SEIU Local 1991
SEIU Local 1991

Assistant Director

Based in Miami, FL


SEIU Healthcare Florida Local 1991 is an active, growing, progressive healthcare union based in South Florida. The Local currently represents over 6,000 Registered Nurses, Physicians and Medical Professionals in South Florida. The Assistant Director under direct supervision and in teamwork with the Executive Director will have the responsibility for administering, coordinating and continuing to build this flagship hospital local in Miami, Florida.

The Assistant Director will work closely with all field staff and under the supervision of the Executive Director. Such responsibilities include:

  • Ability to lead team of representatives/organizers to enforce contracts, develop and grow member leaders and steward programs including expert skills with disciplines, grievances and arbitration processes
  • Ability to assist with negotiations, train bargaining teams, develop proposals, lead contract campaigns
  • Ability to function as lead organizer internally and externally including new hire orientation
  • Coordination with International Union and other partners on local initiatives including racial justice
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic plan of local in coordination with Executive Director
  • Ability to assist in development and implementation of a Political Strategic Plan The Assistant Director reports to the Executive Director.


  • A strong commitment to organizing and empowering workers
  • Ability to build and work as part of a team within a racially and culturally diverse membership
  • Strong organizational, administrative and strategic planning skills
  • Experience with Labor/Management partnership work is preferred
  • Experience coordinating organizing campaigns, representing workers, supervising staff and implementing leadership development programs
  • Experience in healthcare preferred (experience in acute care hospitals and/or with RNs a plus)
  • Healthcare negotiations experience required, preferably as chief negotiator
  • Experience as a rank-and-file activist is desirable
  • Professional and friendly demeanor
  • Flexibility in working hours
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure and deadlines with thorough attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and ability to function independently

Bachelor Degree required; Master degree preferred

A valid drivers’ license, car and auto insurance are required as a condition of employment.

Competitive salary depending on experience, health insurance, holidays, vacation, pension, car allowance.


  • Applicants interested in the position should submit a résumé or professional vitae that includes the following:
    • Indicate the months and years of employment for each position.
    • Certify your résumé by adding the following statement “I certify that the information on my résumé is true and accurate.”
    • For each position listed provide reasons for separation.
  • A letter of interest which specifically addresses and includes examples of how your career accomplishments have prepared you to meet the challenges and opportunities presented in this position.

Send cover letter and résumé to Debra Schwoch-Swoboda at: dswoboda@unionsearch.org

The deadline for first review of applications is August 31, 2022. Position open until filled.

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