Douglas County Federation, Local 2265

Douglas County Federation
Local 2265

Executive Director

Based in Centennial, CO


In Job Title: Executive Director
Location: Douglas County Federation
Salary: $65,000 – $85,000

Douglas County Federation (DCF) is a public education union, and we are looking for an Executive Director with a heavy emphasis on organizing. The Executive Director’s responsibilities are:

  • Developing and implementing a clear vision for DCF that includes increasing our membership strength and growth,
  • Developing union leaders and activists and strengthening our union via increased member involvement/mobilization around issues that matter to public school employees and the students we serve.
  • Enhancing our public and political image.
  • Assist with professional development opportunities
  • Improving internal and external communications programs
  • Maintaining financial viability and flexibility
  • Supervises organizer daily activities and daily debriefs
  • Report to the Executive Board and AFT on progress toward campaign goals, staff performance, and other input concerning the ground operation
  • Assists with training and ongoing staff development
  • Assists with meetings, event planning, turnout
  • Oversees the maintenance of data
  • Assists with creating and conducting membership training and activists training
  • Must be flexible with working long hours (including nights and weekends)
  • Develop and build relationships with the community and organizations in Douglas County

Experience, Skills, Aptitude, and Commitment

  • Strong commitment to the labor movement and social, economic, and educational justice
  • Demonstrated ability in organizing others, building unity among diverse groups, and mobilizing others to take action
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to inspire and motivate workers and staff
  • Ability to use a high level of judgment
  • Ability to work well with diverse people
  • Ability to supervise staff
  • Ability to carry out goals and meet timelines,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer literacy and comfort with data entry and manipulation
  • College education preferred
  • Must possess reliable transportation (with insurance) and a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to speak Spanish or other languages is highly valued
  • Lead Organizer experience in education is highly preferred.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and 3 references to: Shamilton@aft.org, with the subject line “DCF Executive Director”.

Equal Employment Opportunity and all are encouraged to apply.

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