Michigan Education Association

Executive Director

Based in East Lansing, MI

Date of Posting: November 28, 2017
Termination Date for Application: December 15, 2017
Position: Executive Director, Michigan Education Association
Compensation/Benefits: To be negotiated
Relationship: Responsible to MEA Board/Officers
Employment Date: To be determined

Send Application and Resume To:

Michigan Education Association
Executive Office
Attn: President Paula Herbart
1350 East Kendale Blvd.
P.O. Box 2573
East Lansing, MI 48826-2573
Email: pherbart@mea.org

Basic Performance Expectations:

  • Advisor of the Board of Directors and all staff unions/employees
  • Liaison between all three companies: Michigan Education Association (MEA), Michigan Education Association-Financial Services (MEA-FS), and Michigan Educations Special Services Association (MESSA)
  • Direct reports include the Executive Director of MEA-FS, Executive Director of MESSA and all Directors of MEA
  • Fiscal Responsibilities of all three companies
  • Representative on the Staff Retirement Board
  • Liaison with American Federation of Teachers and other state and national educational affiliates
  • Leader of the staff implementation of the MEA mission statement
  • Liaison between MEA and the National Education Association (NEA) and all state affiliates

Assigned Duties:

  • Immediate direction of the work of the Association staff and evaluation of the staff
  • Act as General Manager of the Association under the direction of the Board
  • Provide administrative duties to the Board and the Representative Assembly
  • Prepare the Association budget in cooperation with the President and Secretary-Treasurer and subject to the guidelines adopted by the Representative Assembly (RA) and the MEA Board of Directors
  • Responsible for the adoption and implementation of all staff programs consistent with the policies of the RA
  • Oversee all governing bodies of the Association
  • Represent the Association on matters of established policy
  • Employ and supervise Directors in consultation with the President, subject to direction of the Board
  • Meet with the President, Officers, and appropriate staff to confer on policies and procedures
  • Report to the Board and to the RA
  • Inform Locals of the number of RA delegates to which each Local is entitled and of election procedures as prescribed by the Constitution
  • Serve as a consultant to the Michigan delegation to the NEA Representative Assembly
  • Perform specific duties as assigned by the Board of Directors
  • Establish and maintain relationships with all Board of Directors and Staff and outside stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned by the President or Board of Directors

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Experience in Organizing in the areas of Social Justice, employment concerns and political action
  • Experience in managing a varied and diverse group of employees
  • Good driving record
  • Experience in presentations, public speaking and facilitation
  • Experience in contract negotiations
  • High level of communication skills both written and spoken
  • Ability to use and operate current technology
  • Ability to develop and maintain a positive working environment for all
  • Relevant leadership skills
  • Understanding of the political process as it pertains to member and public school advocacy
  • Experience in a union environment
  • Ability to manage highly confidential information
  • Honor and belief in public education advocacy for all students and employees

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in a related field
  • Experience in managing a large scale budget
  • Knowledge of current issues facing public education, including Education Support Professionals, Higher Education and PreK-12 Educators

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