1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

United Healthcare Workers East

Education & Leadership Development Coordinator

Based in Albany, NY
(including Hudson Valley, NY)


POSITION TITLE: Education & Leadership Development Coordinator
AREA: Albany NY (Including Hudson Valley NY)
REPORTS TO: Director and Executive Vice President
SALARY: $103,000.00

About 1199SEIU UHWE
With over 450,000 members throughout Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, and Washington, DC, 1199SEIU is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in the nation. Since our founding in 1932, our mission has been to stand up for quality healthcare, good jobs and social justice for all. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called 1199 his favorite union and referred to us as “the authentic conscience of the labor movement." Over the years 1199 has won some of the highest standards for healthcare workers in the country, including good wages and benefits, safe staffing, paid time off, secure retirement, model childcare and education benefits and a real voice work in the workplace. Our members are highly politically engaged and active, so we have the strength to advocate with government and elected officials for our patients, families and communities. We are affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) which has over 2 million members and is the largest labor union in North America.

Position Overview: The Education Coordinator builds the leadership recruitment and development skills of the Union’s staff and members. The Education Coordinator responds to requests for training, convenes meetings and collaborates with others to develop and deliver a variety of educational events and workshops.

Job Responsibilities: Collaborate with officers, regional coordinators of other departments, (e.g. New Organizing, Political Action, Communications), organizers, staff and members to identify and meet leadership development needs based on division work plans and union goals. Ensure smooth operation of the delegate training program for members. Develop and conduct workshops that enhance the ability of staff, officers and experienced members to increase the leadership skills of all members.

  • Collaborate with director and department staff on program administration to meet department and organizational goals;
  • Functions as a part of the Divisional Leadership Team, including attending and participating in weekly leadership meetings;
  • Develop, revise and deliver curriculum for courses, campaigns, special events and conferences;
  • Proven ability to effectively connect with, inspire or coach adult learners;
  • Organize and conduct educational sessions;
  • Train staff and members as facilitators;
  • Work with support staff to set logistics and communication for trainings;
  • Assist and support trainings in Health and Safety, Politics and other areas as needed
  • Manage databases of registration and attendance at trainings (e.g. Excel, Access)
  • Administer assessments of programs and participants;
  • Submit reports to the Director;
  • Attend and staff committees and task forces linked to Education Department;


  • A combination of work and educational experiences is required;
  • Passionate about social and economic justice and role of education in social change;
  • Three or more years of work in a social justice or education environment, especially as an organizer or adult educator, with facilitation and mentorship experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating trainings and revising curriculum;
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, including strong listening, speaking, and critical thinking skills;
  • Strong reading and writing skills;
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work effectively in teams, and manage multiple projects;
  • Comfort and confidence working with others at a variety of skill levels;
  • Flexibility and adaptability; Ability to learn new material quickly;
  • Basic computer proficiency and database skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Web);
  • Ability to travel to the five (5) states 1199SEIU represents and elsewhere as needed;
  • Valid driver’s license preferred;
  • Ability to move 20-pound boxes;
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours as needed;
  • Preferable that the candidate has some knowledge of the Hudson Valley and Capital regions;
  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5 years’ experience (in relevant field), Certificates and/or additional degrees should be indicated.

Applicants should submit in one document:

  • Cover letter and résumé
  • Three references
  • List of key trainings received and/or conducted in and outside of 1199

General Information: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title and every position does not necessarily require the same duties.

To Apply:
All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a résumé and cover to: jobs@1199.org.

1199/SEIU is an equal opportunity employer.

POSTING DATE: 05-06-2024    

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