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Wisconsin Education Association Council

Wisconsin Education Association Council
 

UniServ Director

Based in Northeast to Central Wisconsin

Job Title: UniServ Director
Location: Northeast to Central Wisconsin
Classification: Professional Staff, Category III

The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) is seeking applicants for the position of full-time UniServ Director.

Minorities and females are encouraged to apply.

Service Area
The Central to Northeast Wisconsin service area represents more than 6,000 public school employees in Central/Northeast Wisconsin. The area is made up of 100 units (teacher and ESP). The UniServ Director will work hand-in-hand with the Organizing Directors, other UniServ Directors and members to advocate for students, the education profession and communities.

Job Duties
Assist member locals in matters of:

  • Organizing
    • Coordinate organizing campaigns for all assigned UniServ Locals.
    • Membership campaigns.
    • Develop action plans for successful recertification elections and campaigns.
    • Organize and coordinate sustainable relationships with school districts and the community.
    • Analysis of school board members and develop election plans for support or defeat of local school board members.
    • Program development and internal membership promotion to increase member involvement.
    • Organize non-members and develop viable local affiliates.
    • Develop strong affiliates.
    • Advocate for appropriate funding of public schools.
  • Negotiations and professional rights and responsibilities, including grievances
    • Develop Professional rights and responsibilities committees in member locals.
    • Provide counsel, advice, and representation to individuals in member locals.
    • Represent individuals in job-related termination or nonrenewal conferences and unemployment compensation hearings.
    • Assist members on plans of improvement.
  • Leadership Development
    • Develop new leaders at the local and UniServ council level.
    • Develop training and meeting opportunities for local leadership.
    • Organizer Council training.

Qualifications
Required

  • BA or equivalent work experience. Higher level degree or coursework preferred.
  • Experience in organizing members and in successful membership campaigns.
  • Experience in collective bargaining, meet and confer, and/or labor-management meetings.
  • Experience in issue and/or grievance advocacy
  • Knowledge of computers, skills in using spreadsheets, word processing, and other software programs
  • Current driver’s license, insured vehicle in good driving condition and ability to travel throughout Wisconsin to engage with assigned locals, members and potential members.
  • Willingness to commit the time and energy necessary to meet the extensive demands of the job.
  • Willingness to travel, work nights and weekends as assigned.
  • Ability to promote and adhere to the policies and procedures adopted by the NEA and WEAC Board of Directors and Representative Assembly
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of individual member(s) concerns in a professional and confidential manner.
  • Perform all duties in a professional and competent manner.

Preferred:

  • Experience as an association leader in education (local, UniServ, state, or national) or other public or private sector unions.
  • Association staff experience.
  • Knowledge of professional development concepts and experience in training adults.
  • Experience in political action.
  • Working knowledge of Wisconsin public sector labor laws as well as labor relations law related to the membership recruitment, representational petition campaigns and elections.
  • Higher level degree or coursework.
  • Knowledge of school law, school finance, and educational issues.
  • Experience in public relations and community organizing.

Salary and Fringe Benefits: Competitive salary as negotiated between WEAC and the United Staff Union (USU) Professional Staff. Fringes include, but are not limited to, health, dental, life, vision and long-term disability insurance; liberal retirement package; vacation/sick/personal leave; childrearing leave; auto allowance; training funds. Salary range of $91,000-124,000, based on experience.

Deadline for Applications: A person interested in applying for this position should submit a letter of application detailing your experience in the areas of responsibility outlined above, resume, and the names of three references (references will not be contacted until after a first interview). This position is open until filled; however, the posting/acceptance of applications may close at any time.

Beginning Date: As soon as possible.

Submit Applications To:

WEAC
ATTN: Jill Hein
PO Box 8003
Madison, WI 53708-8003
or
HeinJ@weac.org
(Reference: WEAC Northeast to Central WI UniServ Director)

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