Based in the Chicago metropolitan area, IL
AFSCME Council 31 is one of Illinois’ largest and most active unions, representing nearly 100,000 active and retired public service workers in over 300 affiliated local unions. Council 31 is a dynamic and progressive union which plays a key role in the state’s labor movement, as well as in the political and legislative arenas. It has pioneered new strategies for organizing the unorganized, winning tough contract fights, and developing innovative programs to improve workers' lives.
AFSCME Illinois Council 31 is seeking an experienced, highly skilled and dedicated trade unionist to serve as Regional Director based in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Regional Director helps to develop the union’s overall strategic direction, participates in developing goals and strategy for local unions in his/her region, maintains relationships with elected officials, other unions, and community groups, oversees union political action programs, and provides hands-on oversight of first contract campaigns, strikes, and other major union battles in the area. The Regional Director supervises 5-8 field staff (Staff Representatives) who are responsible for the overall development of local unions assigned to them, including member education and mobilization, contract negotiations, membership communications, and arbitration of grievances. The Regional Director reports directly to the Council 31 Executive Director.
Description of Duties:
Competitive salary and benefits. Candidates should submit resume and cover letter to Minnie Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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