Oregon School Employees Association, AFT Local 6732

Oregon School Employees Association
AFT Local 6732

Director of Government Relations and Communications

Based in the Salem Headquarters office


The Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA) is accepting résumés from individuals who are interested in working for a labor organization in the capacity of Director of Government Relations and Communications. This position is a member of the management team.

The Oregon School Employees Association is a membership directed labor organization and represents classified employees working in Oregon's K-12 schools, community colleges, Head Start, educational service districts, parks and recreation and library districts. In addition to the State Office in Salem, OSEA has eight field offices located throughout the state of Oregon.

Individuals submitting a résumé for this position should include their educational background and work experience. Specifically, résumés should include applicant’s experience and knowledge in lobbying / legislative work, association / union operations, coalition building, statute and administrative law comprehension, contract administration, development of organizational communication programs and strategy, editorial responsibilities, social media, website design, communication and editing software, management and supervision as well as strong overall communication and planning skills.


GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: Works under the direct supervision of the Executive Director. This position has the responsibility of directing the organization’s government relations and communications staff and operations. This position requires a high level of confidentiality and is a member of the management team.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary range starting at $91,632 per year, health benefits, 401k plan, dental insurance, and employer-provided automobile.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: Attainment of a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Labor Relations, Journalism, Communications or a related field or equivalent is required for the position. At least two years of experience in political lobbying and/or journalism/public relations with a labor, political or progressive organization.

JOB LOCATION: The open position is located in the Salem Headquarters office. Selected candidates may need to relocate.

To Apply:
Send résumés to: Oregon School Employees Association, 4735 Liberty Road S, Salem, OR 97302. Fax: 503-588-8307 or email: chris@osea.org. Position is open until filled.

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