NJEA – New Jersey Education Association

New Jersey Education Association

UniServ Field Representative
Region 2

Based in Mullica Hill, NJ


NJEA is a union of nearly 200,000 members working in the best public schools in the nation and across our community colleges.

Currently announcing a vacancy for a UniServ Field Representative in our Region 2 (Mullica Hill, NJ) office.


  1. Provide UniServ service in the following areas:
    • Coordination of NJEA-NEA resources into local associations, including professional development, instructional improvement, and human relations
    • Negotiation service to local associations
    • Contract administration/grievance adjudication
    • Local member consultation and individual service
    • Public relations and publicity at the local level
    • Legislative and political activity through local action
    • Local organization business management and membership promotion
    • Leadership development training
  2. Work with assigned UniServ Coordinating Councils and clusters of local associations.
  3. Represent and promote NJEA-NEA among New Jersey school employees.
  4. Identify, analyze and take action on problems of concern to the membership.
  5. Interpret NJEA-NEA research materials as necessary.
  6. Work with NJEA Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee and other NJEA committees to protect the legal and professional rights of members.
  7. Help local associations resolve student disruption problems.
  8. Secure information for members and associations in such areas as insurance, travel, certification, and pensions.
  9. Speak before local and county associations, college students, parent-teacher groups, service clubs, state organizations, etc.
  10. Coordinate and/or direct representation elections.
  11. Share responsibility for the operation of an NJEA UniServ office.
  12. Assign part-time consultants and coordinate their activities.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the executive director or the UniServ regional director.


  1. Employment experience in a public school or college.
  2. Experience in organizing and administering public school/college employee association activities.
  3. Personal experience and background in association activities which demonstrate a high degree of intelligence, integrity, imagination, and leadership ability.
  4. Experience in initiating, planning, and executing activities in association work with a minimum of guidance.
  5. General knowledge of the statutes, regulations, and case law governing the civil, employment, and professional rights of New Jersey school employees.
  6. Experience in drafting and negotiating written comprehensive agreements, representing school employees individually and collectively before school boards and other appropriate bodies, and counseling members with employment-related problems.
  7. Knowledge of and experience in public employer-employee relations including mediation, fact-finding, and grievance and arbitration procedures.
  8. Knowledge of such items as negotiation unit definitions, unfair labor practices, scope of bargaining and crisis management.
  9. Ability to write and speak effectively.
  10. General knowledge of and experience with communications and public relations techniques including working directly with news media, community and civic groups, and local and statewide public officials.
  11. Ability to analyze and utilize research data.
  12. Ability to work long hours and under great pressure over extended periods of time.
  13. Experience which demonstrates an ability to make calm, reasoned, mature judgments under extreme pressure.
  14. Ability to work cooperatively with all other staff members.
  15. Commitment to and knowledge of NJEA's objectives and philosophy.

As per negotiated agreement. Liberal vacation, retirement, health insurance, life insurance, and other fringe benefits.

The deadline to send letter of interest and résumé via email at uniservsouth@njea.org is Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Completed applications are due by June 4, 2024.

An application will be forwarded for completion based upon review of the submitted résumé.

NJEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of any kind. All aspects of employment decisions including but not limited to the application process, the decision to hire, promote, discipline or discharge without regards to race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or breastfeeding, sex, gender identity or expression, disability or atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of any individual, or because of the liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States or the nationality of any individual.

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