The Service Unit Director reports to the Northern Regional Manager of Organizing and Field Services and assists in the day-to-day operations and programs of two or more local associations. Coordinates the service operations of the Service Unit, and reports to the unit’s Coordinating Council. Provides consultation and assistance to elected leaders and members in the areas of bargaining, contract administration/ grievance adjudication, business management, membership development, leadership and organizational development, internal and external communications, governmental and political advocacy, member and human rights, education reform, and other areas of interest or concern to the organization and its members.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience; Master’s degree preferred. The position requires familiarity with education-employee union work as member-leader or staff. The successful applicant must have at least two years as staff or comparable experience preferred; including bargaining, contract administration/grievance adjudication, business management, membership development, leadership, and organizational development, internal and external communications, governmental and political advocacy, member, and human rights, and education reform. Experience working with local staff and programs.
Specific Duties And Responsibilities
- The Service Unit director is responsible for the day-to-day operations and programs of two or more locals, including monitoring and coordinating local association program implementation including communications, training, employee relations, minority concerns, instructional and professional development, membership promotion, political concerns, legislation, etc.
- Provides interface, consultative assistance, and support to local affiliate/Service Unit officers/building representatives/committee members/delegates/staff in the planning and implementation of their collective bargaining, employee rights and contract enforcement programs. Includes but is not limited to communications, implementation of centrally developed and locally delivered training programs, local training programs, employee relations, minority concerns, bargaining and contract enforcement, membership promotion, political action, legislation, program evaluation, etc.
- Plans, participates, and presents in site-based rep training, local program development, budget, political action/legislative initiatives, and any other areas that the locals seek guidance and assistance with.
- Assists leaders in developing organizing plans and creating a system/process to measure effectiveness.
- Conducts regular visits to work sites to build positive relationships with local leaders and staff and advance the knowledge and skills of site leadership.
- Coordinates the Service Unit offices pursuant to local policies.
- Maintains a positive relationship with other organizations and groups within assigned areas.
- Maintains a continuous positive relationship with local leaders and coordinating council members within the units.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Northern Regional Manager of Organizing and Field Services or designee.
Compensation And Benefits
The salary for this position is determined by the negotiated agreement between the Florida Education Association and the Florida Staff Organization based on relevant experience. FEA provides medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term-disability insurance to its employees with no employee premiums. Additionally, FEA provides employer-paid retirement options, annual leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.