United University Professions

Political Director

Based in Albany, NY

Job Description
Statewide Labor Union seeks Political Director. Candidate supervises political activity in support of United University Professions’ legislative efforts and public policy initiatives. Candidate provides strategic advice for statewide leadership and support during collective bargaining efforts.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinates short and long term planning, implementation and evaluation of UUP's political program. Works closely with Officers, managers and staff on development and execution of UUP's legislative agenda through political advocacy efforts.
  • Supervises staff, interns and consultants.
  • Represents UUP with affiliates, committees, state agencies and outside organizations at meetings and conferences as needed.
  • Provides support for the President in preparation of expert witness testimony before state and local legislative and regulatory bodies.
  • Initiates and coordinates production of legislative resource materials for conferences, meetings and trainings.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (masters preferred) in economics, public policy, labor studies or related field or equivalent experience in the policy making arena.
  • Experience with higher education related issues in New York State, focusing on the State University of New York.
  • Experience with health care related issues in New York State, with a focus on public hospitals.
  • Direct experience with public sector or labor related advocacy in New York State.
  • Strong familiarity with New York State Government.

To Apply
Please send résumé and cover letter with salary requirements by March 31, 2019.

Lynn Alderman
Director of Administration
Executive Assistant to the President
United University Professions
PO Box 15143
Albany, NY 12212-5143
Email lalderma@uupmail.org

No phone calls please.



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