Missouri NEA

Missouri NEA

UniServ Director

Based in Springfield, MO


Missouri NEA is seeking applicants for the position of UniServ Director. The role of a MNEA UniServ Director is to serve as field representative by supporting and assisting local association officers, leaders, and members to organize and maintain strong, effective local associations in the assigned unit. The UniServ Director is expected to develop a constructive working relationship with the officers, leaders, and members of those locals within the unit along with fellow staff within the state and national associations. This bargaining unit position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred but not required
  • Successful public school employment experience and/or leadership/staff experience with an advocacy organization
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to develop and coordinate an effective, measurable membership organizing program or campaign
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a diverse, collaborative environment
  • Effective consulting, training, presentation, and representation skills
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong leadership development skills
  • Proven ability to develop, implement, and evaluate a strategic vision and plan
  • Must be able to work with Microsoft Office; along with other relevant social media and technology
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel within the unit, around the state, and to national meetings

Worksite/Office Location: MNEA Springfield Office 1525-B West Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807

Application Procedures: Any person wishing to be considered for this position should send:

  • a letter of application covering experience, knowledge, and skills that pertain to the job description/qualifications listed,
  • a completed application found HERE, and
  • a current résumé containing contact information for three references. Applications for consideration must include all components listed.

All materials must be sent electronically to careers@mnea.org


Posting is open until filled.

UniServ Director Job Description

  1. Identify and provide professional assistance in resolving critical problems at the local affiliate level.
  2. Coordinate state and national association programs for locals.
  3. Consult and assist with membership promotion programs in existing locals and organize, develop, and nurture new locals.
  4. Consult and assist locals with collective bargaining and related activities.
  5. Consult and assist locals and individuals with contract administration, grievance adjudication, legal defense, fair representation, and human relations.
  6. Coordinate local/state/national political, legislative, and political action committee (PAC) activities for locals.
  7. Consult and assist locals on organizational and program development and association management.
  8. Consult and assist locals with professional development and instructional improvement programs.
  9. Consult and assist locals with public relations, publicity, and communications.
  10. Consult and assist locals in crisis management.
  11. Serve as trainer for local affiliates and affiliate leaders.
  12. Work cooperatively with fellow employees assigned to the same office.
  13. Perform necessary routine duties including the timely submission of expense vouchers, daily activity reports, ULSP forms and leave requests.
  14. Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.

UniServ Director Additional Expectations/Responsibilities
Below are on-going expectations and responsibilities of a UniServ Director in supporting and assisting local association leaders and members to organize and maintain strong, effective local unions in the assigned unit:

  1. Provides and develops appropriate training experiences and leadership development opportunities for local leaders and association representatives.
  2. Works with the local associations on matters relating to the Association’s program and internal affairs, including but not limited to:
    • Develops and/or executes local association programs and planning to maintain membership, ensure membership growth, and organize new members.
    • Develops and/or executes local association planning for political action, community/public relations, legislative support, and professional development activities and programs.
    • Develops and/or executes local association programs and planning in member rights and human relations including representation of members in employment related meetings and negotiations.
    • Improves and maintains the organizational health of the local association through leadership training and development, internal communications, business management, and conflict resolution.
    • Coordinates and advocates national and state association programs and priorities with local associations and members.
  3. Communicates with local leaders and members about state and national programs.
  4. Successfully organizes and services all categories of members.
  5. Represents the Association employee-employer relationships directly involving school boards or the administration.
  6. Attends appropriate meetings of the Association’s affiliated organizations and other meetings in the community.
  7. Serve as an adviser on the local professional negotiation teams.
  8. Coordinates local activity directed toward state and/or national strategic priorities and goals.
  9. Assists in developing and conducting state level programs as assigned by the Field Manager or the Executive Director.


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