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Legislative Advocate (Sacramento)

at National Nurses United

Posted: 9/22/2019
Job Reference #: 856888604139640
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Legislative Advocate

Sacramento, California

TheCalifornia Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC)seeks an experienced Legislative Advocate. CNA/NNOC is leading thenational movement for Registered Nurse power to transform the market-drivenhealthcare industry in the United States into a health care system based onpatient need. CNA/NNOC has provided support to environmental justice actionsnationwide. In California we passed the historic RN Safe Staffing Law - thefirst of its kind nationwide.

We seek anexperienced Legislative Advocate. Under thedirection of the Government Relations Director, the Legislative Advocate plansand assists in union activities and achievement of union objectives by means ofgovernmental advocacy, grassroots education and organizing member involvement.This staff person actively participates in the evaluation and planning of theunion’s legislative program.

EssentialRequirements:

Extensive experience withlobbying and legislative advocacy

Proven success at memberinvolvement, organizing, and political action

Demonstrated ability to help plan& coordinate successful state and local grassroots campaigns

Ability to build relationshipswith potential allies and empower volunteers

Highly evolved communicationsskills, including drafting flyers and direct mail pieces, social mediacommunication pieces

Ability to travel extensively andvalid driver’s license

PreferredExperience:

Experience in Environmental Policy


Bachelor of Arts

5+ years of successful experiencein union or other social justice advocacy

Demonstrated written andanalytical skills

Demonstrated in-depth knowledgeof governmental relations and related issues

Experience in a public role as asocial advocate

Demonstrated familiarity withhealthcare justice and other issues affecting working women

Salary andBenefits: Excellent salary depending on experience, and outstanding benefitsoffered, including comprehensive family health & dental plan, and generouspension.

Pleasesubmit a Résumé and cover letter. Please be sure to fill out the one page onlineapplication form.

The California NursesAssociation/National Nurses Organizing Committee is a premiere organization ofregistered nurses and one of the nation’s fastest growing labor andprofessional organizations in the U.S. and a strong, progressive voice fornurses, patients and healthcare workers around the world. We are seeking alike-minded and experienced professional who believes in our mission with apersonal dedication to social justice issues to be our LegislativeAdvocate/Community and Political Organizer.

CNA/NNOC is committed to EqualOpportunity, and to considering applicants of all ages, races, sexualorientations, national origins, ethnicities, and religions. We encourage peoplefrom diverse backgrounds and experiences related to our core organizational valuesand objectives to apply.