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Lead Representative

Based in East Bay/San Francisco Bay Area, CA


Local 21 is seeking candidates for Lead Representative to represent members and build chapters, engage in collective bargaining, contract administration, internal and external organizing, and government relations and politics.

About Local 21
Local 21 is an innovative, growing union of more than 10,000 professional government employees in major jurisdictions throughout the Bay Area. Staff work closely with a unified Executive Committee and talented Chapter leaders. Local 21 is politically stable, and strategically and financially prepared for Friedrichs 2.

Local 21 offers a positive, drama-free work environment, with frequent victories occurring even in these challenging times for public sector unionism helping us to stay positive and motivated.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have experience working independently on organizational and representational issues, and have the ability to negotiate contracts and lead contract campaigns, build chapters, develop member leaders, administer contracts, perform internal and external organizing and participate in government relations and politics.

A four year college degree and experience as a paid staff representative (preferably in the public sector) is required.

The ideal candidate will have a record of success in the areas of:

  • Developing member leaders to run strong chapters capable of addressing the needs of members
  • Working with and respecting elected leaders and acting in the appropriate staff role
  • Promoting member activism and an organizing approach to contract administration
  • Overseeing grievance processing and decision making on whether to arbitrate
  • Negotiating contracts and running contract campaigns
  • Organizing new units, and recruiting and activating members
  • Lobbying and political action
  • Working cooperatively with other staff
  • Continuing self-development and education

Compensation for this position is very competitive, reflecting the Bay Area cost of living. The Lead Representative role also includes a salary differential for candidates with prior staff supervision experience.

Application Procedure
To be considered for this position, please provide the following:

  • A current resume reflecting qualifications for this position.
  • Letter of application addressing how accomplishments in your career have prepared you to meet the challenges and opportunities facing Local 21, a public sector union of highly trained professional and technical employees.

All materials must be sent electronically to Bob Muscat c/o Kristan Karinen at this email address: kkarinen@ifpte21.org

For all questions regarding this search including confidential inquiries please contact:
Bob Muscat, Executive Director, or Alex Tonisson, Field Director, @ 415.864.2100
All inquiries and material submitted will be kept confidential.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

IFPTE Local 21 is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and interested in applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, religions, and genders.

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