Executive Director

Job Type

Full Time

Published

05/22/2018

Start Date

07/02/2018

Application Deadline

06/06/2018

Address

215 Columbia Street
Seattle
Washington
98104
United States

Description

About SEIU 775 Benefits Group

SEIU 775 Benefits Group is a family of employee benefit plans negotiated and sponsored by SEIU 775, the labor union for long-term care workers in Washington State & Montana. We are leading the transformation of home care into a thriving career and helping to prevent the coming care crisis. With 10,000 people turning 65 every day in the U.S., there are not enough qualified, trained workers to care for the exponential rise in older adults needing care. Through groundbreaking initiatives, SEIU 775 Benefits Group, together with its union and employer partners, are ensuring that Washington state home care workers have access to the skills and support they need to succeed in the field, the health benefits to stay healthy and the secure retirement benefits to gain financial security. If you want to make a difference in the lives of home care workers and the people who they support, we want to hear from you!

Role of the Executive Director

The Executive Director is a visionary leader who is innovative, collaborative, and strategic. The Executive Director will be responsible for the leadership, management and continued success of SEIU 775 Benefits Group. This role requires someone who is flexible, forward thinking and able to work with multiple stakeholders, multiple boards of trustees, and partners. Concurrently, you will lead a team of nearly 150 people with the steady focus of improving the lives of over 45 thousand Home Care Aides across Washington State who directly benefit from the services provided by the Benefits Group. The Executive Director of the Benefits Group is a person of high integrity and empathy, is skilled at working with people from diverse backgrounds, and holds a strong commitment to improving the well-being of low-wage workers. The Executive Director will provide vision for the direction of the overall organization including all three of our Taft Hartley Trusts; the Training Partnership, the Health Benefits Trust, and the Secure Retirement Trust.

Responsibilities


Leadership

·      Lead the creation, development and management of the organizations strategic plan to achieve its mission

·      Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Trustees and staff

·      Directly advocate and champion the organizations mission with external partners

·      Emphasize data-driven decision making throughout all levels of organization

·      Oversee the design and delivery of programs and deliverables in concert with the organization's mission

·      Participate in the success of the organization's talent plan

·      Ensure systems are in place to track progress and evaluate program components in order to communicate successes and challenges to the Board and stakeholders

·      Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field

·      Formulate an intra-trust structure that allows for collaboration when appropriate

·      Review and reformulate the strategic plan, as necessary

·      Staffing and developing Board of Trustees which is equally composed of an equal number of members from labor (union) and management (employers)

 


Marketing & Communications

·      Serve as the principal spokesperson for the organization

·      Establish and maintain sound working relationships with governmental, labor, and community partners and stakeholders

·      Work closely with the Board of Trustees to ensure they are kept informed on the condition of the organization

·      Communicate new initiatives to caregivers, employers and partners


Budget and Finance

·      Ensure that the organization has and maintains a financial management system that manages assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses, and provides timely financial statements

·      Approve annual budgets, prepare financial reports, and ensure that adequate funds are available for the organization to carry out its work

·      Ensure the Benefits Group is in compliance with federal and state laws

·      Ensure the Benefits Group Taft Hartley trusts are being managed in compliance with the law


Board Relations

·      Hold responsibility for the organization and coordination of board activities across all trusts

·      Lead the Board in planning the agenda and materials for Board meetings

·      In concert with stakeholders, develop policy recommendations as necessary for the organization

·      Provide routine communication and reporting that demonstrates the overall health of the organization to the Board

·      Ensure Trust initiatives are aligned with the broader mission and vision of the organization



Qualifications

Management

·      Strong knowledge of the home care industry and workforce

·      10+ years of leadership in non-profit or trade associations

·      Experience managing large budgets in a non-profit environment

·      Demonstrated commitment to improving the wellbeing of low-wage workers

·      Highly experienced (10+ years) in labor relations government, industry or union.

·      Demonstrated experience managing large, dynamic, financially complex businesses or government or nonprofit entities; this includes the ability to transform systems, build partnerships, and identify and develop talent

·      Skilled in conflict resolution, long-term strategic planning, and community engagement

·      Experience in working with diverse stakeholder partners and unions

·      Experience working with home care aides (highly desirable)



Interpersonal

·      Proven ability to communicate the vision of an organization to multiple stakeholders

·      Leads with strong integrity and empathy serving as a champion of the people for both the staff and people they support.

·      Ability to engage internal and external partners in identifying and implementing work of the Benefits Group

·      Presents as a strong advocate for the well-being of low-wage workers

·      Highly experienced in working with people who have diverse viewpoints and backgrounds

·      From a background of working for, or with, people with disabilities or people who need long-term care

·      Service focused, someone who emphasizes collaboration whenever possible

·      Relatable to the Benefits Group team, employers, caregivers, clients, and union representatives

Benefits

The SEIU 775 Benefits Group is an equal opportunity employer and offers an exceptional compensation and benefits package.

Level of Language Proficiency

English

Professional Level

Executive

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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