Health Professional and Allied Employees

Health Professional and Allied Employees

Project Staff Organizer

Covering New Jersey


Health Professional and Allied Employees is the largest nurses’ union in New jersey. We represent over 14,000 healthcare professionals throughout New Jersey. HPAE seeks to hire a temporary full-time Project Staff Organizer for a period of three to six months to assist our Organizing Department with priority campaigns as needed.


  • Assist implementing organizing campaign plans
  • Identify and recruit new leaders and activists in the worksite
  • Ability to interact with and engage people, quickly.
  • Chart worksites, collect data on worker participation and do turnout
  • Communicate one-on-one with unorganized workers through home visits, committee meetings, and calls
  • Mobilize workers to action and engage in union activities
  • Other related duties as needed

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Knowledge of labor unions and commitment to the labor movement
  • Some previous experience with unions, community organizations, political or advocacy campaigns. Voluntary experience may be acceptable.
  • Ability to work well with diverse people.
  • Ability to do home visits, site visits, leafletting and canvassing
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (listening, speaking, and writing)
  • Basic computer skills
  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Able to work irregular hours, including some evenings and weekends. Flexible schedules may be accommodated.

Reports to the Organizing Director.

Organizer 1 salary. Benefits will be provided as mutually agreed upon. Approved expenses will be reimbursed (e.g. parking, tolls, mileage). HPAE will provide basic training and orientation.

To Apply:
Please provide via email a copy of your résumé and one-page cover letter to: mburgess@hpae.org. Also, two paragraphs (in the body of the email) expressing what motivates you to organize – specific to Healthcare Organizing.

Contact Moricka Burgess, HPAE Organizing Director. Email: mburgess@hpae.org, or call 201-262-5005 ext. 109. Seeking to fill this position, immediately.

Posting Deadline: February 28, 2020.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.