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WSNA - Washington State Nurses Association

WSNA
Washington State Nurses Association

 

Project Organizer

Based in Seattle, WA

We are seeking a candidate with a strong commitment to social and economic justice and the labor movement to organize workers to join our union. This is an entry level project organizer position. 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Supports organizing campaigns including, but not limited to:

a.    Educating, engaging and mobilizing workers around issues;
b.    Conducting one-on-one organizing conversations;
c.    Identifying strong organizing issues;
d.    Identifying, recruiting and developing leaders and activists;
e.    Organizing meeting and event turnout;
f.    Facilitating and running individual and group meetings;
g.    Mentoring and managing worker committees;
h.    Training and mentoring of volunteer member organizers;
i.    Developing written communication;
j.    Visiting hospitals and other clinical settings and conducting home visits; 
k.    Promoting membership in WSNA by making membership asks.

Education/Experience 

  • Baccalaureate degree preferred

  • Familiarity with nursing and health care desired

  • Previous organizing experience a plus

Essential Skills/Competencies

  • Self-directed, take initiative and work independently.

  • Personal experience as a union member, activist, or volunteer leader preferred.

  • Proficient in writing and speaking to multiple audiences.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.

  • Able to handle multiple priorities, organize workload.

Physical requirements

  • Ability to work in field-based assignment locations, move about inside the WSNA office or other locations to access files, equipment and personnel.

  • Ability to travel extensively, work flexible hours and accept overnight stays with some travel.

  • Ability to cope with occasional outside events where extreme weather conditions may occur.

  • Ability to frequently move material and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds for various events.

  • A valid driver’s license in the state of residence and access to an operational motor vehicle that is currently insured.

The Washington State Nurses’ Association (WSNA) is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and staff without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. WSNA believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success in serving our membership, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

Washington State Nurses Association is the leading voice and advocate for nurses in Washington. We represent more than 17,000 collective bargaining members and the professional interests of more than 103,000 registered nurses. For more than 100 years, WSNA has championed issues that support nurses, advance professional standards, and improve the health of individual and families in Washington state.

To Apply
All résumés/cover letters/references should be directed to: Jeremy Raughton, E&GW Administrative Assistant at JRaughton@wsna.org

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