Project Staff Organizer
(Full-Time, Temporary)

Covering New Jersey

Health Professional and Allied Employees is the largest nurses’ union in New jersey.  We represent ov 14,000 healthcare professionals throughout New jersey.  HPAE seeks to hire a temporary full-time Project Staff Organizer for a period of six-months to assist our Organizing Department with public and private sector organizing campaigns as needed.


  • Assist implementing organizing campaign plans
  • Identify and recruit new leaders and activists in the worksite
  • Chart worksites and collect data on membership and participation
  • Sign up non-union bargaining unit employees
  • Communicate one-on-one with members through calls, face-to-face meetings, and home visits
  • Mobilize membership participation in union activities
  • Other related duties as needed

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Knowledge of labor unions and commitment to the labor movement
  • Some previous experience with unions, community organizations, political or advocacy campaigns. Voluntary experience may be acceptable.
  • Ability to work well with diverse people.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (listening, speaking, and writing)
  • Basic computer skills
  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Able to work irregular hours, including some evenings and weekends. Flexible schedules may be accommodated.

Reports to the Organizing Director.

Organizer 1 salary. Benefits will be provided as mutually agreed upon. Approved expenses will be reimbursed (e.g. parking, tolls, mileage).

HPAE will provide basic training and orientation.

To Apply
Please provide via email a copy of your résumé and one-page cover letter to
mburgess@hpae.org.  Also, two paragraphs (in the body of the email) expressing what motivates you to organize – specific to Healthcare Organizing and what would be your initial approach to increasing membership within the public healthcare sector? 

Contact Moricka Burgess, HPAE Organizing Director. Email mburgess@hpae.org or call 201-262-5005 ext. 109. 

Seeking to fill this position, immediately.  Posting Deadline December 15, 2019.

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