International Chemical Workers Union Council of the UFCW

International Chemical Workers Union Council of the UFCW


Based in Cincinnati, OH


The International Chemical Workers Union Council is an intermediate chartered body of the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union that fights for fairness in the workplace for our current and future members.

Position Summary:
The Instructor teaches all modules in the four day Emergency Response class for the ICWUC Center for Worker Health and Safety and assists with all other classes.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • All Educational staff teach emergency response and hazardous waste classes in Cincinnati and at various national locations. Topics include use of personal protective equipment, rights and responsibilities, resources, hands-on spill response and other related topics to the membership of seven participating organizations. All Educational staff must be able to move and prep equipment and assist with the hands-on spill response.
  • Assists with teaching other grant modules on an as needed basis.
  • Expected to lead hands on activities and overall class lead within one year of hire.
  • Educational staff should become authorized to teach OSHA and ASHI classes.
  • Assists with Plume Software classes.
  • Assists with the Infectious Disease Response program.
  • Assist with information for grant progress reports and grant applications.
  • Liaison work with UFCW headquarters and locals.

Education and/or Experience

  • This job requires a minimum of three years experience in adult labor education and knowledge of occupational health and safety.    
  • Experience in chemical emergency response and/or hazardous waste worker education programs and work with the unions in our Consortium is preferred as is labor and community outreach experience.

Professional Skills

  • Must have strong communication skills, particularly in working with labor and community organizations and outreach efforts to companies.  
  • Ability to professionally compose correspondence, coordinate and perform a wide range of training related support duties of a highly responsible nature. Must be able to work independently. The ability to be self-directed and demonstrate strong attention to details. Must have excellent organizational skills. Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments.

Computer/Software Skills
Ability to organize and prepare complex documents requiring the integration of multiple office technology and software including word processing applications. Must be able to use search engines to research health and safety topics.

Communication Skills
Ability to demonstrate oral and written communication skills, maintain a professional and pleasant telephone demeanor, and articulate rules, policies and procedures.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required

  • Ability to spell correctly, use proper grammar and punctuation, format and proof documents.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  
  • Ability to make independent decisions and exercise good judgment.

Job Demands
Pace of work is erratic, with periods in which is rapidly paced. Duties are generally diverse, with some duties requiring analysis and reasoning.

The UFCW provides a very generous benefits package, including:

  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage.
  • Life insurance provided with ability to purchase supplemental life insurance at favorable rates.
  • Retirement Savings Account.
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching.
  • Pension plan.
  • Dependent care reimbursement account program.
  • Health care reimbursement account program.
  • Transportation program benefits.

Vaccination Requirement
UFCW requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, consistent with applicable law. Any requests or questions may be submitted to: hrcovid@ufcw.org.

To Apply:
Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé for consideration to Director for the ICWUC Center for Worker Health and Safety Education, Shari L. Glines-Allen and Keith Mundy at the following emails:

We believe our success rests on recruiting and retaining a diverse staff. UFCW is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided pursuant to applicable state and federal laws.

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