The National Union of Healthcare Workers, the fastest-growing health care union in California, with 15,000 members in all health care sectors throughout the state, and the potential for organizing acute care, mental health, and substance abuse employees across the nation, seeks a Policy Coordinator.
The Policy Coordinator formulates NUHW’s public policy positions and provides counsel to the Union’s officers and senior staff on policy developments in the areas of health care finance and regulation, state and local fiscal policy, and other issues of concern to the Union’s members and employers. The Policy Coordinator monitors and analyzes federal, state, and local policy initiatives in areas that significantly impact the design and delivery of health care, including but not limited to Medicaid, Medicare, and the financing and regulation of acute care facilities, mental health care and substance abuse disorder services, publicly-operated health care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and home health care. NUHW is committed to the design and promotion of a single-payer health care system and the development of proposals for cost control and quality improvement that protect patients and workers; the Policy Coordinator will play a leadership role in pursuing these objectives.
The Policy Coordinator reports to the President and performs with a high degree of independence. The Policy Coordinator proceeds on his/her/their own initiative, apprising the President of progress and challenges on an ongoing basis, and managing each project through to its completion.
Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in health policy, public policy, or labor relations, advanced degree desirable; at least three years of related work experience in a health care union, health care patient or consumer advocacy group, professional organization of caregivers, legislative office, or public agency; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Previous knowledge of and experience with trade unions, their internal structure, and their external relationships is preferred, but not required.
Compensation: Salary DOE plus $6,000 auto allowance, 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.
How to Apply: Email your resume, cover letter, and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org.