1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

United Healthcare Workers East

Communication Coordinator
Communication Department

Based in Albany, NY
(including Hudson Valley, NY)


POSITION TITLE: Communication Coordinator
ASSIGNMENT: Communication Department
AREA: Albany NY (Including Hudson Valley NY)
REPORTS TO: Director and Executive Vice President
SALARY: $99,000.00
About 1199SEIU UHWE
With over 450,000 members throughout Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, and Washington, DC, 1199SEIU is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in the nation. Since our founding in 1932, our mission has been to stand up for quality healthcare, good jobs and social justice for all. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called 1199 his favorite union and referred to us as “the authentic conscience of the labor movement." Over the years 1199 has won some of the highest standards for healthcare workers in the country, including good wages and benefits, safe staffing, paid time off, secure retirement, model childcare and education benefits and a real voice work in the workplace. Our members are highly politically engaged and active, so we have the strength to advocate with government and elected officials for our patients, families and communities. We are affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) which has over 2 million members and is the largest labor union in North America.

Leading communications campaigns for the Hudson Valley / Capital Region

  • Work with organizers and area leadership to quickly and efficiently accommodate communications needs;
  • Create communications strategies, timelines and plans;
  • Track those plans and ensure campaign communications needs and deadlines are being met;
  • Take advantage of every opportunity to communicate our message to key audiences;
  • Create overall messaging and content for campaigns and maintain message and brand consistency.

Literature production

  • Write, edit and produce direct mail, flyers, brochures and other literature.
  • Follow through with vendors to ensure purchase order process is followed and bills are paid in a timely manner.

Media outreach

  • Write, edit and distribute press releases, letters to the editor and op-eds.
  • When needed, make outreach calls to reporters and cultivate relationships with media.
  • Train workers and staff to be effective media spokespeople.
  • Design and execute press events.

Paid media

  • Write, edit and produce newspaper, online and radio ads and other paid media.

Online media

  • Maintain social media channels, websites, text and email messaging campaigns, etc.

Signage and promotional materials

  • Create effective messaging and concepts for signage and promotional materials for our campaigns.


  • 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.
  • BA or higher.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in communications for a progressive political campaign, non-profit organization or union.
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel and ability to learn media database technology required.
  • Experience with online and social media campaigns.
  • Experience with design programs, shooting and editing video and taking good quality photos preferred.
  • Must thrive in an environment with tight deadlines, changing priorities, high-pressure and irregular hours.
  • This position requires occasional travel. A valid driver’s license and personal vehicle is needed.

General Information: 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.

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

1199/SEIU is an equal opportunity employer.

POSTING DATE: 05-06-2024    

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