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Coast Federation of Classified Employees, AFT Local 4794

Coast Federation of Classified Employees
AFT Local 4794


Executive Director

Based in Huntington Beach, CA


The Executive Director is a full-time position reporting to the elected CFCE Executive Council which represents classified professionals of the Coast Community College District.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Assist in maintaining, interpreting, and enforcing all bargaining unit contracts and MOU’s (Memorandums of Understanding) pertaining to CFCE.
  • Assist in negotiating collective bargaining contracts for CFCE, including designing and conducting member contract surveys, communicating negotiations updates to the membership, and collecting research related to labor contracts.
  • Assist in filing grievances and unfair labor practice charges, represent members through all steps of the grievance process with assistance from legal counsel as necessary.
  • Make monthly visitations to meet with the membership at each site.
  • Assist in the development of organizational programs and training designed to build and support a Site Representative “Site Rep” structure.
  • Assist in scheduling and conducting monthly meetings with the Executive Board, Site Reps, and others as necessary.
  • Regularly attend scheduled Board of Trustee meetings.
  • Remain current with all appropriate state laws, administrative rules, and regulations that impact CFCE’s operations and responsibilities as the bargaining agent.
  • Maintain and develop communication with key community, state, and labor leaders such as OCLF, CFT and AFT.
  • Attend state and national conventions, conferences and workshops as assigned.

Other Duties include but may not be limited to:

  • Assist in get-out-the vote and other related political activities as assigned.
  • Develop and implement a vigorous and ongoing internal membership recruitment program.
  • Supervise and maintain the membership database.
  • Serve on CFCE committees as determined and assigned by the CFCE President.
  • Carry out policies, positions, and decisions of the CFCE Executive Council as assigned.
  • Maintain the CFCE.org website with relevant and current information.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to work both independently and within teams including a variety of members, staff and elected representatives.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and respectfully with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to handle fast-paced and high-pressure work environments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to accurately and coherently compose correspondence, grievances, memos, and bargaining language.
  • Ability to demonstrate discretion in handling sensitive personnel information.
  • Familiarity with computer programs such as: MS Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Google Suite.
  • Ability to lift, push and/or pull up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to safely bend, stoop, reach, and stand for prolonged periods.
  • Visual acuity to read fine print, computer screens and printed material.
  • Sufficient hand-eye-arm coordination to file documents, use a keyboard as well as operate a variety of office equipment.
  • Auditory ability to carry on conversations, project voice in person and over the phone to both large groups as well as individuals.

Desired Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of public education law, structures, and policies.
  • Working knowledge of the Coast Community College District organizational structures and policies, and the Unit Share Agreement.

Desired Education & Experience

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Juris Doctor or other related law degree.
  • Understanding of Human Relations protocols and related laws.
  • Experience in labor organizing, contract negotiations, union representation, or other similar/related work.
  • In lieu of the above: demonstrated transferable education or work-experience skills.

Salary & Benefits
Current salary range is $55,020 to $66,948 based upon full-time employment. Starting salary will be determined by experience and level of education.

Negotiated benefits include:

  • Vacation days starting at 12 accrued days per fiscal year
  • Medical plans - PPO and two HMO plans to choose from
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Sick leave as outlined in the CA Educational Code
  • 21 paid holidays per year

“The Coast Federation of Classified Employees is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, employment, and all access to institutional programs and activities.” “CFCE does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, physical disability, mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics. In addition, there will be no preference or bias based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.”

To Apply
Please submit résumes to Andrew Deaso at: adeaso@cccd.edu.
Please cc: Jamie Crowder at: jcrowder.x@occ.cccd.edu, or fax to: 714-895-0804.

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