Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon Nurses Association


Strategic Campaigns Manager

Based in Tualatin, OR
(a nearby suburb of Portland, OR)


Position open until filled. Applications reviewed upon receipt.

The Strategic Campaigns Manager (SCM) is a highly-skilled organizer, team leader, healthcare advocate and strategist who will play a vital role in operationalizing vision and strategy to build power within ONA’s Providence Healthcare System bargaining units. The SCM organizes in partnership with bargaining unit labor representatives (staff) and elected leaders to build capacity and engagement for escalating campaigns. ONA’s SCM will have a successful track-record of leading unionized teams, championing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and transforming multiple bargaining units and contracts into a consolidated power structure in Oregon’s healthcare industry.

The SCM will partner with members of ONA’s senior staff - the Executive Leadership Team  (ELT) – working particularly closely with ONA’s General Counsel. The SCM will report to ONA’s Director of Labor and be part of the Labor Lead team. The work of the SCM will help to define, build best practices and create innovative strategies that raise up the voices of nurses and thread safe staffing, professional and patient advocacy, political and labor initiatives throughout ONA and, particularly, within the Providence Bargaining Units.

ONA is a dynamic union and professional association representing 15,000 nurses and allied healthcare workers across Oregon. ONA is affiliated with the American Nurses Association (ANA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and the AFL-CIO.  
Scope of Responsibilities

  • Supervise a unionized staff team, facilitate positive organizational culture change, and use labor’s values and a collaborative approach championing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Support Labor Representatives in bargaining and contract enforcement work.
  • Develop strategic campaign plans for major initiatives such as membership drives, aligning contract dates, working towards master agreements, and connecting community partners.
  • Cultivate member leaders, provides professional development, coaching and training for members and staff.
  • Provide guidance for facility-specific leadership groups and be the lead for one or more systemwide leadership groups; build cohesion among leaders from various facilities working towards strategic goals.
  • Develop best practices and plans with team members and member leaders to build power, influence within the profession, and meet strategic goals.
  • Collaborate with other ONA departments and teams, particularly in Labor, Organizing, Professional Services, Government Relations, and Communications.
  • Track local and national legal political trends that affect membership’s labor rights and nursing practice.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Familiar with the structure of and challenges within the health care industry; passion for and advocacy of the nursing profession and labor movement.
  • Experience with building towards master contracts.
  • Experience developing campaign plans; can articulate and coach staff on implementing initiatives through the lens of the organizing model.
  • Minimum of five years senior-level management experience in a large organization; experience working with staff unions preferred.
  • Experience with internal organizing programs.
  • Capacity for managing multiple projects.
  • Excellent listening skills, emotional intelligence, interpersonal and problem-solving abilities.
  • Experience supervising, mentoring, training staff and/or implementing training programs.
  • Proficient in the language and practice of diversity, equity and inclusion and committed to approaching and building all work through these values and priorities.

Salary and Benefits

  • ONA offers a starting annual salary range of $95,000 - $119,000 based on experience

There is an exceptional benefits package including employer paid medical, dental, vision, long and short-term disability, life insurance, 401(k) employer match of up to 11% to IBT managed fund. Plus, annually: 5 weeks’ vacation, 8 personal days, 2 weeks sick time.

Application Procedure:
To apply please submit two (2) separate documents:

  1. A letter of application that addresses how your experience and professional qualifications prepare you to hit the ground running and serve the needs of ONA now and what is needed in the future (1,000 words or less). Please include your last name in the title of the document and note your preferred prounouns.
  2. Résumé, and include links to any job-related social media listings such as LinkedIn. Please include your last name in the title of the document.

Send the two documents by email only to both:

Margolies Potterton, and Associates, Union Search, LLC, ONA’s Search Consultants

For confidential inquiries about this position please contact:

  • Eileen Toback 202 251-3739

Our Commitment to Equity and Fairness:
ONA is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply

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