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: edsearch@wsna.org.


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. 

CLOSING DATE: This position will remain open until filled. Inter­ested appli­cants should submit a letter of interest, résumé and three profes­sional refer­ences.


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).

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Position Summary

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):

  1. Repre­sents WSNA and its members in contract negoti­a­tions, media­tions and settle­ment meetings.
  2. Collab­o­rates with staff in managing field campaigns and related communications.
  3. Develops and dissem­i­nates infor­ma­tion through WSNA commu­ni­ca­tion vehicles.
  4. Repre­sents WSNA and its members in representation/​decertification proceedings.
  5. Repre­sents WSNA and its members in unfair labor practice proceedings.
  6. Repre­sents WSNA and its members in arbitrations.
  7. Collab­o­rates in the devel­op­ment and presen­ta­tion of training programs for local unit officers and membership 
  8. Remains current in labor law, rules and regula­tions of governing agencies that impact the Economic and General Welfare (E&GW) program and WSNA.
Education/​Experience
  • Juris Doctorate required.
  • Admis­sion to the Washington State Bar required.
Essential Skills/​Competencies
  • 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.
Physical Requirements

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.