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Wisconsin Education Association Council

Wisconsin Education Association Council
 

UniServ Director
WEAC Region 6

Based in Madison, WI


Job Title: UniServ Director, WEAC Region 6
Location: Madison, WI
Classification: Professional Staff, Category III

WEAC Region 6 is seeking applicants for the position of full-time UniServ Director. Minorities and females are encouraged to apply.

Background on the UniServ Unit

WEAC Region 6 represents more than 4,200 public school employees in south-central and southwest Wisconsin. The UniServ headquarters building is located in Madison, WI.

WEAC Region 6 is made up of 80 locals (teacher and ESP), and currently employs four UniServ Professional Staff and three Associate Staff.

Job Duties
Assist member locals in matters of:

  • Organizing
    • Membership recruitment, promotion and development
    • Contribute significantly to the development of the strategic campaign planning/message, incorporate campaign message into 1:1 communications; draft and design basic leaflets, newsletters and other communication methods
    • Conduct 1:1 organizing through home and work site visits to accurately assess and recruit supporters, leaders, and potential members
    • Develop and execute organizing plans with clear goals, strategies and bench marks
    • Assist member locals in identifying and executing issue campaigns
    • Bargaining unit recertification
  • Advocacy
    • Develop Professional rights and responsibilities committees in member locals
    • Provide counsel, advice, and representation to individuals in member locals
    • Represent individuals in job-related termination or nonrenewal conferences and unemployment compensation hearings
    • Assist members on plans of improvement.
  • Leadership Development
    • Identify and develop new member leaders and activists
    • Planning and developing regional and local programs
  • Other
    • Public relations
    • Political and legislative matters
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the President and/or WEAC Region 6 Board, consistent with the job description and professional expectations

Qualifications

  • Experience with the following types of employers is highly significant: labor unions, progressive issue advocacy organizations, community organizations, educational institutions, political campaigns and staff of elected officials
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including exhibiting and promoting open, honest, and direct communications
  • Ability to practice and encourage teamwork, collaboration, and consensus decision-making
  • Experience as an association leader in education (local, UniServ, state or national) or other public or private sector unions
  • Experience in grievance processing/rights arbitration including case presentation (preferred)
  • Knowledge of school law, school finance, and educational issues (preferred)
  • Computer literacy and Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to promote and adhere to the policies adopted by the WEAC Region 6 Board and Representative Assembly
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of individual member(s) concerns in a professional and confidential manner
  • Willingness and ability to commit the time and energy necessary to meet the extensive demands of the job, including working long, irregular hours on evenings and occasional weekends
  • BA required (MA preferred)
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel as necessary


Salary and Fringe Benefits: Competitive salary as negotiated between United Employers Association and the United Staff Union Professional Staff (Category 3). Fringes include, but are not limited to, health, dental, life, vision and long-term disability insurance; liberal retirement package; vacation/sick/personal leave; training funds.

Deadline for Applications: A person interested in applying for this position should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of two references, no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2019.

Beginning Date & Location of Employment: July 2019; WEAC Region 6 office, Madison, WI.

Submit Applications To:

WEAC Region 6
ATTN: Tim Vedra
PO Box 8003
Madison, WI 53708-8003
Or
TGVedra@charter.net
(Reference: WEAC Region 6 UniServ Director)

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