SEIU Florida Public Services Union

SEIU Florida Public Services Union

Higher Education Market Director

Based in Palm Springs, FL
covering Florida


  • Supervises field representatives
  • Coordinates field representative activity with other components of the Local Union such as organizing, politics and trainings
  • Consults with and advises Higher Education chapter leadership regarding chapter issues, strategies and tactics
  • Coordinates community, research and political support for Higher Education bargaining and contract campaigns
  • Coordinates with SEIU Faculty Forward campaign
  • Advises and directs many officers and stewards on problem-solving and grievance processing
  • Plans, develops and coordinates steward training and leadership development
  • Reviews and directs grievance processing, including determining the merits of grievances
  • Develops and coordinates chapter-wide faculty committee
  • Monitors to ensure compliance and time limits
  • Maintains liaison with various college and university personnel to facilitate problem solving on all levels
  • Meets with management to discuss various issues
  • Works with negotiator to run bargaining committees and interim bargaining efforts
  • Attends membership, chapter and local meetings
  • Responds to member concerns and complaints
  • Performs related work as required
  • Evaluates work performance of staff


  • At least 4 years of union experience at a senior level
  • At least 1 year experience with a faculty union
  • At least 1 year supervisory experience
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in stressful situations
  • Willingness to work long hours, travel in and out of Florida and work on weekends and evenings
  • Good understanding of the contingent faculty labor market
  • Good knowledge of contract interpretation, and federal and state employment laws
  • Excellent computer skills, including excellent working knowledge of the Voter Activation Network (VAN)

Submit your information to: diana.velasquez@seiufpsu.org

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