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Massachusetts Nurses Association

Massachusetts Nurses Association


Associate Director
Division of Labor Action

Based in Canton, MA

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Associate Director is responsible for carrying out all activities of the Association related to labor relations and collective bargaining matters.

ACCOUNTABILITY:
Accountable to the Director of Strategic Campaigns.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides staff services to MNA local units in carrying out the goals of MNA’s Labor Division by:

  • Assisting in organizing local units.
  • Assisting MNA local units in contract negotiations, representation, contract administration, including the processing of grievances and arbitrations.
  • Work with local unit leadership to improve and maintain local unit organization, membership recruitment and communication systems.
  • Assist local units in developing contract proposals. Supplying unit leadership with information needed to support proposals. Provide guidelines to local leadership on materials they should collect.
  • Evaluate local unit’s needs for educational programs and provide as appropriate or arrange through other Association resources.
  • Assist members in utilizing the resources of the Association and other appropriate agencies as needed.
  • Interpreting the goals and programs of the Association to local unit members.
  • Reporting on local unit activities and needs to the Executive Director, MNA staff and members where appropriate.
  • Participate in MNA staff meetings, serves on staff committees as requested and submits activity reports in a timely manner.
  • Participates and assists the Board of Directors as assigned by the Director.
  • Assists and participates in MNA Conventions.
  • Acts as a resource on all MNA programs and activities.
  • Keeps informed of economic trends, Labor Board decisions, general trends in labor relations, especially those affecting the health care industry.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Labor Relations experience – minimum two years.
  • Advanced education in labor relations, business or law preferred.
  • Leadership experience required.
  • Experience and knowledge of the health care profession and experience as a local unit leader desirable.

TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter and your résumé to Shirley Thompson at: sthompson@mnarn.org.

Note that experience negotiating nurse contracts is a strong positive.

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