SEIU Local 105

SEIU Local 105

Internal Health Director

Based in Denver, CO


About our Union
"Our union is growing and has new opportunities for smart, dedicated, and passionate people looking to work in a dynamic, progressive, and innovative labor union."

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the largest and fastest-growing union in North America, with 2 million members in Healthcare, Property Services, and Public Services. SEIU Local 105 is a growing union and represents over 8,000 healthcare and property service workers in Colorado, concentrated in the Denver Metro area.

Are you ready to be challenged and inspired? Are you ready to do meaningful work and be part of struggles that you would tell your friends and/or grandkids about? Are you ready to do multi-faceted work that builds power for working people? If so, we want to hear from you!

Position: Internal Healthcare Director
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Denver, Colorado

SEIU Local 105 is now accepting résumés from experienced union leaders to fill the role of Internal Healthcare Director. Our amalgamated union has over 8000 members from both Property Services and Healthcare. We are looking for the right person to join our senior leadership team and oversee internal organizing, staff and leadership development, member representation, bargaining, and contract campaigns for our growing, smart team that represents 4,000 healthcare workers. The Healthcare membership includes workers at Kaiser Permanente, the Mental Health Center of Denver and Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. The Internal Healthcare Director will lead the local’s Partnership strategy within Kaiser Permanente. They will have the opportunity to become part of growing this flagship division in the Denver area. The Internal Healthcare Director will also work to transform Local 105 into a Union prepared to confront the unique challenges facing working families in Colorado, while integrating the local's internal organizing and political programs into the regular operations of the Internal Healthcare Division. This is a chance to join a growing and dynamic organization with campaigns that you can tell your grandchildren about.


  • As part of the senior leadership team, assist in creating and overseeing the implementation of industry plans.
  • Act as internal agent of change, consistently challenging supervisors, leaders, and staff to think differently about their work.
  • Establish an internal campaign based around bargaining, internal membership recruitment, leadership development, worksite issues, growth, politics, and to defend the union from attacks.
  • Work with supervisors, leaders and staff as a team and individually, to set goals, create plans to meet goals, and ensure accountability to those plans.
  • Lead the development of a team approach to work both with staff and leaders.
  • Integrate strategic campaign function, politics and new organizing-internal and external into the daily work plans.
  • Coordinate, directly or through appointed staff, local wide mobilizing efforts, new member events, leadership conferences, other multi-team activities, lead new organizing campaigns as needed.
  • Identifying and facilitating trainings for members and staff development.
  • Represent SEIU Local 105 at various union and bargaining unit functions.
  • Ensure strong staff development including hiring, promoting, evaluating, counseling and disciplining of staff.
  • Problem solve and address work-related issues.
  • Create and implement plans to conduct outreach to workers, identify workplace leaders, recruit leaders and workers to the union, and win recognition from the employer.
  • Maintain databases.
  • Help create and drive strategies to prepare the Union for the threats posed by Right-to-Work.
  • Think creatively and create unique strategies to build worker power in our “Partnership” environment with Kaiser Permanente and work collaboratively with other Local Union partners in the Kaiser Permanente Coalition of Unions.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a large, diverse group of member leaders representing a broad cross section of Colorado’s population.
  • Help Local 105 integrate Organizational Equity and Inclusion at all levels of member and staff engagement.

Job Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years supervisory experience and 5 years of union experience; including bargaining and representation
  • Proven ability to develop effective strategies and lead teams in a variety of assignments
  • Strong social, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Exercise excellent judgment while working under extreme pressure
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours; including weekends
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently
  • Driver's license and reliable car
  • Displayed ability to develop and mentor staff and work effectively as part of the senior leadership team
  • Commitment to Organizational Equity and Inclusion
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, VAN, Google Suite, Zoom)


  • Salary range of $81,000 to $94,000 based on experience.
  • Full employer paid benefits package including health insurance, pension plan, car allowance, and paid vacation.

SEIU Local 105 staff enjoy top notch benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, competitive salaries, generous holiday and vacation policies, and a pension plan.

Application Requirements:
A résumé and cover letter are required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU Local 105, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and résumé to Andy Jacob: ajacob@seiu105.org.

SEIU Local 105 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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