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UniServ Director Positions:

Commonwealth UniServ Unit
Piedmont UniServe Unit
Fairfax UniServ Unit


The Virginia Education Association (VEA) is seeking applicants for UniServ Director in the above locations. VEA is a statewide community of more than 50,000 teachers and school support professionals working for the betterment of public education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. VEA is the state affiliate of the National Education Association with more than 3.2 million members. See our website at www.veanea.org.

This is a non-management position.

Position and Area Descriptions:
The Commonwealth UniServ unit is currently staffed by two UniServ Directors and one support staff. Total membership for the unit is approximately 1,638 consisting of the locals of Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Buena Vista, Covington, Craig, Highland, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Rockbridge-Lexington, Salem, Staunton and the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind at Staunton Waynesboro. The UniServ office is located within the city of Roanoke, VA.

The Piedmont UniServ unit is currently staffed by one UniServ Director and one support staff. Total membership for the unit is approximately 1,074, consisting of the locals of Charlotte, Danville, Franklin County, Halifax, Henry, Martinsville, Patrick, Patrick Henry CC, and Pittsylvania. The UniServ office is located within the city of Danville, VA.

The Fairfax UniServ unit is currently staffed by four UniServ Directors and two support staff. Total membership for the unit is approximately 3,870. The UniServ office is located within the city of Fairfax, VA.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least a B.A. or B.S. degree
  • Demonstrated skills in developing strategies to foster positive change
  • Successful work experience in public schools or associations advocating for public schools
  • Political Awareness
  • Demonstrable high-level knowledge/skills in all areas of association activities, including:
    • effective verbal skills including presentation skills
    • clear, concise writing skills
    • highly developed and effective interpersonal skills
    • demonstrated positive collaborative working relationships with others
    • conflict resolution/mediation skills
    • conceptualizing, developing and delivering training and organizational programs
    • skill in project management, assessment, and evaluation
    • demonstrated effectiveness in counseling, coaching, and mentoring
    • ability to be flexible – shifting priorities/resources with a positive attitude
    • strong public relations skills
    • self-starter who can work without direct supervision
    • political awareness of campaigns and lobbying

Core Job Functions

  • Assist local leadership in developing and implementing year-round membership recruitment and retention plans
  • Assist in the design and execution of association/rep building level leader training
  • Assist local leadership in providing association visibility in worksites where building local leaders/ARs have yet to be identified
  • Assist local leadership in identifying potential building-level leaders/ARs.
  • Assist locals in the recruitment and leadership development of Education Support Professionals
  • Assist local leadership to develop capacity for advocacy and activism within the membership and larger community
  • Provide consultation to members and local Associations on and work to protect member rights and working conditions
  • Perform administrative function in local UniServ offices and service areas, including, but not limited to, oversight of office calendars and schedules, supervision of support staff, oversight of office budgets, etc.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the IMS and other related membership information systems as NEA/VEA may employ
  • Provide guidance to local leadership on the procurement of office equipment, local staff and space and any contracts/leases and record-keeping associated with same.
  • Coordinate state and national resources including raising awareness of member benefits
  • Provide salary and negotiations/meet and confer consultation and related training to local leaders
  • Develop members’ leadership and organizing skills through training workshops
  • Assist in legislative and political activities and maintain familiarity with federal, state and local legislation and policies affecting members.

Salary and Fringe Benefits:
Salary is negotiable depending upon applicant’s experience and qualifications. Effective September 1, 2016 the VEA/Staff Master Contract has a salary range of $57,124 to $95,644 for 2016-2017. The contract also includes an excellent fringe benefits package.

Application Procedure:
Send a resume along with a cover letter and contact information for three references with telephone numbers to recruiting@veanea.org.

VEA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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