SEIU UHW West, United Healthcare Workers West

United Healthcare Workers West

Communications Specialist

Remote to start but must be in Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego or Sacramento area, CA


Position: Communications Specialist
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Remote to start but must be in Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego or Sacramento area

SEIU-UHW members have an ambitious plan that includes committing our union to improving healthcare quality and outcomes, lowering cost and expanding access and providing a platform for healthcare providers to advocate for a more just healthcare system. We are looking for either experienced, senior-level or entry-level communications staff to work on exciting campaigns.

Position Summary:
The SEIU-UHW Communications Specialist plans and executes all aspects of communications in support of our organizing, legislative, and contract bargaining campaigns.

The SEIU-UHW Communications Specialist functions include the following:

  • Work with team and independently to develop and execute on communications strategies, messaging, plans, and timelines.
  • Develop creative ways to communicate with members and the public, including but not limited to social media, effective email, and text messaging.
  • Develop our identity and brand for SEIU-UHW and SEIU-UHW-associated projects or campaigns.
  • Conceptualize, shoot, and edit video projects for quick use in social media and longer videos for presentations.
  • Train SEIU-UHW members and staff to be effective spokespeople and storytellers.
  • Write, edit, and design effective direct mail, leaflets, and other printed materials.
  • Write, edit, and design advertising for use online and in print.
  • Write, edit, and design content for social media accounts and websites.
  • Create effective concepts and messaging for events including signage and promotional materials.
  • Write, edit, and distribute press releases; contact reporters to pitch stories or events.
  • Analyze and report on communications outcomes and apply that learning to future communications. (ex: social media engagement and effectiveness, or tracking snail mail program performance.)


  • Ability to work closely with a team, accommodate requests from team members, and assimilate input from multiple sources.
  • At least 2 years of experience working in communications for non-profit organizations, progressive political campaigns, or unions.
  • Excellent visual, written, and verbal communications skills.
  • Design experience and proficiency in Adobe InDesign or Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Experience shooting and editing video using Adobe Premiere or similar program.
  • Experience developing content for and executing on social media plans.
  • Works collaboratively with campaigns and departments at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and an ability to deliver high-quality results with minimal instruction and a short turn-around time.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, an enthusiastic attitude and a commitment to contribute to a positive work environment.
  • An ability and commitment to modeling pro-active leadership behavior and skills.
  • The ability, experience, energy and enthusiasm to take responsibility for whole communications campaigns and pro-actively see each component through to a successful conclusion.
  • Deep commitment to the labor movement and progressive causes;
  • Must thrive in an environment with tight deadlines; changing priorities, high-pressure and irregular hours.
  • Spanish language fluency preferred.

Written placement test required of all applicants.

SEIU-UHW offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefit package. Start is $67,000.

SEIU-UHW is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.

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