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WSNA - Washington State Nurses Association

WSNA
Washington State Nurses Association

 

RN Organizer

For covering Spokane/Eastern Washington

 

We are seeking a Registered Nurse candidate with a strong commitment to social and economic justice and the labor movement to mobilize and organize workers in existing and new local units.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strengthen local units by developing and implementing campaign plans that build local unit structure and increase union membership and engagement.
  • Facilitate internal organizing through issue-based campaigns.
  • Coordinate and implement new employee orientation plans to welcome members to their union.
  • Conducts worksite visits and coordinates worksite actions to engage members.
  • Identifies, recruits, and develops worksite leaders.
  • Leads member organizer development and other union sponsored training.
  • Working with members and staff on campaign communications and messaging, including field literature and communications and organizing conversations.
  • Mobilize members to participate in labor, community and political actions and events.

Education/Experience

  • Licensure as a registered nurse
  • Baccalaureate degree in labor relations or related field preferred
  • Two years of organizing experience preferred

Essential Skills/Competencies

  • Experience in developing and managing organizing campaigns preferred.
  • Personal experience as a union member, activist, or volunteer leader.
  • Knowledge of trends in labor relations and health care.
  • Experience in working with association volunteers.
  • Experience in conducting organizing workshops and teaching the techniques of organizing and campaign participation.
  • Proficient in writing and speaking to multiple audiences.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to consult with and motivate others and manage conflict.
  • Able to handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and take initiative

Physical requirements
This job requires:

  • 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 19,000 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.

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

About WSNA
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 individuals and families in Washington state.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date: This position will remain open until filled.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, résumé and three professional references to Mary Mainville at Mmainville@wsna.org.

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