United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals

United Nurses Associations of California
Union of Health Care Professionals

Communications Specialist

Based in San Dimas, CA

This position is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and implementing the Union’s internal and external communication needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES (Include but are not limited)
Each day is different in the UNAC/UHCP Communications department—and that’s just the way we like it. Duties can include any of the following:

  • Write, design and produce flyers, email blasts, website posts, mailers and other member communications in conjunction with the representation, organizing, political, member engagement and community benefit work of the Union.
  • Design social media, email and web graphics.
  • Film and edit high-quality videos featuring health care professionals.
  • Tell the union’s story via social media, including collaborating with co-workers to build social media campaigns around key issues.
  • Responsible for online advocacy campaigns.
  • Prepare UNAC/UHCP members and potential members to be interviewed by the media.
  • Write and disseminate press releases as part of a media plan.
  • Build relationships with online and offline media, pitch reporters and author op-eds.
  • Research, write and message news of the Union.
  • Attends biennial UNAC/UHCP convention.
  • Attends UNAC/UHCP staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • B.A. or B.S., in relevant field or background in labor movement and/or progressive movement.
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to write quickly without errors.
  • Strong oral communications skills with the proven ability to get his/her organization’s viewpoint reflected in print, radio or television coverage.
  • Thorough understanding of grammar rules and AP stylebook and guidelines.
  • Ability to work well independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Strong design aesthetic, visual discernment, technical acuity, editing and writing skills.
  • Highly internet and technology proficient, including but not limited to, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, mass email systems, and website content management systems. Ability and willingness to learn additional technology as necessary to fulfill job duties.
  • Sound interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and interact effectively with affiliate leadership and union members.
  • Salaried position; may require nonstandard work hours and/or weekend and holiday work.
  • Some travel may be required; current California Driver’s License.
  • Minimum three years of videography and editing experience with professional work samples preferred.
  • Bilingual and fully proficient in speaking and writing Spanish preferred.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, skills and/or qualifications required. A copy of the complete job description is available from HR.

UNAC/UHCP is prepared to offer a generous and competitive salary and benefits package consistent with experience, skills and demonstrated abilities.

Submit a cover letter and current résumé to: HR@unacuhcp.org. Please reference “Communications Specialist” in the subject line.

UNAC/UHCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law

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