SEIU UHW West, United Healthcare Workers West

United Healthcare Workers West

Organizer Representative

Based in Redding, CA


Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Position Summary:
The role of SEIU UHW Organizer Representative is to build a workers’ organization of motivated, empowered and mobilized leaders who act collectively, strategically and powerfully to protect their rights, to improve the quality of their work lives and the care they provide, to fight the boss, and to win.  The Organizer provides effective leadership to carry out the goals of the Union in training and leadership development, new organizing, internal organizing, and political action.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Identifying, recruiting, developing and mobilizing leaders in strategic, sustained, meaningful ways.
  • Engaging in one-on-one persuasion, inoculation, assessment and motivation of unorganized workers at the worksite, in meetings, on the phone, and on home visits as necessary.
  • Planning and carrying out various actions.
  • Developing and working with community and political allies and empowering member leaders in these capacities.
  • Training and supervising member organizers.
  • Developing and carrying out campaign work plans.
  • Developing work issue campaigns based on group issues and coordinating the representational work of stewards.
  • Organizing, coordinating, and supporting union political, contract, organizing, and issue campaigns.


  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire members to develop into leaders and participate in key union programs (i.e. politics, organizing, bargaining, etc.)
  • Demonstrated understanding of organizing for power and commitment to social justice.
  • Ability to take initiative and be creative in developing new roles for members within the union and providing the support needed to be successful.
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to providing a quality member experience including the ability to establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Working knowledge of collective bargaining issues.
  • Ability to develop member leaders to deal with worksite issues.
  • Sound organizational skills to manage and prioritize work subject to deadlines in a dynamic and changing environment, as an individual and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and deliver on short-term and long-term organizing plans, member development and capacity building   goals.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, databases and Internet.
  • Successful candidate shall posses relevant education and/or experience in the labor movement or related field.
  • Bilingual skills highly desired.
  • Driver license and vehicle required.

SEIU-UHW offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefit package.

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

So, are you ready? If yes, bring you passion and expertise our way and apply now!

To Apply:
Please submit cover letter, résumé and at least 3 references to our candidate portal HERE.

We are 85,000 healthcare workers who work in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and in the community as home care providers. Our members are frontline caregivers, including respiratory care practitioners, dietary aides, environmental services and nursing staff. Our mission is to provide quality care for all patients, expand access to excellent, affordable healthcare for all Californians and raise living standards for all workers.

We are led by the largest, most diverse and dynamic leadership body in the labor movement: An Executive Board of more than 200 rank-and-file members.

We dedicate a large portion of our resources to growing our movement of healthcare workers through organizing the unorganized.

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