Minnesota Nurses Association

Minnesota Nurses Association
345 Randolph Avenue #200, St. Paul, MN  55102
Fax: 651-695-7000  Web: www.mnnurses.org


Field Manager

Based in St. Paul, MN


DATE: April 5, 2024
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Director of Field Operations

The Minnesota Nurses Association stands strong for nurses, patients, and quality care everywhere. We are more than 21,000 dedicated nurses and healthcare professionals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North Dakota who promote the professional, economic, and well-being of nurses through collective action. MNA is affiliated with National Nurses United, which has nearly 225,000 members. Together we are taking on corporate healthcare to win real change in the lives of nurses.

Supervisory Duties: Will supervise a team of Labor Relations Specialists, Lead Labor Relations Specialist and Administrative Assistant(s). Responsible for coordinating the work of staff in internal organizing, representation/grievance process, staff and member training and development, contract bargaining campaign planning and other duties as assigned by the Director of Field Operations.

The Field Managers reports directly to the Director of Field Operations and are responsible for the coordination of activities and programs of the Department. The role shall execute the operational and strategic priorities for the department:

  • Directs Lead LRS and Labor Relations Specialist staff in developing the leadership of the organization including the design and implementation of campaigns.
  • Supervise Labor Relations Specialist staff in leadership identification, recruitment, development, and training.
  • Help develop the skill set of Labor Relations Specialists for internal organizing, contract enforcement, grievance process, and contract bargaining.
  • Direct work of administrative assistants to help support the needs of the field.
  • Coordinates membership-based legislative activity with appropriate Government Affairs staff.
  • Provides direction, staff development and disciplinary action (if needed).
  • Ensure Labor Relations Specialists adhere to the Bargaining Unit Guidelines and Bargaining Unit Election processes.
  • May be designated to negotiate collective bargaining agreements and/or lead impact bargaining.
  • Attend internal and external meetings pertaining to internal organizing, external organizing, grievances, representation, and bargaining.
  • Manage the union’s internal grievance tracking system.
  • Assist in the union’s steward training program.
  • Act as chief negotiator in collective bargaining on behalf of the Union
  • Interpret collective bargaining agreements, ordinances, and laws to members, stewards and other workers.
  • Develops and provides training to staff and stewards on representational matters as needed or assigned.
  • Coordinate and aid in the creation of campaign timelines and plans for internal contract campaigns.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Example of Duties

  • Manage and coordinate the day-to-day workflow of the Field Department.
  • Participate/lead in contract negotiations and impact bargaining. Work closely with elected bargaining team members to develop a plan of success.
  • Participate in all steps of the grievance and arbitration procedures unionwide.
  • Regularly check in with the team of Labor Relations Specialists under your supervision.
  • Ensures that union grievance tracking is up to date. Review reports of active cases and arbitrations.
  • Provide support to Labor Relations Specialist in grievance and arbitration procedures.
  • Aide Labor Relations Specialists in identifying key issues coordinate mobilization efforts.
  • Train, mentor, and develop Labor Relations Specialist on internal organizing focused on identifying and recruiting leaders in Bargaining Units.

Skills and Abilities for Assignment:

  • 3+ years of union experience required.
  • This is an entry-level management position. Union management or lead experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in the areas of collective bargaining, contract enforcement, training, communication, facilitation, strategic analysis, and planning.
  • Advanced knowledge of worker’s rights.
  • Work effectively independently and as a group with members and staff from diverse ethnic, social and economic groups.
  • Ability to adapt, take direction, and execute tasks with short timelines.
  • Exercise excellent judgment while working under pressure.
  • Exercise confidentiality.
  • Establish and uphold organizational priorities, standards, and values.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to teach and mentor others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office 360.
  • A commitment to social, racial, and economic justice.
  • Ability to understand the complex needs of a diverse membership.
  • Proven ability to develop staff and leaders.
  • Must be available for travel.
  • Must have a driver’s license and a working automobile.

Working Conditions:
The role requires long and irregular hours, with work on weekends and holidays when necessary.

To Apply:
Please send résumé and cover letter to Brenda Woodall, Human Resources Manager, email address at: Brenda.woodall@mnnurses.org.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.