Posted On: 6-27-2016
Position Title: Workforce Strategist II -Education
Job Location:
New York, NY
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The 1199SEIU Training & Employment Funds provide education and job training programs for over 40,000 unionized workers represented by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.  Our mission is to develop high quality training, placement and labor-management initiatives.  We also aim to develop the ability of union and management to problem-solve difficult issues and to create innovative healthcare solutions.


If you’re ready for the brightest career future, join us in this excellent opportunity to showcase your talents.  We are currently seeking an experienced Workforce Strategist II for our Education department.


  • Leads and develops joint labor management training work to identify needs and resources,
  • Col Collaborate with all level of stakeholders, union staff /leaders, including officers, physicians, clinical leaders, labor relations and human resource staff; to ensure needs are met and that programs are designed and implemented to achieve high levels of completion; to create opportunities for incumbent workers and to create sustainable models for best practices
  • Establish relationships /serve as primary liaison with key stakeholders to: explore training and development requests through labor management process; research and identify contract with best options, partners, vendors; organize meetings (set agenda, presentations and all materials); lead subcommittee work to develop model and use stakeholder input to design processed and trainings; create strategies for hard to fill vacancies to ensure upgrade opportunities;
  • Write, revise and manage development of curriculum; Research, evaluate training and education programs to identify best practice instruction models; Work with higher education institutions (including Deans) to partner and support development of training clearinghouse and align programs to industry needs
  • Partner with all levels of project leaders (including “C-Suite), physicians, clinical leaders, technical staff, union staff (executive officers), community-based organizations, workers and supervisor
  • Provides lead support addressing complex and/or sensitive issues; design new programs based on stakeholders input; develop and implement education programs
  • Evaluate programs and conduct continuing improvement of education programs. Develop, design and implement assessment tools and workshops
  • Review vendor credentials and curricula; select and evaluate vendors and services
  • Serve as a primary stakeholder liaison with union organizers, delegates, employers, and industry associations, educational institutions such as colleges, universities, and officers of higher education institutions
  • Assists the Assistant Director/Director in the creation of budgets. Manage and monitors spending. Oversees timely processing of vendor payments and addresses payment issues Review proposals and approves vendor rates
  • Oversee administrative processes to ensure accurate and timely data collection and entry. Analyze data, develop reports and provide recommendations based on the data
  • Problem solves member issues and challenging case management situations. Presents innovative and creative solutions to resolve challenging issues
  • Maintain the confidentiality required of the organization and the department
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by management


  • Bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations, Organizational Development, Education, Health or other relevant fields; or equivalent years of experience Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in training, consulting, workforce development, or other related experience in professional and or skill development in health care
  • Ability to scan political terrain and identify areas of improvement
  • Working knowledge in joint labor management settings and demonstrated knowledge of workforce development
  • Ability to translate industry changes to competency mapping and education design and evaluation; navigate complicated terrain in health delivery system with union, non-union and multiple unions employers
  • Demonstrated experience aligning workforce training and education to operational needs
  • Advanced knowledge of workforce planning strategies, including training plans and redeployment strategies
  • Must have demonstrated experience in complex mediation and facilitation
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills; able to scan political terrain and identify areas of improvement
  • Ability to gain confidence of clients and external organizational leadership at executive level. Understand varied interests and pressures of executives
  • Strong understanding of interest based approaches to engagement and project leadership; able to mediate simple conflicts between parties at departmental level
  • Excellent skills in organizational relational dynamics specifically as it relates to organizational design, workforce relationships; able to decipher issues, underlying concerns and assist in moving towards desired change
  • Understands and is able to “translate” healthcare financing and impact on a system to multiple levels of both union, community and management; ability to navigate complicated terrain in health delivery system with union, non union and multiple union employers
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in the education or training field; effectively able to influence, motivate and lead clients at executive level, represent /TEF in interaction with industry leaders, outside organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong active listening, good self awareness, recognizing impact on others and ability to manage boundaries
  • Ability to travel to various locations in the New York City and Upstate NY area
  • Available to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed
  • Must meet performance standards including attendance and punctuality

We offer a competitive salary, an excellent fully employer-paid comprehensive benefits package and talented professional colleagues. For consideration and to apply, please visit us at Please mention you saw this ad in SWPP. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.