Notice of Position Opening
UniServ Director – Monadnock Region
Duration of Posting:
May 30, 2013 – June 13, 2013
The UniServ Director provides services to NEA-New Hampshire members and performs other duties as assigned to meet state program initiatives.
The UniServ Director works independently under the direction of the Executive Director. Responsibilities include:
- Organizing and consulting with locals in the negotiation and enforcement of teacher and educational support staff collective bargaining agreements, including serving as bargaining spokesperson from time to time and organizing and coordinating crisis action when necessary.
- Representing locals and members in grievance arbitration, mediation, and fact finding proceedings before the Public Employee Labor Relations Board and NH statutory appeals hearings.
- Working cooperatively with leaders to support and assist locals in promoting membership, internal organizing, organizational development, political and community organizing and dealing with the challenges facing public schools and education employees.
- Providing association training at regional and statewide training events, including regional, seasonal and Summer Learning Conferences and attending ongoing NEA and other professional development programs.
- Participation in various association staff and leader collaborative work groups promoting various association programs, including Training, School Restructuring, Health Care, Technology, Membership, etc.
- Assignment to ad hoc work groups during political campaigns, crisis management and other projects that arise from time to time.
- Working to insure the implementation of association program priorities of member advocacy, public affairs and support of public schools and education.
- Regular attendance at NEA-NH staff meetings.
The UniServ Director is expected to work cooperatively and effectively with NEA-NH leaders, other association staff and members, as well as with the public at large.
Date of Employment:
On or before July 15, 2013.
Compensation and Benefits:
The 2012-13 annual salary for the position ranges from a minimum of $78,083 to a maximum of $109,871 depending on the experience and qualifications of the applicant. A generous benefits package and other conditions of employment are provided under the terms of a staff collective bargaining agreement negotiated with the staff union.
Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred. The applicant must be trained in collective bargaining, grievance processing, rights and interest arbitration and multiple methods of impasse and conflict resolution. Effective oral and written communication skills required. Computer proficiency including skill in working with spreadsheets and budgets required. Employment in previous association staff or union field service is highly desired. Experience with federal and state laws and standards governing public education including the New Hampshire public bargaining law desired. Familiarity with a diverse work environment and issues and problems facing public education and education employees desired. The applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving and employment record.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and two letters of reference by US mail or email to:
9 South Spring Street
Concord, NH 03301
Samples of materials developed in previous employment relevant to this position should be available on request.
Applications for this position will close on June 13, 2013
NEA-New Hampshire is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities for all vacancies.