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NEA is a great place to work!

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest labor union, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

As an employee, you will enjoy a highly competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package designed to take care of the whole you and to keep you and your family healthy – financially, physically, and emotionally.  

To see current vacancies and apply for a position, visit the NEA Career Portal.

Take a look at vacancies in our state affiliates below.

Alabama

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Alaska

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Arizona

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Arkansas

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California

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Colorado

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Connecticut

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Delaware

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Federal

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JOB TITLE: DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL

Location: District of Columbia
Salary: Starts at $100,000 and may go up to $120,000 depending on experience and qualifications.  Moving expenses will NOT be provided. 
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Application Procedure: Please send a letter of interest for this position, a resume, citations to or copies of two arbitration decisions in which the applicant was the lead attorney, and two recent writing samples to FEA ULSP Coordinator Patricia Weil at FEALegal@nea.org or by regular mail to:

Ms. Patricia Weil

ULSP Coordinator

Federal Education Association

1201 16th St., N.W., Suite 117

Washington D.C. 20036

 

All applications must be postmarked/emailed by the close of business on September 4, 2020.

 

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Florida

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JOB TITLE: MEMBER BENEFITS SPECIALIST

Location: Remote Office

Closing Date: Candidates that apply on or before September 7, 2020 will receive preferential treatment. 

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email
to feahr@floridaea.org

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JOB TITLE: REGIONAL SPECIALIST

Location: Palm Beach County and surrounding area - extensive travel required.

Closing Date: Candidates that apply on or before September 4, 2020 will receive preferential treatment.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to
feahr@floridaea.org.

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JOB TITLE: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT  

Location: Central Florida (remote office) - statewide travel required

Closing Date: Candidates that apply on or before September 2, 2020 will receive preferential treatment.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to
feahr@floridaea.org.

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ORANGE COUNTY CLASSROOM TEACHERS

JOB TITLE: FIELD REPRESENTATIVE

Location: Orlando, Florida
Salary: Salary $65,000, medical, dental, life insurance and retirement benefits. Generous leave and holidays.
 Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Application Procedure: Send resume to Brittany Dumonjic at: brittany.macey@floridaea.org

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UNITED FACULTY OF FLORIDA (UFF)

JOB TITLE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Location: Office in Tallahassee, Florida (extensive statewide travel required)
Salary: Salary will be based on relevant experience and qualifications. FEA provides medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term-disability insurance to its employees and eligible family members with no monthly employee premiums. Additionally, FEA provides retirement options, vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to feahr@floridaea.org. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates that apply on or before October 30, 2020 will receive preferential treatment.

 

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Georgia

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Hawaii

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Idaho

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JOB TITLE: ORGANIZING AND FIELD SERVICES DIRECTOR 

Location: Idaho
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  Submit cover letter and resume to jobs@idahoea.org with "Organizing and Field Services Director" in the title of the email. 

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JOB TITLE: REGION DIRECTOR

Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Salary: Salary and benefits highly competitive and in accordance with the 2018-2019 IEA/IEASO Master Contract - $66,314 to $104,653.
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Application Procedure: Submit resume and cover letter to:

Mail:

Attn: IEA Region Director Position
Idaho Education Association Headquarters Office
620 N. 6th Street
Boise, ID 83701-2638

Or Email: jobs@idahoea.org

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JOB TITLE: REGION DIRECTOR

Location: Pocatello, Idaho
Salary: Salary and benefits highly competitive and in accordance with the 2018-2019 IEA/IEASO Master Contract.
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Application Procedure: Submit resume and cover letter to:: 

Mail:

Attn: IEA Region Director Position
Idaho Education Association Headquarters
620 N. 6th Street
Boise, ID 83701-2638
jobs@idahoea.org

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Illinois

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Indiana

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Iowa

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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JOB TITLE: UNISERV DIRECTOR

Location: Eastern Kentucky (Prestonsburg/Hazard)
Salary: Salary and benefits are determined by the contract negotiated between the KEA Board of Directors and KEA Staff Organization
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

 

Application Procedure:  This job posting is for one open position and posted internally.  If you are interested in applying for an internal transfer to this position please respond to tRicoh.Mullins@kea.org.

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Louisiana

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Maine

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Maryland

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Montgomery County Education Association

JOB TITLE: INTERNAL ORGANIZER/UNISERV DIRECTOR

Location: Rockville, MD
Salary: MCEA provides a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage, retirement savings plan, and long-term disability insurance. Salaries and benefits are in accord with a collective bargaining agreement.
Closing Date:Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to:  Mary Neal, MCEA, 12 Taft Court, Rockville, MD 20850, or electronically to mneal@mceanea.org

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Prince Georges County Education Association

 

PROGRAM:  Center for Affiliates and Advocacy

POSITION TITLE: UniServ Director/Organizer

BARGAINING UNIT:  PSA

AUTHORITY AND RELATIONSHIPS:     Reports to Designated Manager

 

Job Summary:

The UniServ Director provides counsel, advice and representation to individuals and members in the local affiliates, including processing formal grievances. This position is responsible for assisting affiliates with the enforcement of the collective bargaining agreement, contract negotiations, representation at board of education and other public meetings, and assisting individual members with problems related to working conditions in the county for which he/she is assigned. The UniServ Director also coordinates legislative and political activities at the local level.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

  • Promotes and works for the implementation of and adherence to the policies and programs adopted by MSEA/NEA.
  • Serves as chief negotiator or consultant in negotiations for assigned county.
  • Coordinates and trains member advocates.
  • Facilitates problem solving and resolves disputes concerning the member workplace, and responsible for processing formal grievances.
  • Responsible for gathering, compiling and analyzing information relative to negotiations preparation and contract ratifications.
  • Develops new research as needed, including but not limited to, the utilization of databases provided to local affiliate(s) by MSEA and NEA.
  • Attends meetings of local association governing boards in an advisory capacity.
  • Proposes activities, programs, and objectives to local affiliate(s) consistent with the association’s mission.
  • Assists local affiliate(s) in the construction of the local affiliate(s) budget and office operations, as requested.
  • Plans, participates in, and serves as trainer for association programs and local affiliate leadership development activities.
  • Assists local affiliate(s) in public relations, including but not limited to, the editing of local affiliate publications.
  • Promotes member involvement in the local, state, and national associations and assists in the development and implementation of membership promotion and retention activities.
  • Works with state and local committees as assigned.
  • Works extended hours including weekends and evenings, when necessary, in order to perform assigned responsibilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate Degree required.
  • Five or more years’ experience in labor relations or equivalent job experience required.
  • Experience working with teachers, education support personnel, or public sector labor relations law and issues.
  • Experience in negotiations, grievance processing, public relations, community organizing, political action, school finance, and education reform issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent and expert judgment, initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and analyze various options in determining an appropriate course of action and initiative to implement corrective action.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform duties with a high level of efficiency and accuracy.
  • Experience in developing, motivating, training, and maintaining cadres of volunteers and activists.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within the association, with affiliates and outside organizations/agencies important to the accomplishment of association goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and frequently with individuals and groups both inside and outside the association in moderately unstructured situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, interrogate, motivate or lead persons or groups in order to gain compliance with association objectives by persuasion or negotiation.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with confidential data and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating labor union organizing and/or community organizing.
  • Broad understanding of critical issues and problems facing public education employees and their organizations.
  • Proficiency in verbal and written communication.
  • Has or is able to obtain and maintain a valid US driver's license that complies with the State of Maryland.

 

ASSIGNMENT: Prince George’s County Education Association

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Massachusetts

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JOB TITLE: MANAGER, MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATE FINANCIAL SERVICES

Location: Massachusetts
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application Procedure: If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter. Apply for Regional Manager using the link below:  http://https//workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d9144e7e-99f8-4221-8018-c879c0a769be&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=379719&lang=en_US&source=CC4

JOB TITLE: TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING (TPL) COORDINATOR  

Location: Quincy, Massachusetts
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  Click here to view detailed job information and apply. 

 

 

JOB TITLE: BARGAINING CAMPAIGN & STRATEGY SPECIALIST  

Location: Quincy, Massachusetts
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter.  Apply for Bargaining Campaign & Strategy Specialist using the link below: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d9144e7e-99f8-4221-8018-c879c0a769be&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=379398&lang=en_US&source=CC4

 

 

JOB TITLE: EDUCATION RESEARCH AND POLICY SPECIALIST 

Location: Quincy, Massachusetts
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter. Apply for Education Research and Policy Specialist  using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d9144e7e-99f8-4221-8018-c879c0a769be&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=378711&lang=en_US&source=CC4

 

 

JOB TITLE: FIELD REPRESENTATIVE-ORGANIZER  

Location: Quincy, Massachusetts
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter.  Apply for Field Representative-Organizer using the link below:https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d9144e7e-99f8-4221-8018-c879c0a769be&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=378593&lang=en_US&source=CC4

 

 

JOB TITLE: REGIONAL MANAGER

Location: Quincy, Massachusetts
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application Procedure: If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter. Apply for Regional Manager using the link below:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d9144e7e-99f8-4221-8018-c879c0a769be&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=378886&lang=en_US&source=CC4

 

 

JOB TITLE: HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST

Location: Quincy, Massachusetts
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter. Apply for Human Resources Generalist using the link below:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d9144e7e-99f8-4221-8018-c879c0a769be&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=378885&lang=en_US&source=CC4

Michigan

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Minnesota

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Montana

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Nebraska

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Nevada

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JOB TITLE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Announcement of opening for the position of

Executive Director -- Washoe Education Association

Reno, Nevada
 

The Washoe Education Association (WEA) is located in Reno, NV. The WEA is currently staffed with an Office Manager, a Uniserv Director, and an Executive Director. The WEA President is a full-time release president. The WEA is a “local option” affiliate of the National Education Association and the Nevada State Education Association, with approximately 2,500+ WEA members. Washoe County School District (WCSD) has 100+ schools and employs approximately 4,100 educators and approximately 8,000 employees . WEA has served as the bargaining unit for the certified educators in WCSD since 1965. For more information regarding the WEA, please visit our website at www.weatoday.org.

 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

 

The Executive Director is the Association’s chief administrative officer and leads a staff in coordination with WEA President to ensure implementation of the full scope of policies, procedures, and programs approved and adopted by the 10 member WEA Board of Directors.  In collaboration with the President and Board of Directors, the Executive Director develops and manages an annual organizational budget and is accountable to the Board of Directors for the long term financial and fiscal health and sustainability of the WEA.  The Executive Director also provides general supervision of property owned by the WEA.

 

The Executive Director is responsible for planning and executing strategic priorities that elevates the professional and economic status of educators (teachers, counselors, librarians, nurses, speech language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists), promotes public education, and increases WEA’s membership and influence through organizing and engaging members in all membership categories. The Executive Director also directly engages in and assists the Uniserv Director in various duties and responsibilities supporting and advocating for WEA members, including grievances, complaints, discipline hearings, conflict resolution, etc.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Leadership: A public education advocate with a record of senior organizational leadership, who understands the role educators play in leading change in their profession. A leader who has engaged others to be proactive in creating a strong educational environment. Evidence of success in achieving desired outcomes when leading organizational innovation and change; a leader who has shown organizational ability and flexibility in confronting and adapting to challenging and changing political/organizational realities. Capable and willing to voice respectful and effective dissent when and where appropriate.

 

Interpersonal Effectiveness: An effective communicator who has excelled in building successful relationships. An established record of fostering teamwork and consensus, effectively managing conflict, implementing creative problem-solving, and necessary risk taking. Has an ability to inspire trust and communicate sound reasoning in a persuasive manner.  Must be a leader who is who is able to develop networks, work effectively with those of diverse individual and cultural backgrounds and perspectives, and build internal and external alliances across boundaries to support strategic relationships and achieve common goals.

 

Judgment: Proven ability to analyze, comprehend, and articulate the operational goals and strategic plan of an organization and implement this plan to guide decision making.  Must possess the expertise to anticipate outcomes and decide on the best course of action.  Uncovers potential opportunities by challenging conventional thinking and assumptions.  Demonstrated experience evaluating strategic issues, opportunities and risks and long-term impact.  Capable of voicing concerns with a solution-based approach when communicating with other points of view. Must be confident articulating the rationale of decisions.

 

Member Focus: A leader who values public education and is focused on member needs and support.  Someone who believes in member engagement, trust, and loyalty, and who is committed to fostering strong relationships between WEA and its members.  An experienced leader who has successfully demonstrated the ability to implement quality programs and services that bring value to members. Demonstrated experience using data to identify additional ways to offer value to members’ professional practice and careers.  An influential leader who understands membership and can expand WEA’s membership and influence, and who has effectively led innovative strategies, programs, initiatives, and policies designed to attract and increase new membership.  Proven ability to create collaborative relationships and partnerships with local, county and state governments, as well as community groups and organizations.

 

Staff Relations: A leader who provides effective guidance for staff commitment to policy; assigns staff resources to programs and projects; coordinates, directs and evaluates the work of employees; delegates supervision to other management employees as appropriate; and supports high standards for work on behalf of members. Ability to balance the needs of elected member leaders with the long-term stability of the organization.

 

Fiscal Management: A leader who can devise and facilitate the development of budgets; administer and monitor budgets; effectively oversee compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; evaluate and manage risk; and ensure the proper management of all property owned and leased by the WEA.

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement (Contracts): A leader who effectively functions as the WEA’s lead negotiator in negotiating successor agreements, and who oversees the district’s fair and equitable compliance and administration of the agreement. A leader who not only functions in the role of Executive Director, but who regularly and directly engages in and assists the Uniserv Director in various duties and responsibilities supporting and advocating for WEA members, including grievances, complaints, discipline hearings, training, conflict resolution, etc. A leader who regularly communicates with member leaders on updates to contract conversations with the district.

 

EXPERIENCE

A record of 3-5 years of senior-level leadership experience in positions of increasing responsibility.

Some experience as a Uniserv Director is desirable.

Background in labor advocacy and collective bargaining required. Direct experience in functioning as the lead negotiator in the collective bargaining process is required.

Experience in public education advocacy is required.

Some experience as a classroom teacher is desirable.

Experience reporting to and advising an elected board of directors is desirable.

A record of life-long learning, including recent professional development work.

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college is required. A Master’s degree is desirable. 

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

 

The WEA offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The WEA is not a part of the NEA retirement system, but does provide a defined contribution to a retirement program agreeable to the employer and employee.

 

HIRING TIMELINE

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in November and early December, with the candidate selected for the position beginning on April 1, 2021.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this position, please provide the following:

A current résumé reflecting qualifications for this position.

A brief Letter of Application which specifically addresses how accomplishments in your career have prepared you to meet the challenges and opportunities presented in this position.

A signed and completed WEA employment application, which can be accessed at http://www.weatoday.org/wp-content/uploads/WEA-Application-for-Employment.docx.

All materials must be sent electronically to the following: earl.spriggs@nsea-nv.org

For all questions regarding this search, please contact Earl Spriggs, Office Manager, WEA, at either earl.spriggs@nsea-nv.org or 775-393-2967.

Application deadline is October 23, 2020 at 4:30 pm (PST).

 

Washoe Education Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ethnic minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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JOB TITLE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Location: New Mexico
Salary:  $126,000 - $145,000 per year, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Closing Date: May 31, 2020 (COVID-19 Extended Posting Period)

Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, please provide the following: 

  • A current resume reflecting qualifications for this position 

  • A Letter of Application which specifically addresses how accomplishments in your career have prepared you to meet the challenges and opportunities presented in this position. 

All materials must be sent electronically to the following:   

Margolies and Potterton 

NEA - NEW MEXICO Search Consultants 

jpotterton@sbcglobal.net 

For all questions regarding this search, including confidential inquiries, please contact: 

Debra Schwoch-Swoboda (East Coast) Jim Potterton (West Coast) 

Debra4654@gmail.comjpotterton@sbcglobal.net 

(414) 217-5160 (Eastern time zone)(831) 332-9324 (Pacific time zone) 

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New York

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JOB TITLE: LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST, UUP

Location: New York
Salary: To be determined.
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Application Procedure: Qualified applicants should submit resume and cover letter to NYSUT Human Resources HR@nysutmail.org no later than June 17, 2020.

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JOB TITLE:  LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST 

Location: New York
Salary:  To be determined
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application Procedure: Qualified applicants should submit resume and cover letter to hr@nysutmail.org by February 7, 2020.

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JOB TITLE: LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST

Location: Nassau, New York
Salary: To be determined.
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Application Procedure: Qualified applicants should submit resume and cover letter to NYSUT Human Resources HR@nysutmail.org no later than June 17, 2020.

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JOB TITLE: LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST

Location: Suffolk, New York
Salary: To be determined.
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Application Procedure: Qualified applicants should submit resume and cover letter to NYSUT Human Resources HR@nysutmail.org no later than June 17, 2020.

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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Ohio

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JOB TITLE: LABOR RELATIONS CONSULTANT

Location: Troy, Ohio
Salary:  Commensurate with experience.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Details are below:

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Labor Relations Consultant for our Troy, Ohio office.

 

The ideal candidate approaches labor relations consulting from an organizing perspective and is able to demonstrate effective skills in member advocacy and collective bargaining, community engagement, and political action.

 

Responsibilities

  • Plans, assists, and/or serves as a consultant to the local association in the collective bargaining process
  • Assists members and locals in member rights advocacy
  • Advises leaders in dealing with local operations and assists in local association program development
  • Assists in the development and dissemination of general communications and may serve as public spokesperson as assigned
  • Assists local associations in developing effective internal and external public relations programs
  • Uses OEA/NEA resource personnel and participates in providing programs and support to local associations and members through learning and engagement opportunities such as workshops and trainings
  • Assists locals with political advocacy at the local, state and national levels
  • Provides assistance in crisis situations as assigned
  • Assists existing, new and potential locals in internal and external organizing activities.  Collaborates with Organizers as required
  • Assists members and locals with professional issues advocacy
  • Plans, develops, and provides training for leaders and members
  •  Serves in field operations as assigned
  • Serves as a liaison/advisor and subject matter expert as assigned
  • Attends major conferences, workshops, etc. in areas of assignment and disseminates relevant information obtained at said approved professional training
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor within the job description

 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree
  •  Demonstrated competency and proficiency in organizing, consulting skills, political action, member advocacy, and collective bargaining among others
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing productive relationships using strong interpersonal skills
  • High proficiency in exercising good judgment and reasoning skills
  • Ability to creatively solve problems in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to interact and consult effectively with diverse groups including local leadership and association members
  • High proficiency in verbal and written communication including drafting proposals, developing presentations and producing materials and reports for a variety of specific audiences
  • Familiarity with education policy, practice and political environment  
  • Proficient in technology including Microsoft Office Suite and other online platforms
  • Demonstrated ability to pursue projects with energy, drive, and perseverance
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed to achieve the goals of the OEA
  • A valid driver’s license is required
  • Must be willing to relocate, if needed

 

About OEA 

OEA represents more than 121,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals who work in Ohio’s schools, colleges, and universities to help improve public education and the lives of Ohio’s children. OEA members provide a wide range of professional education services in communities throughout the state.

OEA members teach in kindergarten classrooms, high school labs and university halls. They counsel adolescents and help students carve out career aspirations.  Members coach athletes and transport students to and from the schools and extra-curricular events.  OEA members provide professional services to benefit students, schools and the public in virtually every position needed to run Ohio’s schools.

OEA members are dedicated to children and public education. OEA’s mission is to lead the way for the continuous improvement of public education while advocating for our members and the students we serve. Through OEA’s more than 150-year history OEA members have been involved in every struggle and effort to advance the finest of America’s dreams: a quality public education for every child.

Benefits Overview and Application Information

This is a bargaining unit position that offers outstanding benefits to employees and eligible family members, including health, dental and vision insurance; retirement plan and 401(k); paid vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays. OEA provides liberal training and professional development opportunities and a year-long mentoring program for new employees.

 

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to hr@ohea.org or send by mail to:  OEA, Attn: HR, P. O. Box 2550, Columbus, OH  43216.

 

Qualified applicants are expected to share a portfolio demonstrating individual experience with each of the competencies outlined above. Additional information to be provided upon selection for consideration.

 

Visit the OEA website www.ohea.org for information about OEA.

 

 

The OEA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

 

JOB TITLE: LABOR RELATIONS CONSULTANT

Location: Canton, Ohio 
Salary:  Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  To be considered for this position, please provide the following:

- A current resume reflecting qualifications for this position.

- A Letter of Application which specifically addresses how accomplishment in your career have prepared you to meet the challenges and opportunities presented in this position.

All materials must be sent electronically to the following:

Margolis and Potterton, Union Search, LLC

The OEA Search Consultants

Kam47@cornell.edu

 
For all questions regarding this search, including confidential inquiries, please contact:

 

Debra Schwoch-Swoboda

Debra4654@gmail.com

(414) 217-5160 (Eastern Time Zone)

 

Ken Margolies

Kam47@cornell.edu

(831) 332-9324 (Eastern Time Zone)

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JOB TITLE: UNISERV LABOR RELATIONS CONSULTANT

Location: Ohio, various locations
Salary:  Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application Procedure: Interested applicants for any of the above positions should send a cover letter, an application and resume mail or email to:

Ohio Education Association
Human Resources
225 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43216
email: hr@ohea.org

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JOB TITLE: LABOR RELATIONS CONSULTANT

Location: Howland, Ohio 
Salary:  Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to OEA Human Resources at hr@ohea.org or send by mail to:.  

Ohio Education Association
Human Resources
P.O. Box 2550
Columbus, OH 43216
 
Visit the OEA website www.ohea.org for information about OEA. 

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Oklahoma

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Oregon

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JOB TITLE: UNISERV CONSULTANT/ORGANIZER - CASCADE

Location: Redmond, Oregon
Salary:  Salary Range based on experience, per collective bargaining agreement
Closing Date: December 7, 2020 or until filled

Application Procedure: Apply here - External Candidates

Apply here - External Candidates

 

Pennsylvania

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JOB TITLE: UNISERV REPRESENTATIVE

Location: State of Pennsylvania
Salary: $111,470
Closing Date: Open Until Filled (successful candidates go into UniServ Pool)

Application Procedure: For consideration, interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to:

Pennsylvania State Education Association
Human Resources
P.O. Box 1724
Harrisburg, PA 17105-1724

FAX: 717/255-7005 or via email: jobs@psea.org 

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.  Additional vacancies can be found at www.psea.org/jobs

 

Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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JOB TITLE:  PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST

Location:  The SCEA Headquarters, Columbia, South Carolina
Salary:  Commensurate with experience.
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send resumes to exectiveoffices@thesea.org

 

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South Dakota

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JOB TITLE:  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Location:  Pierre, South Dakota
Salary:  $115,000 – 130,000 per year
Closing Date:  January 29, 2020

Application Procedure:  To be considered for this position, please provide the following:

  • A current resume reflecting qualifications for this position.
  • A Letter of Application which specifically addresses how accomplishments in your career have prepared you to meet the challenges and opportunities presented in this position.

All materials must be sent electronically to the following: 

Margolies and Potterton, Union Search, LLC.

South Dakota Search Consultant

Kam47@cornell.edu

 

For all questions regarding this search, including confidential inquiries, please contact:

Ken Margolies (West Coast)                     

kam47@cornell.edu

(831) 332-9324 (Pacific time zone)

 

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JOB TITLE:  UNISERV DIRECTOR: UNIT

Location:  South Dakota
Salary:  Excellent salary, fringe benefits and leave provisions.  
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  Applicants should submit a cover resume, SDEA employment application form and three references to Fran Linn. 

Fran Linn
411 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Ph:  (605) 224-9263
Email:  Frances.Linn@sdea.org

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JOB TITLE:  FINANCIAL ASSISTANT (PIERRE OFFICE)

Location:  South Dakota
Salary:  Excellent salary, fringe benefits and leave provisions.  
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of and background in accrual accounting. 

Fran Linn
411 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Ph:  (605) 224-9263
Email:  Frances.Linn@sdea.org

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Tennessee

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JOB TITLE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

TEA
TENNESSEE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Nashville, TN

The Tennessee Education Association, the largest professional organization in the state, is tens of thousands of educators working together to improve learning conditions for students and working conditions for educators. Virtually every professional concern an educator faces can be addressed by the Tennessee Education Association. TEA has been recognized as the state's leading advocate for educators, students, and public education for 155 years and continues to maintain its leading position in advocating for support of Tennessee's schools, improving the quality of education, promoting the success of public schools, and improving the professional lives of teachers and school staff members.
The TEA headquarters building is in downtown Nashville within sight of the Capitol Building. Professional program staff and support staff members work in Nashville. Another twenty professional staff work in UniServ or field district offices across the state.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Executive Director is the Association’s chief administrative officer and management agent who leads a staff in coordination with TEA President to ensure implementation of the full scope of policies, procedures, and programs approved and adopted by the TEA Board of Directors.  In collaboration with the President and Officers, the Executive Director develops and manages an annual organizational budget and is accountable to the Board for the long term financial and fiscal health and sustainability of the Association.  The Executive Director also provides general supervision of the real property owned by the association.

The Executive Director is responsible for planning and executing strategic priorities that elevate the professional and economic status of PK-12 Professional educators and ESP, promote public education, and increase TEA’s membership and influence through organizing and engaging members across the state in all membership categories.

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FACING TEA

•    TEA is committed to building a culture of member engagement and growth in the face of the current COVID-19 crisis and enhancing strategies for recruitment and retention of members.
•    TEA has the opportunity to cultivate and build bipartisan relationships to move pro-education legislation at the Statehouse.
•    TEA has an opportunity to strengthen coalitions to achieve political and organizational goals. 
•    TEA is committed to a culture of organizing in which members are engaged and mobilized to grow and strengthen their local associations in order to improve student outcomes, secure the proper teaching and learning conditions, and achieve educational opportunity and equity for all students. 
•    TEA is committed to capitalizing on its strong history while building innovative pathways into its desired future. 
•    TEA has an opportunity to cultivate a new generation of education leaders and increase organizational relevance, building on several years of effective engagement of early career professionals.
•    TEA is committed to an intentional branding campaign to bring more visibility to the association as the leading expert on education in Tennessee.

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: 
To be considered for this position, the applicant must have a strong record of personal achievements and abilities in the following competency areas. 

Leadership

A passionate public education advocate with a proven record of senior organizational leadership, who understands the central role educators play in leading change in their profession. A visionary leader who has confidently engaged others to be proactive in creating the future they desire.
Evidence of success in achieving desired outcomes when leading organizational innovation and change; a courageous leader who has shown organizational savvy and flexibility in confronting and adapting to challenging and changing political/organizational realities. Capable and willing to voice respectful and effective dissent when and where appropriate.

Interpersonal Effectiveness

An effective communicator who has excelled in building successful relationships. An established record of fostering teamwork and consensus, effectively managing conflict, provoking creative problem-solving, and necessary risk taking. Has an ability to inspire trust and communicate sound reasoning in an authentic and persuasive manner.  Must be a leader who is who is able to develop networks, work effectively with those of diverse individual and cultural backgrounds and perspectives, and build internal and external alliances across boundaries to support strategic relationships and achieve common goals. 

Judgment 

Proven ability to analyze, comprehend, and articulate the operational goals and strategic plan of an organization and implement this plan to guide decision making.  Must possess the expertise to anticipate outcomes and decide on the best course of action.  Uncovers potential opportunities by challenging conventional thinking and assumptions.  Demonstrated experience evaluating strategic issues, opportunities and risks and long-term impact.  Must be confident articulating the rationale of decisions.

Member Focus

A leader who values public education and is focused on member needs.  Someone who believes in member engagement, trust, and loyalty, and who is committed to fostering strong relationships between TEA and its members.  An experienced leader who has successfully demonstrated the ability to implement high quality programs and services that bring value to members. Demonstrated experience using data to identify additional ways to offer value to members’ professional practice and careers.  An influential leader who understands membership and can expand TEA’s membership and influence, and who has effectively led innovative strategies, programs, initiatives, and policies designed to attract and increase new membership.  Proven ability to create collaborative relationships and partnerships with local, county and state governments, as well as community groups and organizations.

EXPERIENCE
A record of 3-5 years of senior-level leadership experience in positions of increasing responsibility.
Background in public policy and/or labor advocacy and collective bargaining desired.
Experience in public education advocacy preferred.
Experience reporting to and advising an elected board of directors.
A record of life-long learning, including recent professional development work.
EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college is required; Master’s degree preferred.  
TEA is prepared to offer a generous and competitive salary (commensurate with experience and qualifications).

TO APPLY
To be considered for this position, please provide the following:
•    A current resume reflecting qualifications for this position.
•    A Letter of Application which specifically addresses how accomplishments in your career have prepared you to meet the challenges and opportunities presented in this position.
All materials must be sent electronically to the following:  
Margolies and Potterton, Union Search, LLC.
TENNESSEE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION Search Consultants
jpotterton@sbcglobal.net
For all questions regarding this search, including confidential inquiries, please contact:
Jim Potterton
jpotterton@sbcglobal.net
(831) 332-9324

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm (EST).
Tennessee Education Association is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.
 

Texas

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Utah

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Davis Education Association

JOB TITLE:  UNISERV DIRECTOR

Location:  Utah
Salary:  $70,000 minimum.  Salary based on qualifications, experience and current local staff salary schedule.  Association provides medical, dental, life, disability insurance, retirement, vacation and sick leave.
Closing Date:  December 10, 2020

Application Procedure:  Send letter of interest, resume, and three letters of recommendation to:

Attention: Yvonne Speckman, President   
Patrick Riley, Executive Director
Davis Education Association
PO Box 500
Farmington, UT 84025

The letter of interest and resume may also be sent electronically to the email addresses below.  if you have any questions about the UniServ Director position, please contact Yvonne Speckman or Pat Riley.

Yvonne@dea.org
Pat@dea.org
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JOB TITLE:  USEA ORGANIZATIONAL SPECIALIST

Location:  Murray, UT
Salary:  $52,418 or commensurate with experience
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  Interested candidates should submit a most recent resume, cover letter, a USEA Application of Employment and other documentation found at www.useautah.org.   Application can be mailed or faxed to the following:

Organizational Specialist Search Committee
Utah School Employees Association
864 East Arrowhead Lane
Murray, Utah 84107
Ph:  (801) 269-9320
Fax:  (801) 269-9324
Email:  information@useautah.org

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JOB TITLE:  USEA ORGANIZATIONAL SPECIALIST

Location:  UT
Salary:  $52,418 or commensurate with experience
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  Interested candidates must submit the following documents:

  • USEA “Application for Employment” Form (completely filled-out). This form can be accessed on the USEA website at www.useautah.org.
  • Complete resume, which lists previous employment with dates, training, personal data, outside interests and community activities.
  • Letter addressed to the Organizational Specialist Search Committee, which describes how the applicant meets the expectations and requirements of the position, as outlined above.
  • An official college or university transcript listing the applicant’s course work, degrees awarded and commendations, or a detailed description of equivalent training and/or experience. 

To be considered for this position, candidates must submit the above-mentioned documents to the USEA office by mail, fax or email to:

Organizational Specialist Search Committee
Utah School Employees Association
864 East Arrowhead Lane
Murray, Utah 84107
Ph:  (801) 269-9320
Fax:  (801) 269-9324
Email:  information@useautah.org

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Vermont

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Virginia

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JOB TITLE: ORGANIZING SPECIALIST (HIRING 1 CANDIDATE)

 

Location: Fairfax, VA
Salary:  This is a position covered by the VEA/Staff Master Contract.  Salary is negotiable depending upon applicant’s experience and qualifications. The hiring range for this position is $68,000 to the low $70s.  The contract also includes an excellent benefits package.  
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  Apply here: 

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=c574d1fd-43f4-46c4-bccd-80e2cc85bbab&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CurrentOpenings

 

JOB TITLE: TEMPORARY ORGANIZING SPECIALIST (HIRING 4 CANDIDATES) 

Location: Fairfax, VA
Salary: $68,000.00 To $101,948.00 Annually.  The positions are covered by the VEA-VPSA Master Contract.  
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  Apply here: 

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=c574d1fd-43f4-46c4-bccd-80e2cc85bbab&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CurrentOpenings

 

Washington

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.JOB TITLE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Location: Washington
Salary: This wonderful, full-time onsite opportunity offers the ability to make significant impact on behalf of Washington educators as well as the statewide community. This exciting role offers a base salary of $230,000 - $245,000, in addition to an exceptional full benefits and retirement package. Benefits include a comprehensive group health insurance package paid for individual and family (medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, and life insurance); 401(k) plan in which the Association invests 9% in addition to your contributions; generous vacation, sick, and holiday pay; Short and Long Term Disability, employee life insurance, AD&D insurance; and other perks! This is an opportunity, position, and mission that will inspire you daily!
Closing Date: Open Until Filled 

Application Procedure:  WEA has retained the services of Scion Executive Search, a national executive search firm specializing in mission-driven organization recruitment, to assist in conducting this important search. For immediate consideration please apply with your resume and cover letter, in Microsoft Word format, via: https://www.scionstaffing.com/jobportal/#/jobs/6378.

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West Virginia

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Wisconsin

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Wyoming

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Please send State Affiliate vacancy request(s) or related inquiries to Recruitment@nea.org and HR_Service_Center@nea.org.  

National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.