Executive Director
West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers, AFT/CFT Local 6554

Based in Silicon Valley, CA

The West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers, AFT 6554, is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. WVMFT, AFT 6554 represents over 700 teachers in the two-college West Valley-Mission Community College District. West Valley College is located in Saratoga, CA, and Mission College is located in Santa Clara, CA. We are newly affiliated CFT union that is growing in strength and experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, labor law, or related field. Years of experience in labor organizing and strategic campaigns, contract negotiations, and representation may substitute for the educational requirement.
  • Five years of experience in labor organizing and strategic campaigns, contract negotiations, and union member representation.


  • Working knowledge of California community colleges organizational structures and policies;
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately and coherently compose correspondence, charges, grievances, memos, and bargaining language;
  • Ability to demonstrate discretion in handling sensitive information;
  • Ability to analyze, make decisions, render judgments, make adjustments and take appropriate action under pressure;
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team including a variety of members, staff and elected member representatives and officers;
  • Ability to work effectively and respectfully with a wide variety of people;
  • Ability to handle a high pressure, fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Salary & Benefits:
Starting salary is commensurate with experience and education. Annual gross salary range is based on the full-time faculty salary schedule. Medical, dental and vision benefits will be based on the CFT benefit plans. The position includes sick leave and vacation.

How to Apply:
To be considered for this position(s), applicants must submit a résumé, letter of interest, and at least three (3) professional references by clicking on the link provided below:

Your letter of interest should clearly explain how your experience, training, and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.

Position will remain open until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity – All are encouraged to apply.

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