1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

United Healthcare Workers East


Secretary 8

Based in Hicksville/Long Island, NY


Position Title: Secretary 8
Assignment: Nursing Home Division
Area: Hicksville, Long Island
Reports to: Executive V.P.
Classification: Permanent

With over 450,000 members throughout Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, and Washington, DC, 1199SEIU is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in the nation. Since our founding in 1932, our mission has been to stand up for quality healthcare, good jobs and social justice for all. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called 1199 his favorite union and referred to us as “the authentic conscience of the labor movement." Over the years 1199 has won some of the highest standards for healthcare workers in the country, including good wages and benefits, safe staffing, paid time off, secure retirement, model childcare and education benefits and a real voice work in the workplace. Our members are highly politically engaged and active, so we have the strength to advocate with government and elected officials for our patients, families and communities. We are affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) which has over 2 million members and is the largest labor union in North America.

High school diploma or its equivalent; At least 2 to 5 years of secretarial experience; Strong computer skills with proficiency in Word, Access, Email; Typing skills of 50 words per minute; Excellent verbal and written communication; Ability to maintain a good working relationship with all co-workers, members, and the general public; Ability to organize work assignments; Ability to work independently and carry out assignment to completion with minimum instructions; Ability to work overtime when required.


  • Greets staff members and visitors courteously, identify their needs and direct them to the proper person and/or office;
  • Utilize telephone extensively, screen and routes incoming calls to appropriate destinations, answer general questions, make referrals and provide information, take messages;
  • Receives, sorts and forward all incoming mail to appropriate party;
  • Prepare computer generated correspondence for Vice Presidents and Organizers;
  • General flyers, process mailing request for Chapter meeting, Delegate meeting and negotiations;
  • Maintain attendance log such as scheduled time off for organizing and administrative staff;
  • Prepare, submit and follow up on check voucher request;
  • Maintain and order office supplies;
  • Mail out member grievance tracking letter to Institutions;
  • Receives, log, stamp, sort and distributes mail; Maintain departmental filing system;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title and every position does not necessarily require the same duties.

All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a résumé and cover letter via email at: jobs@1199.org.

1199/SEIU is an equal opportunity employer.

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