Virginia Education Association

Virginia Education Association

UniServ Director – Territory 8

Based in Fairfax, VA


Date of Posting: January 6, 2021
Deadline for Applying: Open until filled

Reports to: Director, Organizing and Field Support

Position and Area Description:
Territory 8 is part of the Fairfax territories of 7 – 9, currently staffed by two UniServ Directors and one Organizing Specialist. The UniServ office is located within the city of Fairfax.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a B.A. or B.S. degree preferred; equivalent of education and work experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated skills in developing strategies to foster positive change
  • Successful work experience in public schools or associations advocating for public schools
  • Political Awareness
  • Understanding of the bargaining process and its components
  • Demonstrable high-level knowledge/skills in all areas of association activities, including:
    • effective verbal skills including presentation skills
    • clear, concise writing skills
    • knowledge of technology and application to work assignment
    • demonstrated skill in MS Word and other Microsoft applications.
    • highly developed and effective interpersonal skills
    • demonstrated positive collaborative working relationships with others
    • conflict resolution/mediation skills
    • conceptualizing, developing and delivering training and organizational programs
    • skill in project management, assessment, and evaluation
    • demonstrated effectiveness in counseling, coaching, and mentoring
    • ability to be flexible – shifting priorities/resources with a positive attitude
    • strong public relations skills
    • self-starter who can work without direct supervision
    • awareness of political campaigns and lobbying

Core Job Functions

  • Assist local leadership in developing and implementing year-round membership recruitment and retention plans
  • Assist in the design and execution of association/rep building level leader training
  • Assist local leadership in providing association visibility in worksites where building local leaders/ARs have yet to be identified
  • Assist local leadership in identifying potential building-level leaders/ARs.
  • Assist locals in the recruitment and leadership development of Education Support Professionals
  • Assist local leadership to develop capacity for advocacy and activism within the membership and larger community
  • Provide consultation to members and local Associations on and work to protect member rights and working conditions
  • Perform administrative function in local UniServ offices and service areas, including, but not limited to, oversight of office calendars and schedules, supervision of support staff, oversight of office budgets, etc.
  •  Maintain a working knowledge of the IMS and other related membership information systems as NEA/VEA may employ
  • Provide guidance to local leadership on the procurement of office equipment, local staff and space and any contracts/leases and record-keeping associated with same.
  • Coordinate state and national resources including raising awareness of member benefits
  • Provide salary and negotiations consultation and related training to local leaders
  • Develop members’ leadership and organizing skills through training workshops
  • Assist in legislative and political activities and maintain familiarity with federal, state and local legislation and policies affecting members.

Salary and Fringe Benefits:
Salary is negotiable depending upon applicant’s experience and qualifications. Effective September 1, 2020 the VEA/Staff Master Contract has a salary range of $68,000 to $101,948 for 2010-2022. The contract also includes an excellent fringe benefits package.

Application Procedure:
Please go to the VEA website to apply: https://www.veanea.org/about/vea-careers/


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