SEIU Local 121RN

SEIU Local 121RN

External Organizers

Based in Los Angeles, CA

Who We Are: SEIU Local 121RN is a powerful voice representing nearly 9,000 Registered Nurses and Healthcare Professionals in Southern California. We are leading the fight to win strong contracts, strong workplace protections and strong, safe staffing standards at hospitals in Los Angeles, Ventura and Riverside counties. Learn more here.

SEIU 121RN is currently seeking an External Organizer to organize Registered Nurses and Healthcare Professionals around Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Ventura Counties. SEIU 121RN represents over 8,500 nurses and healthcare professionals in Southern California. We have been on the cutting edge of progressive activism, building power for healthcare workers, and leading the way in healthcare reform.

SEIU 121RN has External Organizer positions available immediately, based in Los Angeles.


  • Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union workers.
  • Building one-on-one relationships with workers.
  • Identifying, recruiting and developing worker leaders.
  • Conducting individual and group meetings with workers.
  • Engaging, motivating and mobilizing workers to take action.
  • Planning and executing actions and events to support worker organizing efforts.


  • 1+ year experience as an Organizer – preferably in the healthcare sector.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and juggle a large workload in a fast-paced campaign environment.
  • A strong interest in the labor movement, and/or the healthcare industry.
  • Strong ability to connect and build professional relationships with highly educated nurses and professionals of varying backgrounds in pursuit of a common goal.
  • Ability to work independently while also being able to incorporate constructive feedback and direction from campaign leadership.
  • An independent and critical thinker with the ability to learn and understand complex issues quickly.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours.
  • Ability to travel throughout Southern California frequently and for long periods of time.
  • Valid Driver’s License and Insurance.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Mandarin and English is a plus.

Salary for this position is commensurate with the amount of experience. This position is represented by a staff Union.
SEIU Local 121RN offers a generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and both a defined benefit pension plan and a 401(K) plan and generous holiday and vacation policies.

To Apply
Email a résumé with cover letter explaining interest and qualifications to Angel Harb at: harba@seiu121rn.org.

SEIU Local 121RN is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. SEIU Local 121RN works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

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