Associate National Coordinator

Based in Oakland, CA

The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions seeks an experienced individual to fill the position of Associate National Coordinator. Travel required.

Works closely with the National Coordinator in the region to provide support and leadership to regional and local union leaders within a designated area. Works to advance the strategy and goals of the organization at a national, regional and local level. Assists in developing, implementing and overseeing administration of national initiatives. Assists National Coordinator in developing programs, structures and training to support union participation. Works with the National Coordinator, KP Partner, and regional executive corporate management on various program issues/initiatives. Applies broad administrative and negotiating experience/expertise in a union environment.


  • Assists in the advancement of the goals and principles of the labor management partnership at national, regional and local levels. Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with union leaders, staff and members, and with Kaiser Permanente leaders and supervisors to ensure collaboration in achieving objectives and support of the partnership.
  • Provides assistance to support implementation of the National Agreement, implements priorities identified by the Coalition and the annual work plan, and coordinates consistent implementation across Kaiser Permanente regions. Helps to leads the implementation of Unit Based Teams in assigned region while ensuring that union members receive information and training to effectively deploy Unit Based Teams.
  • Could serve as back-up representative for National Coordinator at regional meetings, labor management partnership councils, public speaking engagements, steering committees, and other joint labor management forums to support program-wide partnership activities and to coordinate technical assistance.
  • Assists with the planning, monitoring and evaluation of Partnership activities. Tracks regional and national activities and Coalition engagement and identifies emerging areas of concern to be jointly discussed and resolved. Tracks labor representatives serving on national activities to support involvement, obtain reports and address concerns.
  • Provides overall project support for various partnership activities. Help to organize, plan, monitor and evaluates the participation of local unions in Partnership activities. Advocates for full participation of union members in Partnership activities; gives guidance to union members and assists with the development of programs, structures and training to support union participation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, which include preparing reports and following procedures as required by the OLMP, including budgets and finances.


  • High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in labor relations, labor studies, labor education, business or related field highly desirable. Equivalent professional experience will be considered.
  • Three or more years of full time employment and experience in the labor movement, including broad experience working with the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions or other labor partnership initiatives.
  • Previous experience and demonstrated ability to perform some intermediate level computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite software required.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Effective interpersonal skills with ability to manage in an environment of change, with very diverse perspectives and needs.

Location: Oakland, CA

Application Information:
Interested persons should submit a resume and a letter of application that describes their qualifications for the specific position to: resumes@unioncoalition.org. Please include “Associate National Coordinator – Northern California” in the subject line.

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