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Maine Education Association


UniServ Director (Field Rep)

Based in Augusta/Bangor, ME


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
APPLICANT: Send cover letter, résumé, 3 letters of reference and location preference to:

Rob Walker, Executive Director
Maine Education Association,
35 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330
or
Email: rwalker@maineea.org

POSITION: UniServ Director, K-12, Augusta or Bangor

Responsibilities:

  • Works with local associations to provide organizational and leadership development training & support.
  • Serves as an expert consultant to local associations during the collective bargaining process.
  • Speaks to community groups on subjects related to the work, the philosophy, and the interests of MEA.
  • Advocates for the interests of the MEA and local associations during mediation, fact-finding, and arbitration hearings, before Maine Labor Relations Board, and with other agencies as appropriate.
  • Initiates and leads community organizing activities with local associations in support of collective bargaining goals, political/legislative goals, and other interests of the MEA.
  • Initiates and leads an active and progressive program in public and community relations.
  • Takes responsibility for activities in the event of a local or state association crisis.
  • Assures that local associations are effectively represented in the processing of grievances.
  • Promptly responds to requests for services within the area of assignment.
  • Works collaboratively with other MEA and NEA staff to facilitate delivery of a full service program to local associations.
  • Encourages active participation of local associations and members in the political and legislative activities of MEA/NEA.
  • Implements all activities consistent with MEA/NEA policy in his/her area of assignment.

Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to the goals of the MEA/NEA.
  • Experience as an effective writer and public speaker.
  • Active involvement in a labor or progressive organization.
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to effectively support and advocate for the rights of education employees at all levels.
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to develop plans of action and execute such plans effectively.
  • Experience with community and/or political organizing in support of a specific goal.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible in working with and facilitating groups with diverse viewpoints.
  • Experience facilitating groups and individuals in the initiation or management of change.
  • Knowledge of issues currently confronting public education employees.
  • Experience in collective bargaining.
  • Organizational development experience.
  • Evidence of creativity and initiative.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of adult training principles and techniques.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and to work long hours, nights and weekends.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Valid and current driver’s license required.

MEA is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

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