Massachusetts Nurses Association

Massachusetts Nurses Association

Organizing Director

Based in Canton, MA


Title: Organizing Director, MNA
Date: April 2021
Reports to: Executive Director

General Description:
The Organizing Director of the MNA is the chief manager of all organizing campaigns. He/she is appointed by the Executive Director. The Organizing Director directs most of his/her efforts to organizing new collective bargaining units and may assist in other efforts of the Organization as directed.

The Organizing Director is responsible for all activities and functions of the organizer-associate directors and assistant assigned to organizing. Communicates relevant issues to the Executive Director and other Division Directors of the Massachusetts Nurses Association.

  • Develops overall strategy to develop organizing leads throughout Massachusetts and New England in conjunction with the Northeast Nurses Association (NENA).
  • Maintains contact with bargaining units to ensure that any residual positions or added units are included in the bargaining unit as applicable.
  • Holds regular meetings of the organizing staff and attends MNA Director, Board of Directors and MNA staff meetings.
  • Carries out the philosophy of the MNA which reflects the overall philosophy to organize Registered Nurses and Health Care Professionals and to promote the labor, economic and general welfare of its membership, current and future.
  • Recommends policies/practices to improve overall operation of the Association to the Executive Director.
  • Implements changes/revisions in the Organizing Program, in conjunction with the Executive Director, which will improve its overall operation.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends/issues and evaluates the impact of these trends on the Organizing Program and the Association.
  • Facilitates the activities of the Committees and Task Forces of the Board of Directors.
  • Directs and supervises the organizing-associate directors and support staff assigned.
    • Recruits Organizers/Associate Directors.
    • Evaluates Organizers/Associate Directors according to responsibilities outlined in the position description.
    • Acts as a resource and provides consultation to program staff and Board of Directors.
    • Promotes professional growth and development of program staff.
    • Assigns staff according to organizing needs.
    • Designates an individual who will act in his/her absence.
  • Prepares an annual budget request in conjunction with the Executive Director for approval; monitors monthly expenses; keeps the Organizing Program expenses within the approved budget.
  • Requests additional funds for unanticipated expenses from the Executive Director.
  • Collaborates with other Divisions to achieve Organizing Division and Association goals.
  • Submits a written annual report and monthly report to the Executive Director for the Board of Directors, and others as requested.
  • Serves, when appropriate, on professional, governmental and other working groups outside the MNA, and when so designated by the Executive Director, acts as a representative of the MNA.
  • Keeps abreast of trends/issues in organizing and evaluates the impact of these trends/issues on the Association
  • Carries out functions as delegated by the Executive Director.


  1. Strong current knowledge of organizing, health and nursing issues.
  2. Current experience in organizing, particularly health care organizing – minimum five (5) years.
  3. Administration/leadership qualities required.
  4. Baccalaureate degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  5. Experience with membership organization preferred.
  6. Outstanding communications skills required.

To Apply:
Please send résumé to Shirley Thompson sthompson@mnarn.org Massachusetts Nurses Association, 340 Turnpike St., Canton, MA 02021

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