Council of New Jersey State College Locals AFT/AFL-CIO

Council of New Jersey State College Locals


Council Staff Representative

Based in Union, NJ


The Council of New Jersey State College Locals – AFT, AFL-CIO is seeking a full-time Staff Representative for our office in Union, NJ. The Council represents over 9,400 faculty, professional staff, librarians and adjunct faculty at New Jersey’s nine State Colleges and Universities. More information about the Council can be found at: http://cnjscl.org.

Works under the supervision of the Council President with general coordination from the Council Senior Staff Representative.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Council is committed to Equal Opportunity, and to considering applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, and religions. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences related to our core organizational values and objectives to apply.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist Council locals when assigned (conducting local elections, research, etc.)
  • Ensure that colleges/universities provide contract compliance data as required.
  • Assist with collective bargaining preparations, negotiations and contract ratifications.
  • Assist with all membership communications.
  • Assist locals with grievance filing when needed.
  • File and process Unfair Practice Charges at the Public Employment Relation Commission
  • Research contract information compliance data and provide statewide college/university comparison reports on promotions, terminations, retirements etc.
  • Research and analyze data as assigned by the Council President/Executive Committee
  • Research and write articles for Council’s publications.
  • Valid driver’s license for occasional interstate travel is required.
  • Participate in daily operations at Council office.
  • Other duties as assigned to achieve the Council’s agenda and mission.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of academic/public sector collective bargaining, contract enforcement, grievance filing, arbitration and NJ PERC procedures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Knowledge of essential computer skills (MS Office Suite and communications software/apps).
  • Experience analyzing research papers.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Initiative, reliability and the ability to work in a collegial atmosphere.
  • Ability to work effectively with leaders and staff in complex and sometimes political situations.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Candidate must be organized and detail oriented.
  • Background in labor, education and/or politics is desirable.

Education Required
Bachelor’s Degree in Labor Relations or related field required; Master’s Degree preferred.

The Council of New Jersey State College Locals provides excellent health insurance, vacation, sick days, and an employer paid tax-sheltered pension plan.

The salary for this position is determined by the collective negotiated agreement between The Council of New Jersey State College Locals, AFT and the COUNCIL EMPLOYEES UNION and based on education attainment and experience.

To Apply
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé by email to: jobs@cnjscl.org, or by Fax: 908.688.9330 - Attn: JOBS.

Initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom. The Council anticipates conducting final in-person interviews in a safe, socially distanced environment in the Council office.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.