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NCAE - North Carolina Association of Educators

NCAE
North Carolina Association of Educators


UniServ Director 

Based in Service Area NCAE Region 3:

Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Gaston College, Kannapolis City,
Lincoln, Charlotte/Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, and Union, NC

 

The Uniserv Director (UD) works under the general direction of the Executive Director, the immediate supervision of the managers of Membership and Organizing, and Instructional Advocacy, and in cooperation with other members of the association staff. A major role of the UD is to embrace the work of organizing in order to develop strong leaders who advocate for themselves, their students, and for public education. The UD recruits and supports members to help lead our association/union and profession through strategic campaigns that address the challenges facing educators, students, and public education. The UD will be visible within their assigned region to support members and participate in a variety of meetings and trainings that impact public education and the mission of NCAE. Using skill sets and data to make decisions that empower members and strengthen leadership, the UD will ensure membership has relevant and pertinent information.

Organizing

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships and build strong partnerships with leaders in assigned locals/region
  • Collaborate with leaders and members on organizing campaigns within the region, helping to coordinate aspects of the campaign, including strategies, timeline, communication, outreach, and data analysis regarding success of campaign
  • Understand the value of one-on-one conversations and other organizing strategies
  • Assist in identifying, recruiting, and developing leaders
  • Provide and coordinate training for members and leaders to build stronger local organizing capacity
  • Assist with the implementation and interpretation of local school board policies/procedures that impact members
  • Work with local leaders to mobilize members and others around education issues, grassroots political action, GOTV efforts, and other organizing issues
  • Work collaboratively with other grassroots advocacy organizations when appropriate, to achieve common organizational goals

Advocacy

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and enthusiasm for the mission, vision, and core values of the NCAE, NEA and local affiliates, suggesting activities and programs which are pertinent to the advancement, welfare and objectives of the association
  • Obtain relevant information about issues/concerns, generate alternatives, select an appropriate solution to a problem using good listening and facilitation skills, and assist members as needed/appropriate
  • Facilitate discussion of issues and mediate issues and problems that arise between individuals or groups
  • Distinguish between grievances and organizing issues
  • Provide appropriate leadership and guidance for the development and execution of programs and policies related to the local associations within region
  • Work in tandem with the NCAE Advocacy Center on cases/issues within service region and assist with grievances as appropriate

Educational and Professional Issues

  • Maintain a basic understanding of the patterns, trends and best practices regarding education policy
  • Remain up to-date on basic understanding of employee evaluation policies and procedures, including the evaluation process
  • Maintain basic understanding of policies and strategies that impact education professionals and student learning
  • Build a strong knowledge base of statutes/policies covering instructional advocacy issues relevant to membership
  • Remain current on legislative and political activities connected to association goals
  • Prepare and conduct presentations that are informative, relevant and pertinent to membership

General Responsibilities

  • Be efficient with resources, including maintaining of offices and supplies.
  • Integrate basic technology skills beyond the use of email (Microsoft Programs and other data tools) into daily work
  • Assist as needed to enhance local’s communication efforts
  • Develop or adopt a project management system to keep track of tasks and projects in order to adhere to schedules and provide data for evaluation of projects
  • Act as a liaison between membership and leadership, channeling to proper persons or groups, the suggestions, comments and concerns which he/she receives
  • Show responsibility, integrity, self-motivation, analytical skills and be willing to learn
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director, Associate Executive Director or managers of Membership and Organizing, and Instructional Advocacy.

Closing Date: Nov. 5, 2021

To Apply:
E-mail cover letter, résumé, and at least 3 references to: jobposting@ncae.org

Terms for salary and benefits are defined by the NCAE/NCSO contract

NCAE is an Affirmative Action Employer

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