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Associate Staff – Program Assistant
San Juan Basin UniServ Unit

Based in Durango, CO


Posting Date: March 13, 2017
Closing Date: March 31, 2017

The Colorado Education Association, a statewide public education employee association, seeks qualified applicants for a part-time, Associate Staff position to provide administrative support to the San Juan Basin UniServ Unit and the UniServ Director in the field office located in Durango. The selected individual will function as office manager; consult on membership activities; process member applications, arrange member trainings and meetings; correspond with members through publications and correspondence; provide organizing and capacity building support to leaders, members and staff.

The San Juan Basin UniServ Unit is located in beautiful southwest Colorado. It encompasses the area east to west from Pagosa Springs to Cortez, and from Durango north to Telluride and Silverton. The UniServ unit has thirteen locals with a total of approximately 650 members. Durango Education Association is the largest local with 273 members.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Effective customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail in all work products
  • Documented proficiency in various computer technologies in a Windows-based PC environment (Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.); experience in desktop publishing software used in basic design/layout (flyers, etc.) is desired
  • Proven ability to independently manage multiple, diverse tasks
  • Ability to expand knowledge and skills in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to complete multiple projects with shifting priorities and to meet deadlines under pressure
  • Successful work in a team environment
  • Ability to gather, organize and disburse information and reports as needed
  • Strong work ethic and ability to be a self-starter
  • Ability to navigate school district administrative offices in support of locals in assigned UniServ Unit(s)

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to the UniServ Director and UniServ Unit
  • Consult, advise, and assist members with various activities of membership recruitment and retention
  • Serve as the primary contact for phone, e-mail, and personal inquiries about membership, rights issues and other member services
  • Work with UniServ Director, leaders and other Association staff to plan and arrange member trainings and activities within the Unit
  • Help develop and distribute Unit newsletter and other publications as requested
  • Assist with membership processing throughout the year
  • Monitor Unit budget and staff/leader expense vouchers
  • Compose, print, and distribute Unit newsletter and other publications as requested
  • Communicate and work with the Unit Chair, Unit representatives on the CEA Board of Directors and other local leaders to meet their needs and requests
  • Coordinate travel plans for the assigned UniServ Director and Unit leaders
  • Provide support to member/leader groups as assigned
  • Provide support for organizing and capacity building efforts with leaders, members, and staff

Compensation and Benefits
This is a part-time (22.5 hours per week), bargaining unit position, with a salary range based upon prior experience: $19,840 - $35,909. An excellent, prorated fringe benefits package is provided as defined in the collective bargaining agreement, including vacation and sick leave, life insurance, and defined contribution retirement benefit and 401(k) plan.

Application Procedure
Applications will not be considered complete unless they include a letter of interest, a resume with three (3) references, and the completed CEA application form. Applications must be received by March 31, 2017, at 5:00pm (MST). CLICK HERE to download the CEA application form and job posting.

Applications may be submitted by email or by U.S. Mail.

Email to: sj-jobs@coloradoea.org

Mail to: Suzanne Zimmer, Assistant Executive Director-Human Resources; Colorado Education Association, 1500 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203.

CEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Women, Ethnic Minorities, and LGBTQ Individuals are Encouraged to Apply

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