgment; willingness to work long and irregular hours and participate in all union wide activities; computer literate.

Experience:
At least two (2) years' experience required in representing/organizing workers, preferably in healthcare.

Evening and weekend work will be involved. You must be a self-starter with the ability to work under supervision. Driver’s license and insurance required.

Salary and benefits:
Salary depends on experience. Excellent full benefit package includes 100% employer paid self and dependent medical and dental, as well as 100% employer paid defined benefit pension plan.

To apply, please send a cover letter indicating why you want to work for Doctors Council SEIU stating your interest and qualifications, and a detailed resume along with three (3) professional references and their addresses and telephone numbers to:

Kevin Collins, Executive Director
Doctors Council SEIU
e-mail: kcollins@doctorscouncil.org

Email is preferred and please send with the subject line Doctors Council SEIU Contract Administrator/ Worksite Organizer.

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