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Poudre Education Association

Poudre Education Association


Associate Staff / Office Manager

Based in Fort Collins, CO
(hybrid work environment)

 

The Poudre Education Association (PEA) is both a professional association and an advocacy organization of 1,300 educator members. We are the teachers’ union in Fort Collins, CO. PEA is affiliated with 39,000 members of the Colorado Education Association (CEA) and the 3 million members of National Education Association (NEA).

Our union is seeking a qualified candidate for a full time, Associate Staff position to provide professional administrative support to the PEA President, UniServ Director, Executive Board, Association Representatives, and rank and file members. Because this position balances a variety of responsibilities, a high degree of flexibility, professionalism, significant initiative and attention to detail are required. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of bookkeeping principles in a non-profit environment, extensive computer literacy and a commitment to social justice and the labor movement. Familiarity with the operations of a membership organization or labor union operation are preferred, as is familiarity with public education. This is an opportunity to work in a growing organization, dedicated to ensuring great public schools for all students and educators.

Position Details

Office Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the Association office and manage all aspects of assigned projects.
  • Maintain and organize official records, documents, databases, and communications.
  • Schedule and organize activities such as local meetings, activities, conferences and events. This includes booking rooms and taking care of travel needs for members and leadership.
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality regarding the Association's business and protecting the privacy of members by keeping all identification out of sight from the public during business hours & after hours.
  • Other duties may be assigned in order to maximize a timely and efficient workflow.

Membership Responsibilities:

  • Maintain membership records in NEA data base:
    • Maintain accurate record, including current contact information
    • Provide building AR’s with up to-date building membership reports
  • Maintain a wide variety of data lists: Building membership list, Executive Board, Association Representatives, and Committees.
  • Maintain payroll deductions, EFT and individual dues payments for all members:
    • Report new members to district payroll
    • Verify district payroll dues deduction report with membership each month

Financial Responsibilities:

  • Maintain fiscal record keeping and up-to-date information for multiple programs.
  • Assist leadership in preparing and modifying the program's annual budget.
  • Maintain financial reporting system using QuickBooks and Excel. Enter revenue and expense data into QuickBooks.
  • Coordinate and prepare for year-end closing and 990. Coordinate and prepare 1099s for independent contractors and Summer Member Organizers.
  • Perform bookkeeping tasks involving accounts payable, accounts receivable, check processing, balancing checkbook.

Desired Skills:

  • Proficiency with personal computers with an advanced level of skill using a variety of software including QuickBooks, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Mailchimp, Canva, etc.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Experience managing the annual budget process with a budget in the ballpark of $350,000.
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task.
  • Efficient in an environment with evolving priorities.
  • Work well independently as well as with a team.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly rate: $20 - $25/hour dependent on qualification and experience.
  • Health & Dental Insurance Coverage.
  • Professional Development Allowance.
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan and Life & Disability Insurance Benefits.
  • This is a year-round, full time position.

Location:

  • Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Hybrid work environment

Application Process:
A letter of interest, a current résumé with 2 references and one reference letter must be received by 5PM on December 4th, 2020.
Submit electronically to: jrobinson@coloradoea.org.

The Poudre Education Association is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We aim to assemble an applicant pool that represents the face of the world we live in. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. PEA will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, and/or age.

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