1199SEIU Training & Employment Funds

1199SEIU Training & Employment Funds

Healthcare Advocate

Based in Bronx, NY

The 1199SEIU Training & Employment Funds provide education and job training programs for over 40,000 unionized workers represented by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. Our mission is to develop high quality training, placement and labor-management initiatives. We also aim to develop the ability of union and management to problem-solve difficult issues and to create innovative healthcare solutions.

If you’re ready for the brightest career future, join us in this excellent opportunity to showcase your talents. We are currently seeking an experienced Healthcare Advocate for our Healthcare Education Project (HEP) department.


  • Develop and maintain relationships with key constituencies, work closely with staff union members, leadership and maintain regular communications
  • Represent the project at forums, meetings and conferences
  • Research and analyze regional demographics, civic participation, local organizations; project and evaluate measurable goals for activities
  • Identify opportunities to deliver presentations to large groups on campaign objectives
  • Develop demographic segmentation strategies that align with communities within assigned territories
  • Assist with development of issues and community specific educational literature and assist in developing regional distribution outlets
  • Attend monthly community meetings, i.e. Community Boards, Joint Community Partnership Coalitions, Civics, Precinct Board, Clergy meetings, Elected Officials Breakfast meetings
  • Generate useable material relevant to campaigns to support HEP promotional efforts such as quotes, photographs etc
  • Coordinate and execute campaign events, rallies, health fairs, seminars, press conferences, district lobby visits
  • Build and maintain non-partisan political relationships with local legislators, political staff, labor leaders, community leaders and clergy
  • Plan Logistics and strategize for events that require multi level planning example annual Washington DC lobby day
  • Prepare written reports and compile statistical data on campaign event performance
  • Develop and implement tactics to support regional and national campaign strategies
  • Develop regional communication plans that include print and digital medium
  • Available to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends as required
  • Maintain the confidentiality required of the organization and the department
  • Adhere to policies and procedures as set forth by the project
  • Perform special projects and assignments as directed by management
  • Must meet performance standards including attendance and punctuality


  • HS Diploma or GED required, some college preferred
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience with social justice, political or progressive campaigns required
  • Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Word and Excel required
  • Bilingual fluent in Spanish preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills
  • Ability to oversee a program by diligent tracking of goals and progress
  • Able to work independently, solve problems and manage time and priorities
  • Must have commitment to social change
  • Ability to develop meaningful and productive relationships with community leaders and organizations
  • Able to work well with all religious, cultural, ethnic and social groups
  • Successful execution in coalition building preferred
  • Available to work flexible hours including evening and weekends as needed
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

We offer a competitive salary, an excellent fully employer-paid comprehensive benefits package and talented professional colleagues.

To Apply
For consideration and to apply, please visit us at: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NBF1199&cws=1&rid=7717.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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