• Nonprofit Full Time
  • Washington
  • City: Seattle

SEIU 775 Benefits Group

SEIU 775 Benefits Group
CEO Recruitment Announcement

About SEIU 775 Benefits Group
SEIU 775 Benefits Group’s mission is to improve the skills, health and stability of the caregiver workforce through innovation and high-quality benefits and programs.
The Benefits Group partners with workers, employers and industry stakeholders to collectively solve workforce problems through innovation, creativity and an evidence-based approach and to deliver high-quality benefits and services to support a growing caregiver workforce.
The Benefits Group is a nonprofit – passionate about revolutionizing the future of in-home care, and are looking for others to join our smart, collaborative and kind team.
The Benefits Group provides the following services:
Training: Training for home caregivers to equip them to deliver high-quality care and support to older adults and people with disabilities.
Health Benefits: High-quality health care benefits for caregivers in Washington.
Secure Retirement Plan: Secure retirement for caregivers working for certain employers.
Jobs: Job-matching is provided through Carina, an easy to use service connecting caregivers and clients.
Mission, Vision and Values
SEIU 775 Benefits Group’s mission is to improve the skills, health and stability of the caregiving workforce through innovation and high-quality benefits and programs.
SEIU 775 Benefits Group believes in a world of dignity with a thriving workforce to meet our communities’ needs today, tomorrow and beyond.

About the Position
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is a visionary leader who is innovative, collaborative, and strategic.  The CEO is 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.

The CEO leads a team of nearly 200, reports to the Board of Trustees and has responsibility for an annual budget of $38 million with the steady focus of improving the lives of over 45 thousand Home Care Aides across the State.

The CEO 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 CEO will provide vision for the direction of the overall organization including all three of the Taft Hartley Trusts; the Training Partnership, the Health Benefits Trust, and the Secure Retirement Trust.

Additional responsibilities include:

Lead the creation, development and management of the organization’s strategic plan to achieve its mission
Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Trustees and staff
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
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
Review and reformulate the strategic plan to accommodate changing conditions
Staffing the Board of Trustees which is 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 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

The Ideal Candidate
The new CEO must have demonstrated leadership skills and set a standard by engaging people at all levels. For this important role the Board seeks a dynamic, highly credible, unifying leader who is deeply committed to the success of the SEIU 775 Benefits Group; is a strategic big-picture thinker; and one who will be able to implement Board direction in delivering the level of services that members value.

The next CEO must be eager to make a personal investment in the long-term success of the organization and be a strong advocate for the well-being of low-wage workers. Proven leadership experience and political and business acumen are essential. Candidates should bring strengths in both external relations and internal management with an ability to balance the two.

Lead courageously: Continuously build and defend the strength, reputation,
and image of SEIU 775 Benefits Group. Engage, motivate, and inspire staff around shared vision and mission.

Demonstrate principled leadership, personal courage, and decisiveness.

Build talent pools: Hire, mentor, develop, and manage staff. Continue to build and reinforce a cohesive, dedicated, highly effective team. Support efforts to hire a diverse workforce. Continuously work to retain highly valued staff.

Foster collaboration: Provide the tools, systems, and resources that create a supportive environment for working as a team. Strive for results. Set high standards of performance. Be bold.

Inspire trust: Communicate honestly, be trustworthy and consistent, follow through on commitments, and create an atmosphere of integrity, marked by fair, respectful behavior.

Speak and write effectively: Explain direction and ideas with conviction in all settings; formal presentations, one-on-one and small and large meetings.

Listen: Actively listen to association members, Board, staff and stakeholders.

Promote open communication: Maintain an environment where communication is open and direct, encouraged, rewarded, and relevant.

Marshal support: Coordinate and cooperate with members and groups having divergent viewpoints and needs. Help them find common ground.

Drive effective external communications: Develop and nurture mission-critical relationships with members, community partners; business and civic leaders; political leaders and the media.

Build consensus: Collaborate, facilitate, and develop relationships.

Demonstrated commitment to improving the wellbeing of low-wage workers

Demonstrate commitment to DEI: Support policy changes that eliminate systemic racism, inequity, and other disparities to build stronger and more equitable communities.

Cultivate diversity: Highly experienced in working with people who have diverse viewpoints and backgrounds.Examine biases and barriers and champion an inclusive environment.

Cultural competency: Focus on racial equity in ways that enable effective working relationships in diverse communities and cross-cultural situations. Use an equity lens to analyze the impact of policies on underserved and marginalized individuals and groups
to identify and eliminate barriers.

Provide visionary insight: Be able to translate big picture vision and goals into both long and short-range plans that are comprehensive, realistic, and effective. Identify key opportunities resulting from the intersection of external events (political, social, economic, demographic, environmental) to develop and strengthen SEIU 775 Benefits Group’s effectiveness.

Manage change: Oversee the change management process, including successful communication strategies, involving others in the implementation of change and monitoring and reinforcing process and success. Create a work environment that encourages original and innovative solutions.

Fearless commitment to vision: Create and communicate a vision that is aligned with
the strategy and direction of SEIU 775 Benefits Group. Clarify other’s involvement in the vision, inspiring a sense of energy and ownership, creating a culture of high performance, diversity, and recognizing the efforts of others.

Desirable Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree with at least seven years of experience managing a large, dynamic, financially complex business, association, government, or nonprofit entity. Experience with the home care industry and workforce; leadership in non-profit or trade associations; and experience working with diverse partners and unions is preferred. An advanced degree is a plus.

The hiring range for this position is $201K – $217K.

As a nonprofit dedicated to the health and welfare of workers and with strong labor union roots, SEIU 775 Benefits Group’s commitment to employees is demonstrated through a rich benefits package.

Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
Medical and dental premiums are 100% paid for you, your spouse, and dependents. Vision is included in the Medical plan.

Pension Plan –The pension plan is a multi-employer, defined benefit (DB) pension plan. After you qualify for participation, 21% of your monthly earnings is contributed by the Benefits Group to your plan for every month you are employed; there is no contribution from you. After one year of service, you become a participant, and after three years of service you are vested.
401k Plan – All full-time and part-time employees are eligible to enroll in the 401k on the 1st of
the month following their date of hire.

Paid Time Off
SEIU 775 Benefits Group believes in a strong work-life balance. Leave offered includes:
·      18 vacation days
·      15 sick days
·      11 paid holidays
·      1 floating holiday
·      2 personal days
·      2 volunteer days
·      3 bereavement leave days for in-state travel, 5 days for out of state travel

Other Benefits Offered Include:
·      Life Insurance Premium
·      Cell Phone Stipend
·      Internet Stipend
·      Public Transportation Benefit
·      Parking
·      Furniture Allowance
·      Fitness Reimbursement
·      Professional Development Allowance

Live and Work in a Great Region
The position is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The City of Seattle is a coastal seaport city, is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest Region and considered to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Seattle is situated on a narrow isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, about 100 miles south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the 8th largest container port in the United States.

Ringed by snow-capped mountain peaks. Crisscrossed by fresh and salt waterways. Home to urban centers, villages and vibrant neighborhoods. Seattle is an incredible place to live. Spectacular natural surroundings, world-class education systems, thriving urban centers, vibrant neighborhoods and a lively arts and culture scene are just some of what makes Puget Sound a great place to live. Outdoor activities are especially plentiful given the area’s natural beauty and mild climate. Hiking in the Olympic or Cascade Mountains, kayaking in Lake Union, or cycling on one of many rails-to-trails paths are just a few of the options available. The City of Seattle is an increasingly diverse and dynamic community with a global flavor that is viewed as a progressive and innovative place where people are outgoing and friendly.

If you are interested in this position, submit a cover letter and a current resume.
If you have questions regarding this announcement, please call Marissa Karras at 360-956-1336. The position will remain open until filled. In order to be considered for the first round of interviews, please submit your application materials at as soon as possible but no later December 12th, 2022.

SEIU 775 Benefits Group embraces everyone as we create a workplace that reflects the community we serve. Our goal is that employees are empowered to bring their whole, authentic selves to work regardless of their race, color, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical abilities, age, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. We welcome those from underrepresented groups in helping make our goal a reality. We do not discriminate or tolerate discrimination. We believe that creating an environment where everyone, from all backgrounds, can do their best work is not only the right thing to do, but also strengthens us an organization and enables us to best serve caregivers, their clients and the community.

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