Join an organization advocating for nurses and dedicated to improving the health of individuals and families in Washington state. #
WSNA is the leading voice and advocate for nurses in Washington. We represent more than 17,000 collective bargaining members and the professional interests of more than 103,000 registered nurses. For more than 100 years, WSNA has championed issues that support nurses, advance professional standards and improve the health of individual and families in Washington state.
We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and staff without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. WSNA believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success in serving our membership, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Executive Director #
The Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) (www.wsna.org), Seattle, WA is seeking an Executive Director. WSNA is the leading voice and advocate for nurses in Washington State empowering registered nurses through union representation, political advocacy and professional development. For more than 100 years, WSNA has championed issues that support nurses, advance professional standards and improve the health of individuals and families in Washington.
This position requires a master’s degree, current Registered Nurse license, and a minimum of three years’ experience at the executive management level of a complex organization related to nursing service, education, professional association, union or other health care entity. Extensive knowledge of contemporary issues in nursing, health care, union administration, and professional association operations and management is a must. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with an eleven-member Board of Directors and other governance structures in a large (16,000 plus) membership organization.
The Executive Director directs and is responsible and accountable for all association operations, hiring and overseeing a staff of more than 55, an annual budget of more than $12 million, and leads the association’s work in strategic planning, public policy, advocacy, patient and nurse safety, and in advancing collective bargaining and professional development for registered nurses. Excellent interpersonal, fiscal, and leadership skills required. A Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is desirable.
Resume and contact information for three references by March 4, 2021 to: email@example.com.
Nurse Representative #
Seattle/Greater Puget Sound Region
We are seeking a licensed registered nurse with a commitment to and knowledge of worker advocacy, labor relations, and health care. Advocacy experience, including on behalf of workers in a professional or volunteer capacity and experience in collective bargaining preferred.
Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills within and across departments and externally is required. Must be able to work independently and as a team player with flexibility and be willing to work on a broad range of representational matters.
Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to social justice and the labor movement. Experience in participating in organizing activities and supporting member participation in union campaigns. Excellent research, writing and analytical skills, the ability to manage multiple projects, be capable of handling assignments with minimal supervision and work well in a collegial setting with attorneys and staff is key to success. See the position description that follows.
Ability to travel extensively including occasional overnight stays is required.
Excellent benefits package.
Labor Counsel #
We are seeking a committed professional attorney with specialized experience in labor and employment law, dealing primarily with the relationships between employers and unions. Candidates must have experience in collective bargaining, both public and private preferred. Experience to include contract negotiations, drafting and preparation.
Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills within and across departments and externally is required. Must be able to work independently and as a team player with flexibility and be willing to work on a broad range of legal matters.
Washington State Bar Admission required. Minimum 4 – 6 years of experience in labor law and must have demonstrated commitment to social justice and the labor movement. The applicant should have excellent research, writing and analytical skills, be able to multi-task and manage multiple projects, be capable of handling assignments with minimal supervision and work well in a collegial setting with other attorneys and staff.
The applicant should have excellent research, writing and analytical skills, be able to multi-task and manage multiple projects, be capable of handling assignments with minimal supervision, and work well in a collegial setting with other attorneys and staff. See the position description that follows.
Excellent benefits package.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and legal writing sample (sample will not be returned).
Labor Counsel represents WSNA in contract negotiations and provides consultation to WSNA staff. WSNA membership in labor relations matters before Federal, State and local regulatory agencies and courts.
Duties and Responsibilities Common to All Positions
- Supports WSNA Purpose, Mission, Vision, Goals
- Works with others, role modeling collaboration, communication and teamwork Strives for excellence in work performance
- Remains current in field of expertise
- Performs other duties as assigned to meet association needs including participation in staff teams, committees
- Acquires and maintains knowledge of Microsoft Office
Duties and Responsibilities
Consistent with the direction of the General Counsel(s):
- Represents WSNA and its members in contract negotiations, mediations and settlement meetings.
- Collaborates with staff in managing field campaigns and related communications.
- Develops and disseminates information through WSNA communication vehicles.
- Represents WSNA and its members in representation/decertification proceedings.
- Represents WSNA and its members in unfair labor practice proceedings.
- Represents WSNA and its members in arbitrations.
- Collaborates in the development and presentation of training programs for local unit officers and membership
- Remains current in labor law, rules and regulations of governing agencies that impact the Economic and General Welfare (E&GW) program and WSNA.
- Juris Doctorate required.
- Admission to the Washington State Bar required.
- Four to six years’ experience in labor law.
- Experience in labor relations, health care, economics preferred.
- Experience as labor negotiator including contract negotiations, writing contract language, costing contracts and coordinating related activities; serving as chief spokesperson.
- Strategic thinker and ability to understand workplace dynamics.
- Ability to handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and take initiative.
This job requires:
- Some travel and attendance at out of office events.
- A valid driver’s license in the state of residence and access to an operational motor vehicle that is currently insured.