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Job Title Educator (NNU) - Oakland, CA
Location Oakland, CA
Job Description

Educator – Immediate Opening


National Nurses United (NNU), AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest nurses’ union and professional association, seeks an experienced Educator. Especially seeking an Educator with teaching or research experience in Women’s Studies or Feminist Theory for an immediate opening.


NNU leads the Registered Nurse movement to transform the market-driven healthcare industry in the United States into a health care system driven by patient needs. NNU has negotiated the best Registered Nurse collective bargaining contracts in the nation and provided critical leadership in the AFL-CIO’s decision to endorse a single-payer healthcare system based on “updating and expanding Medicare benefits” for all Americans.




After appropriate orientation, Educators  design and teach one day courses on health care restructuring, issues impacting nursing practice, and basic principles of political economy for Registered Nurses. Additionally, Educators may design and teach semester length courses for the National Nurses United-Department of Women's and Gender Studies joint online certificate program in Global Women’s Health Leadership at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.


These are not traditional labor educator positions.


The ideal  candidate will have the following qualities:


  • *  Strong commitment to social justice
  • *  At least one advanced degree, doctorate highly desirable
  • *  Ability and willingness to travel
  • *  Excellent qualitative social research skills
  • *  Experience in working closely with others as part of a successful team.
  • *  Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • *  Familiarity in teaching successful intensive workshops
  • *  Ability to teach complex material in a way that is accessible to a broad audience
  • *  Experience teaching complex global issues of political economy


Highly desirable attributes include familiarity with the epistemological problematic inherent in computerized expert systems and the impact on worker control, workplace power and skill, labor process studies, complex organizational analysis, the philosophy of science generally, and the social aspects of technological design and implementation.


The position is based in the San Francisco Bay area and offer an excellent salary and benefits package that includes a pension and full family medical and dental coverage, including coverage for domestic partners.


Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample in PDF or Word format and complete the online application form at the link below. At your option, you may submit an outline of a one-day educational workshop and/or a one to three page description of the best training session, class or workshop you have conducted and the intended audience.


Please no phone calls.


National Nurses United  is a premiere organization of registered nurses and one of the nation’s fastest growing labor and professional organizations in the U.S. and a strong, progressive voice for nurses, patients and healthcare workers around the world. We are seeking a like-minded and experienced professional who believes in our mission with a personal dedication to social justice issues.


NNU  is committed to Equal Opportunity, and to considering applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, and religions. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences related to our core organizational values and objectives to apply.