United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals

United Nurses Associations of California
Union of Health Care Professionals


Staff Organizer II

Based in Southern CA


The Staff Organizer II is responsible for conducting external and internal organizing campaigns and other mobilization and leadership development activities involving Union members and future Union members. The Staff Organizer II, as part of the organizing team, will assist in developing and implementing action plans, strategies and tactics for all campaigns. This position reports to the Organizing Director, who is the direct supervisor and works under the direction of the Organizing Director or designee and/or the UNAC/UHCP Officers. The Staff Organizer II keeps the Organizing Director and/or designee regularly apprised of activities, developments and progress of organizing activity, including worker meetings and other contacts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES (include but are not limited):

  • Participates in the selection of employer targets for external and internal organizing campaigns; researches potential organizing targets; and collects and analyzes potential target data and information.
  • Participates in the formulation of an organizing plan for each targeted employer based on research, analysis and use of organizing expertise.
  • Selects and recruits workers from unorganized employers to serve on organizing committees, orients and trains them in organizing goals and tactics, collaborates with them in determining organizing strategy, leads them and monitors their activities on behalf of the Union in organizing their co-workers and related planning and tasks.
  • Participates in selecting, recruiting, orienting, training, leading and monitoring of volunteer organizers from within the UNAC/UHCP membership for participation in external and internal organizing campaigns and other mobilization activities.
  • Develops broad, representative organizing committees of worker-leaders; deploys committee to move the campaign.
  • Conducts one-on-one and group-based organizing, assesses attitudes of individual workers and committees with the guidance of a Staff Organizer III.
  • Visits job sites and homes to communicate with workers and implement all matters described herein.
  • Writes leaflets and other materials for organizing campaigns and mobilization activities.
  • Obtains and/or creates, maintains and updates employee lists and electronic databases.


  • B.A. or B.S. in a relevant field
  • Three or more years of experience working in a similar capacity.
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and interact effectively with potential union members, Affiliate leadership and existing Union members, including excellent “one-on-one” and group interpersonal communications.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple organizing deadlines, and generate required computer-formatted reports in a timely manner.
  • Background in labor movement and/or progressive movements.
  • Salaried position; may require nonstandard work hours and/or weekend and holiday work.
  • Extensive travel may be required; valid current California Drivers License.

Salary $56.063– $69.712. We provide a comprehensive package including medical and dental benefits for employee and dependents, optical allowance for employee and dependents, life Insurance for employee, defined benefit pension plan, 401K and flexible spending accounts, auto allowance or employer-leased vehicle, education program which includes tuition/course reimbursement and paid time off to take approved courses, vacation, sick leave, holidays, flexible personal time off, plus time off between Christmas day and New Year’s day. This position is covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement with United Nurses Staff Union (UNSU). Salaries and benefits are subject to change based on future Collective Bargaining Agreements.

Submit a current résumé reflecting qualifications for this position to Careers@unacuhcp.org. Please reference “Staff Organizer II” in the subject line.

UNAC/UHCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, including those who are 40 and over, ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, marital status, medical condition, genetic expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, and any other protected class or activity under California law.

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