International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Local 705


Contract Administrator

Based in Chicago, IL


Teamsters Local Union No. 705, a large, dynamic local union, seeks a full-time Contract Administrator to be the lead contract negotiator for majority of its collective bargaining agreements.

Job Duties

  • Write and propose contract language
  • Develop strategies for contract campaigns
  • Coordinate bargaining with others and prioritize effectively
  • Identify Unfair Labor Practices
  • Bargain strong new and existing contract language
  • Properly train and develop bargaining teams
  • Assist in planning, organizing, and directing member leader development
  • Identification and development of member leaders, stewards, and members with leadership potential
  • Work independently and balance conflicting demands successfully, and establish and cultivate respectful working relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, including members and other staff
  • Optimize utilization of local resources; ability to learn and make use of new skills
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptive, maintain a productive attitude, and take initiative in the work
  • Knowledge of and willingness to utilize technology as needed (word processing, email, internet, databases, etc.)
  • May be required to work long and irregular hours, and when necessary work weekends and holidays and to travel as needed. Must have a valid driver's license and willing to travel locally, regionally, and possibly nationally.


  • Be a fierce advocate for the members
  • Committed to the labor movement
  • Understand contract language and its relationship to existing laws
  • Knowledge of and willingness to utilize technology as needed (Microsoft Office Suite, email, internet, databases, etc.)
  • Have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • JD or Illinois law license preferred but not required

Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits.

To Apply:
Email résumé, cover letter, and three (3) references to Khristian G. Parker, General Counsel, Teamsters Local 705, 1645 W. Jackson Blvd., 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60612, at: kparker@L705ibt.org. Please include in the subject line Contract Administrator.

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