New York State Nurses Association

New York State Nurses Association

Organizer – Downstate

Based in New York City, NY


The New York State Nurses Association is a labor organization of over 40,000 frontline nurses standing together for strength at work, nursing practice, safe staffing, and healthcare for all. We are New York's largest union and professional association for registered nurses.

This position will report to the Director of Organizing. Organizers are responsible for performing all phases of organizing activities in accordance with operational requirements with the objective of enhancing NYSNA membership.


  • Performs all phases of organizing activities such as targeting, research, developing leads, progress assessment, recruitment, issue development, strategizing, escalating tactics, voter assessment, GOTV strategies – with the objective of increasing NYSNA’s membership. 
  • Develops and applies a thorough working knowledge of labor and employment laws in the campaign setting, especially as pertains to exerting pressure on the employer. 


  • Identify potential contacts within a community to gain support for organizing.
  • Develop new leaders through education, action and participation.
  • Conduct home visits to identify and recruit potential member leaders and assess their desire to become members of NYSNA.
  • Lead organizing committee meetings, construct agendas and provide direction for next steps.
  • Evaluate and assist in establishing community coalition/alliances where appropriate.
  • Coordinates campaigns and membership drives.
  • Ability to travel throughout New York State.
  • Ability to work irregular and weekend hours.


  • Bachelor’s degree in labor relations or a related field. 
  • A minimum of three (3) years of responsible work experience in union organizing that demonstrates a planned approach to problem solving and campaign development. 
  • Demonstrated success in organizing campaigns; or 
  • A satisfactory combination of education, training and experience. 

Note: Every effort has been made to make this position description as complete and comprehensive as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties required of the position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment within the position. 

We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. Women, minorities, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

NYSNA takes the health of their employees, families, members’ and communities very seriously. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment.

Salary range is based upon Union salary scale of $89,000-$101,000 depending upon education and experience

All interested candidates should e-mail their résumés to: Employment@nysna.org, Subject: “Organizer – Downstate

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