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Executive Director, Racine Education Uniserv Council
9/1/2011 8:49:29 AM
VACANCY POSTING: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RACINE EDUCATION UNISERV COUNCIL
DATE POSTED: September 1, 2011 CLOSING DATE: September 30, 2011
The Racine Education Uniserv Council (REUC) is seeking applicants for the position of full-time Executive Director.
Background on the REUC
The REUC is made up of 2 locals: the Racine Education Association (REA) and the Racine Educational Assistants Association (REAA). The REUC currently employs two full-time Uniserv Professional Staff and two full-time Associate Staff. The REA and REAA are urban locals affiliated with the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) and the National Education Association (NEA).
The REA-REAA office is located in Racine, Wisconsin. The city is bordered by Lake Michigan on the east and has some of the best beaches in the state. Racine is located 25 minutes south of Milwaukee and 90 minutes north of Chicago. Racine is a small urban city with many of the benefits of a larger city. It is a very diverse community and has an internationally known community theatre company, two art museums, a historical museum, zoo, and symphony orchestra. Community members enjoy the many ethnic restaurants in the city.
Job Function Summary:
In collaboration with the REA and REAA Presidents, the Executive Director is responsible for managing the policies and programs that have been approved by the REUC, and the locals’ Executive Committees and Representative Assemblies. The Executive Director also manages all associate staff and is responsible for the maintenance of all of the properties of the Association. The Executive Director shall be directly responsible to the REUC Chairperson and the REA and REAA Presidents. The Executive Director shall provide information, define issues and alternatives, offer advice and counsel and in administrative matters provide direction to the Council Chairperson and the locals’ Presidents, Executive Committees and Representative Assemblies.
- Guides an on-going process of long-range planning for the REUC and the Associations in collaboration with the REUC Chairperson and the REA and REAA Presidents.
- Makes employment recommendations, supervises, evaluates and directs all staff in accordance with REUC, REA and REAA policies and procedures.
- Develops in collaboration with the REUC Chairperson and REA and REAA Presidents budget recommendations for review, modifications and action by the REUC, Executive Committees and Representative Assemblies.
- Supervises the accounting of all of the Council’s and Associations’ financial affairs and reports to the respective Treasurers and Auditors.
- Oversees, in collaboration with the respective Presidents and Committee Chairpersons, the content of all Association publications and the Web-site.
- Assists in the planning, organizing and implementing of membership programs to increase membership in the Associations and ensures that fair share procedures are properly implemented.
- Initiates, plans and conducts leadership training and development for leaders and members of the Associations.
- Initiates, processes and assists members and fee payers in securing due process through representation in personnel cases, grievances, arbitrations and dismissal proceedings. Processes and tracks requests for legal assistance to WEAC and retained law firms as per Association procedures.
- Promotes and recruits membership involvement in the locals, WEAC, NEA, and other affiliation activities.
- Assists in the development of negotiation proposals and participates in the collective bargaining process as per the policies and procedures of the Associations.
- ssists the Associations with political action activities to inform members and elect endorsed candidates as per the policies and procedures of the organizations.
- Assists the Associations with professional development opportunities and school improvement activities as per the policies and procedures of the organizations.
- Assists the Associations with internal organizational development activities to improve the operational effectiveness of the organizations.
- Reports on staff activities and provides assistance to the REUC and the governance bodies of the Associations. Assists Standing and Ad-hoc Committees of the Associations.
- Responsible for the management and retention of the REUC’s and Associations’ documents and information.
- Gathers and organizes data for the Associations to facilitate decision-making.
- Manages the properties of the Associations and ensures that there is adequate office equipment and supplies for the efficient operation of the organizations.
- Interacts effectively with WEAC, NEA and other approved organizations to ensure proper support for the programs of the Associations.
- Maintains a high level of continuous personal professional development to ensure that the Associations are receiving effective advice and assistance.
- Maintains a working knowledge of the structure, operation and function of the REUC, REA, REAA, WEAC and NEA.
- Maintains a working knowledge of office machines, computing and internet networking and information resources.
- Assists other employees and governance as needed during emergencies or peak work periods.
- Demonstrates a high degree of interpersonal skills. Interacts and communicates appropriately with governance, staff members and the general public.
- Maintains a valid driver’s license.
- Performs other appropriate duties as directed by the REUC.
- Continually demonstrates the ability to maintain the confidentiality of individual member(s)’ information in a professional manner.
- Maintains an acceptable level of public conduct during and after the work day to ensure a positive image for the REA/REAA and its members.
Authority and Relationships:
Directly responsible to the REUC.
Bachelors degree plus
Experience as a union professional staff member
Professional experience as a negotiator
Knowledge of labor law
Excellent communication skills
Valid driver’s license
Deadline for Applications:
5:00 PM, September 30, 2011
Salary and Fringe Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent insurance and retirement benefits.
A person interested in applying for this position should submit a letter of application, three letters of reference, resume, and the contact information of three other references including name, position, mailing address, email address, and phone number. The letter of application should describe the candidates experience in: negotiations; grievance processing, including arbitrations; public relations; organizing, member representation, and political action.
Please submit applications to:
Racine Education Uniserv Council Chairperson
1201 West Blvd.
Racine, WI 53405
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER