SEIU Local 1107

Director of Representation

Based in Las Vegas, NV


Who We Are:
SEIU Nevada represents 19,000 public and private sector workers, including county, hospital, home care workers. We are part of SEIU, 2 million members strong and one of the largest unions in the country. Together we are taking on corporate power and building a wider movement for economic, racial, immigrant, and environmental justice.

Working Title: Director - Representation

Position Type: Management series – SEIU Local 1107 Senior Team

Reports to: Chief of Staff, Executive Director

Supervisory Duties: Supervises contract representatives, temporary staff, assigned consultants and interns. Responsible for recruitment, training, discipline/termination of supervised staff.

Coordination: Local union management; union general counsel; employers; union arbitration council; local union worksite chief stewards and stewards; local union Field Department

Primary Contact for: Contract enforcement, grievances, mediation and arbitration, contract negotiations.

Secondary Contact for: N/A


  • Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the position of Director – Representation is a SEIU Local 1107 senior management position. The Director – Representation is responsible for the management of the union’s Representation Department:
  • Ensures the Representation Department adheres to grievance timelines, maintaining timely, regular reports of case activity/progress.
  • Supervises and mentors assigned staff, assigns grievances to staff.
  • Coordinate with union stewards on issues related to grievances and contract enforcement.
  • Confers with stewards, members, and management relative to work rules, regulations and conditions, employee relations policies and programs, contract provisions and related matters.
  • Interprets collective bargaining agreements, ordinances and laws to members, stewards and staff.
  • Develop long-term and short-term plans/goals for the Representation Department – including staff/steward education, training and member leadership development.
  • Integrate International and Local-wide member growth initiatives into representation programs, as needed.
  • Identify and analyze employee relations issues and collaborate with members, stewards, and staff to create solutions.
  • Enforces MOUs and any/all other regulatory and governing policies, laws and ordinances and practices that apply in order to represent Union members.
  • Attend internal and external meetings as they pertain to grievance handling, member representation and impact bargaining.
  • Serve as Chair for the union’s Arbitration Council.
  • Manage grievance matters advanced to mediation and arbitration. Coordinate with the union’s legal counsel on grievance matters.
  • May serve as negotiator in contract negotiations, per direction of the Executive Director
  • May coordinate EMRB/NLRB related matters with general counsel, per the direction of the Executive Director.
  • Provide recommendations on union policies related to representation matters.

The Director – Representation supervises, recruits and trains the union’s contract representatives:

  • Supervise contract representatives; assign and evaluate staff including developing individual work plans and overseeing plan implementation and evaluation. Administer corrective discipline including termination, if necessary.
  • Recruit, interview, and recommend hiring staff.
  • Mentor contract representatives and union stewards, facilitate training for staff and stewards as it relates to local union representation programs.

Additional duties may be assigned.

Example of Duties:

  • Manage day-to-day workflow of the Representation Department. Establish standard operating procedures and structure for the department.
  • Lead the development and execution of contract, issue, advocacy work as it relates to collective bargaining agreements.
  • Design and conduct Steward trainings for members and staff. Coordinate with federal and state agencies to provide additional educational opportunities for members and staff.
  • Manage case schedule for the union’s Arbitration Council. Communicate the council’s recommendations and merits of grievances to the Executive Director.
  • Regularly interface with union stewards and employers on representation matters.
  • Prepare and present cases for arbitration; coordinate with opposing counsel, FMCS and other entities to ensure timely hearings.

Skills and Abilities Beneficial for Assignment:

  • Demonstrated skills in the areas of collective bargaining, training, communication, facilitation, strategic analysis and planning, development and team building.
  • Work effectively with members and staff from diverse ethnic, social and economic groups
  • Exercise excellent judgment while working under pressure
  • Exercise extreme confidentiality.
  • Establish and uphold organizational priorities, standards and values
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Develop, mentor and hold member leaders and staff accountable to expectations
  • Work effectively as part of senior field leadership team.
  • A track record of meeting outcomes
  • Must be available for travel.

Working Conditions:
The role requires long and irregular hours, and to work on weekends and holidays when necessary.

To Apply
Please send cover letter, résumé (PDF format) to humanresources@seiunv.org, with “Director - Representation” in the Subject.

No phone calls please.

SEIU Nevada Local 1107 is an affirmative action employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.

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