Massachusetts Nurses Association

Massachusetts Nurses Association

Associate Director (2 positions available)
Division of Labor Action

Based in Canton [Headquarters]
with (5) five Regional Offices, Northampton, Worcester, Sandwich and Lynnfield, MA 


TITLE: Associate Director, Division of Labor Action

Note: There are two (2) positions available: (1) job with exp in negotiating first contract in health care preferred. 

The Associate Director is responsible for carrying out all activities of the Association related to labor relations and collective bargaining matters.

Accountable to the Director of Strategic Campaigns.


  1. Provides staff services to MNA local units in carrying out the goals of MNA’s Labor Division by:
    • Assisting in organizing local units.
    • Assisting MNA local units in contract negotiations, representation, contract administration, including the processing of grievances and arbitrations.
    • Work with local unit leadership to improve and maintain local unit organization, membership recruitment and communication systems.
    • Assist local units in developing contract proposals. Supplying unit leadership with information needed to support proposals. Provide guidelines to local leadership on materials they should collect.
    • Evaluate local unit’s needs for educational programs and provide as appropriate or arrange through other Association resources.
    • Assist members in utilizing the resources of the Association and other appropriate agencies as needed.
    • Interpreting the goals and programs of the Association to local unit members.
    • Reporting on local unit activities and needs to the Executive Director, MNA staff and members where appropriate.
  2. Participate in MNA staff meetings, serves on staff committees as requested and submits activity reports in a timely manner.
  3. Participates and assists the Board of Directors as assigned by the Director.
  4. Assists and participates in MNA Conventions.
  5. Acts as a resource on all MNA programs and activities.
  6. Keeps informed of economic trends, Labor Board decisions, general trends in labor relations, especially those affecting the health care industry.
  7. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Experience health care negotiating first contracts preferred.
  2. Labor Relations experience – minimum two years.
  3. Advanced education in labor relations, business or law preferred.
  4. Leadership experience required.
  5. Experience and knowledge of the health care profession and experience as a local unit leader desirable.

To Apply:
Please send résumés to Shirley Thompson at: sthompson@mnarn.org

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