Position: UniServ Director with the North Carolina Association of Educators
About North Carolina Association of Educators:
The North Carolina Association of Educators is the state’s largest advocacy organization for public school employees and represents active, retired, and student members. We are building a movement to defend and transform public education in our state. In the last three years, we have led the largest educator mobilization in state history and mobilized thousands of voters across the state to the polls as part of our successful campaign to halt the privatizer-controlled General Assembly’s eight-year legislative assault on our educators, students, and communities. In that same time, several of our locals have also fought for and won historic pay increases for custodians and other staff, secured #shotsforsafereturn for their staff and harnessed the momentum from those wins to propel themselves into ranking among the fastest-growing National Education Association affiliates in the country.
We are on the cusp of restoring North Carolina as a national leader in education policy and are making moves from the Sandhills to the mountains to win the schools our students deserve.
The Uniserv Director (UD) works under the general direction of the Executive Director, the immediate supervision of the managers of Membership and Organizing, and Instructional Advocacy, and in cooperation with other members of the association staff. A major role of the UD is to embrace the work of organizing in order to develop strong leaders who advocate for themselves, their students, and for public education. The UD recruits and supports members to help lead our association/union and profession through strategic campaigns that address the challenges facing educators, students, and public education. The UD will be visible within their assigned region to support members and participate in a variety of meetings and trainings that impact public education and the mission of NCAE. Using skill sets and data to make decisions that empower members and strengthen leadership, the UD will ensure membership has relevant and pertinent information.
- Establish and maintain positive working relationships and build strong partnerships with leaders in assigned locals/region.
- Collaborate with leaders and members on organizing campaigns within the region, helping to coordinate aspects of the campaign, including strategies, timeline, communication, outreach, and data analysis regarding success of campaign.
- Understand the value of one-on-one conversations and other organizing strategies.
- Assist in identifying, recruiting, and developing leaders.
- Provide and coordinate training for members and leaders to build stronger local organizing capacity.
- Assist with the implementation and interpretation of local school board policies/procedures that impact members.
- Work with local leaders to mobilize members and others around education issues, grassroots political action, GOTV efforts, and other organizing issues.
- Work collaboratively with other grassroots advocacy organizations when appropriate, to achieve common organizational goals.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and enthusiasm for the mission, vision, and core values of the NCAE, NEA and local affiliates, suggesting activities and programs which are pertinent to the advancement, welfare, and objectives of the association.
- Obtain relevant information about issues/concerns, generate alternatives, select an appropriate solution to a problem using good listening and facilitation skills, and assist members as needed/appropriate.
- Facilitate discussion of issues and mediate issues and problems that arise between individuals or groups.
- Distinguish between grievances and organizing issues.
- Provide appropriate leadership and guidance for the development and execution of programs and policies related to the local associations within the region.
- Work in tandem with the NCAE Advocacy Center on cases/issues within service region and assist with grievances as appropriate.
- Educational and Professional Issues
- Maintain a basic understanding of the patterns, trends, and best practices regarding education policy.
- Remain up to-date on basic understanding of employee evaluation policies and procedures, including the evaluation process.
- Maintain basic understanding of policies and strategies that impact education professionals and student learning.
- Build a strong knowledge base of statutes/policies covering instructional advocacy issues relevant to membership.
- Remain current on legislative and political activities connected to association goals.
- Prepare and conduct presentations that are informative, relevant, and pertinent to membership
- Be efficient with resources, including maintaining offices and supplies.
- Integrate basic technology skills beyond the use of email (Microsoft Programs and other data tools) into daily work
- Assist as needed to enhance local’s communication efforts
- Develop or adopt a project management system to keep track of tasks and projects in order to adhere to schedules and provide data for evaluation of projects
- Act as a liaison between membership and leadership, channeling to proper persons or groups, the suggestions, comments, and concerns which he/she receives
- Show responsibility, integrity, self-motivation, analytical skills and be willing to learn
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director, Associate Executive Director or managers of Membership and Organizing, and Instructional Advocacy.
Required Materials: Please submit your resume, at least 3 references, cover letter and a short writing sample that demonstrates skills relevant to this role to https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=59fc7f52-c895-4bef-90c4-acedc2089c6b&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US&jobId=500155
Location: HQ in Raleigh with assignment in North Carolina
Compensation: This is a step 0 position of the professional staff union contract with an annual salary of
- $61,681/yr. plus benefits
- Medical, dental and vision coverage available
- Employer provided FSA/HRA monies
- Cell phone and internet reimbursement
- Mileage reimbursement for work-related travel
- 401k Plan
- Pension Plan (if a temp. position-not eligible until 1/1 or 7/1 after 1 year of service)
- Paid holidays, employer paid life and LTD coverage, voluntary life insurance
- A generous personal, sick, and annual leave policy, and more
NCAE is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected.
Current and former/retired NCAE members and applicants committed to a strong public educators’ association who meet many, but not all, of the qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call Angela Schell in Human Resources @ 919-755-5541.