Alliance of Health Care Unions

Alliance of Health Care Unions

Alliance Director

Hiring for positions based in Southern California;
Washington DC; Atlanta, GA; and Portland OR

(travel required)

The Alliance of Health Care Unions seeks experienced individuals to fill the position of Alliance Director. At this time, we are hiring for positions based in Southern California, Atlanta or Washington DC, and Portland OR. Travel required.

Salary Range: $110,000 to $140,000 with full benefits.

Starting salary and assignment will be based on experience.

The Alliance of Health Care Unions (AHCU) is a new labor federation made up of 22 local unions from nine International Unions representing over 49,000 workers at Kaiser Permanente in California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Georgia, and Maryland/Virginia/District of Columbia. The Alliance has a Labor Management Partnership Agreement with Kaiser Permanente (KP). This partnership has been recognized as the most successful, longest standing labor management partnership in the United States. Traditional union-management labor relationships and tactics have been replaced with the principles of mutual respect, the use of interest-based problem solving to address disputes and cultivate multi-union solidarity.

The Alliance recently completed negotiating a new national collective bargaining agreement. The AHCU is committed to continuing and improving that partnership with Kaiser Permanente to give union leadership the opportunity to engage in national, regional, local and program decisions of concern and interest to our members, to give workers a voice at work, improve patient care and service and make KP the best place to work. Applicant must be comfortable advocating for members within the framework of a “non-traditional, non- adversarial” union/management environment.

The individuals that fill these positions will be self-directed strategic leaders who provide council, guidance and support to regional and local union leaders and members within a designated region and/or designated program. Work to advance the strategy and goals of the Alliance at a national, regional and local level. In collaboration with Union and Management program Leads, develop, oversee and implement the administration of national initiatives. Develop programs, structures, and strategies to support union participation. Work with Program and /or Regional Union Leads, KP partners, regional and executive corporate management to advance shared interest on various programs/initiatives. Apply a broad range of representational and negotiating experience/expertise in a union environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Advance the goals and principles of the Labor Management Partnership at the national, regional and local levels.
  • Drive implementation and enforcement of the National Agreement, Employment and Income Security Agreement, etc. and coordinate consistent implementation across Kaiser Permanente regions.
  • Develop strong working relationships with managers at all levels of the organization to lead and advance multiple Labor Management Partnership programs.
  • Track key program deliverables and communicate important activities throughout the region or program.
  • Problem solve using the “interest-based” problem-solving process
  • Organize and coordinate the participation of local unions in partnership activities.
  • Lead, direct and oversee the work of union members on release-time and other LMP staff members.
  • Coach, mentor and develop frontline members in the performance of partnership activities.
  • Advocate for full participation of union members in partnership activities and give guidance to union members advancing the partnership.
  • Assist with the planning, monitoring and evaluation of partnership activities,
  • Represent the Alliance of Health Care Unions in joint labor management forums.
  • Assist in National Bargaining


  • Experience working in a multi-union environment with a broad knowledge of all levels of the union community.
  • Leadership experience working in a senior Union and executive management environment.
  • Extensive program management experience, preferably in a health care environment.
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Ability to be professional and assertive
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Skill in communication, collaboration, teamwork, and partnership

Location: The AHCU is based in Southern California with offices in Northern California and has responsibilities in Colorado, Washington state, Oregon, mid-Atlantic states, Hawaii and Georgia.

Application Information: Interested persons should submit a résumé and a letter of application that describes their qualifications for the specific position to: Resumes@ahcunions.org.

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