1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

United Healthcare Workers East


Online Manager – Communications

Based in New York City, NY


POSITION TITLE: Online Manager
ASSIGNMENT: Communications
AREA: New York
REPORTS TO: Director


  • Develop and carry out a comprehensive online strategy for the union that integrates our website and social media platforms, maximizes member participation, and supports our union’s campaigns and strategic goals.
  • Create short-term and long-term plans and goals for our website and online accounts.
  • Ensure that our website has the most effective design and navigation and is updated frequently.
  • Ensure our social media platforms are utilized in the most effective and interactive manner.
  • Ensure regular, effective e-blasts.
  • Create campaign and issue specific webpages and sites.
  • Train staff and members to use social media and create Facebook groups based on campaign, facility, region or job type.
  • Help to coordinate our regional web pages and social media accounts so we are utilizing them in the most effective and consistent manner.
  • Vastly increase our number of users, likes and shares.
  • Make sure that members who are interacting with us through our online accounts are being followed up with and their questions are being answered.


  • Excellent ability to work closely with a team, accommodate requests from team members, and assimilate input from multiple sources.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, a positive, enthusiastic attitude and a commitment to contribute to a positive work environment.
  • An ability and commitment to modeling pro-active leadership behavior and skills.
  • The ability, experience, energy and enthusiasm to take responsibility for whole communications campaigns and pro-actively see each component through to a successful conclusion.
  • Deep commitment to the labor movement and progressive causes.
  • Excellent visual, written and verbal communications skills.
  • Advanced creative and critical thinking skills.
  • BA or higher.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in online and social media communications for progressive political campaigns, non-profit organizations or unions.
  • Proficiency in CS6 and all necessary web programming and design skills.
  • Must thrive in an environment with tight deadlines, changing priorities, high-pressure and irregular hours.

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.

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

1199/SEIU is an equal opportunity employer.

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