NUHW – National Union of Healthcare Workers

National Union of Healthcare Workers


Communications Specialist

Based in Emeryville, CA

Are you a strong communicator with a passion for social and economic justice and advocacy? Do you believe in the power of compelling content to inform, engage, and provoke?

The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) seeks a talented and experienced communicator with an array of interests and skills to join our staff as a Communications Specialist. This individual will play a key role in the union’s strategic contract campaigns and all internal and external communications.

The National Union of Healthcare Workers is helping revitalize the labor movement with its commitment to worker empowerment and democratic ideals.

Founded in 2009, we have grown to represent more than 15,000 mental health clinicians, nurses, nursing assistants, medical technicians, clerks, and service workers. NUHW members are leading the fight to improve patient care, raise living standards, and hold healthcare corporations accountable to their employees and the communities they serve. And NUHW-represented mental health clinicians are powerful advocates for ending the stigma surrounding mental illness, and enforcing mental health parity rules so that patients get the treatment they need when they need it.

To learn more about NUHW and its values, see the video at: NUHW.org/about.

Our growing communications team captures and amplifies the stories of NUHW members who are on the front lines fighting to better their lives and the lives of their patients. The team works collaboratively to craft compelling content that educates, inspires, engages, and pushes people to take action to fix America’s broken healthcare system.

The Communications Specialist will work closely with the communications team and field organizers to strategize, develop, write, edit, and design materials that inform and engage members, supporters, and the public and inspire them to create change.


  • Contract campaigns: Strategize, collaborate, and contribute a broad array of communications support to worker-led campaigns to win strong contracts with their employers.
  • Writing, editing, and design: Develop print and digital communications materials in collaboration with the communications team, field organizers, and union officials.
  • Brand development: Conceive and craft marketing and thought leadership campaigns that build the union’s profile and encourage healthcare workers to organize with us.


  • Creativity and the ability to generate ideas and execute them.
  • Strategic thinking with an eye for branding and marketing.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Production and design skills.
  • Experience producing and managing website and blog content.
  • Ability to manage work flow and work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • A passion for social and economic justice.


  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, WordPress, Vimeo, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, Google Suite, Word, Canva


  • Photography and photo editing skills.
  • Interest in video production and editing.
  • Experience teaching writing, public speaking, or other communications skills.
  • Fluency in a second language (ideally Spanish or Tagalog).

Salary: $56,000 – $97,000 depending on experience, plus employer-paid medical and dental benefits for employee and family; FSA and HRA plans; life insurance for employee; holidays, sick leave, vacation; 401(k) with 14% employer contribution.

Please email your résumé and cover letter to: jobs@nuhw.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Put your beliefs and skills into action. Apply today and be part of making history!

NUHW is committed to staff diversity.
We welcome qualified people of all backgrounds to apply.

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