AFSCME Council 28, Washington Federation of State Employees

AFSCME Council 28
Washington Federation of State Employees

Coordinator of Executive Services

Based in Olympia, WA
(WFSE Headquarters)


Who We Are:
The Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) has a long history of fighting for workers’ rights and employee benefits while tackling social justice issues with passion and energy. The WFSE, Council 28 has been operating in the state capital for over 78 years and our staff fight for fairness and equality as well as ensuring the hard working employees of state government, higher education institutions, and public service workers get better pay, better health care, better retirement, and a healthy work environment. There’s more to accomplish, and with the right personnel, we believe we can accomplish it. Come join our team and be a part of a larger mission that will make an impact for years to come. Learn more about who we are at: wfse.org.

What We’re Looking For:
The Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is recruiting to fill the position of Coordinator of Executive Services. This is a critical position that provides confidential, high-level support to the Executive Director and assists with the daily operations within Headquarters. This position manages the scheduling for the Executive Office. Provides input on organization issues, policies and programs. May communicate with and serve as liaison with the Governor’s Office, Labor Relations staff and agency officials regarding communications with the Executive Director.

Prepares correspondence for the Executive Director’s signature and may be granted authority to sign on their behalf. Responsible to schedule, coordinate and prepare materials for Executive Board meetings and Executive Committee, which includes agenda preparation, pre-notification to board members, scheduling pre-meetings, research needs, preparation of proposals and cost estimates; resolution tracking and follow-up; coordinating preparation of Board minutes and Committee minutes in collaboration with various internal staff assigned to support Committees of the Board. Maintains official record of Board activities, actions and decisions. Reviews and approves Board expenditures and vouchers per policy.

Responsible for the planning, coordination and delivery of Council-wide conventions, conferences and trainings, including financial and contractual commitments. Tracks actions including publishing approved minutes and approved amendments to the Council 28 Constitution. Responsible for planning and coordination of the Council’s participation in the AFSCME International Convention. Responsible for preparation for Policy Committee meetings. Assists in resolving issues affecting dates, location, delegate strength, constitutional amendments, and election process.

Additional duties include:

  • Coordinates and implements annual leadership calendar for planning of events, conferences, and trainings.
  • Oversees the Council Scholarship Program, including notification, submission, selection and award.
  • Makes decisions on appropriate venues including cost considerations, locations, and contract requirements that financially obligates the organization in the use of venues and services.

Required Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years of senior level executive program experience involving a wide scope of complex duties and responsibilities at the highest levels of an organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple, often competing priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong computer, recordkeeping and organizational skills are required.
  • Alignment with union values of democracy and justice for the whole worker.
  • Experience collaborating with staff, setting priorities, and utilizing project management tools.
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Promotes and models professionalism.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with equivalent to five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a union environment.

Special Note:
As a condition of employment, candidates who accept a position will be required to provide proof of completing their COVID-19 vaccination. Additionally, it is expected that selected candidates live within commuting distance of their assigned work location. This position is overtime exempt and may be required to work some weekends. Some travel may be required. Benefits include annual and sick leave, cell phone allowance, medical/dental, life, and long term disability insurance, and holidays. Salary range is $78,143 to $90,469 and will be determined commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:
To be considered for this position(s), applicants must submit a résumé, letter of interest, and at least three (3) professional references to: resumes@wfse.org. Your letter of interest should clearly explain how your experience, training, and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.

This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be two weeks from the posting date of this recruitment. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible.

The Washington Federation of State Employees is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and equal access in a non-discriminatory manner to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any real or perceived sensory, mental, or physical disability.

Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or for an alternative format may contact the Director of Human Resouces, Ben McDonald at (360) 352-7603 or benm@wfse.org. Persons of disability or those who are deaf or hard of hearing can call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. The WFSE complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the Federal Form I-9. The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States consistent with the requirements of that form on the first day of employment.

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