AFSCME District Council 37

AFSCME District Council 37

Assistant Director

Based in New York City, NY


Job Title: Assistant Director
Starting Salary: $71,710

Duties & Responsibilities
There is a position available as an Assistant Director in the Department of Research and Negotiations under the Supervision of the Director.

  • Develops agendas and performs research work to support union position in labor-management meetings and/or policy meetings with Nonprofit/private sector employers, government representatives and any other related organizations.
  • Develops collective bargaining proposals with local leadership and rank and file committees and prepares them for presentation to management.
  • Performs technical economic analysis in support of collective bargaining. Collaborates with collective bargaining committees on working conditions and costing economic demands.
  • Collects and organizes information from various sources; analyzes and produces material for use in the department for collective bargaining and special research projects, including salary comparison and personnel trends.
  • Acts as chief spokesperson during negotiations.
  • Drafts Memoranda of Agreement and summaries to be used in contract ratification.
  • Drafts contract language; proofs contracts and readies final contract for signature.
  • Analyzes city, state, and federal legislation and budgets and evaluates their impact on the Union.
  • Performs general and statistical analysis of policy issues on a regular basis, including but not limited to tax policy, employment and unemployment, health and social services, economic development, financial and investment trends, pensions, and health care costs.
  • Assists local Union leadership and Council Staff on contract enforcement, including attending labor management meetings and personnel issues.
  • Attends local membership meetings and makes presentations on collective bargaining issues and outcomes.
  • Responsible for all aspects of collective bargaining for assigned units.
  • Provides technical assistance to department staff and develops applications for analysis.
  • Provides technical assistance to other DC37 departments as needed.
  • Performs other related duties


  • B.A. Degree; strong analytical and quantitative background required. 
  • Proven strong financial and data analysis skills.
  • Experience in public policy and/or labor relations.
  • Experience with private/nonprofit employers preferred.
  • Strong writing, speaking and research abilities.
  • Quantitative skills and ability to independently gather and analyze information from various sources.
  • Advanced level computer skills and experience using PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access or other comparable database and spreadsheet software.

To Apply:
If you meet these qualifications, please send résumés and cover letters as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment file via email (emercado@dc37.net) or fax (212) 815-1439.


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