Metropolitan Baltimore Council, AFL-CIO

Metropolitan Baltimore Council, AFL-CIO

Executive Director of Community Services of Central Maryland

Based in Baltimore, MD


Community Services staff improve the lives of working families by working with broad and diverse coalitions to promote dignity and economic justice for workers. They also empower workers and their unions to make their communities better, more responsive places to live, work, raise a family and retire.

General Position Description:
The Metropolitan Baltimore AFL-CIO Community Services of Central Maryland, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of the relationships between the United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) and various labor organizations. Supports a variety of volunteerism initiatives, including community engagement projects/initiatives, and fundraising events including the annual Union Night at Camden Yards and golf tournament. Coordinates with the President of the Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO and its executive board to support labor campaigns and assist, as needed, with union-related aspects of other campaigns. This position is funded via fundraising initiatives and grant funding. The Community Services Director reports directly to the President of the Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO Unions.

Essential Functions:

  1. Implement the AFL-CIO Community Services program
    • Provide assistance to workers and their families
    • Provide service to the general community
    • Build community volunteer capacity within the labor council and union members/supporters
    • Improve public and private support systems for workers and their families in need
    • Provide “upstream” support to working families throughout the community to reduce their need for services and assistance
    • Prepare for Community Services Board meetings: review budgets, prepare annual budget and annual report, identify issues important for Board consideration such as legislation, new programs, personnel matters, and welfare to work reform.
    • Assist in selection of Van Gelder Labor Award honoree.
    • Provide assistance to local unions as requested: strike assistance, plant closings, shop steward trainings
  2. Increase labor’s financial support for the annual United Way Campaign and provide community engagement opportunities to the labor council and union members.
  3. Cultivate the AFL-CIO and United Way of Central Maryland partnership.
  4. Fulfill administrative responsibilities associated with the responsibilities herein.
    • Develop, in consultation with the labor council, an annual work plan.
    • Write and secure grant funding to conduct new and existing programmatic work of Community Services of Central Maryland.
    • Attend appropriate AFL-CIO and United Way of Central Maryland meetings and conferences, with the approval of the labor council president and United Way of Central Maryland.
    • Make reports to the labor council as requested and appropriate.
  5. Manages obligations associated with the Raising the Bar Pre-Apprenticeship Readiness program in conjunction with the labor council and Baltimore-DC Building Trades Council.
  6. Supports various community volunteerism initiates, including but not limited to: community engagement projects for donor organizations and prospective organizations.
  7. Coordinates with the President of the Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO and its executive board to support labor campaigns and assist, as needed, with union-related aspects of other campaigns.
  8. Serves as coordinator for the annual holiday baskets program and golf tournament.
  9. Conduct fundraisers to secure resources for Community Services
  10. Provides general office support for the Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO (e.g. answering phones, administrative support duties) as needed and directed.
  11. Supports and assists as needed in all Council and COPE activities.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Minimum: High school diploma or GED
  • Grant writing experienced required.
  • Experience and/or affiliation with labor unions preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, team building, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy to meet deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills
  • Computer skills (with knowledge of MS Office), internet research, social media and email communication skills required; database management skills preferred
  • Must be able to coordinate multiple volunteer programs simultaneously and effectively
  • Ability to work independently in a professional manner
  • Ability to work effectively with people possessing various levels of skills
  • Ability to work long, irregular hours and weekends
  • Must have a reliable vehicle

Position Type: Full Time

Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Great health benefits. Exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision, etc.

To Apply:
For qualified applicants, please email your cover letter, résumé, writing samples, and references to admin@mbaflcio.org.

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