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Uniserv Director, WEAC Region 7

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Job Title:            UniServ Director, WEAC Region 7

Location:            Brookfield, WI

Classification:   Professional Staff, Category III

WEAC Region 7 is seeking applicants for the position of full-time UniServ Director. Minorities and females are encouraged to apply.

Background on the UniServ Unit

WEAC Region 7 represents more than 3,900 public school employees in southeast Wisconsin, excluding the cities of Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee. The UniServ headquarters building is located in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

WEAC Region 7 is made up of 100+ locals (teacher and ESP), and currently employs three UniServ Professional Staff and one Associate Staff.

Job Duties

Assist member locals in matters of:

Organizing

  • Membership recruitment, promotion and development
  • Contribute significantly to the development of the strategic campaign planning/message, incorporate campaign message into 1:1 communication; draft and design basic leaflets, newsletters, and other communication methods
  • Conduct 1:1 organizing through home and work site visits to accurately assess and recruit supporters, leaders, and potential members
  • Develop and execute organizing plans with clear goals, strategies and benchmarks
  • Assist member locals in identifying and executing issue campaigns
  • Bargaining unit recertification

Advocacy

  • Develop Professional rights and responsibilities committees in member locals
  • Provide counsel, advice, and representation to individuals in member locals
  • Represent individuals in job-related termination or nonrenewal conferences and unemployment compensation hearings
  • Assist members on plans of improvement.

Leadership Development

  • Identify and develop new member leaders and activists
  • Planning and developing regional and local programs

Other

  • Public relations
  • Political and legislative matters
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the President and/or WEAC Region 7 Board, consistent with the job description and professional expectations

Qualifications

  • Experience with the following types of employers is highly significant: labor unions, progressive issue advocacy organizations, community organizations, educational institutions, political campaigns and staff of elected officials
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including exhibiting and promoting open, honest, and direct communications
  • Ability to practice and encourage teamwork, collaboration, and consensus decision-making
  • Experience as an association leader in education (local, UniServ, state or national) or other public or private sector unions is preferred but not required
  • Experience in grievance processing/rights arbitration including case presentation (preferred)
  • Knowledge of school law, school finance, and educational issues (preferred)
  • Computer literacy and Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to promote and adhere to the policies adopted by the WEAC Region 7 Board and Representative Assembly
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of individual member(s) concerns in a professional and confidential manner
  • Willingness and ability to commit the time and energy necessary to meet the extensive demands of the job, including working long, irregular hours on evenings and occasional weekends
  • BA required (MA preferred)
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel as necessary

Salary and Fringe Benefits: Competitive salary as negotiated between United Employers Association and the United Staff Union Professional Staff (Category 3). Fringes include, but are not limited to, health, dental, life, vision and long-term disability insurance; retirement package; vacation/sick/personal leave; training funds.
Deadline for Applications: A person interested in applying for this position should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of two references, no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2021.

Beginning Date & Location of Employment: As soon as possible; WEAC Region 7 office, Brookfield, WI.

Submit Applications To:

WEAC Region 7
ATTN: Rachel Swick
13805 West Burleigh Road Suite 200
Brookfield, WI 53005
or
Region7@weac.org
(Reference: WEAC Region 7 UniServ Director)

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