WSNA is hiring #

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.

Open positions are listed below.

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.

RN Project Organizer #

Spokane/​Eastern Washington Region

We are seeking a licensed regis­tered nurse with a strong commit­ment to social and economic justice and the labor movement to organize workers to join our union. This is an entry level project organizer position. 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Supports organizing campaigns including, but not limited to:

    1. Educating, engaging and mobilizing workers around issues;
    2. Conducting one-on-one organizing conversations;
    3. Identi­fying strong organizing issues;
    4. Identi­fying, recruiting and devel­oping leaders and activist;
    5. Organizing meeting and event turnout;
    6. Facil­i­tating and running individual and group meetings;
    7. Mentoring and managing worker committees;
    8. Training and mentoring of volun­teer member organizers;
    9. Devel­oping written communication;
    10. Visiting hospi­tals and other clinical settings and conducting home visits; 
    11. Promoting member­ship in WSNA by making member­ship asks.

Education/​Experience –

Baccalau­reate degree preferred.

Licen­sure as a regis­tered nurse in Washington State required.

Previous organizing experi­ence a plus.

Essen­tial Skills/​Competencies

Self-directed, take initia­tive and work independently.

Personal experi­ence as a union member, activist, or volun­teer leader preferred.

Profi­cient in writing and speaking to multiple audiences.

Demon­strated inter­per­sonal skills.

Able to handle multiple prior­i­ties, organize workload.

Physical require­ments

Ability to work in field-based assign­ment locations, move about inside the WSNA office or other locations to access files, equip­ment, and personnel.

Ability to travel exten­sively, work flexible hours and accept overnight stays with some travel.

Ability to cope with occasional outside events where extreme weather condi­tions may occur.

Ability to frequently move material and equip­ment weighing up to 25 pounds for various events.

A valid driver’s license in the state of residence and access to an opera­tional motor vehicle that is currently insured.

The Washington State Nurses’ Associ­a­tion (WSNA) is 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. 

Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion 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.

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