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Project Manager

Based in Los Angeles, CA


WHO WE ARE:
SEIU 721 is a dynamic and fast growing labor organization recognized as one of the largest and strongest unions of publicly funded employees in the nation. We represent over 85,000 members and have over 200 staff employees covering 6 counties in Southern California, including Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties and numerous cities in these regions. Our members provide public services in diverse fields, including health care, social services, special districts, private non-profits, libraries, courts, parks and recreation, public works and mental health. They care for the sick, protect the quality of the drinking water, keep records in the courts, administer benefits for poor people, maintain the libraries, help run the jails, protect our communities' most vulnerable members, maintain the streets, work with parolees, groom and maintain the beaches, and provide many other services to keep counties and cities running.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The primary responsibility for the Health Transformation Partnership (HTP) Project Manager will be to bridge the partnership’s projects with Local 721’s priorities. The HTP is innovating in the areas of care improvement, service excellence, just culture, member engagement and labor-management. The Project Manager will work one-on-one with the Union Health Care Leaders to outreach and develop the leadership skills of members engaged in partnership projects. In addition, the Project Manager will be responsible for mentoring and developing Union Health Care Leaders by defining their specific job responsibilities, monitoring deliverables and evaluating their performance. She/he reports directly to the Regional Healthcare Director. This is not a 9 to 5 job - long and varied hours, with early morning, evening, weekend work and travel, including overnight stays. This is an exempt position.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Meet consistently with Union Health Care Leaders to ensure project goals are clear and executed within expected timelines.
  • Delegate project tasks based on Union Health Care Leaders individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels.
  • Track project performance to analyze the successful completion of short and long term goals with measurable outcomes, which includes union building outcomes.
  • Liaising with management employers on union priorities and deliverables.
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with all members of Labor Management Transformation Council.
  • Identify opportunities to develop projects that engage membership.
  • Prepare monthly and weekly progress reports.
  • Ability to effectively manage expectations of Union Health Care Leaders.
  • Develop leadership skills of Union Health Care Leaders.
  • Work with Union Health Care Leaders, worksite organizers to identify and recruit union member leaders for teams, workgroups, etc.
  • Ensuring all goals of the various projects are met.
  • Ensuring all quality standards of the various projects are met.
  • Identify and remove roadblocks to ensure project completion.
  • Work with LMTC, Union Health Care Leaders, CIT and PI staff and worksite organizers to implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs.
  • Work with Regional Healthcare Director, Chief of Staff, and Worksite Organizers to make partnership activities part of the union building agenda of the union
  • Provide needed education and training to Worksite Organizers and other union staff in terms of methods to engage and mobilize members

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5 years’ experience in project management.
  • Experience with process improvement.
  • Advanced time management, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write reports, make presentations, facilitate meetings, and conduct training.
  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage 4-5 projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with labor and management stakeholders.
  • Excellent teamwork and diplomacy.
  • Ability to inspire, engage and motivate people.
  • Strong management, leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relations with diverse membership, staff.
  • Ability to take initiative, to work with a team, and to handle a fast-paced setting, multiple projects and tight deadlines.
  • Proficient in Word and Excel and other project management software

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours and participate in all union wide activities.
  • Willingness to travel and work in different locations for determined periods of time.
  • Valid driver's license, working automobile and valid auto insurance with minimum level of coverage as required by Local 721.
  • Commitment to social justice and building power for workers.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

  • Salary is commensurate based on experience.
  • Fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision and a generous life insurance

TO APPLY:
Mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter, detailed resume, two-page writing sample and the name, job title, address, and phone number of three professional references to:

Human Resources Department SEIU Local 721 Suite 100
1545 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017
Fax: (213) 401-1787

E-mail: careers@seiu721.org

To be considered, your resume or cover letter must show how you meet each of the job requirements listed above.

SEIU Local 721 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. SEIU Local 721 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces zero tolerance policies against discrimination and sexual harassment. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Position will remain open until filled.

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