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Engineers and Scientists Of California Local 20
IFPTE AFL-CIO/CLC


Executive Director

Based in Oakland, CA


The Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO & CLC is a dynamic, democratic and activist labor union that represents more than 7500 workers throughout Northern California. The Local is headquartered in Oakland and has an experienced, activist, and united Executive Board. ESC Local 20 members are highly-skilled professionals employed principally at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”), Kaiser Permanente, private and public health care facilities, local and federal government agencies, and legal non-profits.

ESC Local 20 is seeking an Executive Director who will be responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the Union, which currently has a staff of 23. Main duties include:

  • Supervision and direction of staff
  • Administration of the budget and responsibility for compliance with financial and legal regulations
  • Development and coordination of strategic plans
  • Establishing and maintaining working relationships with diverse stakeholders, including union members, employer representatives, leaders at other unions and labor organizations, and political leaders
  • Fostering an inclusive environment and instilling a culture of collaboration and teamwork

The Executive Director works to carry out the policies and directives established by the ESC Executive Board.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Experience in external and internal organizing and demonstrated ability to develop and grow a progressive union
  • The ability to positively manage and mentor a team of experienced union representatives
  • A history of collaborative work with board members and staff to develop and execute a strategic vision and plan for an organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to listen actively with respect to all opinions, including dissent, and make difficult decisions when necessary
  • Knowledge of private and public sector collective bargaining laws
  • Experience in grievance administration and contract negotiations
  • Experience with legislative and/or policy advocacy
  • Experience with strategic communication campaigns

Salary commensurate with experience and a highly competitive benefits package.

To Apply
Please submit a current résumé and a cover letter detailing relevant skills and experience and explaining your interest in this position to John Mader, President, ESC Local 20.

Materials should be submitted via e-mail to: EDsearch@ifpte20.org. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2020.

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