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Washington Education Association: UniServ Director

Job Post

Job Post

Washington, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Washington Education Association: UniServ Director

Location

WA

Salary

$134,095 to $184,126 / Yearly

Company

Washington Education Association

Department

Other

Employer Type

Union

Application Link

Application Instructions

Apply here: https://washingtonea.bamboohr.com/careers/96

Application Link

https://washingtonea.bamboohr.com/careers/96

Job Description

**Benefits and Compensation:**
- Salary range (LEVEL 5) - $134,095 to $184,126
- Employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance (full family coverage)
- Generous sick and paid time off (PTO)
- Long-term disability plan
- Defined Contribution plan - 401(k) (with employer contribution)
- Defined Benefit plan
- Relocation assistance
- Position covered by the WEA/WEASO Collective Bargaining Agreement

**Responsibilities:**
- Organize to help build strong local unions.
- Support Washington Education Association (WEA) members build and exercise power at the state and local level.
- Negotiate and enforce local collective bargaining agreements.
- Strengthen WEA membership and WEA-PAC enrollment and identify opportunities to promote union membership and member engagement.
- Advocate for racial, social, and economic justice for WEA members, students, and communities.
- Provide local, regional, and statewide member, leader, and staff support for worker rights, advocacy, collective bargaining, bargaining campaigns, leadership and organizational development, strategic planning, internal organizing, community organizing, and new member organizing.
- Support professional development and training efforts for certificated educators and classified education support professionals.
- Provide counsel and advice to union leadership, WEA management, and members.
- Work collaboratively with staff, work teams, locals, districts, and community groups.
- Support the union’s political and legislative activities.
- In-state and out-of-state travel may be required.
- Other duties as assigned.

**Minimum Qualifications:**
- BA degree or comparable experience.
- Demonstrated history and/or experience working with communities of color and/or with historically underrepresented groups to enhance civil rights; experience with union activism and/or political engagement on behalf of civil rights issues.
- Collective bargaining experience with knowledge of the principles of collaborative and interest-based bargaining, problem-solving, and alternative dispute resolution.
- Demonstrated success organizing to build strong local associations.
- Record of organizing in one or more of the following areas: bargaining support, crisis, political campaigns, advocating for an issue, or similar.
- Ability to lead and work effectively in a fast-paced, team environment with other advocacy specialists, association staff, members, and leaders.
- Ability to develop and incorporate intermediate and long-range planning components into work assignments.
- Excellent communications skills.
- Experience advocating for individual or collective rights.
- Work in person in the WEA-Southeast office in Kennewick, WA.

**COVID-19 Vaccination**
As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees, members, and councils, all candidates must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status upon hire. Exceptions may be made for medical or religious reasons in accordance with applicable laws.

**Supervision**
The successful incumbent will function as a member of the Advocacy & Organizing Center and will report to the Director or Manager of Advocacy and Organizing.

**Application:**
- If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on the **Apply for This Job** button to submit your application, cover letter, and resume.
- If you are invited to an interview, you will receive an email from SkillSurvey with instructions and a link on how-to submit your five (5) professional references.
- Closing date is **June 6, 2024**, at **4:00pm PT**.