Maryland State Education Association

Maryland State Education Association

UniServ Director (Carroll)
Center for Affiliates and Advocacy

Based in Carroll County, MD


PROGRAM: Center for Affiliates and Advocacy
POSITION TITLE: UniServ Director (Carroll)
AUTHORITY AND RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to Designated Manager


  • Baccalaureate Degree;
  • Undergraduate or graduate training in labor relations or equivalent job experience in a related field;
  • Experience working with teachers, education support personnel, or public sector labor relations law and issues;
  • Experience in, negotiations, grievance processing, public relations, community, issue, and member organizing, political action, school finance, and education reform issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent and expert judgment, initiative and resourcefulness;
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and analyze various options in determining an appropriate course of action, and initiate to implement corrective action;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform duties with a high level of efficiency and accuracy;
  • Experience in developing, motivating, training and maintaining cadres of volunteers and activists;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within the Association, with affiliates and outside organizations/agencies important to the accomplishment of Association goals;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and frequently with individuals and groups both inside and outside the Association in moderately unstructured situations;
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, interrogate, motivate or lead persons or groups in gaining compliance with Association objectives by persuasion or negotiation;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with some confidential data of major importance and maintain confidentiality;
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating labor union organizing and/or community organizing;
  • Broad understanding of critical issues and problems facing education employees and their organizations;
  • Proficiency in verbal and written communication; and
  • A valid driver’s license that complies with the state of Maryland.


  • Promotes and works for the implementation of and adherence to the policies and programs adopted by MSEA/NEA;
  • Serves as chief negotiator or consultant in negotiations for assigned county(ies);
  • Coordinates and trains member advocates;
  • Facilitates problem solving and resolves disputes concerning the member workplace;
  • Responsible for gathering, compilation and analysis of information relative to negotiations preparation and contract settlements;
  • Develops new research, as needed, including but not limited to the utilization of data bases provided locals affiliates by MSEA and NEA;
  • Attends meetings of local association governing boards in an advisory capacity;
  • Proposes activities, programs, and objectives to local affiliate(s) consistent with the Association’s mission;
  • Assists local affiliate(s) in the construction of the local affiliate budgets and office operations, as requested;
  • Plans, participates in, and serves as trainer for Association programs and local affiliate leadership development activities;
  • Assists local affiliates in public relations, including but not limited to the editing of local affiliate publications;
  • Provides counsel, advice, and representation to individuals and members in local affiliates including the processing of formal grievances;
  • Assists affiliate(s) with the enforcement of the collective bargaining agreement; assists individual members with problems relating to working conditions in assigned county(ies);
  • Represents affiliates at board of education and other public meetings, as requested;
  • Coordinates legislative and political activities at the local level;
  • Promotes member involvement in the local, state, and national Associations and assists in the development and implementation of membership promotion and retention activities;
  • Works with state and local committees as assigned;
  • Works extended hours including weekends and evenings, when necessary, in order to perform assigned responsibilities; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Assigned to Carroll

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and your résumé to: careers@mseanea.org.

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