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Oregon Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals
AFT Local 5017


Internal Organizer

Based in Portland, OR


Oregon Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals (OFNHP) Local 5017 represents 3,800 nurses and healthcare professionals in Oregon and Washington, most of them employees of Kaiser Permanente, with a growing number from the PeaceHealth system.

OFNHP is an affiliate of the Nurses and Health Professionals division of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

POSITION SUMMARY
OFNHP Internal Organizers are a team who work together with member leaders to advance the strategic goals of a member-driven labor union. The Internal Organizers are responsible for supporting implementation of the overall strategic direction established by the Executive Council and elected president.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work cooperatively and accountably with a team of internal organizers and member leaders to develop and execute a common program
  • Identify, recruit, train, develop and support stewards and worksite leaders
  • Engage members in union activities
  • Build worksite structures for communication, mobilization, and leadership development
  • Develop and execute plans for campaigns around workplace issues such as staffing and workload
  • Support stewards in using the grievance procedure and other tools to enforce union contracts and improve working conditions
  • Develop and execute contract campaigns and build participation in all forms of bargaining
  • Work effectively in a labor-management partnership environment
  • Organize residual work units and bargain accretion agreements
  • Encourage participation in political and community coalition-building activities and the COPE contribution program
  • Prepare and manage work plans, calendars, files, reports, lists and other records as directed
  • Participate in community and external organizing from time-to-time

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work with and develop member leaders to identify issues, strategize solutions, and build power to secure desired changes in the workplace
  • Commitment to social justice and the organizing model of unionism
  • Union or community organizing experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong planning and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Demonstrated self-starter
  • Willingness and ability to work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Willingness and ability to travel for work assignments
  • Driver's license and reliable car

PREFERRED

  • Experience organizing in healthcare settings
  • Experience and knowledge of computer programs (including word processing, spreadsheet and database software)
  • Experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements in the private sector

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • Salary is competitive and flexible based on prior labor or other relevant experience and on the staff union contract
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, pension plan, car allowance, and paid vacation

Please submit cover letter and resume ASAP to Cgreen@ofnhp.org. Position will remain posted until filled.

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