AFT College Staff Guild, Local 1521A
3356 Barham Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90068

Director of Union Operations

Los Angeles, CA

Posted: April 13, 2017    Employment Starts: September 1, 2017

Competitive salary and benefits package being offered.

This is a regular, full time, 12 month per year position, working for the AFT College Staff Guild, Local 1521A (Staff Guild). The Staff Guild represents 1300 Clerical/Technical employees of the Los Angeles Community College District. The Staff Guild is an affiliate of the California Federation of Teachers (CFT), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and the AFL-CIO.


  • Reports directly to the President
  • Supervises office staff, assigns tasks, assists with evaluations and conducts periodic staff meetings
  • Drafts letters and correspondence
  • Oversees Staff Guild Elections
  • Works closely with Treasurer on preparation of Budget, attends Budget Committee meetings, reviews and pays bills, make deposits. Works with accountant as needed
  • Provides professional assistance and support to the elected officers in the performance of their duties
  • Attends meetings of the Executive Board, District Board of Trustees, Personnel Commission, LA County Federation of Labor, CFT State Council, Council of Classified Employees (CCE), CFT and AFT Conventions, conferences, trainings and any other meetings assigned by the President
  • Develop and conduct trainings, informational meetings, and programs
  • Works closely with and provides direction to Staff Guild Grievance Secretary; Meet and consult with Grievance Representatives, assists with arbitrations and unfair labor charges
  • Consult with President, Grievance Secretary, assist in preparing grievances for hearings and/or arbitrations
  • Assist in the preparation of unfair labor charges with Staff Guild’s legal counsel
  • Development of contract proposals (i.e., research, analyze)
  • Compliance with state laws and administrative rules and regulations impacting the organization’s responsibility as the Exclusive Collective Bargaining agent
  • Knowledge of office staff collective bargaining contract, OPEIU
  • Performs other related duties

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Office Management experience
  • At least three years as staff or comparable experience with union work
  • Knowledge of public education employee collective bargaining laws
  • Experience using technology for flyers, newsletters and website maintenance
  • Experience in grievance administration and contract negotiations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and carry out assigned tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to perform research
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule which includes some evenings and weekends
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License and access to a vehicle
  • Ability to be bonded

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Work experience in a community college
  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent with two years recent experience working with an employee organization
  • Experience in leadership development and public speaking
  • Experience working with a community of diverse backgrounds

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $62,030 - $77,018, depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefit package, including health, dental, vision, and retirement program
  • Paid holidays and sick leave
  • Accrued Vacation accrued may be used after completion of six month probation period

Application Deadline:
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Please submit:

  • A resume
  • A cover letter which addresses any skills we are looking for that are not clearly identified in your resume
  • Examples of memos, flyers, newsletters or other related materials that show examples of your work (maximum 6 items)


Velma J. Butler, President
AFT College Staff Guild
3356 Barham Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90068
323 851-1521
323 851-8572 Fax

We will contact you for further information and/or to arrange an interview.

An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

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