Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE)


Public Policy Staff
NJ Healthcare Union

New Jersey

Public Policy Staff to NJ Healthcare Union

HPAE, NJ’s largest health care union is looking to hire for a position in the Public Policy Department which provides research, community and public campaign support for HPAE local union contracts, organizing and legislative campaigns.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement public outreach, social media and communications strategy on behalf of HPAE;
  • Conduct strategic corporate research and facilitate the implementation of a campaign plan in conjunction with other staff and healthcare leaders for organizing and contract campaigns;
  • Identify and mobilize local leaders to engage in and support campaigns contract, political and community campaigns;
  • Develop and write analysis, testimony & position papers on industry trends and issues affecting healthcare workforce;
  • Provide resources and materials to union membership on health care industry, legislation and regulatory matters;
  • Participate in public policy staff meetings and strategic development for annual planning;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a timely manner and track a variety of projects simultaneously.

Skills and Experience

  • Up to 2 years prior experience in union or community organization or 2 years HPAE experience in same areas;
  • Competence and experience in conducting a community and political support campaign for union contract efforts and/or electoral campaigns;
  • Ability to implement press strategy for contract or legislative campaign: including paid and earned media, press conferences and events;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to make presentations and conduct trainings;
  • Understanding and ability to conduct community outreach, legislative outreach and mobilization of members for legislative issues;
  • Ability to conduct research into hospital finances, board of directors and other strategic information for contract support and /or organizing and to implement strategy based on information;
  • Ability to write testimony and work with leadership in presenting HPAE issues to the public;
  • Demonstrate ability to operate in politically sensitive situations, to exercise good judgement and think critically; and/or
  • Ability to work with healthcare professionals and all levels of staff to develop a strategy and a plan to address them.

Competitive salary and benefits based on staff union contract and experience.

How to Apply:
Please submit résumé, writing samples by clicking on the link provided below –

Equal Employment opportunity and all are encouraged to apply.

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